Ladies Hacking Society (LHS)

Ladies Hacking Society

LHS is an offensive and defensive technical security community for women. Focus is on technical knowledge and skill sharing between women in the security field. The podcasts will be another way to reach out to our community and also wider audience about topics that we care about. Email hello@ladieshackingsociety.com to get on the show.

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Northumbria Police’s Claire Vandenbroecke and Charlotte Knill from the Force’s Cyber Crime Unit have joined the North East LHS Team for a triple treat! We met Claire at the NELHS Ade Lovelace day and we wanted to invite the Nercuu back to tell us more about what they do. Claire and Charlotte usually deliver bespoke training to businesses, advising them on how to keep their systems secure, as well as working with young people with highly specialised digital skills and they’ve joined NELHS in a special three-part podcast to share their expertise. The series covers everything from why you should be using two-factor authentication on your apps, to how tricks and jokes adopted by gamers could see them falling foul of the law. Charlotte said: “CyberCrime is an area of policing which is constantly evolving and changing and it is on us as a Force to adapt and make sure our staff and officers have the relevant skills to deal with offences such as ransomware attacks and hacks to phishing scams and frauds as well as sexual offences like online exploitation. “Cybercrime is ultimately something we can’t arrest our way out of, even if we had all the resources in the world. The best way we can tackle cybercrime is to prevent the offences from taking place in the first instance. “A large part of my role is working with young people and getting them to understand that cybercrime is not a victimless crime – an attack on a small business for example could be devastating and have serious consequences for the owner’s livelihood. “Steering teenagers away from cybercrime and showing them the vast array of jobs in the industry is a simple but effective way of preventing them using their skills in an unethical and teaching them about the Computer Misuse Act. In Claire’s world of Cyber Protect and Prepare, businesses, organisations and charities are being issued with practical advice to block unsolicited attempts to gain access. “A lot of what I cover in the podcast is what I’m sharing with businesses on a daily basis. They’re really simple and straightforward tips from making sure your passwords are strong – we advise using three random words or a password generator which you can find online, to use two-factor authentication for your apps, as well as basic house-keeping like ensuring all your systems are up to date so no weaknesses can be exploited.” Follow Northumbria Police Northumbria Police | Facebook  and @northumbriapol on Twitter For help and advice about cybercrime visit the North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit’s website here: https://nerccu.police.uk/ To check your online security visit: https://haveibeenpwned.com/ How strong is your password - https://www.security.org/how-secure-is-my-password/ Cyber Essentials - https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberessentials/overview Police cyber alarm - https://cyberalarm.police.uk/ Microsoft Hafnium: https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2021/03/02/hafnium-targeting-exchange-servers/ The Ladies Hacking Society is here to support women in learning and expanding their technical cyber security skills. We are women focused, not women exclusive and welcome all to our community.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NorthEastLHS @LHS_LON

Aug 17

56 min 38 sec

In February 2021 Tracelabs ran their first #OSINTFORGOOD CTF in the search for missing people. LHS fielded two teams and LHS Alpha invited the legendary Cybersecstu to join the team, and mentor them! In this podcast, meet the LHS Alpha team Reg, Tanya, Helen and Stu, and Tracelabs judge, Mon, talking about what the Tracelabs event is all about and their experiences of OSINT and being mentored by Stu! We all agreed that the cyber heroes of this episode are the amazing folks at Tracelabs, the National Child Protection Task Force and the Innocent Live Foundation  - check outthe valuable work they do and how you can support them.  Thank you to Reg, Tanya, Stu and Mon for joining Helen from LHS on this podcast episode! The Ladies Hacking Society is here to support women in learning and expanding their technical cyber security skills. We are women focused, not women exclusive and welcome all to our community.  How to join in and follow us in a variety of ways: Join one or more of our chapters: London: https://www.meetup.com/LLHS-Ladies-of-London-Hacking-Society/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LHS_LON Northeast: https://www.meetup.com/NE-LHS/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NorthEastLHS Cheltenham: https://www.meetup.com/LCHS-Ladies-Of-Cheltenham-Hacking-Society/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LHS_Chelt Glasgow: https://www.meetup.com/ladies-of-glasgow-hacking-society/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LHS_Glasgow

