Ep.05 Jeff Man | Road to Tribe of Hackers
In this episode of the Cybrary Podcast, we sit down with Jeff Man, currently working as a Senior Information Security Consultant Jeff needs no introduction to those within the hacking community. Speaking with Cybrarys Head of Infrastructure Jonathan Meyers, Jeff takes us from how he got his start in cybersecurity to contributing to the book Tribe of Hackers Cybersecurity advice from the best hackers in the world, on sale now.
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In this episode of the Cybrary Podcast Jeff Man, who is currently working as a Senior Information Security Consultant, speaks with Cybrary’s Head of Infrastructure Jonathan Meyers. Jeff is a well-known name within the hacking community. He takes us from how he got his start in cybersecurity to contributing to the book Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World, on sale now.
Jeff has had a very interesting walk of life and started his career at Naval Ordnance Laboratory as an intern where he had to read the book called The Hunt for Red October and he met his first PC here as well. His learning curve on this PC was more just kick and poke and trial and error and just figure things out. After graduation, he went back to the Naval, the same place, and was working just as a clerk typist. Later he went to work at NSA and I was there for 10 years where he started as a cryptographer. He left the NSA 23 years ago and went to work for a commercial organization that was setting up computer security networks. He continued working in credit card security, the payment card industry. He went to work for Trustwave at the end of 2004 and ended up doing PCI for about 10 years. About six years ago Jeff went to work for Tenable as a PCI expert.
He found his way to be one of the hosts of Paul's Security Weekly and after some sort of freelance work he joined a company called Online Business Systems. Jeff and Jonathan discuss the development of the security market, about breaches, and the hacking community.
At the end of the episode, Jeff shows the background of the book Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World, which was written by Marcus J. Carey.
The main takeaway from this episode is that security awareness is important not only for security professionals but for all the members of an organization. It can be increased with the help of training courses.