This episode’s guest is North Carolina based security researcher and podcast host Charles Tendell. He joins the podcast to discuss his path to a career in cybersecurity, his experience dealing with Hurricane Florence, Hacker’s List, social engineering, political correctness, virtue signaling, racism, dating apps, cybersecurity pet peeves, Twitter drama, laying the pipe and more!
Ben Johnson is founder and CTO of Obsidian Security and formerly of Carbon Black and the National Security Agency. We met in San Francisco while Ben was in town for RSA 2018. In the interview we discuss his work and how the movie Enemy of the State inspired him to join the NSA. We also discuss GDPR and other cybersecurity related stuff.
Benjamin Caudill and Spencer Gietzen of Rhino Security Labs join me to discuss their research on Amazon Web Services privilege escalation vulnerabilities. Spencer recently revealed their AWS research on the Rhino Security Labs blog. Rhino is also rolling out a new open source AWS post-exploitation framework, designed for offensive security testing against AWS environments called Pacu. We also discuss how Ben and Spencer both found their way into the information security industry, pet peeves and more!