This month, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Ted Harrington. Ted is the author of HACKABLE: How to Do Application Security Right and the Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the company of ethical hackers famous for hacking cars, medical devices, and password managers. Ted has been named both Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards and an SD Metro 40 Under 40 entrepreneur. Ted has been featured in more than 100 media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Forbes. [June 20, 2022]


Ep. 172 – Security Awareness Series – Creating Psychological Salt with Ted Harrington

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Show Notes

00:00 – Intro 

00:56 – Intro Links 

02:32 – Ted Harrington Intro 

03:21 – How did you start off in this industry? 

06:15 – Explain it like I’m 12 years old 

07:59 – The origins of ISE  

09:32 – Is there a “perfect” Password Manager? 

14:11 – How to communicate at the executive level 

16:54 – The right and wrong ways of investing in security 

25:17 – Responsible Disclosure 

29:04 – The challenges of the Medical Device field 

32:39 – The problem with legislation driving security  

34:20 – The manufacturers’ role in safety and security  

36:00 – Who is the book “Hackable” for? 

38:05 – Find Ted online 

38:37 – Book Recommendations 

41:04 – Who is your biggest mentor? 

45:35 – Wrap Up  

46:17 – Outro