Episode 21

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24th Sep 2020

21: When Sysadmins Attack: The Snowden Edition

We want to talk about Edward Snowden. It’s harder than you would imagine, considering most of the Cyber Humanity team have at some point worked for government agencies and therefore can’t quite remember what they do and “don’t” know about him. Even so, he’s still in the public eye even after all this time, and there are certainly some lessons to be learnt and ridiculous happenings to puzzle over. 

Hopefully Paul, Immersive Labs’ resident International Man of Mystery, won’t be facing a prison sentence by the end of this episode. 

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/03/edward-snowden-nsa-surveillance-guardian-court-rules

https://www.wired.com/story/edward-snowden-in-his-own-words-why-i-became-a-whistle-blower/

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Cyber Humanity
The podcast taking cybersecurity personally
There's a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can't deny that a lot of the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.

Join Chris Pace (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as 'Mr Nothing to CVE here...'), Max Vetter (former dark web detective and pretty cool guy), and Paul Bentham (ex-gov. type and Immersive Labs product guru) as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.