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Recorded Future takes you inside the world of cyber threat intelligence. We’re sharing stories from the trenches and the operations floor as well as giving you the skinny on established and emerging adversaries. We also talk current events, technical tradecraft, and offer up insights on the big picture issues in our industry. Join the Recorded Future team, special guests, and our partners from the CyberWire to learn everything you want to know (and maybe some things you’d rather not know) about the world of cyber threat intelligence.

Recorded Future takes you inside the world of cyber threat intelligence. We’re sharing stories from the trenches and the operations floor as well as giving you the skinny on established and emerging adversaries. We also talk current events, technical tradecraft, and offer up insights on the big picture issues in our industry. Join the Recorded Future team, special guests, and our partners from the CyberWire to learn everything you want to know (and maybe some things you’d rather not know) about the world of cyber threat intelligence.
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Recorded Future takes you inside the world of cyber threat intelligence. We’re sharing stories from the trenches and the operations floor as well as giving you the skinny on established and emerging adversaries. We also talk current events, technical tradecraft, and offer up insights on the big picture issues in our industry. Join the Recorded Future team, special guests, and our partners from the CyberWire to learn everything you want to know (and maybe some things you’d rather not know) about the world of cyber threat intelligence.

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Episodes

086 Bringing Collaboration to Real-Time Data Feeds

12/10/2018
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Our guest today is Aaron Gee-Clough. He’s chief technology officer for King & Union, a company that aims to bring increased collaboration to threat intelligence analysts, allowing them to more easily visualize and manage threat data in real time. We discuss the benefits and challenges in bringing meaningful, actionable threat intelligence to small and mid-sized organizations, what he thinks machine learning can and cannot bring to the table, the distinction between threat intelligence and...

Duration:00:23:33

085 Controlling Online Access in Yemen's War Zone

12/3/2018
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Recorded Future’s Insikt Group recently published research titled “Underlying Dimensions of Yemen’s Civil War: Control of the Internet.” It’s a detailed analysis of the role the internet has played in this ongoing bloody conflict, as rival factions fight to gain control of information, access, and infrastructure. Local and international interests all come in to play. Here to guide us through the research are Recorded Future’s Winnona DeSombre, threat intelligence researcher, and Greg...

Duration:00:22:55

084 Bringing Intelligence Community Experience to the Private Sector

11/26/2018
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Our guest today is Jason Kichen. He’s director of cybersecurity services at Versive, a cybersecurity company that delivers advanced threat detection and automation. Prior to Versive, Jason spent nearly 15 years in the U.S. Intelligence Community as an expert in technical and offensive cyber operations. He was responsible for the design and execution of advanced technical operations all over the world. He has two Director of National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citations and a National...

Duration:00:23:52

083 The What? So What? and the Why? Why? Why?

11/19/2018
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Today we welcome Maggie McDaniel, senior director of Insikt Group at Recorded Future. She’s had leadership positions in the U.S. government intelligence community, as well as the financial services sector. We’ll be discussing her recent blog post, “Communicating Threat Intelligence Relevance.” In it, she describes a framework that helps get to the core of what matters, helps explain what it means for your organization, and provides justification to the powers that be, all while improving...

Duration:00:19:15

Bringing Government Experience to Financial Services Security

11/12/2018
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Joining us today is Derrick Pendleton. He’s a senior digital forensic incident response analyst at Legg Mason in Baltimore. He shares his experience cutting his teeth on security within the federal government, the specific benefits he believes that environment provided, and how he’s brought those skills to his work protecting the employees, partners, and customers of Legg Mason, one of the largest asset management firms in the world. We’ll get his take on threat intelligence and incident...

Duration:00:20:21

081 Thwarting Organized Crime and Protecting Major Telecoms

11/5/2018
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Our guest today is Dale Drew. He’s chief security officer at Zayo Group, a global provider of communications, colocation, and cloud infrastructure. Previously, he’s held leadership positions at some of the largest and most influential telecommunications companies in the world, including CenturyLink, Level 3 Communications, and MCI Communications. He shares the story of his unlikely start in the security industry, sparked by a stolen family checkbook, which led to a position with the Arizona...

Duration:00:25:46

80 Blending Threat Intelligence With Cyber Risk Frameworks

10/29/2018
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Our guest today is Rick Tracy. He’s chief security officer at Telos, a cybersecurity, IT risk management and compliance, secure mobility, and identity management company. In addition to his duties as CSO, Rick is co-inventor of Xacta, a cyber risk management platform. Rick shares his experience from over three decades in the industry, his thoughts on regulations like GDPR and what we might expect to see here in the U.S., how he handles briefing his board of directors, the helpful utility of...

Duration:00:23:33

079 Advanced Security Tactics From Down Under

10/22/2018
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Joining us today is Nicolas Cairns, director of Aegis 9 Security Intelligence, a cybersecurity firm located in Canberra, Australia. In his career, Nicolas has worked in both offensive and defensive cybersecurity operations, threat intelligence, malware analysis, digital forensics and incident response, as well as threat and risk assessment. He shares his experience building a career in security, transitioning from the military to the private sector, having a hand in Australia’s first...

Duration:00:24:13

078 Intelligence Sharing to Protect Ourselves and Each Other

10/15/2018
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Our guest today is Paul Kurtz. He’s the co-founder and CEO of TruSTAR Technology, a company that develops collaborative intelligence-sharing platforms with the goal of streamlining the distribution of actionable information for cybersecurity professionals. Paul Kurtz began working in cybersecurity at the White House in the late 1990s, and later served in senior positions relating to critical infrastructure and counterterrorism on the White House's National Security and Homeland Security...

