Malicious Life Podcast: In Defense of the NSA

The National Security Agency is one of the world's most formidable and powerful intelligence agencies. Some people fear that the NSA’s advanced capabilities could one day be directed inwards instead of outwards.

Are those fears justified? Is the NSA more dangerous than it is useful? We spoke at length with Ira Winkler, CISO, Skyline Technology Solutions, who started his career at the NSA - check it out...

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About the Guest

Ira Winkler

CISO, Skyline Technology Solutions

Ira Winkler (@irawinkler), CISSP, is an award-winning CISO, top-rated keynote speaker, bestselling author, and is really just trying to leave the world more secure than how I found it.

He is considered one of the world's most influential security professionals and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. Ira is the Lead Security Principal at Trustwave and author of Advanced Persistent Security and You Can Stop Stupid.

About the Host

Ran Levi

Born in Israel in 1975, Malicious Life Podcast host Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.

In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast Making History. He is author of three books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

About The Malicious Life Podcast

Malicious Life by Cybereason exposes the human and financial powers operating under the surface that make cybercrime what it is today. Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cybersecurity industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.

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