Hacker Valley Podcast
Hacker Valley Studio

The Hacker Valley Studio podcast delivers by Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran. They focus on the human condition to inspire peak performance in cybersecurity. Join them on their quest to find inspirational stories and knowledge to elevate ourselves and our communities.


Hacker Valley Studio

Hacker Valley Studio, which is a sub-branch of Hacker Valley Media, is a cybersecurity podcast for cybersecurity professionals.

Notes From Past Episodes of Hacker Valley Studio

  • Leading Cybersecurity Incidents as Incident Commander and Responding to a Cyber Crisis

In this episode, hosts tackle arguably one of the most difficult roles in cybersecurity: Incident Response. Together, Ron and Chris cover everything from the roles and responsibilities of an incident commander to the steps of bringing an incident to a close.

  • If It’s Smart, It’s Vulnerable and the Evolution of Cybersecurity with Mikko Hypponen

In this episode, Chris and Ron are joined by author, TED Talk presenter, and Chief Research Officer at WithSecure, Mikko Hyppönen, to discuss the past, present, and future of cybersecurity. With over 30 years of experience in cybersecurity, Mikko shares his insights on everything from the importance of knowing and understanding the enemy to the security implications of smart devices.

  • Resources That Changed How I Approach Cybersecurity

The two discuss SANS Institute posters for pentesting, purple teaming, and incident response. The two also showcase Google Hacking resources for finding domains of interest for cybersecurity. Ron and Chris highlight how podcasts can be a great way to try out a book before buying it, as authors often share the best parts of their work when interviewed. They emphasize that resources like books and podcasts can help professionals develop new skills and stay current with industry trends.

About Hacker Valley Media

Hacker Valley Media team are passionate about empowering cybersecurity community through high-quality content that entertains as much as it educates and inspires. They understand the challenges and triumphs of the cybersecurity profession because they have been there also.

Co-founders, Chris Cochran and Ron Eddings were both cyber practitioners for 10+ years. By luck or fate, in 2019 their paths crossed again and they started the flagship show Hacker Valley Studio to explore the human element of cyber. With raging success and support from the community, they expanded to a repertoire of shows and brought on new hosts with specific niches in cyber.