3rd Factor

Episode 04: The Breach-isode

October 5th, 2017

Chris and I talk about Equifax, Adobe, and other blunders from the last month. Chris also gives a quick report from the recent Structure...

Episode 03: The… 3rd Episode

August 31st, 2017

Jonathan and Chris get serious about top tips for public Wi-Fi, the recent Mandiant breach, OPNsense open source firewalls, and smartphones vs feature phones....

Episode 02: BlackHat 2017

August 3rd, 2017

In this episode, Chris and JonathanĀ are in Las Vegas for Black Hat 2017. We speak to some security vendors, get stymied by booth marketing,...

Episode 01: Is This Thing On?

July 11th, 2017

It’s here! Our first episode, in which we discuss: What the heck is this podcast? Should the US Government be required to provide assistance...

And we’re live!

July 1st, 2017

Ok, the website is up…and Chris and I recorded the first episode yesterday. Some post-processing and last minute details on the site here, and...

Behind the mic...

Jonathan Bensen

Jonathan Bensen


Jonathan is a 20 year veteran of IT infrastructure and security. He has designed and developed enterprise web security solutions, multi-factor authentication for government and private sector, and cloud-based mobile security solutions while at Blue Coat Systems, Good Technology and Centrify Inc. Jonathan loves to solve a good CTF challenge as well. When not working, he is an avid world traveler and avation industry enthusiast.

Chris Webber

Chris Webber


Chris is a security wonk, a product guy, and a recovering IT professional. Chris developed his particular slant on cloud security, multi-factor authentication, and security validation at companies like Zscaler, Blue Coat Systems, Good Technology, and SafeBreach. A wannabe renaissance man, Chris also races cars, records and performs music, and watches various cool old motorcycles rot slowly in his front yard.