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Episode 196 - Cybersecurity Advocates with Julie Haney

Episode 196 - Cybersecurity Advocates with Julie Haney

January 25, 2022

In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by Julie Haney – a computer scientist and Usable Security Researcher at NIST, to talk about the human within the technologist. The trio sit down and have a powerful discussion on ways in which cybersecurity practitioners can bring their best work to the table, the importance of empathy within the workplace, and how to empower ourselves and the security community at large. 

 

Key Takeaways:

02:55  Bio

06:46  Why research?

08:55  Bringing your best work to the table

11:28  Surprising research

12:46  What’s your superpower?

16:10  Empathy in practice

19:27  B.E.S.T.O.W.

22:22  Normalizing CS Advocacy

25:07  What’s missing in cybersecurity?

27:12  Being more intentional

 

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Episode 195 - Shades Of Yes with David Chislett

Episode 195 - Shades Of Yes with David Chislett

January 18, 2022

In this episode, Ron and Chris are joined by author, poet, musician, artist and entrepreneur, David Chislett. David dives deep into the beauty and power of creativity and the creative process. The trio explore reasons we become less creative over time, how technologists can begin tapping into their creativity and why we should start replacing “but” with “and.” 

 

Key Takeaways:

02:37  Bio

03:42  Origin as a creative

05:40  Losing creativity over time

10:23  A daily commitment to creativity

12:05  Structure in creativity

15:10  The hero’s journey

23:34  Innovation vs. Creativity

25:38  Defining creativity

28:59  Get in touch

 

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Episode 194 - Priming the Mind for Happiness with Zahra Karsan

Episode 194 - Priming the Mind for Happiness with Zahra Karsan

January 11, 2022

In this episode of Hacker Valley Studio, Ron and Chris are joined by the author of 6 Weeks to Happy, success coach extraordinaire and CEO of GetZend, Zahra Karsan. The trio examine happiness and why it is so difficult to define and what role does personal freedom play in the matter. Zahra speaks on retraining your brain for success, learning the tools to thrive and recognizing your fears in order to make change. Furthermore, the group discusses energy and ego depletion and how it affects will power and overall performance. 

 

Key Takeaways:

03:03 Bio

04:19 What is happiness?

10:52 Seeking freedom

14:10 Will accomplishing goals make us happy?

17:29 Regaining control over our lives

22:20 Understanding how to change mindsets

28:42 Will power and ego depletion

33:42 Advice for an action plan

36:18 Get in touch!

 

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Episode 193 - Love is the Name of the Game with Tyrone E. Wilson

Episode 193 - Love is the Name of the Game with Tyrone E. Wilson

December 21, 2021

Happy Holidays from Hacker Valley Media!

Tyrone E. Wilson is a passionate information security professional with 24 years of experience in information technology and has a mission to improve as many lives as possible through education in cybersecurity. Currently, Wilson is the Founder and CEO of Cover6 Solutions, LLC; which teaches companies and professionals various aspects of information security, penetration testing, and IPv6. Wilson is also the organizer of The D.C. Cyber Security Professionals. Join Chris, Ron and Tyrone as they help uncover the truth about being your true self. 

 

Key Takeaways:

02:38 Bio

07:34 The “E” story

09:16 Reality TV star?!

15:30 Opportunities from being more open in public

18:25 Doing more to be better | taking control of the moment

22:00 Getting around personal resistance

25:21 Lessons learned building communities & being yourself

27:00 “I understand.”

29:42 Get in touch

 

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Episode 192 - Wisdom and Celebrity with Clint Arthur

Episode 192 - Wisdom and Celebrity with Clint Arthur

December 14, 2021

Today Chris and Ron are joined by Clint Arthur. Clint is an actor, public speaker and mentor to many. He has had the pleasure of meeting some of the most influential people in the world, and has decided to use this to help people all over the world discover their meaning and drive them to self-fulfillment and success. Tune in for experiences, stories and advice from one of the most well-traveled, well-written people they’ve ever met!

 

Key Takeaways:

 

02:59 Bio and beginnings

06:07 No more Hollywood

09:37 20 books?!

12:57 Finding value, giving value and feeling valued

17:32 John Travolta said fly high. What does that really mean?

20:40 Matchstick secrets

22:54 Impactful moments

33:47 Get in touch

 

 

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Episode 191 - Listen as I Fall Out of This Window with Tyler Foley

Episode 191 - Listen as I Fall Out of This Window with Tyler Foley

December 7, 2021

Sean Tyler Foley is an accomplished film and stage performer and has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years old. He has appeared in productions including Freddy Vs Jason, Door to Door, Carrie, and the musical Ragtime. Tyler is passionate about helping others confidently take the stage and impact an audience with their stories. He is currently the Managing Director of Total Buy-In and author of the #1 best-selling book The Power to Speak Naked. Join Chris, Ron and Tyler for a schooling in presenting yourself and engaging with others.

