We have three very special guests today. All come from different backgrounds but share a common interest in gaming - the kind that can be used to teach you things, like how to become better at handling security incidents or winning a historical insurrection.
This podcast is sponsored by the We Hack Purple Academy.
Volko Ruhnke is a renowned wargame designer and educator. He retired as a career analyst with the CIA and as an instructor for the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis which is responsible for training people in the intelligence community. While working there he became an acclaimed designer of commercial board games - best known for the COIN Series published by GMT Games.
Adam Shostack is a leading expert on threat modeling, and a consultant, entrepreneur, technologist, author and game designer. He's a member of the BlackHat Review Board, and helped create the CVE and many other things. He currently helps many organizations improve their security via Shostack & Associates, and helps startups become great businesses as an advisor and mentor. While at Microsoft, he drove the Autorun fix into Windows Update, was the lead designer of the SDL Threat Modeling Tool v3 and created the "Elevation of Privilege" game. Adam is the author of Threat Modeling: Designing for Security, and the co-author of The New School of Information Security.
Hadas Cassorla is a security leader in the Portland area. She is the manager of security engineering and platform engineering at Simple Finance in Portland. She also does work with Hackback Gaming as an Incident Master (IM) running teams through dynamic role playing in tabletop incident response scenarios. Hadas is a recovering attorney too who took up improv after finishing law school.
Volko Ruhnke, Adam Shostack and Hadas Cassorla are interviewed by David Quisenberry and John L. Whiteman
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