The Law, War Crimes, & the Foreign Legion – Capt. John Alfred, Thomas Lonardo – PSW #737

Considering that history has always had foreign legions, from Lord Byron fighting in Greece (well fighting might be a bit much), to For Whom the Bell Tolls, to the Flying Tigers, to the Layfayette Escadrille, foreign fighters have often entered war zones for a wide variety of reasons. Today, well, you can join up to a virtual cause and fight for whatever cause you are seeking and fight from the comfort of your own gaming chair. No selling your estates and dashing off to attack Lepanto, although you can do that too if you like. In this segment, we discuss, the computer fraud and abuse act, what it means to be a member of the foreign legion, and revisit the whole idea of hacking back as a security technique! Visit for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

The Law, War Crimes, & the Foreign Legion


Capt. John Alfred

Capt. John Alfred – at RI State Police

Captain Alfred, a twenty one year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Captain of the Division’s Cyber Crimes Unit and State Fusion Center within the Detective Bureau. Captain Alfred is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Cyber Crimes and the State Fusion Center Operations. He also oversees the Joint Cyber Task Force, which is a public and private partnership of cyber professionals.

Thomas Lonardo

Thomas Lonardo – Associate Professor at Roger Williams University

Associate Professor at Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies and Mario J. Gabelli School of Business. Possess a BS and MBA from Bryant University and a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law. I have been teaching in higher education for over 20 years. Prior to teaching in higher-ed I had spent 20 years’ in the financial services industry in various management capacities.
I teach courses in Computer Forensic Law, Business Law, Criminal Justice and Financial Accounting. I have given a number of presentations and authored articles relating to Computer Forensic Law and Practice dealing with Fourth Amendment privacy issues as well as the licensing of Computer Forensic professionals in the US. An attorney for 25 years as a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bar associations as well as the federal bar association.


Doug White

Doug White – Professor at Roger Williams University


Doug White is a Cybersecurity professor at Roger Williams University, the President of Secure Technology, and a Security Weekly network host.

Josh Marpet

Josh Marpet – Executive Director at RM-ISAO


Executive Director, RM-ISAO
Co-founder, MJM Growth
IANS Faculty
Blockchain Patent Holder
MISTI Instructor
Entrepreneurship Curmudgeon
Board Member BSidesDE
Board Member BSidesDC
Ex-cop and Fireman

Lee Neely

Lee Neely – Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

Tyler Robinson

Tyler Robinson – Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element


As the Managing Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc, Tyler leads a team of high-performance security professionals within the offensive security field by simulating sophisticated adversaries and creating scalable offensive security platforms using the latest techniques as seen in the wild. With over 2 decades of experience, Tyler specializes in Red Teaming, APT threat modeling, blackbox network penetration testing, and Physical/Social-Engineering. Tyler has presented at multiple conferences including BSides, DefCon and Blackhat panels, SANS security events and to multiple branches of the military.


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