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Season 1  |  Episode 8

Stu McClure, Chetan Conikee, Chris Hatter, and Ben Denkers return for Episode 8 of Hacking Exposed, Qwiet Edition! The focal point of the conversation is the unexpected firing of Sam Altman from OpenAI, the subsequent departures of high-profile co-founders and researchers, and the contentious atmosphere that ensued. The panel explores the implications of this leadership upheaval and delves into conspiracy theories versus facts about the potential in-play chess game involving large tech enterprises.

In this episode:

(00:35) The Drama of AI: Leadership Shifts at OpenAI

  • [00:00:35] Stu reveals the startling news about Sam Altman’s departure from OpenAI
  • [00:02:21] The pondering of unprecedented board decisions and their impacts on the tech giant.
  • [00:03:23] Analyzing the new structural setup after key resignations.
  • [00:07:00] Discussion on ‘cap profits’ and the unforeseen effects on OpenAI’s financial and operational strategy.
  • [00:08:00] Speculations on Microsoft’s involvement and the future of AI leadership.

(19:00) Cybersecurity Concerns: The Sunburst SolarWinds SEC Suit

  • [00:19:00] The panel addresses the SEC lawsuit against the former SolarWinds CISO and the implications for the industry.
  • [00:20:29] Chris Hatter offers insights on how the SEC’s decisions may affect the CISO role.
  • [00:25:00] The conversation shifts to discuss a newly outlined four-day breach disclosure rule and its implications.

Resources for this episode:

The Firing of Sam Altman from OpenAI:

  1. Interview: Sam Altman on being fired and rehired by OpenAI (The Verge)