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8th Layer Insights
8th Layer Insights
Perry Carpenter | N2K Networks

Get ready for a deep dive into what cybersecurity professionals often refer to as the "8th Layer" of security: HUMANS. Welcome to... more

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How Rachel Tobac Hacked Me

In this episode Perry Carpenter sits down with Rachel Tobac to debrief after her recent KB4-CON session, "How I'd Hack... more

09 Apr 2024 · 33 minutes
How AI Can Deceive and be Deceived

On this episode Perry sits down with Dr. Matthew Canham to explore ways in which AI can be weaponized against... more

19 Mar 2024 · 54 minutes
Frame the Future: The Art of Becoming a Futurist

On this episode Perry sits down with Jeremy Treadwell, a people-first technologist and futurist, to get the lowdown on how... more

27 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
How to Scam a Romance Scammer

Welcome to season 5 of 8th Layer Insights! To celebrate Valentine's Day, Perry sits down with Emmy winning reporter Kerry Tomlinson... more

13 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
Artificial Intelligence: Insights & Oddities

On this episode, Perry celebrates the one year birthday of ChatGPT by taking a look at AI from technological, philosophical,... more

30 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Technology and the Law of Unintended Consequences (Encore)

Let's face it. Most of us have a love/hate relationship with technology and technological advances. We dream about the new... more

24 Oct 2023 · 51 minutes
Cybersecurity First Principles w/Rick Howard

On today's show, Perry sits down with Rick Howard to discuss Rick's new book and the concept of "First Principles"... more

10 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
OSINT, Curiosity, Creativity, & Career Pivots: A Conversation with Rae Baker

If you’ve been listening to this show for a while, you’ll know that we’ve touched on the topic of Open... more

26 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
Conversational Security Awareness: Putting Humanity into Your Human Risk Management Program

Listen in as Perry Carpenter & Dr. Jessica Barker present their joint session, "Conversational Security Awareness" at the SANS Managing... more

12 Sep 2023 · 56 minutes
Blending Awareness, Social Engineering, and Physical Penetration Testing -- A Conversation with Jayson E. Street

On today's show, Perry sits down with Jayson E. Street to discuss his unique blend of social engineering, physical penetration... more

29 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
How to Fool the White House (Encore)

Hey all! I'm at BlackHat and Defcon this week. If you're there, track me down. I'd love to meet you! This... more

08 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
We are the Champions

There has been a lot of buzz for the past few years about the benefits and importance of establishing security... more

26 Jul 2023 · 43 minutes
Something Wicked This Way Comes: PenTesting Your Environment w/Chad Peterson of NetSPI

On this episode, Perry sits down with Chad Peterson, Managing Director at NetSPI, to discuss the importance of penetration testing.... more

20 Jun 2023 · 45 minutes
Carrots, Sticks, and Culture: The Art and Science of Social Signaling

On this episode, what cybersecurity professionals need to understand about how social signaling and incentives really work. Today's episode features a... more

06 Jun 2023 · 45 minutes
Hacking the Paranormal -- a conversation with Banachek

In this episode, Perry Carpenter sits down with renowned mentalist and skeptic, Banachek. Banachek (Steve Shaw) grew up with a... more

23 May 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
What Cybersecurity Pros can Learn from Star Wars

This week's episode is a late Star Wars ("May the 4th Be With You") celebration. We check out a couple... more

09 May 2023 · 48 minutes
Postcards from the Intersection of Cybersecurity and Folklore

Welcome to season 4, episode 1 of 8th Layer Insights! On this episode, Perry speaks with Josiah Dykstra (Senior Fellow, Office... more

25 Apr 2023 · 45 minutes
Season 3 finale: What's the deal with Authentication, MFA, and Password Managers?

For the last episode of season 3, I thought we'd talk about something that's been in the news quite a... more

24 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Quick announcement and sneak peek of my new show: Digital Folklore

Hey all! An announcement and something special! First, the announcement: Here's your chance to participate in the final episode of 8Li season 3.... more

