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Get inside the minds of leading white-hat hackers and security researchers. Each week, we’ll educate and entertain you by breaking down and simplifying the latest cybersecurity headlines and trends. Using our special blend of expertise, wit, and cynicism, we’ll turn complex security concepts into easily understood and actionable insights.

Get inside the minds of leading white-hat hackers and security researchers. Each week, we’ll educate and entertain you by breaking down and simplifying the latest cybersecurity headlines and trends. Using our special blend of expertise, wit, and cynicism, we’ll turn complex security concepts into easily understood and actionable insights.

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Get inside the minds of leading white-hat hackers and security researchers. Each week, we’ll educate and entertain you by breaking down and simplifying the latest cybersecurity headlines and trends. Using our special blend of expertise, wit, and cynicism, we’ll turn complex security concepts into easily understood and actionable insights.

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@watchguard

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English

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2066136600


Episodes

Microsoft Says “Regulate Us”

3/3/2021
This week on the podcast we cover an upcoming Chrome browser update with important behind-the-scenes changes, a 9.8/10 severity vulnerability in VMWare vCenter, and a plea from Microsoft for more breach disclosure regulation in the wake of the SolarWinds breaches.

Duration:00:36:29

RIPE for the Taking

2/24/2021
This week on the podcast, we chat about an authentication attack against one of the world’s internet address registrars, another Russian threat actor targeting a popular IT software company, and research on a credential theft trojan and its delivery methods.

Duration:00:31:06

So Confused

2/18/2021
This week on The 443, we cover a cyber-attack against the water supply of a small Florida town and research into a new class of vulnerabilities in software libraries called Dependency Confusion.

Duration:00:31:23

CacheFlow

2/11/2021
This week on the podcast, we cover the latest research from Avast on evasion techniques in use by malicious Chrome extensions. After that, we discuss the latest report from Google's Threat Analysis Group on nation-state threat actors targeting white hat security researchers.

Duration:00:32:35

It’s Always DNS

1/26/2021
This week on the podcast, we bring on Trevor Collins from the WatchGuard Threat Lab to chat about a the recently disclosed MalwareBytes breach and a series of vulnerabilities in a popular DNS forwarder, dubbed DNSPOOQ.

Duration:00:46:13

AppleScryptominers

1/19/2021
This week on the podcast, we cover a cloud security alert courtesy of Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and encrypted DNS guidance from the NSA. We also discuss a macOS malware evasion technique that has eluded analysis for over 5 years, until now.

Duration:00:36:18

The Hack of the Decade

1/11/2021
This week on the podcast we dive into what will likely be remembered as the hack of the decade. With victims including dozens of Fortune 500 companies and US Federal agencies, the SolarWinds supply chain breach has had a massive impact on the industry and as the potential to change client/vendor trust relationships going forward.

Duration:00:41:34

Biohacking with Amal Graafstra Rewind

12/28/2020
Happy Holidays! This week on the podcast, we're going back to one of our favorite episodes from 2019 where we sat down with Biohacking pioneer Amal Graafstra to discuss implants, RFID technology and the future of human/technology interactions.

Duration:00:46:28

2021 Security Predictions

12/7/2020
This week on the podcast, we jump in to WatchGuard Threat Lab's 2021 security predictions. From automated spear phishing to booby-trapped electric vehicle chargers, we'll discuss each of the 8 predictions we made and why we made them. You can read about the predictions in full at watchguard.com/predictions.

Duration:00:33:58

2020 Predictions Recap

11/30/2020
Every November, WatchGuard Threat Lab tries to make predictions about potential security events in the coming year. While some predictions might come off as a bit extreme, they're all grounded in actual trends that we see and expect to continue. With 2020 almost under wraps, its time for us to look back to the predictions we made one year ago and grade ourselves on how well we did.

Duration:00:34:16

Securing SMBs with John Grady

11/23/2020
This week on the podcast, we sit down with ESG Analyst John Grady again, this time to chat about the topic of SMB Security. We'll cover how the cyber threat landscape has changed throughout 2020 and what SMBs got right, and wrong when it came to adapting.

Duration:00:32:01

Getting SASE with John Grady

11/16/2020
This week on the podcast we sit down with John Grady, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, to break down the latest industry industry terms Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). We'll dive in to exactly what they encompass and then get John's thoughts on where they stand in small and medium enterprises.

Duration:00:34:16

Packaged Attacks

11/9/2020
This week on the podcast we discuss a previously unsolved mystery from the dark web that was just solved with a little help from the IRS. We'll then discuss the growing issue of malicious opensource packages and libraries after researchers last week discovered a malicious package masquerading as a popular communications service.

Duration:00:20:37

Healthcare Hacking

11/2/2020
This week on the podcast, we'll discuss an alert from US-CERT and the FBI that details an "imminent threat" to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, as well as some recently disclosed critical vulnerabilities in a popular healthcare records software. After that, we'll give you your (hopefully) last dose of election security news with some election related hacking from the past week.

Duration:00:51:19

Top Election Security Threats

10/29/2020
With the US elections only a week away, we're talking election security on this week's episode. We'll cover what we do and don't think attackers will target in the coming week and what we can do as a country to improve our security posture.

Duration:00:38:36

Trickbot Takedown

10/22/2020
This week on the podcast, we discuss the latest round of indictments against foreign intelligence agents for cyber espionage. After that, we cover a Microsoft-lead coalition that has so far made a significant impact in taking down the infrastructure behind one of the largest active botnets. Finally, we highlight key takeaways from the latest Google Threat Analysis Group update on foreign hacking efforts.

Duration:00:26:22

Android Ransomware Evolution

10/12/2020
This week on The 443, we cover research from Microsoft's security team on a new Android ransomware variant that gets around Google's latest protections. We also cover a UEFI malware loader discovered by Kaspersky and the US Department of Justice's actions against a popular video game console mod chip manufacturer.

Duration:00:43:13

ZeroLogon

10/5/2020
This week on the podcast we circle back to cover a critical vulnerability in Windows Server, that could allow an attacker to obtain the keys to the kingdom with minimal effort. After that, we discuss a pair of alerts from the US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on the topic of ransomware payments.

Duration:00:34:14

Q2 2020 Internet Security Report

9/28/2020
This week on the podcast, we cover the latest internet security report from WatchGuard Threat Lab. We'll go over the key takeaways from the Q2 2020 report including malware and network attacks that targeted WatchGuard customer networks. Before that though, we'll discuss an alert from the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that detailed a successful cyber attack against an unnamed federal agency.

Duration:00:33:54

Combating Disinformation with Nina Jankowicz

9/21/2020
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we sit down for a chat on disinformation with Nina Jankowicz, author of How to Lose the Information War. From the US to Estonia, we’ll discuss how nation states are weaponizing social discussion against their adversaries to sow discord and advance their own influence and agenda, in some cases without even having to pick a side.

Duration:00:51:08