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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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129 Cybersecurity is National Security

10/14/2019
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On this week’s show, we welcome back Lauren Zabierek. The last time she joined us, she was a senior intelligence analyst at Recorded Future, but she’s since taken on the role of director of the cybersecurity project at Harvard’s Belfer Center. She shares the mission of her organization, the role she thinks it has to play on the national and international stage, and why making sure everyone has a seat at the table leads to better, safer outcomes.

Duration:00:19:00

128 Understanding Social Engineering and Maintaining Healthy Paranoia

10/7/2019
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Our guest today is Rosa Smothers, senior vice president of cyber operations at KnowBe4, where she leads KnowBe4’s federal practice efforts, including providing cybersecurity advisory services to civilian and military agencies within the U.S. federal government. From her humble beginnings with a used 8-bit home computer, Rosa’s career experience includes over a decade in the CIA, leading cyber operations against terrorists and nation-state adversaries. She served multiple tours overseas as a...

Duration:00:21:35

127 Disinformation for Sale

10/1/2019
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Disinformation campaigns are in the news. Starting with the 2016 U.S. election cycle, continuing in 2018, and now looking ahead to 2020, the threat of online influence operations from foreign adversaries has been top of mind — but there’s a different kind of disinformation for sale on the dark web. Researchers from Recorded Future’s Insikt Group engaged with two threat actors selling their wares on Russian-speaking underground forums. They discovered that disinformation campaigns are...

Duration:00:27:44

126 Intelligence from Internet Background Noise

9/24/2019
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When we talk about threat intelligence, we often put it in the context of bringing information to the surface, creating context and alerts to let you know what you need to be concerned with. We also speak of cutting through the noise, of pulling the signal out and transforming it into actionable intelligence. Our guest today is Andrew Morris. He’s CEO of GreyNoise Intelligence, a company that describes itself as “anti-threat intelligence.” That’s not to say they’re against threat...

Duration:00:22:22

125 Coming to a City or Town Near You: Ransomware

9/16/2019
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There has been a growing number of ransomware attacks targeting cities and towns across the U.S. Once hit, cities and towns face a number of tough decisions — pay the ransom, restore from backup — and all of this happens with a backdrop of needing to provide vital services to citizens. To add insult to injury, many cities and towns face tight IT and security budgets. They’ve been asking for more security and better backup tools, but are quite often being told that the money is simply not...

Duration:00:22:53

124 The Intersection of Political Science, Risk Management, and Cybersecurity

9/9/2019
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Our guest today is Matt Devost. He’s CEO and co-founder of OODA LLC, a company that helps clients identify, manage, and respond to global risks and uncertainties. Matt Devost has been at the intersection of public policy and cybersecurity since it became possible to align the two. He has expertise in counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, risk management, and cybersecurity issues. In addition to sharing the story of his career journey, we’ll get his insights on...

Duration:00:31:02

123 Crowdsourcing Phishing Defenses for Herd Immunity

9/3/2019
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Our guest today is Josh Kamdjou. He’s co-founder of Sublime Security, a company that’s looking to address the widespread security issues of phishing and spearphishing by offering open source tools that alert users to a range of potential indicators, as well as giving users the opportunity to share their findings with the community, to more quickly spread the word about new and growing threats. We’ll learn about his career journey, get his thoughts on threat intelligence, and hear his advice...

Duration:00:21:26

122 Hong Kong Protests and the Rise of Online Influence Operations

8/27/2019
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Recent protests in Hong Kong have highlighted a growing trend in online influence operations, in this case from mainland China. Officials there have been using Western social media platforms to influence public perception of the Hong Kong protests. Those social media platforms have, in turn, shut down accounts they’ve determined are posting what they call “inauthentic content.” Researchers in Recorded Future’s Insikt Group have been analyzing these attempts at online influence operations...

Duration:00:23:35

121 The Art and Science of SOAR

8/19/2019
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Our guest today is Cody Cornell. He’s CEO of Swimlane, a SOAR platform provider. Cody began his career in the U.S. Coast Guard and has spent 15 years in IT and security, including roles with the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), American Express, and IBM Global Business Services. We’ll learn about his career path from sailor to CEO, he’ll share his insider perspective on SOAR platforms and how organizations are using them, and we’ll learn...

Duration:00:23:06

120 Pioneering Threat Intelligence Before It Had a Name

8/16/2019
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Our guest today is Larci Robertson. She’s a senior manager in cyber threat intelligence at Epsilon, a marketing and advertising firm in Irving, Texas. Larci got started in threat intelligence right after college when she joined the U.S. Navy, back before the term “threat intelligence” had been coined. She eventually left the service and worked with a number of defense contractors, before moving to the private sector as a senior cyber threat analyst at PepsiCo, and ultimately to her current...

