Jayson E Street, the hacker who breaks security to educate about cyber security

In this “Secure in Mind” podcast episode Nick Kelly speak with your friendly hacker Jayson E Street. This unique individual uses his devices and experience to break into often supposedly unbreakable locations to educate companies, governments, users and everyone in between what they need to do to better their cyber security posture

04 Set 2018

This “Secure in Mind” podcast episode sees Nick Kelly speak with Jayson E Street. Well what can we say – this unique, warm individual uses his confidence, smarts, devices and experience to break into often supposedly unbreakable locations to educate companies, governments, users and everyone in between what they need to do to better their cyber security posture.

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Break into supposedly unbreakable locations

Strap yourselves in for a fun, educational discussion with a champion for positive change.

Jayson battled a dragon during the Fire Run in Barcelona Spain. He ‘accidentally’ broke into a shark tank in the Dominican Republic and climbed the pyramid of Giza (until the guards carrying AK-47s expressed their displeasure). He consulted with the Secret Service in 2007 on the WIFI security of the White House and has had tea with a Lebanese General in Beirut.

Jayson never finished High School but does have his GED. His first book is used as course material at four colleges in three countries (that he knows of), and he has spoken at numerous universities in the US and gave an eight-hour lecture at the Beijing Institute of Technology in 2014. Outside of standardized education, Jayson has spoken numerous times at DEF CON, at the first six DerbyCons and at many other Cons (Hack in Paris, Nuit Du Hack, IT-Defense, SYSCAN360, PH-Neutral, etc….) around the world. He was also on the David Letterman show (seriously) though he is still waiting for Stephen Colbert to have him on his show!

Jayson is only one degree away from Kevin Bacon after awkward hugging Oliver Stone and Jimmy Fallon. He started in security and law enforcement over 30 years ago and has always striven to make things more secure. Jayson has been in the Information Security industry for over 18 years, and once broke into a high scale hotel in the South of France – barefoot – wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pyjamas. He was also noted as the best janitor of all McDonald’s in the South East Texas region for 2 consecutive years.

Info on our guest here.

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There is a longstanding and distinct disconnect between the way information is packaged and presented to the public and the effectiveness of this presentation in terms of generating informed, considered debate.

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Nick Kelly Bio

Nick has spent years living and breathing different cultures in far flung lands the world over. From Guatemala to Cambodia and numerous places in between, he has collaborated, negotiated, elaborated and celebrated with fascinating people from all walks of life the world over. Not one to be put in a box, his background is highly varied and yet has always been involved in or associated with technology and ethics, and he brings this unique breadth of perspective to the table.


The production cost of this episode of “Secure in Mind” was supported by aizoOn Technology Consulting.

aizoOn is a global technology consulting company focused on innovation. The digital economy requires new visions, technologies and organisational models. We have taken the eco-system approach: innovation happens through a co-creation process involving government agencies, individuals, public and private entities.