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The Hacker Next Door

Author: Jeremy N. Smith

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Intimate conversations with a diverse array of real-world hackers for "good," including a ransomware negotiator, an NSA recruit, a lock picker, a missionary, a hactivist, a hacker couple raising hacker kids, and many more. Hosted by Jeremy N. Smith, author of Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien."
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Meet "the hacker next door" in this fascinating behind-the-scenes look at who hackers really are and how hacking really works.
Legendary lock picker Deviant Ollam explains the thought process of physically breaking into a building, the two golden rules of lock picking, and why 20,000+ hackers hanging out and hacking together (in Las Vegas!) improve security for us all. Follow Deviant at https://deviating.net, https://twitter.com/deviantollam, and https://www.youtube.com/user/DeviantOllam. Follow Jeremy at http://jeremynsmith.com and https://twitter.com/jeremynsmith. Learn more about Breaking and Entering at http://jeremynsmith.com/breaking-and-entering.html.
LMG Security COO Karen Springer discusses digital hostage negotiations, the top two qualities to look for in hiring a hacker, and a typical day in a hacker office. Follow LMG and Karen at https://lmgsecurity.com and https://twitter.com/grl_geek. Follow Jeremy at http://jeremynsmith.com and https://twitter.com/jeremynsmith. Learn more about Breaking and Entering at http://jeremynsmith.com/breaking-and-entering.html.
Black hat hacker Skylar Rampersaud discusses digital warfare, the mindset of an attacker, and being recruited (as a 15-year-old!) by the NSA. Follow Immunity Inc. and Skylar at https://www.immunityinc.com and https://twitter.com/NotWindow. Follow Jeremy at http://jeremynsmith.com and https://twitter.com/jeremynsmith. Learn more about Breaking and Entering at http://jeremynsmith.com/breaking-and-entering.html.
Hackers for Charity founder Johnny Long discusses Google hacking, finding God, and bringing the hacker spirit to philanthropy. Follow Hackers for Charity and Johnny at https://www.hackersforcharity.org and https://twitter.com/ihackstuff. Follow Jeremy at http://jeremynsmith.com and https://twitter.com/jeremynsmith. Learn more about Breaking and Entering at http://jeremynsmith.com/breaking-and-entering.html.
Hacker couple and parents Caroline Hardin and Grant Dobbe discuss hackathons, makerspaces, and raising the next generation of hacker kids. Follow Caroline and Grant at https://twitter.com/carolinescastle and https://twitter.com/guy_mcdudefella. Follow Jeremy at http://jeremynsmith.com and https://twitter.com/jeremynsmith. Learn more about Breaking and Entering at http://jeremynsmith.com/breaking-and-entering.html.
Hardware hacker extraordinaire Joe Grand on testifying before Congress as a 22-year-old, helping launch the autonomous vehicle industry, and turning badges into...flamethrowers. Follow Joe at http://www.grandideastudio.com and https://twitter.com/joegrand. Follow Jeremy at http://jeremynsmith.com and https://twitter.com/jeremynsmith. Learn more about Breaking and Entering at http://jeremynsmith.com/breaking-and-entering.html.
Bugcrowd founder Casey Ellis on employing hundreds of thousands of hackers, the big business of bug bounty programs, and how to save teenage hackers from a life of crime. Follow Bugcrowd and Casey at https://www.bugcrowd.com and https://twitter.com/caseyjohnellis. Follow Jeremy at http://jeremynsmith.com and https://twitter.com/jeremynsmith. Learn more about Breaking and Entering at http://jeremynsmith.com/breaking-and-entering.html.
Hacker anthropologist Gabriella Coleman on embedding for six years with a global hacktivist group, celebrating the surprising virtues of anonymity, and trying to avoid being tracked in the digital age. Follow Gabriella at https://twitter.com/BiellaColeman. Follow Jeremy at http://jeremynsmith.com and https://twitter.com/jeremynsmith. Learn more about Breaking and Entering at http://jeremynsmith.com/breaking-and-entering.html.
BADASS Army CEO Katelyn Bowden on fighting revenge porn, organizing a hacktivist army, and changing the culture of consent, online and off. Follow BADASS and Katelyn at https://badassarmy.org and https://twitter.com/BadassBowden. Follow Jeremy at http://jeremynsmith.com and https://twitter.com/jeremynsmith. Learn more about Breaking and Entering at http://jeremynsmith.com/breaking-and-entering.html.
Hacker/artist/scientist Liana Lareau on hacking's origins at MIT, art status at Burning Man, and applications to investigating the human genome. Visit the MIT Hack Gallery and Lareau Lab at http://hacks.mit.edu and http://www.lareaulab.org. Follow Jeremy at http://jeremynsmith.com and https://twitter.com/jeremynsmith. Learn more about Breaking and Entering at http://jeremynsmith.com/breaking-and-entering.html.
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