Technology Podcasts

Each week on pm73media, Matt Stephenson chats with people who secure the things, hack the things or write about securing and hacking the things that surround us in everyday life. From voting machines to social engineering to the critical infrastructure, if it can be secured, it can be hacked. On pm73media, we meet the people who do one or the other… and sometimes both.

Each week on pm73media, Matt Stephenson chats with people who secure the things, hack the things or write about securing and hacking the things that surround us in everyday life. From voting machines to social engineering to the critical infrastructure, if it can be secured, it can be hacked. On pm73media, we meet the people who do one or the other… and sometimes both.


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Each week on pm73media, Matt Stephenson chats with people who secure the things, hack the things or write about securing and hacking the things that surround us in everyday life. From voting machines to social engineering to the critical infrastructure, if it can be secured, it can be hacked. On pm73media, we meet the people who do one or the other… and sometimes both.








Robert Kerbeck: Shank the Man and Rake in the Bucks

Let’s just say you didn’t grow up wanting to become a spy. You just wanted out of the family car business. You’re armed with an Ivy League education in your back pocket. You have a more noble profession in mind. I don’t know... maybe... to be an actor. But... to support yourself... you need a survival job. Before you now it, while your acting peers are waiting tables, you begin your apprenticeship as a corporate spy. Dear listeners... everything you about to hear is entirely true......


Chris Humphreys: Forest Gump Ain’t Got Shit on This Guy

“I’m like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn’t know what to do if I caught one, you know, I just do…things.” -- The Joker, The Dark Knight, 2008, Jonathon and Christopher Nolan Matt Stephenson welcomes Chris Humphreys to pm73media. How does a nice boy from Metro Washington DC start playing pro football (or soccer for you heathens) in England, then move on to multiple other international squads before landing in the United States Army as a linguist with a focus on security? After that......


Mike Fraser: Developers... Adapt or DIE!

How can we make a better mousetrap if the designers of and the materials that go into the contemporary mousetraps aren’t good enough to keep pace with the current mouse? Adapt or perish… now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative --HG Wells It is not the strongest species that survie, nor the most intelligent… but the ones most responsive to change --Charles Darwin You improvise! You adapt! You overcome! -- Gunnery Sgt Tom Highway; Heartbreak Ridge All due respect to...


Matt Donato: Rethinking your Strategy in the Hunt for Cybersecurity Talent

Standing in line, marking time Waiting for the welfare dime 'Cause they can't buy a job The man in the silk suit hurries by As he catches the poor old ladies' eyes Just for fun he says, "get a job" That's just the way it is Some things will never change That's just the way it is Ah, but don't you believe them -- Bruce Hornsby You tired of hearing about that 3.5 million open cybersecurity jobs number? You know for the open I like to bring either culture or data… let’s go with some...


Greg Fitzgerald: Notes from a Serial Startup CMO

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” —Wayne Gretzy “If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.” —Mario Andretti Sometimes our show has very eloquently prepared blogs that would bring a tear to Shakespeare’s eye… sometimes we...


Jamil Jaffer: Is Big Tech Horrible for America?

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity -- Albert Einstein It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are -- Clive James, writer and poet If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it -- Lyndon B. Johnson The...


nez&pez: Going Meta with the Idea of Founder Identity

If you’re a founder of a company whose purpose is to tell the story of other companies… how do you tell the story of your own company… and your own story? Jim Garrison : And who killed the President? David Ferrie : Oh man, why don't you fuckin' stop it? Shit, this is too fuckin' big for you, you know that? Who did the president, who killed Kennedy, fuck man! It's a mystery! It's a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma! The fuckin' shooters don't even know! Don't you get...


Bill Hunter: Water Can Flow or It Can Crash

"Be Water, My Friend. Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." -- Bruce Lee After all of the bullshit of the past couple of years… what do you do? How do you evolve? In these turbulent times, are we reinventing ourselves? Are we reimagining ourselves? Are you...


Brandon Gilmore and Marco Figueroa: Where are the Young Black and Brown Men in Cyberscurity

Brandon Gilmore and Marco Figueroa: Where are the Young Black and Brown Men in Cyberscurity? Photo by F. Scott Schafer Let us begin, what, where, why or when Will all be explained like instructions to a game See I'm not insane, in fact I'm kind of rational When I be asking you, "Who is more dramatical?" This one or that one, the white one or the black one Pick the punk and I'll jump up to attack one -- KRS One; My Philosophy, 1989 Want to have a fun and easy conversation?...


Carter Schoenberg: Compliance Borne of a Perfect Storm of Badness

How hard is it to do your job when your job involves government, the military and the commercial sector? “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help” -- Ronald Reagan Does that actually have to be the case? What if you are really good at what you do and you happen to work for the government… Or you are a civilian contractor who does government work… Or insert any of a thousand variables involved with providing products and...


