This is the 76th episode of the Shared Security Podcast sponsored by Security Perspectives – Your Source for Tailored Security Awareness Training and Assessment Solutions, Silent Pocket and CISOBox. This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright with special guest Kevin Johnson recorded May 7, 2018. Listen to this episode direct via this link or through the media player embedded in this post!
Interview with special guest Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Secure Ideas. Kevin has a long history in the IT field including system administration, network architecture and application development. He has been involved in building incident response and forensic teams, architecting security solutions for large enterprises and penetration testing everything from government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. In addition, Kevin is a faculty member at IANS and was an instructor and author for the SANS Institute .
Kevin has performed a large number of trainings, briefings and presentations for both public events and internal trainings. He is the author of three SANS Institute classes: SEC542: Web Application Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, SEC642: Advanced Web Application Penetration Testing and SEC571: Mobile Device Security. Kevin has also presented at a large number of conventions, meetings and industry events. Some examples of these are: DerbyCon, ShmooCon, DEFCON, Blackhat, ISACA, Infragard and ISSA.
Kevin is also very involved in the open source community. He runs a number of open source projects. These include SamuraiWTF; a web pen-testing environment, Laudanum; a collection of injectable web payloads, Yokoso; an infrastructure fingerprinting project and a number of others. Kevin is also involved in MobiSec and SH5ARK. Kevin was the founder and lead of the BASE project for Snort before transitioning that to another developer.
In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Star Wars fan and member of the 501st Legion (Star Wars charity group).
In this episode we discuss a broad range of hot topics with Kevin including how big of a Star Wars fan he is, Russian router hacking, home router security, security awareness of the typical consumer, GDPR, NSA metadata, Facebook and much more! Kevin is always a fun, uncensored and very entertaining guest. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did!
Thanks to Kevin for being a guest on our show!