Malicious Life Podcast: Jeff Moss on the History of DEF CON

July 6, 2021 |

Jeff Moss, founder of the DEF CON Hacker conference (as well as Black Hat), discusses the origins of DEF CON, its "interesting relationship” with law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and some of the notable shenanigans the conference attendees pulled off over the years - check it out…

Jeff Moss
About the Guest

Jeff Moss

President of DEF CON Communications, Inc

Jeff Moss is the founder and creator of both the Black Hat Briefings and DEF CON, two of the most influential information security conferences in the world. He is an internationally recognized expert in internet and information security.

Because of this background, Jeff is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between the information security researcher community and law enforcement, between the worlds of pure tech and the responsible application of policy. Moss speaks publicly on these issues and has an extensive global network.

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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