Duration:00:29:01

077 Threat Intelligence by the Book

10/8/2018
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The Recorded Future team is proud to have recently published its first book, “The Threat Intelligence Handbook — A Practical Guide for Security Teams to Unlocking the Power of Intelligence.” The book aims to provide readers with the information they’ll need to integrate threat intelligence into their organizations, to ensure that it’s actionable, and to put it in the hands of people who can most effectively make use of it. Joining us once again is Recorded Future’s Chris Pace, who served as...

Duration:00:21:08

076 Infect Others With Your Security Passion

10/1/2018
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Our guest today is Tod Beardsley. He’s director of research at Rapid7, a cybersecurity company providing technology, services, and research to organizations around the world. Tod manages software vulnerability research efforts at Rapid7, handles vulnerability disclosures, contributes to Rapid7's data science-driven research projects, and serves as the primary spokesperson for Rapid7 on security and research topics in the media and on podcasts like this one. Tod shares his professional...

Duration:00:24:12

075 Dr. Johannes Ullrich and the SANS Internet Storm Center

9/24/2018
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The SANS Institute is a well-known and respected cooperative research and education organization. Since its founding in 1989, it’s worked with over 165,000 security professionals around the world, providing training and certification. It also provides free access to a huge library of research documents about information security, and it runs the Internet Storm Center, which it describes as the internet’s early warning system. Our guest today is Dr. Johannes Ullrich, and he’s responsible for...

Duration:00:21:11

074 Fears of GDPR-Triggered Spam So Far Unfounded

9/17/2018
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Chances are you’re familiar with GDPR, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. It went into full effect back in May of this year, with the goal of improving the privacy and security of European citizens in particular, but the global community overall as well. One of the impacts of GDPR was that it made the WHOIS database private. WHOIS is the searchable online directory of domain name registrations, and some security researchers had concerns that spammers might take...

Duration:00:16:54

073 Protecting the Brand, Products and People at Perdue Farms

9/10/2018
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Perdue Farms is a major U.S. agricultural business, best known for its processing of chicken, turkey, and pork, and is one the nation’s top providers of grain. Founded nearly a century ago as a “mom-and-pop” business with a small flock of chickens, today the company marks sales in excess of $6.5 billion a year and has over 20,000 employees. Chris Wolski is head of information security and data protection at Perdue Farms, and he joins us to describe the unique intersection of cyber and...

Duration:00:18:25

072 Russia's Vulnerability Database Focuses Inward

9/4/2018
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Researchers from Recorded Future’s Insikt Group have previously analyzed both the U.S. and Chinese national vulnerability databases, examining the speed of publication of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and how each respective country considers its NVD in the broader context of the national mission of cyber defense and operations. Recorded Future’s research team recently set their investigative sights on Russia’s vulnerability database to see how it compares. Priscilla Moriuchi is director...

Duration:00:24:56

071 A European View of Cyber Security

8/27/2018
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We’ve got a special episode of the Recorded Future podcast for this week. Staffan Truvé, Recorded Future’s CTO and co-founder, returns to the show to lead a conversation with our guest Rolf Rosenvinge. Rolf is CEO of RCG – CyberInsights, a Stockholm-based cybersecurity management consulting firm. He shares his views on the state of cybersecurity in the EU; the effects GDPR is having; the evolving relationship between CTOs, CISOs, and boards; and the role of threat intelligence as we look...

Duration:00:22:18

Chinese Espionage Activity Tracks Economic Development Efforts

8/20/2018
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Researchers from Recorded Future’s Insikt Group have been tracking new malware targeting the Tibetan community, continuing an ongoing effort by the Chinese state to use cyberespionage to keep tabs on perceived domestic threats. They’ve uncovered a sophisticated new backdoor with some peculiar characteristics, and also concluded that many of these activities are being originated from servers located at a major Chinese research university. Winnona DeSombre and Sanil Chohan, threat...

Duration:00:25:14

069 A CISO's Journey From City to the Private Sector

8/13/2018
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Our guest is Gary Hayslip. He’s vice president and chief information security officer at Webroot, a cybersecurity and threat intelligence company. Prior to joining Webroot he was the CISO for the city of San Diego, and before that served active duty with the U.S. Navy and as a U.S. Federal Government employee. He’s the author of the "CISO Desk Reference Guide," and is an active cyber evangelist and popular keynote speaker. He shares his thoughts on team building, recruiting talent in a...

Duration:00:25:28

068 Protecting Missiles From Malware

8/6/2018
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Raytheon is one of the largest defense contractors in the world, with over 60 thousand employees and annual revenues near $25 billion. They’ve been in business for nearly a hundred years, with humble beginnings in vacuum tube manufacturing, RADAR systems and microwaves during World War II, and post-war expansions into everything from missiles and aircraft to refrigeration and robotics. Our guest today is Michael Daly, chief technology officer for cybersecurity at Raytheon. He shares his...

Duration:00:21:11

067 Quantifying Cyber Risk

7/30/2018
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This week we’re joined by Alexander Schlager, executive director of security services at Verizon. He has experience in both the technical and sales sides of the communications and security worlds, having gained experience in a variety of positions around the globe. Our conversation focuses on his belief that organizations need to concentrate on quantifying their cyber risk, and using what they learn to evaluate and plan their security programs. He explains why Verizon invests in reports like...

Duration:00:25:43