Apr 15, 2017
He started coding at age 6, attended University at age 10, and now this 28 year-old Israeli hacking phenom is securing the world with his latest venture, Nyotron. Nir Gaist talks about his journey, which includes writing a curriculum for the Israeli Ministry of Education on offensive security, which he taught across high schools in Israel, before he even hit puberty!!! He also talks about one of the biggest threats in cyber security today, ransomware. It's netted cyber criminals more than $1 billion in 2016. And there's something new, which stands to more than double that in the coming year, RANSOME-AS-A-SERVICE. Yes, criminals are now in on the SAAS model!!! Also, on today's show, Shopkick's CEO Bill Demas shares a big announcement about it's rewards app, which rewards customers for making everyday purchases. Their portfolio is expanding to now include Shopkick Grocery. He talks about how his team innovates and came to the determination that grocery was their next target.