Duration:00:24:03

119 The Inevitable Evolution of SIEMs

8/5/2019
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Our guest today is Monzy Merza. He’s the VP and head of security research at Splunk. He shares his journey into tech and security, including leadership positions in both the government and private sectors, his thoughts on threat intelligence and the maturity companies need to properly implement it, as well as his perspective on the current state of SIEMs, and how they’ll need to evolve to keep up with the changes happening in the industry and the world at large.

Duration:00:23:15

118 Public Safety, Digital Forensics, and SOAR

7/29/2019
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Our guest is John Moran, senior product manager at DFLabs, whose offerings include a SOAR platform for cybersecurity. John shares his career journey from public safety to digital forensics and cybersecurity, his thoughts on some of the benefits and misconceptions surrounding SOAR deployment, insights on threat intelligence, and much more.

Duration:00:22:57

117 A Passion for Pen Testing

7/22/2019
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Our guest is Jason Bernier. He’s a penetration tester, working to help organizations ensure their systems are secure, and helping them understand where their weaknesses may be. He’s got some insightful stories to share from his work, along with practical advice for folks looking to find their place in the industry. To be sure, it’s serious work, but there’s no question Jason is passionate about his job, and he has a good time doing it.

Duration:00:15:19

116 Darknet DDoSer Does Damage to Dread

7/15/2019
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Criminal markets on dark web forums are the online version of a bad neighborhood, complete with sellers, buyers, and people who make their living connecting those groups. They tend to be self-policing, and so when an individual discovers a fundamental flaw in the technical foundation of the community and then decides to take advantage of that flaw to hold entire markets for ransom, that tends to get people’s attention. It’s a high-stakes game. Daniel Byrnes is a senior threat intelligence...

Duration:00:21:59

115 Intelligence for the OSINT Curious

7/8/2019
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Our guest today is Micah Hoffman. He’s principal consultant at Spotlight Infosec, and one of the founders of the OSINT Curious web site, an online destination for enthusiasts and students of open source intelligence gathering and analysis techniques. He shares his professional journey from psychology to information security, his insights on the growing availability and important of open source intelligence, his emphasis on ethics, and how organizations can best integrate open source tools...

Duration:00:24:51

114 Unwrapping Fishwrap, a New Social Media Misinformation Methodology

7/1/2019
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Researchers at Recorded Future have recently detected and described a new kind of influence operation that they’ve named “Fishwrap.” The technique involves recycling previously published news accounts of terrorist activities and amplifying their exposure through social media, with the apparent intent of sowing the seeds of distrust and unease. Our guest today is Staffan Truvé, CTO and co-founder of Recorded Future. He’ll describe the tools they used to uncover the Fishwrap campaign, the...

Duration:00:19:29

113 Being Courageous, Curious, and Thoughtful in Cybersecurity

6/24/2019
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Our guest today is Tracy Maleeff. Before earning a position as a cyber analyst at a Fortune 500 company, she ran her own firm, providing information security and competitive intelligence research. Prior to that she worked as a Library Resources Manager for a major law firm. Tracy shares the story of her unusual career journey from library science to cyber security, her advice for getting up to speed after a mid-career course change, as well as her thoughts on team building and the...

Duration:00:31:38

112 Making the Most of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

6/17/2019
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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework has become a valuable tool for evaluating security across a variety of business sectors. Originally published in 2014 and targeting critical infrastructure, the framework continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Its popularity stems from its thoroughness, applicability, and approachability. Our guests today are Ken Durbin, senior strategist for global government affairs and cybersecurity at Symantec,...

Duration:00:29:27

111 The Threat Intelligence Value Proposition

6/10/2019
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Joining us today is John TerBush, senior threat intelligence researcher at Recorded Future. John is an instructor with the SANS Institute, currently teaching a course on open source intelligence that he helped develop. Before joining Recorded Future, he was a senior cyber threat intelligence analyst and subject matter expert with consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cyber4Sight, and before that he worked for Symantec as a security operations center analyst. Earlier in his career, he worked...

Duration:00:16:47

110 Advocating OWASP, Securing Elections, and Standing Your Ground

6/3/2019
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Our guest today is Tanya Janca. She’s a senior cloud advocate at Microsoft, where she specializes in application security. She’s a popular speaker at security conferences around the world, evangelizing software security and advocating for developers. And she’s a leader in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) community, as well as an advocate and mentor for underrepresented communities in the security industry. She discusses her journey from software developer to security...

Duration:00:35:40