The Cybersecurity Expert Hacked His College’s Grading System: Neil Daswani
My guest for Episode #49 of “the My Favorite Mistake” podcast is Neil Daswani, the author of the newly-released book, Big Breaches: Cybersecurity Lessons for Everyone. Scroll down to see where you can enter to win a free signed copy!
Neil is, among other things, a Co-Director of the Stanford Advanced Security Program, and he earned a PhD in computer science from Stanford. You can learn more about him on his website and his LinkedIn page. He's previously worked for companies including Google, Twitter, LifeLock, and Symantec
In today's episode, Neil shares a “favorite mistake” story from his time in grad school, when he hacked into a grading system… not to change his grades, but because he could. Hear Neil describe the mistake in what he did AFTER getting into the system. Neil also shares knowledge and lessons about ethical hacking and responsible disclosure, the recent Solar Winds hack (and its impact and lessons learned — or should be learned), and the difference between “white hat” vs. “black hat” hackers?
We also get his thoughts on the classic hacking-themed movie from my childhood, “War Games” — should we stream it, or skip it??
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