Freewheeling with Cyber
Red Queen Tarah Wheeler

I know this will come as a shock to you, but there’s a “every gender identity you can imagine gap” in cybersecurity.

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Red Queen Dynamics founder Tarah Wheeler knows a thing or two about smashing norms in the cybersecurity industry. But as a human being, she also has some experience being compromised. You’ll definitely want to tune in as she tells us about her own goal as a cybersecurity executive. 

This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to get a feel for what good cybersecurity looks like in real life. No one’s perfect, and mistakes happen. Cybersecurity is the art of what we do next when life happens and we need to make sure we’re as safe as possible, and the Red Queen is a great role model if you want to improve your safety online without making yourself crazy.  

Another thing that we learned in this episode: Act more like an aviation pilot. Tarah Wheeler flies, and she realized the checklists used in aviation are a great way to approach cybersecurity. Don’t have a checklist? That’s the first thing that should be on your list for why you should listen to this episode.

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Read the episode transcript here.

About the Hosts

Adam Levin is the former Director of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey, serial entrepreneur and author of Swiped, which he wrote with his sidekick, writer and cyber mensch, Beau Friedlander. With expert commentary from Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor, the show gets everything sorted out—or not—but either way you’re going to have a great time. Something weird happen to you? We’ve got your back.


What the Hack with Adam Levin is a production of Loud Tree Media and is produced by Andrew Steven.

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