Friday, January 3, 2014

#10: It's really happening folks...

Hell yea!  The new podcast "Brakeing Down Security" will happen on 10 January 2014.  Also, I'll have a co-host!

Before you go "Aw hell, ANOTHER security podcast", don't you fret my army of followers.  I have been following the "I am the Calvary" mailing list for a while (and if you aren't, you should be), and there is a real need out there for training and awareness.  Both those in the IT industry who do it on a daily basis, that maybe don't understand why they are doing what they are doing, or maybe that college student looking to expand her/his knowledge of Information Security and may not have a good place to go.

In the past year or so, I have seen many excellent speakers at the Capital of Texas ISSA chapter, talk about the difficulties of getting people to understand something as simple as password complexity or why we can't have Post-its on our monitors. This podcast is to be for folks like that, so if you're looking for techniques on how to reverse engineer Windows binaries, or creating malware for fun and profit, this won't be your bag. Ideally, I'd like to get up to that point, but that is probably many years in the future.

We are hoping to bring you interviews from people in the industry, people from the Privacy realm, from Healthcare, from Legal, you name it...  What we want to show is how vast the industry truly is, so we may have a pentester on one month, and a lawyer specializing in Privacy law next month, or a compliance "check box weasel" the next month (I apologize to all the Compliance Officers out there).  We want to do multimedia stuff as well, but just learning the sound editing is gonna be a pain, not even sure how video editing will do.

We're not trying to be the next Pauldotcom or Network Security Podcast (who am I kidding, that'd be awesome!), but we just want to put ourselves out there to be another reference for people who may not want a deep technical discussion.

This is going to be a labor of love, plus, we get CPEs for doing research and preparing for the podcast, so there is a plus in that.

So look here, or on my Twitter feed @bryanbrake, or on my LinkedIn for the post to the podcast.  We'll most likely be using LibSyn for hosting, since I've been told by more than one person that they are pretty awesome.

I hope you enjoy it, we definitely want feedback and emails and constructive criticism

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