Think the guy who broke into your computer, encrypted and ransomed your data is some teenager in a hoodie living in his parents' basement? Think again. Hacking is big business. Modern day hacking operations comprise large teams of high tech workers who might have been trained at elite universities around the world such as MIT.

Join us as Missoula based journalist Jeremy Smith, himself an MIT graduate, gives us the rundown through the story of a cybersecurity expert code named “Alien,” an MIT graduate with considerable expertise with hacking (and trespassing) who now runs a boutique hacking firm that protects some of the world’s biggest banks, retailers and government agencies. Along the way, Jeremy gives us some tips on how to protect ourselves. Jeremy’s new book is, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien".

Thanks to Elliott Bay Books
Recorded 1/18/19

Program Details
Topics Hacking, Cyber Security
Episode S8E3
Broadcast Week Jan 27th 2019
Duration 00:58:00
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English
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