Cyber.Now Podcast

Cyber.Now Podcast
Podcast by Nick Sturgeon
042: The Anwer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything
Feb 9 • 22 min
Changes are coming to the show. I spend the first part of the show talking about some of the changes I am going to be making to the show over the next few weeks and months. The title for this week is a nod to a well know sci-fi book and move!
041 - A Highly Motivating Conversation With Jason Stapleton Interview
Jan 28 • 55 min
Special Guest Alert! This week I was able to speak with Jason Stapleton of the Jason Stapleton Program. His podcast is one of the top Libertarian podcasts in the country. He is a former US Marine, entrepreneur, coach, trader, and businessman. He recently…
040: Everyone Sucks at Cyber, Yes even the U.S Military
Jan 27 • 35 min
This week’s show is dedicated to a fallen classmate, Trooper Daniel R. Barrett. Dan was killed in the line of duty 11 years ago today. I will never forget when I got that Dan had died. Though I didn’t know Dan that well, as he was in the other platoon, we…
039: Lindsay Marie of
Jan 19 • 98 min
This week I am thankful to have Lindsay Marie of as my guest. Besides being a contributor at, she is a frequent guest on the Chicks on the Right, Hammer and Nigel, and the Rob Kendall Show, which can all be found on WIBC 93.1.…
038: No The Fed Doesnt Have A Monopoly On Cybersecurity
Jan 12 • 27 min
An article I read from CyberScoop on cybersecurity jobs in the face of the Federal Government shutdown. gets my Irish up. This leads me into a diatribe on personal accountability, growing your human capital and taking action. I also want to give a shout…
037 - Is the shutdown the perfect case for ISAOs and other similar orgs?
Jan 4 • 25 min
This week I discuss about how the U.S. Federal Government shutdown is affecting or at least what the perceived effect is having on cybersecurity. I raise the question do we really need US DHS or CISA to operate above a baseline capability? Is the ability…
036: Should US Law Enforcement Agencies Ethically Hack to Catch Criminals?
Dec 29, 2018 • 33 min
This week I discuss the legal, moral and ethical implications of US Law Enforcement using ethical hacking tools and techniques to catch criminals? I do want to thank all of you who have listened this year! Looking to do big things in 2019! Have a safe and…
035: Rob Kendall Interview
Dec 21, 2018 • 38 min
This week I went to the WIBC studio to sit down with Rob Kendall to discuss Indiana politics. We talked about the 2019 Indiana Legislative Session, Gov. Holcomb’s agenda, teacher pay and school referendums. Rob Kendall is the producer for Chicks on the…
034: Killing Net Neutrality Didn’t Kill the Internet
Dec 14, 2018 • 36 min
This week I take a look back at the Vault7 where the CIA lost a bit portion of hits hacking arsenal. I also discuss free speech and hate crime laws and finish up talking about the anniversary of net neutrality being overturned. Links…
033: Will a US Data Privacy Really Stop Data Breaches From Happening?
Dec 7, 2018 • 36 min
This week I tried things a little bit different and streamed live on This week’s topics include Timbs v. Indiana, a minimum wage hike in NY for Uber and Lift Drivers and the Marriot Data Breach. Was the Marriott data break the straw that broke…
032: Yet Another New Federal Agency to Save Us from Evil
Dec 1, 2018 • 39 min
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! This week I am back at it after a couple of weeks off. While I was gone taking some time away Congress passed the Critical Infrastructure Security Act which elevated NPPD with in US DHS to a new Agency called…
031: Interview with Lt. Governor of Indiana Suzanne Crouch
Nov 25, 2018 • 23 min
This week I present my interview with the Lt. Governor of Indiana Suzanne Crouch from [email protected] Thanks to Rofori Corp and [email protected] for making this interview possible.
