Security Confidential S11 E4 Phillip Wylie

Phillip Wylie is an offensive security professional, educator, mentor, author, and frequent public speaker. His passions outside of the technical side of cybersecurity are sharing resources, professional networking, and bringing people together. He is also the host of The Hacker Factory Podcast and his new podcast, the Phillip Wylie Show. Phillip is the concept creator and coauthor of The Pentester Blueprint: Starting a Career as an Ethical Hacker.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

00:18 Our Guest

01:45 Phillips Origin Story

04:06 Wrestling a 750-pound bear

07:41 From Wresting to Cyber

10:12 What motivated Phillip to pursue Ethical Hacking?

11:43 Vulnerability management: What are we getting wrong?

14:52 Changing the Mindset

26:51 What is the role of Threat Intel?

28:08 Asset Intel approaches

31:05 Ransomware: It’s still growing

34:35 The Hacker Factory Podcast

34:59 The Phillip Wylie Show

36:17 News from Phillip

37:44 Connecting with Phillip

Dark Rhino Security\’s Security Confidential is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. For inquiries, please email

Check out the other episodes in Season 11:

Ep. 1 Huxley Barbee – Having ACCURATE Asset Inventory

Ep. 2 George Kamide – From Disinformation to AI (pt 1)

Ep. 3 George Kamide – From Disinformation to AI (pt 2)

Ep. 4 Phillip Wylie – He was once Wrestling a 750lb Bear, Now he\’s a Penetration Tester

Ep. 5 Bec McKeown – The Psychology behind our Cybersecurity Choices and Teams

Ep. 6 Bec McKeown – You CAN Train Your Mind

Ep. 7 Ben Johnson – What makes a great DevOps team?

Ep. 8 Kevin Metcalf – The Recovery Of Missing and Exploited Children

Ep. 9 Chris Rock – Terminated from Speaking at TED Global

Ep. 10 Chris Rock – Can Cyber Mercenaries Overthrow the Government?

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