No Password Required: Gautam “Gotham” Sharma, a Cybersecurity Consultant and Comedian Who Injects Fun Into Infosec

Cybersecurity and Privacy   |   Technology   |   May 2, 2023

The No Password Required Podcast is dedicated to introducing and celebrating the practitioners, leaders, researchers, and individuals who are shaping the cybersecurity industry. Join us for an in-depth conversation that explores our guests' personalities, expertise, and the path that led them into cybersecurity. The team also discusses current cyber threats and readiness tips for security professionals and business leaders alike.

Gotham Sharma is a cybersecurity consultant, writer, educator, and stand-up comic. He’s on a mission to help folks build successful careers in information security through his latest venture, In his training, Gotham leverages humor to make security awareness and education relatable to audiences of various technical backgrounds. Inspired by satire publications like The Onion, Gotham recently launched an infosec magazine called Brute Farce Attack, one of the many projects on his growing list of side hustles. In this episode of No Password Required, Gotham joins Carlton Fields’ Jack Clabby and KnowBe4’s Kayley Melton to share how his life changed after a well-intentioned anti-mentor inspired him. Jack and Kayley discuss the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s plan to hack hackers’ brains as the agency considers reimagining security with cyberpsychology-informed network defenses.

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