Season 1 Episode 4

Hacking the Novel: “I’m a technical person, therefore I create.”

Ryan Rutan

Ryan Rutan has worked in tech support, as a computer repairman, application developer, software engineer, entrepreneur and head of community… and most recently, fiction writer. Listen to this episode to hear what inspired Fork This Life, a novel that follows the life of a teenager growing up with the early internet of the 90s who eventually gets into hacking, and how it relates to today’s cybersecurity challenges.

  • Get the inside story of how working in tech support informed Ryan’s career in cybersecurity.
  • Nerd out on nostalgia about the nineties tech scene.
  • Pick up tips for developing your creative voice.
  • Get tips for how you can help spread a culture of good security hygiene.