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January 24, 2023

S2E35 | The best of season 1

Watch when Jack Rhysider of Darknet Diaries shares his amazement at what hackers will do “for a free burrito,” or the moment Rob Fuller, a red team and CTI director, says what we’re all thinking on security awareness training. From journalists to OSINT investigators to dark web experts, here are some of the best moments we shared with guests last season. 

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S1E31 | Subverting censorship through tech
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Broken lock

S1E23 | Using OSINT to identify weaknesses
S1E23 | Using OSINT to identify weaknesses

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the silk road

S1E17 | The Silk Road and other dark destinations with Eileen Ormsby
S1E17 | The Silk Road and other dark destinations with Eileen Ormsby

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Law enforcement officer looks at documents, a bullet through a lock and wavelengths

S2E35 | The best of season 1
S2E35 | The best of season 1

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S1E34 | Book club: This Is How They…
S1E34 | Book club: This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

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S1E33 | Book club: We Are Bellingcat
S1E33 | Book club: We Are Bellingcat

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Man teaching code

S1E32 | Practical OSINT tips from the…
S1E32 | Practical OSINT tips from the field

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Podcast Landing

S1E31 | Subverting censorship through…
S1E31 | Subverting censorship through tech

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fact-checking techniques

S1E30 | How to perform a fact-check:…
S1E30 | How to perform a fact-check: from start to finish

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S1E29 | Verifying what you see in the…
S1E29 | Verifying what you see in the media

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NeedleStack S1E28

S1E28 | Why Russian disinformation is…
S1E28 | Why Russian disinformation is so effective

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S1E27 | Where Woodward meets Holmes:…
S1E27 | Where Woodward meets Holmes: OSINT and investigative journalism

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Matt Ashburn
Matt Ashburn
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Self-described "recovering CISO," Matt is a former CIA cybersecurity officer and director on the National Security Council. He brings his nearly 20 years' experience in intelligence and cybersecurity to the show each week. When not hosting NeedleStack, he's Caribbean island hopping or navigating DC's Flight Restricted Zone.

Jeff Phillips
Jeff Phillips
Co-host

Jeff is a tech industry veteran of more than 20 years (take that, Matt), launching products and SaaS solutions in startups and Fortune 100 companies. If curiosity killed the cat, Jeff has nine lives. If he wasn't hosting NeedleStack, he'd be doing a podcast on: gym rats and obsessive lawn care.

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