Death to 2021 – A Cyber Year in Review HackableYou Podcast

Join us on the HackableYou Podcast as we discuss the cyber events of 2021, notable lessons we have learned, and what we think 2022 has in store for all of us. A very big Happy New Year from The HackableYou Team! 

What is HackableYou?

We are a Cyber Security Podcast and Community.

We aim to inform, educate and inspire everyone who is working in, aspiring to be part of or just curious on the topic of cyber security.

No matter your background or experience this is the place for you to learn and discuss all cyber security topics with like minded people.

Meet The Team

Ed Merrett
Founder and Host

Ed is the Founder of HackableYou and a Cybersecurity Professional specializing in Security Operations, Incident Response, and Threat Intelligence. He has a keen interest in all areas of Technology.

On a personal note, Ed is a big Rugby fan both as a player and supporter.

Alex Stoakes
Researcher and Host

Alex has a strong background in Security Operations and Incident Response. He has a great interest in DFIR and is a strong believer in self-development.

Outside of Security, he can be found at the nearest craft beer establishment.

Will Reed
Researcher and Host

Will brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his previous career in Law Enforcement. Recently making the jump into the Cybersecurity industry, Will specializes in Threat and Vulnerability Management and Offensive Security.

On the weekend you will most likely find Will riding around on his motorbike.

Join The HackableYou Community

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Our aim is to inform, educate, and inspire you, to help you grow into awesome cybersecurity professional.

This server is open to all who wish to learn and collaborate. Whether you currently work in the industry or are looking for your first role, this is a place for you.


Simplistic Log4j Investigation

Introduction A cyber “drop the mic” moment consumed the time, effort, and resources for nearly all security teams this December (2021). A critical vulnerability in a java package called log4j was disclosed under the pseudonym log4shell. If you haven’t read about it, where have you been!? I am not going to go into the detailsContinue reading “Simplistic Log4j Investigation”

What ‘Call of Duty: WARZONE’ taught me about Cyber Security.

Call of Duty remains to be one of (if not THE) most popular first-person shooter games currently available. However, what would you say if I told you that a video game can actually teach you lessons in cyber security, in particular the concept of defence in depth (aka layered security)?

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