Rob Bathurst: Helping People Suck Less Since 1999

Have you heard the cliché about sharks? The one that says if they don’t keep swimming they’ll die? Turns out it’s pretty much true… stick around for the metaphor -- I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. -- Henry Rollins On this episode of pm73media, Matt Stephenson sat down with Epiphany Systems co-founder and ZZ Top Level beard sophisticant Rob Bathurst for a chat...


Brian Haugli: Applying the NIST Protocols for Human Sanity

Brian Haugli: Applying the NIST Protocols to Human Sanity Some serious people have worked very hard to create the protocols put in place to secure the world’s networks… why don’t we take to same amount of time and energy to secure the physical, mental and emotional health of our business leaders? I’m funny all the time… I’m not happy all the time… but at least I’m funny. I mean… if you’re gonna be anything all the time… you might as well be funny -- Henry Rollins Let’s acknowledge up...


Anthony Freed: Lead Them Where They’re Dying to Go

CAFFEE: I need to shake him, put him on the defensive and lead him right where he’s dying to go. WEINBERG: That’s it? That’s the plan? CAFFEE: That’s the plan. WEINBERG: How you gonna do it? CAFFEE: I have NO idea -- A Few Good Men, 1992: written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Rob Reiner When you look back over the last 10+ years of what has happened in the world of Cybersecurity, something that is incredibly important is how the stories are portrayed. That’s a key word: story. We...


Tom Pace: Pick Your Frustrating

Tom Pace: Pick Your Frustrating If you’re going to anything interesting… you’re gonna have to go hard -- Henry Rollins Welcome to the premier episode of the pm73media podcast! For those of you who have been with me for awhile you will recall the era of Insecurity where we had some fabulous guests. Our brief stint as the No Name Security Podcast had its moments but is kind of the Timothy Dalton James Bond if you feel me… Lots of great things are in motion and I am back on the schedule so make...


Greg Crabb: What CISOs can learn from the US Postal Service and… the Russian Security Service?

Messenger of Sympathy and Love Servant of Parted Friends Consoler of the Lonely Bond of the Scattered Family Enlarger of the Common Life Carrier of News and Knowledge Instrument of Trade and Industry Promoter of Mutual Acquaintance Of Peace and of Goodwill Among Men and Nations -- Inscription found on the the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum Победить и вернуться -- Motto of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Imagine being in charge of...


Elisa Costante and Ellen Sundra: Do you know what the NicheStack TCP/IP stack is…?

On this Very Special Episode, Matt Stephenson welcomes Elisa Costante, VP of Research and Ellen Sundra, Chief Customer Officer at Forescout for a discussion about the vulnerabilities that plague Operational Technology and Critical Infrastructure. With nearly 40 years of combined experience finding, understanding and solving the security issues that can cripple a nation, our guests bring some very esoteric knowledge in a way that the rest of us can understand. Dig it… About Elisa...


Clint Bodungen and Brian Proctor: How At Risk is our Critical Infrastructure?

On this Very Special Episode, Matt Stephenson brings in ThreatGEN Founder/CEO and Hacking Exposed: Industrial Control Systems author Clint Bodungen alongside Forescout Technologies Inc. Principal OT Strategist Brian Proctor for a sit-down. We take a hard look at the state of security for Operational Technology, Blue and Red teaming for OT, the cybersecurity Skills Gap and a few other things. About Clint Bodungen Clint Bodungen (@R1ngZer0) is a world-renowned industrial...


Mitch Greenfield: Hospitals are Under Continuous Cyberattack… What Can We Do?

Once upon a time, Gartner predicted that by 2020, more than 25 percent of cyberattacks in healthcare delivery organizations would involve some kind of IoT device. In medical terms, that means wirelessly connected and digitally monitored implantable medical devices like pacemakers, deep brain neurostimulators and insulin pumps. These aren’t the esoteric things that mioght make the world go round, but are difficult to explain to the layperson. But the people who are literally kept alive...


INFRA:HALT: Discovering and Mitigating Large-Scale Operational Technology Vulnerabilities

INFRA:HALT vulnerabilities impact the closed source TCP/IP stack NicheStack that is used in millions of Operational Technologies and Industrial Control Systems, especially in the discrete and process manufacturing industries. Among the vulnerabilities are DNS cache poisoning, TCP spoofing, Denial of Service and Remote Code Execution. Successful attacks can result in taking OT and ICS devices offline and having their logic hijacked. Hijacked devices can spread malware to where they...


Patrick Miller and Brian Proctor: What’s Left to Hack in Critical Infrastructure?

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist and pioneering aviator Me with nothing left to lose, plotting my big revenge in the spotlight. Give me violent revenge fantasies as a coping mechanism -- Chuck Palahniuk; author We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things --...