Episode 8: Ransom
August 8 · 19 minutes
The Hacker Chronicles
Meet Alice: colleague, neighbor, friend, aspiring hacker. When life throws one punch too many, Alice turns to the dark web to make ends meet. Ready-made ransomware is cheap, but the cost is higher. When her attack reaches the nation’s halls of power, the world comes crashing down—starting with her own. Listen now to The Hacker Chronicles wherever you enjoy your podcasts.
This twelve-episode Tenable original series shines a hard light on our cybersec world: insider threats, supply chain attacks, ransomware hostages, and plenty of suspense along the way. In talking with countless professionals in our industry, one thing kept coming up: you know what you do matters. It’s time the ones making the magic happen have their story told—the story of the battles you fight against hackers like our “protagonist” Alice. No one is immune from cyber-insecurity, so we wrote a story for everyone. You don’t need a computer science degree to enjoy or even learn something here. For the pros out there, expect exclusive insights to better protect your own organization.
About the Creators
Jérôme Robert is a marketing leader, security veteran, and amateur series creator of The Hacker Chronicles.
Skyler Schmanski is the Head of Marketing Innovation Lab at Tenable and author of The Hacker Chronicles.
Sylvain Cortes is the Identity Security Lead at Tenable, 15x Microsoft MVP, and technical consultant for The Hacker Chronicles.
Caspian Studios are the premier B2B podcast producers, writers, and driving force behind The Hacker Chronicles.