Dave & Andy's WeegieCast
David Manuel and Andy Gill present WeegieCast.
Forewarning - Most episodes are pretty NSFW so be warned!
A long time ago, roughly 5 years ago, two like-minded people met and formed a partnership the likes of which the galaxy has never seen... with their powers combined, they formed an internet security podcast called..."Weegiecast"
Dave and Andy, two proud Glaswegians, became friends over a shared love for technology, music and top-notch banter. In the beginning, Dave had just graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University after studying Audio Production and was looking to break into the audio industry. By this point, Andy was well on his way to becoming a respected member of the infosec community. After some late-night discussions over precisely what it is to be a "hacker", Andy wrote a series of blog posts aimed at helping people like Dave wrap their heads around a technologically diverse and expansive subject with the hope of sparking new interest in the field and launching careers.
After a few years, the turbulence of daily life took Dave and Andy in different directions, until in mid-2019 the pair got back in contact, just as Dave was looking to change career direction following redundancy in the field of internet security. By this point, the aforementioned blog posts were turned in to a book - To date, "Breaking Into Information Security - Learning the Ropes 101 by Andy Gill" has sold over 10k copies both printed and digitally, across the globe.
As Andy continued Dave, during a drive to Steelcon 2019, where they talked all things hacky for 5 hours straight with barely a breath between sentences, it became clear that these discussions greatly benefited from having both the perspective of a newcomer in the industry and, by now, a seasoned veteran.
And thus, Weegiecast was born! A podcast aimed at tackling the diverse and often complex elements within internet security, in the hope that it may encourage others who may feel that a career in hacking is either unrealistic or beyond their capabilities, from all walks of life and starting positions."
We have a series of guests lined up for future episodes, aiming to bring you views from experienced professionals who have been there and done it, and who would like to pass on some of their wisdom to new and current generations of internet security professionals and beginners.
Find us on most major platforms;
- Castbox: https://castbox.fm/ch/2219241
- PocketCasts: https://pca.st/3Ri6
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3LS2D3QdRrsMCq4h928wth?si=W5PqxLeyS7-LlZ2kSxA2Sg
- Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/weegiecast/id1474717697
- Google: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnNvdW5kY2xvdWQuY29tL3VzZXJzL3NvdW5kY2xvdWQ6dXNlcnM6Njc1NjE0ODU1L3NvdW5kcy5yc3M
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/weegiecast
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/WeegieCast
- About Page: https://blog.zsec.uk/dave-andys-weegiecast/
Latest Episode - EP27 - End of an Era 'Goodbye Dave'
In this episode, we hand over from old co-host to new co-host, Dave departs the cast for his big solo career. We dove into some great topics around lessons learned over the years, many plans for the upcoming casts, and an overview of some tips and tricks we've all learned.
EP26 Kev Sheldrake(@kevsheldrake)
In this episode, we were joined by Kev Sheldrake. He took us through lots of exciting topics ranging from his path into the industry through the ages all the way over to his interest and academic study of hypnotism; as usual, we went off on a few tangents, but all interesting topics. Kev was contractually obliged to be drunk and sweary, as is the nature of Weegiecast.
EP25 - Just Dave and Andy
In this episode, Just Dave and Andy for a short ep on our own. Taking you through a short update on all the chaos Dave and Andy have been through over the last wee while, combined with our trip to SecuriTayX. Plus, some discussions of plans for WeegieCast in the future!
In this episode, we were joined by none other than CyberGibbons aka Andrew Tierney! He took us through what it's like to work in the IoT sphere, we also took a massive tangent on privacy and the normality of IoT in the home. All the usual chaos ensued but with some other interesting discussions around Andrew's path into security and how it has changed over the years, the general adoption of IoT and some of the chaos that occurs when you shitpost on the internet.
In this episode, we were joined by one of our longest supporters and fans, Netsecfocus! He took us through some really interesting things he has done over the years, including how airport security is meant to work! We chatted through some challenges with older programming languages, moving jobs and other chaos.
EP22 Alex Close(@CaptainDjent)
In this episode, we celebrate our two-year anniversary/birthday and we were joined by Alex Close who talked about what it is like to work in a SOC and make the leap to security testing. We also chatted through some of the many things he has achieved along his path into the industry including playing in a band in front of a crowd!
In this episode, we were joined by the wonderful Meadow Ellis who took us through her different interests, an eventful path through the pain and joy of 3D printing, the security industry, the importance of a work life balance and general chit chat.
E20 - Chrissy Morgan(@5w0rdFish)
In this episode, we were joined by the wonderful Chrissy Morgan also known as 5w0rdFish. She took us through her interesting path into industry including what it's like to work in an all-female close protection team. Transitioning into defensive IoT/OT work and her paths in between. A longer cast than normal.
E19 - CHRIS SUTHERLAND(@DrFedDC) - WELCOME HOME CHRIS
In this episode, we were joined by none other than Mr Chris Sutherland, also known as Dr Fed. He took us through how he got to where he is today and what it is like to be a CISO and provided some great advice for anybody in InfoSec.