030: My Interview with Indy Tech Legend Scott Jones
Nov 18, 2018 • 23 min
This week I am fortunate to bring to you all my interview with Indy tech legend Scott Jones @chachaman. Scott’s work in the early 2000’s paved the way for the tech boom that Indiana has seen over the past couple of years. Thanks to [email protected] for…
029: Post Election Recap and My Interview with Kirk Cerny
Nov 10, 2018 • 64 min
This week I recap the election and play my interview with Kirk Cerny from the Applied Cybersecurity Symposium that was held at [email protected]
028: US Senate Candidate Lucy Brenton (LP) Interview
Nov 4, 2018 • 55 min
This week I chat with Lucy Brenton the Libertarian Candidate, who is running for the US Senate seat for Indiana that is currently being held by Democrat Joe Donnelly. We talk about the #POTUS tweet from last night (Nov 3, 2018), health care, privacy, tech…
027: CyberTech Midwest Recap and Interviews
Oct 27, 2018 • 63 min
This week I was able to record some interviews while attending the CyberTech Midwest Conference. At the beginning of the show I give a little recap and break some big news as it relates to the show. Thanks to Julia Kraut, Chetrice Mosley and Joel Rasmus…
026: Interview with IN Dept of Revenue Commissoner Adam Krupp
Oct 20, 2018 • 80 min
This week I sat down with Indiana Department of Revenue’s Commissioner Adam Krupp in the DK New Media Podcast Studio to chat about the modernization efforts that he is leading IDOR thourgh. We also talked a little cricket, South Dakota v. Wayfair, and…
025: Kanye’s Password Too Many DNA Samples Being Given and What Does A Data Breach Really Look Like?
Oct 13, 2018 • 37 min
This week I cover what is perhaps the biggest facepalm moment in password history with Kanye West’s cell phone passcode being nationally televised. What happens when too many people freely give up their DNA info? How does this impact the privacy of their…
024: Kentucky Tax Payers Take a Big One on the Chin
Oct 6, 2018 • 51 min
I am using some new equipment this week to get ready to take the show on the road in a week. There are a couple of bugs that I need to work out so be patient with me. The confirmation circus is finally done but was the allegations really a perfect cover…
023: Not a good week for Facebook
Sep 29, 2018 • 37 min
This week I discuss the latest in the U.S election security conversation. I also discuss the biggest security breach in Facebook’s history.…
022: You get a Cyber Strategy and you get a cyber strategy, everyone gets a cyber strategy!
Sep 22, 2018 • 34 min
This week I weigh in on the Kavanaugh allegation situation, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, a survey that hits close to home and the cyber strategies released by the State of Indiana and the white house. Links…
022: My Adventures Getting to the IISC 2018 Conference
Sep 14, 2018 • 75 min
This week I talk about my adventures getting to the IISC 2018 conference that was held in Tyson’s Corner, VA.Also included is Doug DePeppe and my panel discussion on day 2 of the conference. I do want to thank the ISAO-SO, attendees and speakers for…
021: Hacking Back should we or shouldn’t we?
Sep 4, 2018 • 52 min
In this week’s episode I cover the circus that was the first two days of the SCOTUS nomination hearing. I also discus at length the topic of hacking back. Is this something private industry an citizens should do or should it be left up to the good ole…
020: My Interveiw with Julia Kraut with Cyber Tech
Aug 25, 2018 • 19 min
In this special episode, I chat with Julia Kraut who is with CyberTech. We talk about the upcoming CyberTech Midwest conference here in Indianapolis, IN on October 23, 2018 at the JW. About CyberTech: Cybertech is the most significant conference and…
019: SMB Cybersecurity Law and Tensions at Defcon
Aug 18, 2018 • 20 min
This week’s show is short. It was a busy week with starting a new job and the travel that came along with it. This week I talk about the recently signed Small Business Cybersecurity Act and tensions over the voting village at Defcon. Links:…
018: My interveiw with Doug DePeppe CRI - Sports ISAO - Eos Edge Legal
Aug 7, 2018 • 45 min
This week I speak with Doug DePeppe of Eos Edge Legal, Cyber Resilience Institute and the Sports-ISAO. We discuss a variety of topics to include cyber threat intelligence, information sharing, public-private partnerships and cyber legal issues.…
017: Arrests, DNA, and a Cyber Summit
Aug 3, 2018 • 35 min
This week I talk about the FIN7 arrests, DNA testing sites privacy and security, Information Warfare, a bit on the US-DHS National Cybersecurity Summit and the new National Risk Center. Links…
016: Is GDPR coming to the US?
