[Podcast] How Entrepreneur Christian Wentz Takes On Identity Authentication and Data Integrity One Line of Code at a Time

[Podcast] How Entrepreneur Christian Wentz Takes On Identity Authentication and Data Integrity One Line of Code at a Time

In our latest episode of Security Nation, we are joined by Christian Wentz, CEO, CTO, founder of Gradient, and multiple Ph.D holder. From an electrical-engineering-applied-to-neuroscience background to a privacy and data protector present, we discuss what it’s like to thread the needle between internet profitability and end-user privacy. There’s technology, there’s politics, there’s policy, and there’s Tod getting very excited about code.


You can listen to the full discussion below, or read on for a transcript of the interview:

Jen Ellis:


Hi, and welcome to another thrilling episode of Security Nation, the podcast where we talk to interesting people doing cool things to advance security in some way. With me is my amazing co-host, who may or may not be in his hot tub, Mr. Tod Beardsley. How are you doing?


Tod Beardsley:


Hi, Jen. I'm doing well. I'm fully clothed and reasonably dry.


Jen Ellis:


I was going to say, being fully clothed, there's no guarantee that you're not in the hot tub. And as a quick aside, if you have not checked out Under The Hoodie and seen cartoon Tod yet-


Tod Beardsley:


Oh no.


Jen Ellis:


We are rapid7.com/under-the-hoodie and you will see cartoon Tod. I am going to say it right now, I think the hair is a little perfect. It's a little too perfect.


Tod Beardsley:


It's a little on the nose. Yeah.


Jen Ellis:


No, he definitely looks like he got some styling. He looks like he's salon-fresh-


Tod Beardsley:


Sure, yeah.


Jen ..