Please note that this is an adult conversation about adult topics at a hacking conference that includes bourbon and whiskey. There some f-bombs and adult language, so if that’s a problem for you, please skip this one.
Squeaking this in at the last minute to be still in July! :)
In this very special Q&A from DefCon25, we have Deviant Ollam as a guest. Deviant is a world class physical security system expert, who quite literally gets paid to break into secure facilities. While that’s his main focus, it extends well beyond that into firearms, culture and more. He’s also my friend and therefore a perfect candidate to have on this diversely focused channel we call InRange.
You’ll find that we don’t agree on everything in this discussion, and you may disagree with one of us as well while watching. That’s fine and healthy. Discuss it appropriately with respect and show your work. A back and forth discourse on volatile topics is essential to a health society and is a quintessential part of true hacker culture!
You can find Deviant Ollam via his website:
Questions and Timestamps:
I don’t currently have a question but I wanted to thank you for putting together this Q&A. The tech/firearms rights crossover is extremely exciting to me and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.
Do we think that there will finally be a eureka moment for folks who are very pro-privacy/pro-1st amendment but are anti 2A?
Does or should the right to bear arms in the US include viruses and such?
Wiki link for information about Wassenaar:
Are there any particular Schools/Degrees/Certifications that are best for someone looking to get into InfoSec as a potential career?
Rant & discussion about everything in life being a hack
What is the best security upgrade any hometown can implement / add to their home to deter break-ins while absent? Maybe something not too expensive that is often overlooked.
Regarding physical security in a well thought out and implemented home defense plan, in what layer do firearms fit into the mix and how should they be weighted against other parts of the plan?
Side discussion about PGO shotguns and stocks.
Discussion about the use of less lethal vs lethal force in a home defense scenario, mindset and potential psychological damages of such an event.
Deviant (shut up, I know you’re there), are there any updates to the “packing in the friendly skies” idea given current events? I would love to hear Ian’s and Karl’s opinion on the matter as well.
Deviant’s Packing in the skies video:
Printing TSA Keys with Johnny Xmas, see this video:
Abloy lock reference. If you want real locks, just stop messing around and get Abloys:
Discussion bout shimming zip ties.
Much love to the viewers and Patreon supporters here.
How scary is the growing prevalence of semi-autonomous weapons platforms?
Is/was the Terminator that unrealistic? Not the time travel parts, but the whole concept of technology and how it’s taking/shaping our lives so much more as we move forward.
Is AI a danger to humanity like Bill Gates and Elon Musk think or is this just fear mongering to give the government its change to control it by placing restrictions and regulations on its development?
Reference to film Eye in the Sky:
Richard Rhode’s book:
Should we be concerned about our digital footprints?
Watch every 2600 Steven Rambam video you’re able to:
Privacy - How important is it?
The concept of privacy becomes so foreign that it becomes obsolete?
DefCon for kids: “r00tz”:
The future is what we make it.
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