E18 - Jo Dalton (@Cyb3rUnic0rn)
For this episode we were joined by the wonderful Jo Dalton(@Cyb3rUnic0rn), she took us through her experience working in the industry from multiple perspectives! An inspirational insight into the different paths and lessons Jo has learned over the years and the importance of giving things a go.
E17 - Paul Ritchie (@CornerPirate)
For this episode we were joined by the excellent Paul Ritchie(@CornerPirate), who provided plenty of war stories and his origins story. Lots of interesting content covered in this episode plus a great outro courtesy of Paul!
E16 - 'WeWantMor' (Mormaid)
On this episode we were joined by the lovely Mormaid, who gave us an insight into how she went from an arts degree to a career in security. Lots of interesting content covered in this episode. Plus some great editing from Dave :D. Enjoy folks!
E15 - Aidan(0x616e6874) special guest
This week, Dave and Andy interview Mr Aidan M(0x616e6874), we've been working to shorten the cast a bit to smaller episodes so here is a sub 2h ep! Again an excellent mix from Dave to make us all sound beautiful!
E14 - Steve Wilson(@a8n_pub) special guest
This week, Dave and Andy interview Mr Steve Wilson(a8n_pub), the cast is the longest so far, so buckle up grab a nice seat and listen to the audacity gold. Steve gave us a part 2 insight into lots of different topics.
E13 - Chris Pritchard(Ghostie)
This week, Dave and Andy interview Mr Chris Prichard, the cast is the longest so far beating last episode by a wee bit, so buckle up grab a nice seat and listen to the audacity gold. A really interesting insight into hax, ICS systems, music and social engineering.
E12 - SILENCE - John Carroll(@YoSignals)
This week, Dave and Andy interview Mr John Carroll, the cast is the longest so far, so buckle up grab a nice seat and listen to the audacity gold. John gave us an insight into what it is like to be an independent contractor and a great section on his interest in photography! The Episode also features the SILENCE bot aka Dave's special friend ;). Go follow John on Twitter and check the cast out!
E11 - Dave Kennedy(ReL1K/ hacking Dave)
This week, Dave and Andy interview Mr Dave Kennedy who gives us an insight into a lot of different topics around how he got into industry what his passions are and a quick AMA at the end. A really enjoyable episode to record and thanks once again to Dave for coming on! Probably the most SFW episode we've done!
E10 - Dan Card(mRr3b00t)
This week, Dave and Andy interview Mr Dan Card who gives us an overview of all things CV19, how he got into industry. Our longest episode yet, but a very interesting episode, Dan has done all manner of things in security and has a wealth of experience. This episode is NSFW as per usual.
E9 - Phil(Yekki)
This week, Dave and Andy interview Yekki aka Phil who gives us an overview of what its like to transition into the industry from a different career and from IT Support. We went through his path, some discussion around COVID19 and general great banter. This episode is NSFW as per usual. Go follow Yekki on twitter
E8 - DAkacki(rand0h)
This week, Dave and Andy interview DAkacki aka rand0h who is not only our first defensive operator and first American guest! We went through some local Scottish dialect and general great banter. This episode is NSFW as per usual but it is also our longest episode so far. DAkacki is also a podcaster on SecondOrderChaos.
E7 - Stu Kennedy(@NoobieDog)
This week, Dave and Andy interview Stuart Kennedy(@NoobieDog) and learn a lot about his journey into the industry some great stories along the way and some great banter. This episode is NSFW as per usual but it is also our longest episode so far!
E6 - WeegieCast Welcomes Special Guest FreakyClown(FC)
This week, Dave and Andy interview FreakyClown(FC) and hear about his experiences in outreach, security, running a business and some cool stories. We also dive into some brief car chat for fun. A really interesting episode with lots of detailed info. This is the first show notes!
E5 - WeegieCast Welcomes Special Guest Steve Wilson(a8n_pub)
This week, Dave and Andy interview Steve Wilson(a8n_pub) and hear about his experience in the security industry, how it has grown over time and what has changed. Steve gives us an insight into his different interests linked to security and the path he followed to get to where he is today.
E4 - WeegieCast Welcomes Special Guest MyExploit2600
In this episode, Dave and Andy interview Neil Lines(myexploit2600) and hear about his experience in the security industry. Neil gives us an insight into the wonderful world of transitioning between network engineering and pentesting.
E3 - Defcon Bonanza
In this episode, Dave and Andy explore what Defcon is how it all works and have some general bits and pieces plus the usual catch up. Some news from Dave and future plans!
E2 - We're Just Whipper Snappers
Leading from the success of the pilot episode, here comes episode 2. In this, Dave and Andy cover off a brief understanding of the history of security, what keeps us up at night, some brief discussions and fun around IoT and many more adventures. Enjoy folks!
E1 - Pilot
Todays episode, however, we are going to interview each other just to give you an idea of who it is you are listening to during these podcasts, a bit about what makes us tick and where we are currently at in our careers, and to give us a little practice at interview!