Malicious Life Podcast: Wild West Hackin' Fest

The Wild West Hackin’ Fest is a unique security conference - not only because it's held in South Dakota, and not only because of the Wild West visual vibe - but also because of the emphasis it puts on diversity and lowering the entry barriers for people who wish to join the world of information security. We talked at length with John Strand, one of the conference's founders - check it out...

John Strand
About the Guest

John Strand

Owner at Black Hills Information Security

Black Hills Infosec founder John Strand has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing. 

He is a coveted speaker and much loved SANS teacher, as well as a contributor to the industry-shaping Penetration Testing Execution Standard and 20 Critical Security Controls frameworks.

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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