Mar 14

1 hr

*** This podcast has EXCELLENT audio quality *** This episode of the Ladies Hacking Society podcast is a Member Spotlight, where we chat to some of our LHS superstar members. Our first edition features Reg Bluman and Dan Dees! Dan and Reg join Helen and new London Chapter host, Megan Pentecost, to chat about their roles in cyber, how they got into the field, and their best bits about LHS. We’re so pleased they joined us and we think you’ll love hearing their stories too!  Every episode we ask our guests to name a cyber hero to recognise and celebrate and we ask them for ONE person, group or organisation to highlight… but our guests always seem to sneak bonuses in :-) Here are this episode’s cyber heroes - we completely agree, they are all amazing! Reg's: https://twitter.com/RegGBlinker Trend Micro: https://twitter.com/trendmicrouk?s=21 Rik Ferguson: https://twitter.com/rik_ferguson?s=21 Geoff White: https://twitter.com/geoffwhite247?s=21 Jenny Radcliffe: https://twitter.com/jenny_radcliffe?s=21 Dan's: Zeshan and Gary at CompTIA Cyber Ready program https://www.comptia.org/content/lp/cyber-ready Megan's: We love our very own Dr Nathalie Cole - Chapter Lead of Ladies of Cheltenham and she deserves an extra special call out. Love from Megan and Helen (and all of us on LHS admin). Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrNathalieCole Helen's: Irina Loghin - Technical Trainer at TechTalent Academy, is my hero as she is a total rock star who trained me at Tech Talent Academy and I got my first technical cyber role straight after! Thank you for all your patience and brilliance Irina, our entire TTA class love you! https://techtalent.academy/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/iralog/ Welcome and LHS is here to support women in learning and expanding their technical security skills. Join one or more of our chapters and follow on Twitter: London: https://www.meetup.com/LLHS-Ladies-of-London-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LHS_LON Northeast: https://www.meetup.com/NE-LHS/ https://twitter.com/NorthEastLHS Cheltenham: https://www.meetup.com/LCHS-Ladies-Of-Cheltenham-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LHS_Chelt NEW!! Glasgow: https://www.meetup.com/ladies-of-glasgow-hacking-society/ https://twitter.com/LHS_Glasgow

Feb 13

1 hr 5 min

Disinformation and Misinformation - What’s it all about? Thank you to our amazing guests Dr Jessica Barker and Madeline Howard for joining Nat and Helen on the Ladies Hacking Society podcast. Here are the cyber heroes we shout out in this episode and the resources we mention! Madeline's cyber heroes are the Wyedean Cyber Crew: https://twitter.com/WyedeanComputes Jess' cyber heroes: everyone in the big round dome in Cheltenham and other special agencies that keep us all safe. Thank you! Natalie's cyber hero is a champ called James, but he's not on social media, so we're just going to leave a wave here for him ;-) Helen's cyber heroes are the volunteers at The Cyber Helpline. Check them out and support their work here: https://www.thecyberhelpline.com/ Other links: Dr Jess Barker's brilliant books: Best selling Confident Cyber Security: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Confident-Cyber-Security-Started-Futureproof/dp/1789663407 Coming soon - Cyber Security ABCs: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cyber-Security-ABCs-Delivering-behaviours/dp/1780174241/ Madeline Howard's amazing article: https://blog.cygenta.co.uk/disinformation/  Follow the Cygenta blog: https://blog.cygenta.co.uk Nat's recommendations: Article on how GCHQ is tackling vaccine disinformation: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gchq-in-cyberwar-on-anti-vaccine-propaganda-mcjgjhmb2 Article on China using an altered image as disinformation: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-australia-55126569 For the foreseeable future, all our events are online.   Check out any of the meet-ups and follow the Chapters on twitter: London: https://www.meetup.com/LLHS-Ladies-of-London-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LHS_LON Northeast: https://www.meetup.com/NE-LHS/ https://twitter.com/NorthEastLHS Cheltenham: https://www.meetup.com/LCHS-Ladies-Of-Cheltenham-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LHS_Chelt Norwich: https://www.meetup.com/LNHS-Ladies-Of-Norwich-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LhsNor Our newest chapter will be on here soon - follow the Ladies of Glasgow Hacking Society here: https://twitter.com/LHS_Glasgow

Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

This episode is hosted by The North East Ladies Hacking Society (NELHS) co-founders Kimberley Hendry, a Cyber Security Engineer from Th4ts3cur1ty.company and Kathryn Cardose, Head of Cyber from Virgin Money. Today's guests are Annabel Berry, CEO of Sapphire and Board Advisor to LHS and Melanie Burdon, Cyber Security Analyst from Virgin Money and NELHS Chapter Coordinator. We chat about our career journeys in cyber, highlighting the importance of transferable skills from other experiences, resilience and what is a Cyber Buffet™ (!) In every episode we ask our hosts and guests to shout out their cyber heroes - this episode our guests recommended: Eliza May Austin - Founder of LHS, CEO of Th4ts3cur1ty.company and Chief Exec of PocketSIEM:  https://uk.linkedin.com/in/elizamayaustin, https://th4ts3cur1ty.company/ The Cyber Mentor https://twitter.com/thecybermentor Dame Stella Rimmington - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_Rimington The amazing Dr Sue Black  - https://sueblack.co.uk/ For the foreseeable future, all our events are online. Check out any of the meet-ups and follow the Chapters on Twitter: London: https://www.meetup.com/LLHS-Ladies-of-London-Hacking-Society/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/LHS_LON Northeast: https://www.meetup.com/NE-LHS/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/NorthEastLHS Cheltenham: https://www.meetup.com/LCHS-Ladies-Of-Cheltenham-Hacking-Society/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/LHS_Chelt Norwich: https://www.meetup.com/LNHS-Ladies-Of-Norwich-Hacking-Society/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/LhsNor

Nov 2020

1 hr 20 min

Recorded Future sponsor LHS so we really wanted to get them on the podcast so you can hear why we love them so much. Jason Steer https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-steer-256a15/ and Molly Davis https://www.linkedin.com/in/molly-davis-2354aa158/ join LHS hosts Helen and Kimberley to chat about threat intel, skills required in cyber roles and what job seekers should look for in an employer. At some points, there are some small time lags in the sound - sorry about this! Here are the cyber heroes we shout out in this episode and the resources we mention! Jason: Chris Wysopal - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Wysopal Kevin Mandia - https://www.leadingauthorities.com/uk/speakers/kevin-mandia Molly: Dr Jessica Barker - https://twitter.com/drjessicabarker Kim: Chani Simms https://www.shecisoexec.org/ Stop chasing the magic security box | Chani Simms | TEDxLeicesterWomen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFqejJiIils&feature=emb_title Helen: TTA https://techtalent.academy/ https://womenincyber.academy/ For the foreseeable future, all our events are online. Check out any of the meet-ups and follow the Chapters on twitter: London: https://www.meetup.com/LLHS-Ladies-of-London-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LHS_LON Northeast: https://www.meetup.com/NE-LHS/ https://twitter.com/NorthEastLHS Cheltenham: https://www.meetup.com/LCHS-Ladies-Of-Cheltenham-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LHS_Chelt Norwich: https://www.meetup.com/LNHS-Ladies-Of-Norwich-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LhsNor

Oct 2020

54 min 28 sec

Show notes: Thank you so much to Vic Baines and Becky Pinkard aka the Cyber Warrior Princesses for joining the Ladies Hacking society Podcast. This was recorded on Monday 21st September 2020. Here's a link to all the resources mentioned: The Guardian article on benevolent sexism - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/13/benevolent-sexism-a-feminist-comic-explains-how-it-holds-women-back NCSC & KPMG Decrypting diversity: Diversity and inclusion in cyber security: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/report/diversity-and-inclusion-in-cyber-security-report World Economic Forum diversity report - http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2020/the-future-of-gender-parity/ versusracism.com - There is no place for racism in the cyber security community. CyberWarriorPrincess Podcast links: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/cyber-warrior-princess/id1447704787 https://soundcloud.com/cyberwarriorprincess/ Twitter: @CyberWarriorPr1 Cyber heroes: Keirsten Brager - https://twitter.com/KeirstenBrager Elly van den Heuvel - https://www.linkedin.com/in/elly-van-den-heuvel-31a15923/ OSINT Curious: https://osintcurio.us/ Sophie Bryan, Mignona Coté and Maggie (Mansourkia) Mobley LHS links: London: https://www.meetup.com/LLHS-Ladies-of-London-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LHS_LON Northeast: https://www.meetup.com/NE-LHS/ https://twitter.com/NorthEastLHS Cheltenham: https://www.meetup.com/LCHS-Ladies-Of-Cheltenham-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LHS_Chelt Norwich: https://www.meetup.com/LNHS-Ladies-Of-Norwich-Hacking-Society/ https://twitter.com/LhsNor

Sep 2020

1 hr 2 min

Q&A with Kevin Fielder, CISO of JustEat

Jan 2020

39 min 1 sec

Welcome to the first episode of our podcast where we introduce ourselves and what we do at LLHS

Jan 2020

22 min 16 sec