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No Password Required: Chief Adversarial Officer at Secure Yeti, a DEF CON Groups Global Ambassador, and a World-Class Awkward Hugger

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.

Jayson Street, the dynamic Chief Adversarial Officer at Secure Yeti, has worn many masks throughout his life and career. He was once named a “World-Class Hacker” on the National Geographic series "Breakthrough Cyber-Terror," but he prefers the simpler title of Hacker, Helper, and Human.

In this episode, Jayson joins Carlton Fields P.A.’s Jack Clabby and KnowBe4’s VP of Remote Publishing Teams Kayley Melton to talk about his journey of self-discovery that led him from being an award-winning janitor at McDonald's to one of the world’s most infamous ethical hackers.

From his early childhood, Jayson has embraced hacking as a way of life, embodying the spirit of relentless exploration, innovation, and resilience. Like our favorite co-host Kayley, Jayson uncovered a new layer of his identity in his adulthood when he discovered that he is neurodivergent. He dives deep into how this new understanding altered his perception of himself, allowed him to embrace the various “masks” he wears throughout life, and discovered that his unique mind is actually his superpower. He also shares extraordinary stories of how he gained entry into some of the hardest-to-access cyber targets in the world.

To start off the show, Jack and Kayley talk about the celebrity that’s topping the Hacker Celebrity Hot List as the celeb whose name is used most by cybercriminals when creating online scams. Hint: he’s just Ken…

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