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143. The Best of 2022

Thanks For A Great 2022!

2022 was a great year for Breaking Badness! Thank you so much to our listeners from all over the world including, but not limited to the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Singapore, Canada, and more! We can’t say enough about how grateful we are that you choose to listen to our podcast. 

Before we take a look back at 2022, what’s happening in 2023? We had some great guests last year and we’re excited to have even more on the podcast in the coming year. We’re getting back to our roots and we’ll do more podcasting at shows like RSA and Black Hat/Summer Camp like we did back in 2019. We touched on that a bit in 2022 with our Voices From Infosec episode with Caitlin Kiska at GrrCon, and we’re excited to do more shows like it. 

Top Punny Names of 2022

These come in no particular order and with no voting criteria whatsoever – they simply made the list because they made us giggle the most. Tune into the podcast to hear all the color commentary on why these are our favorites:

  1. Episode 125. Nobody Makes Me Hertzbleed My Own Blood
  2. Episode 122. Inside the Threat Actor’s Studio
  3. Episode 121. IR You Afraid of the Dark Web?
  4. Episode 114. Domains of Our Lives
  5. Episode 134. OSINTillating Conversation

Top Breaking Badness Episodes of 2022

For our top episodes, we got a little more scientific and took a look at our analytics to determine what you, the listeners, loved in 2022! We’ll share the articles from these episodes here, but sound clips from these episodes are available on the audio. 

Starting at #5 and working our way to the top episode, we have Episode 137. Vishing Persons Report which features Kelsey LaBelle, our CISO Daniel Schwalbe, and Security Operations Engineer Ian Campbell! It’s a spookier episode as it’s recorded on Halloween, but nothing we can’t handle! In this episode, we covered a story on the Clop ransomware group along with the second Twilio breach of 2022.

#4 in our list is an installment of our Voices from Infosec series with Harshil Parikh. These are always fun episodes as it’s interesting to hear the various paths people take to infosec and Harshil was no exception. He talks about his background along with the history of Tromzo and the organization’s goals. If you didn’t already know, Tromzo has a podcast of their own which you can listen to after you polish off Breaking Badness!

Coming in at #3 is Episode 127. Like Shooting Phish in a Barrel with guest @nullcookies. In this episode, @nullcookies shares his insights into why phishing is still so effective and why it’s not going away anytime soon. He has fascinating predictions about what we might see from this tactic in the near-future along with some thoughts on why it’s not all gloom and doom.  

#2 on the list is Episode 110. A Sad State of Malwares. It was a more traditional episode with a typical format regular listeners are likely used to. In it, Taylor Wilkes-Pierce discusses a malware known as BotenaGo followed by a story Tim Helming shared about a novel macOS malware that was deemed “dangerous and hard to detect.  

And finally, the #1 most popular episode of Breaking Badness in 2022 was…Episode 108. Malware is Not My Cup of IoT! This one is from all the way back in January 2022! It’s great though with some fantastic pop culture references and well-written poems about IoT (seriously, there are TWO poems in this episode by Tim Helming. It’s fantastic!) 

We hope you enjoyed our 2022 countdown! We had a great time recording these episodes for you and we hope you found them to be timely and relevant. All the best for 2023 and we’ll be back to our regular programming next week!

That’s about all we have for this week, you can find us on Twitter @domaintools, all of the articles mentioned in our podcast will always be included on our podcast recap. Catch us Wednesdays at 9 AM Pacific time when we publish our next podcast and blog.

*A special thanks to John Roderick for our incredible podcast music!