I'm a newcomer on Hak5 forum but have been following the channel on Youtube for a little while now. I'm a (moderate) fan.
I've been an IT person for about 20 years now and all aspects of security do matter to me. In a previous job I was watching the network security and providing users with common good practices. Although I'm no expert I try my best to act as responsibly as can be, leaving room for improvement — I guess there's plenty of it...
For several years now the growing number of security flaws, exploits, vulnerabilities and hacks that have been reported through the news and all the channels that I happened to browse give me the creeps: yahoo breaches, XSS, CPU flaws, software bugs and poor programming practices, which government agencies profit from for spying, poor IoT security, connected spy-tools from Google and Amazon... (I'll stop there.) Not that I'm afraid I rather feel disgusted to the point of wanting to run away from a great part of the technology as much and as far as possible.
As I also follow the news and behind the (not-so) recent Meltdown and Spectre flaws that top it all I fee like whatever I can do ends up like putting steel locks with 12 digits on a tipi's curtain.
Thanks a whole lot, guys and keep the good work.