10 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
Cybersecurity, Creativity, Leadership: a Conversation with Chris Cochran and Ron Eddings

On this episode, Perry speaks with Chris Cochran and Ron Eddings. Chris and Ron started the Hacker Valley Studio Podcast... more

27 Dec 2022 · 47 minutes
Your Life, Their Profit: Buyer Awareness in the 21st Century

On this episode, Perry sits down with Marta L. Tellado, President and CEO at Consumer Reports, to discuss the digital... more

13 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
[Holiday Replay] The Battle for Truth: Disinformation, Misinformation, & Conspiracies

Get ready for those 'fun' holiday dinner conversations with friends and family. You know the ones... In the spirit of the... more

29 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Spycraft: A Behind the Curtain Look into the Intelligence Community

There is something about a good spy story that seems to really resonate with people in the cybersecurity world. We... more

15 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
8th Layer Insights and the Quest for Security Culture

For this week, we are revisiting a previous episode that first aired as Season 1 Episode 10. In this episode,... more

01 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Social Engineering and Breaking into Stuff with Jenny Radcliffe

On this episode, Perry sits down with Jenny Radcliffe (a.k.a. The People Hacker). Jenny is a well-known speaker, podcaster, professional... more

18 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT): The Data We Leak

Over the past few years, there's been a lot of talk about the value of understanding Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).... more

04 Oct 2022 · 47 minutes
The Secrets to Consistently Creating Great Content

In this episode, Perry talks about the value of storytelling and provides 7 tips for anyone who faces the fear... more

20 Sep 2022 · 45 minutes
If It's Smart, It's Vulnerable: a Conversation with Mikko Hyppönen

In this episode, Perry sits down with Mikko Hyppönen for a wide ranging discussion about the history, current state, and... more

06 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
Finding Your Path: Mid-Career Moves into Cybersecurity

This is a follow-up to Season 2, episode 4 –Bridging the Cyber Skills Gap. Many listeners contacted me saying that... more

23 Aug 2022 · 45 minutes
Cyber Mindfulness

You've probably been hearing the term 'mindfulness' a lot these days. And for good reason. We humans seem to be... more

09 Aug 2022 · 47 minutes
Lockpicking, Physical Penetration Testing, and More with Deviant Ollam

On this bonus episode, Perry sits down with physical penetration tester, lock picking guru, and Board Member of The Open... more

22 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
The Lazarus Heist: Investigative Journalism, Podcasting, and North Korean Hacking (with Geoff White)

On this bonus episode, Perry sits down with investigative journalist, speaker, podcaster, and author, Geoff White to talk about his... more

07 Jun 2022 · 44 minutes
An Announcement, a Request, and How You Can Win Some $$$

Please take the listener survey--->>> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8LI_Survey

17 May 2022 · 4 minutes
An Interview with a Password

If you could interview a password, what questions would you ask? Today, May 5th, 2022 is World Password Day. World Password... more

05 May 2022 · 13 minutes
Creativity for Non-Creatives

Creativity can be a scary topic for technologists. Most of us haven't been trained in the art and science of... more

03 May 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
The Next Evolution of Security Awareness

"Security Awareness" is a slippery topic for a lot of people. It's a well known phrase -- and, let's face... more

19 Apr 2022 · 50 minutes
Why Are We So Bad At Risk?

Risk is a funny thing – our minds are constantly looking for risk, scanning our environments and our available choices.... more

04 Apr 2022 · 53 minutes
Fun and Games: Lock Picking, Capture the Flag Contests, Simulations, and More

What images come to mind when you see or hear the word 'Cybersecurity?' That word probably evokes mental images of... more

22 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
World's Greatest Con – A Conversation with Brian Brushwood

If you love learning about cons, scams, and tricks, then this is the episode for you. Listen as Perry sits... more

08 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Security is Alive

Every now and then you need to try something new. That's what this episode is. If you listened to Season... more

22 Feb 2022 · 49 minutes
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Every now and then you need to try something new. That's what this episode is. If you listened to Season 2, Episode... more