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About Smashing Security

Hello hello! And thanks for checking out our Patreon page! We would be cockahoop if you chose to support us!

How does it work?

You choose an amount from the list of tiers on your right, which you pledge per month's worth of episodes. Think of it like buying us a lovely cup of hot chocolate each month!

What is Smashing Security?

If you're visiting this page you probably already know that, right? But in a nutshell, the "Smashing Security" podcast is a helpful and hilarious take on the week's tech SNAFUs.

Computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault chat with special guests each week about cybercrime, hacking, and online privacy. It's not your typical cybersecurity podcast...

We are lucky enough to have won some awards including "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019."

Who is behind the podcast?

Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are veterans of the computer security industry. For years they sat opposite each other at an anti-virus company, driving each other (not so quietly) mad.

For a while Graham was Carole's boss. Then Carole became Graham's boss for a while. Somehow, despite this, their friendship has lasted twenty years.

Despite what you may imagine, they're not married to each other. Although Carole was best man at Graham's wedding, and Graham returned the favour to Carole a few year's later by giving a truly risible bridesmaid's speech.

Why Patreon?

We LOVE making "Smashing Security". But making the podcast takes many hours each week, as well as some cash.

We have been lucky enough to get corporate sponsors who support the show with ads, but we know some listeners would like to hear the show without ads, or receive extra goodies, or just express their love for the show by buying us a cup of hot chocolate each month which will keep us awake as we edit in the wee small hours of the morning.

Which is where you come in!

What can I do?

If you enjoy the show and want us to keep making it, we would be thrilled and honoured if you want to support us with a monthly donation. Every donation counts, and by pledging just five dollars per month, we will love you, and you will be making a huge difference and contributing to the ongoing survival of this show!

If you can't afford or don't want to become a patron you can still support the show by telling your friends about it. If you enjoy it, there's a good chance that they will too! We really appreciate everyone who has helped spread the word.

The podcast is free, and will always be available for free.  But if you do want to support us we can offer you some extras via the different tiers - such as bonus content, and early access to episodes.

We really appreciate your support and thanks for listening!

Graham & Carole

The way Patreon works is you will be billed right away and immediately have access to all earlier content appropriate for your tier. Then, you will get billed on the first of the month for all the content coming out that month!
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We know this is what a lot of you want, and we're really keen to give it to you.  Let's get there if we can!
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