Key Takeaways:

 

03:06 Bio

04:55 The journey to now; acting to public speaking

11:07 Making safety training engaging

14:38 Re-kindling the story for the listener

18:22 Engaging remotely

22:27 The driest safety subject – fall protection

24:49 Nobody likes getting should on

25:40 Tyler’s book – The Power to Speak Naked

28:24 Getting your story out

32:06 Get in touch

 

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Episode 190 - Maintaining a Fuel for Life with Nate Palmer

Episode 190 - Maintaining a Fuel for Life with Nate Palmer

November 30, 2021

Nate Palmer is a fitness and nutrition expert, coach, speaker, and writer who believes that being in incredible shape gives a massive advantage in business, focus, and relationships. He also happens to be a dad, husband, and the #1 bestselling author of The Million Dollar Body Method and Passport Fitness. Nate helps business owners and entrepreneurs improve their physique, finances, and family time using fitness and nutrition as force multipliers. Join Chris, Ron and Nate to change the way you approach your mind, body and soul in this episode of Hacker Valley Studio.

 

Key Takeaways:

03:12 Bio

06:34 Controlling your diet and exercise

08:30 Maintaining energy / Chris’ journey in weight management

10:25 Maintaining a fuel for life

13:47 Tactics for exercise and nutrition

16:58 Nutrition and fitness for the mind

22:10 Nutrition and fitness for the soul

26:14 Architecting your day

30:00 Win the morning

31:15 Get in touch with Nate

 

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Episode 189 - Head in the Cloud with Maurice Grose Jr.

Episode 189 - Head in the Cloud with Maurice Grose Jr.

November 23, 2021

Maurice Grose Jr. is an experienced Security Engineer with a background in military RF exploitation and detection, Unix/Linux administration and threat mitigation, and hardware/software integration engineering. Join Chris, Ron and Maurice to hear how a career after the military blossomed into a learning, engaging time of constant challenge and inspiration. 

 

Key Takeaways:

03:31 Bio

07:29 What does legacy mean?

09:48 The appeal of cyber

12:10 Where do you draw inspiration from?

14:07 Does legacy experience help with cloud systems today?

17:42 A takeaway from Maurice’s military career

21:35 Advice for future leaders, getting kids involved

26:19 Future prediction in technology

27:59 Advice for anyone looking to go for the next step

 

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Episode 188 - Making Friends, Spies, and Traitors with James Lawler

Episode 188 - Making Friends, Spies, and Traitors with James Lawler

November 16, 2021

James Lawler serves as a national security consultant and is the Senior Partner at MDO Group, which provides Human Intelligence training to the Intelligence Community and the commercial sector focused on WMD, CI, technical and cyber issues.  Mr. Lawler is a noted speaker on the Insider Threat in government and industry. Prior to this, Mr. Lawler served for 25 years as a CIA operations officer in various international posts and as Chief of the Counterproliferation Division's Special Activities Unit.  Join Chris, Ron and James for a riveting audio journey through stories and experiences from the inside of the C.I.A.

 

Key Takeaways:

03:07 Bio

04:10 Finding a job after school – the CIA comes to campus

05:40 Clandestine Service

09:55 Can you start in two weeks?

12:40 A sociopath within lanes (laws)

14:00 Betraying company over country

17:37 Intensifying friendship development

19:54 Can you betray your country for $1k?

20:52 Why do people turn down a pitch?

27:53 Receiving overwhelming classified information

36:10 Book

40:05 Take away from Mr. Lawler

 

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Episode 187 - Keep Your &#%! Authentic with Samara Williams

Episode 187 - Keep Your &#%! Authentic with Samara Williams

November 12, 2021

Samara Williams is a Manager of Threat Operations at Cardinal Health, focused on proactive action and defense-in-depth improvement. She specializes in threat intelligence, vulnerability management, technical risk communications as well as program design and development. Chris, Ron and Samara go deep into what it takes to be your authentic self, standing strong for what you believe and being aggressive in your thoughts and actions.

 

Key Takeaways:

03:21 Bio

10:00 Ted talk: short, sweet and powerful

17:51 Knowing your superpower – Samara's? Authenticity

21:05 Being aggressive and using mentors & allies

25:26 Mentoring to help the future generation thrive

28:33 Advice for the person scared to be authentic

32:09 Get in touch

 

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Samara Williams: LInkedIn | Ted Talk | Twitter

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