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What's the Security Shit Show?

If you don't want your life to stink, quit standing in shit.
The Security Shit Show is a podcast that three friends put together; Ryan Cloutier, Chris Roberts, and Evan Francen. We're information security veterans (some call us "experts") with more than 70 years of combined experience who have a lot of shit to get off our chest. The information security industry isn't all hunky-dory; we're doing a lot of things wrong and people are suffering because of it.

You can be the "fly on the wall" or you can interact with us. Ultimately, this is your call.

Here's the lowdown for our show...

Name

The Security Shit Show
You can take this name two ways; either we're calling security a shit show, or we're discussing security shit on the show. The answer is "yes".

Purpose

Provide people with the real shit going down in our industry, and always discuss ideas about what people can do to make things better.

This is not a commercial podcast, meaning we won't be hocking product or taking sponsors. We suppose this could change sometime in the future, but probably not.

Format

Three experienced and (a little) crazy information security veterans talking real shit, unfiltered, and raw.
  • This is no holds barred. The show starts fast with a topic, and the three experts get into the shit right away.
  • Nothing but truth and honest opinion, coming from the combined ~70 years of experience.
  • For each show, one of the three of us brings a topic.
    • This rotates each show. For example, Chris brings a topic one show, Evan brings a topic the next show, Ryan brings a topic the show after that, then back to Chris again.
    • First half of the show is raw, honest, hard, discussion about the topic.
    • Second half of the show is cool down time which is probably good for Evan's blood pressure. ;) This is where we discuss ideas, solutions and advice for our listeners. If we don’t have any good advice, we'll say it and ask listeners to give us some to share.
    • Guests will be occasionally welcomed.
  • This is an adult show. Swearing is permitted, but not required. We're just going to be who we really are. If we let an occasional “fuck”, “shit”, “asshole”, or “wanker” out, so be it. There are certain swear words that will never be used, but the three of us don’t use those anyway. 
  • This show isn’t politically correct, but it’s also not intended to offend anyone (except maybe those who need to be offended).
  • There’s no racism, no religious BS, maybe a teeny-weeny bit of politics, but certainly no discrimination of any kind.
  • The focus is helping people with our raw take on things and a sense of humor. 
  • Our information security industry is screwed up and helping to fix it is the ultimate focus.

Length


We don’t really care. We'll keep talking as long as there's something relevant and (somewhat) valuable to say. When we're done talking, we'll be done talking. In general, we'll try to keep things to an hour or less.

Schedule

We're thinking we'll make this a weekly show. We're debating Thursday nights @ 10 or 11pm CDT. We'll publish the schedule ahead of time so, if you're interested in the live show, you can plan accordingly.

All shows will also be recorded, so if you miss the live show...

Tech

We'll be talking to each other from the road or our homes. Chris' home base is Colorado, and if you know him, he travels like a sumbich. Ryan does an adequate amount of travel too. Evan, he's random, so we won't know where he's at on any given day.

So, the tech consists of what we can bring around with us.
 
We're planning on live streaming the shows on YouTube, and distributing the audio podcasts to all major platforms (Apple, Overcast, Stitcher, PodcastAddict, Spotify, CastBox, Google, etc.).

Other Stuff

Well, there's this website you're reading from. We'll post stuff regularly and continue to evolve here.

Follow us on Twitter

Not sure if Twitter is good for our health, but we do some tweeting everyone once in a while anyway.

Thinking we'll do our first show (maybe) on 5/13, but we're not sure yet. Stay tuned!

One more thing, even though Evan and Chris have badass beards, you don't need to have a bad ass beard to be one of us. For one, look at Ryan. For two, there are many amazing information security ladies out there!

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