Jul 27, 2018 • 27 min
This week I talk about a lucky encounter that lead to an interview with a local radio station, an old school attack made new and talk about the Trump’s Admin looking into a GDPR type policy for the U.S. Links:…
015: Russia, Russia, Russia
Jul 20, 2018 • 39 min
In this week’s episode I discuss the 12 Russian GRU officials that were indicted, the cybersecurity impacts from the Trump\Putin meeting and the dangers that simple allegations are having in our society. Links:…
014: U.S Federal Government Cybersecurity Happenings for the last couple weeks
Jul 12, 2018 • 37 min
This week I discuss some of the latest cybersecurity news about the U.S. Federal Government and US-DHS (I may have harped on US-DHS a little, just a little!). I talk about some recent news about my professional life. i play a little of the Gowdy hammering…
013: My interview w/Jessica Hyde
Jul 5, 2018 • 62 min
Joining me on this week’s episode is Jessica Hyde of Magnet Forensics. Jessica is a Marine vet, DFIR presenter, instructor and all around great person. We had a great conversation all about DFIR and Cybersecurity. @B1N2H3X ‏ @MagnetForensics
012: A Few Wins for Liberty and a Space Force Announcement
Jun 21, 2018 • 46 min
In this week’s episode I discuss some of the wins for Liberty from the prior week. I briefly talk about President Trump’s new “Space Force” idiotic idea and give kudos to some teachers! Audio Clip via…
011: Is Russia Really to blame for the 2016 U.S. Election Interference?
Jun 14, 2018 • 46 min
Is Russia really to blame for the alleged 2016 election interference? Why have we not seen any major evidence from the Federal Government? Could there be more to the story than what is being reported by the media and being disclosed by the Federal…
010: A Weekend Recap, Persistence, Ambition, and Never Giving up
Jun 6, 2018 • 33 min
In this weeks normally scheduled episode, I give a recap of Circle City Con 2018. I talk about what is coming up for the show over the next several weeks. I finish up by getting into a few of the inherent qualities that make me tick. Persistence By Calvin…
009: Special Edition Circle City Con 2018 Day 2
Jun 1, 2018 • 45 min
In this special edition I sat down with a good friend, fellow 4N6cator, and former grad school class mate Marcus Thompson at Circle City Con 2018. I ran into Marcus during second part of Day 2 of the Con. We spoke about several different topics including…
008: Live from Circle City Con 2018
May 31, 2018 • 33 min
This week I recorded live from Circle City Con 2018 in Indianapolis, IN. I talk about the Federal Governments cybersecurity efforts (or lack there of) from a couple of different news and internet posts. I also cover a bit more on the new US-DHS…
007: Rant on GDPR and the lack of cyber hygiene
May 23, 2018 • 31 min
I go into a little bit of a rant about the over reaching regulation that is GDPR. I get in to how the US is on track to have similar regulation if we don’t step up.
006: Ye Ole Net Neutrality
May 15, 2018 • 35 min
In this weeks episode I discuss Net Neutrality as the U.S. Senate is (was) expected to vote on reversing the December 14, 2017 removal of the regulation by the Trump Administrations. We briefly discuss the new Cybersecurity Strategy released by US-DHS…
005: Tech - Morality, Ethics, and Responsiblity
May 10, 2018 • 41 min
This week I discuss morality as it relates to the use, creation, production and regulation around technology. I look at this through the lens of business/manufactures, individual/consumers and government/regulators. In addition to that I will also be…
004: Part 2 Interview with Doug Rapp - CLA
Apr 30, 2018 • 37 min
This weeks episode we finish up the interview with Dough Rapp of the Cyber Leadership Alliance. We discuss a little politics, some social issues and of course more tech. For more information about CLA go to To become a Cyber.Now…
003: Part 1 Interview with Doug Rapp - Cyber Leadership Alliance
Apr 25, 2018 • 36 min
This is part one of a two part interview with Doug Rapp President of the Cyber Leadership Alliance (CLA), Indiana’s only 501(c)(6) nonprofit for the cybersecurity Industry. In this episode, Doug and I talk about CLA’s goals, current initiatives, the…
002: Is the US-DHS expanding their cybersecurity services to the private sector?
Apr 15, 2018 • 32 min
In this week’s episode I discuss, property rights, free markets, individualism, and limited government. I go into detail and give my thoughts on a recent article about the possibility of the US Department of Homeland Security (US-DHS)…
001: Welcome to the Cyber.Now Podcast
Apr 10, 2018 • 20 min
This is the very first episode of this podcast. I cover why I decided to start this show, discuss my background, the principles of liberty that I follow, and get into the Zuckerberg Senate Testimony.
Teaser Trailer
Apr 8, 2018 • 0 min
A teaser trailer to the new voice in liberty-based programing, the Cyber.Now Podcast