Pen testing, Training, Leadership

How Hacking Naked Changed My Life – Alex Chaveriat – PSW #694

May 13, 2021

“I hack naked” – Not my best choice of a phrase to use with a prospective client though, now that it is done, might as well go through with this terrible idea… This is the story of a kick-off call I had early in my career that revealed a truth that changed the way I present myself in professional settings.

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Full Episode Show Notes

How Hacking Naked Changed My Life

Guests

Alex Chaveriat

Alex Chaveriat - Chief Innovation Officer at Tuik Security Group

@alexchaveriat

My name's Alex. I'm a hacker and information security geek. I love looking at cybersecurity through the lens of an attacker and solving problems. I am always striving to become a more knowledgeable and happier hacker. I am a professional hacker living in the US with about 15-years of cybersecurity, ethical hacking, and penetration testing experience. I co-founded a company named Tuik Security Group that is growing and thriving. I am a lifelong learner that loves geeking out about new things and recently started a YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/alexchaveriat) to share my passions and stories. Subscribe and Hack on!

Hosts

Doug White

Doug White - Professor at Roger Williams University

@dougwhitephd

Doug White is a Cybersecurity professor at Roger Williams University, the President of Secure Technology, and a Security Weekly network host.

Jeff Man

Jeff Man - #HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems

@MrJeffMan

Cryptanalyst, infosec analyst, pioneering ex-NSA pen tester, PCI specialist and certified security curmudgeon. Currently a Sr. InfoSec Consultant for Online Business Systems.

Larry Pesce

Larry Pesce - Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development at InGuardians

@haxorthematrix

Larry's core specialties include hardware and wireless hacking, architectural review, and traditional pentesting. He also regularly gives talks at DEF CON, ShmooCon, DerbyCon, and various BSides. Larry holds the GAWN, GCISP, GCIH, GCFA, and ITIL certifications, and has been a certified instructor with SANS for 5 years, where he trains the industry in advanced wireless and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) hacking. Larry's independent research for the show has led to interviews with the New York Times with MythBusters' Adam Savage, hacking internet-connected marital aids on stage at DEFCON, and having his RFID implant cloned on stage at Shmoocon. When not hard at work, Larry enjoys long walks on the beach weighed down by his ham radio, (DE KB1TNF), and thinking of ways to survive the impending zombie apocalypse.

Lee Neely

Lee Neely - Senior Cyber Analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

@lelandneely

Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian - Founder at Security Weekly

@securityweekly

Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

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