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Episode 153: Hacking Anesthesia Machines and Mayors say No to Ransoms

7/12/2019
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In this week’s podcast episode (#153): The researcher who discovered serious remote access security flaws in anesthesia machines by GE says such security holes are common. Also: the US Conference of Mayors voted unanimously to swear off paying ransoms for cyber attacks. But is that a smart idea? We’re joined by Andrew Dolan of the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center to talk about it. The post Episode 153: Hacking Anesthesia Machines and Mayors say No to Ransoms appeared...

Duration:00:33:14

Episode 152: What the Silex Malware says about IoT Insecurity and Cloud Security CEO Steve Mullaney on Amazon ReInforce

7/3/2019
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In this week’s podcast episode, #152: we talk with Akamai researcher Larry Cashdollar about his discovery of Silex, a new example of IoT killing malware allegedly authored by a 14 year old. Also: Steve Mullaney, the CEO of the cloud security start up Aviatrix joins us to talk about Amazon's new cloud security conference: Re:Inforce. The post Episode 152: What the Silex Malware says about IoT Insecurity and Cloud Security CEO Steve Mullaney on Amazon ReInforce appeared first on The Security...

Duration:00:32:15

Episode 151: Ransoming the City with Cesar Cerrudo of IOActive

6/27/2019
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In this week’s episode, #151: Cesar Cerrudo, the head of research at the firm IOActive joins us to talk about the recent spate of massive ransomware payouts and why municipal government networks are the favorite target of hackers these days. The post Episode 151: Ransoming the City with Cesar Cerrudo of IOActive appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Episode 153: Hacking Anesthesia Machines and Mayors say No to RansomsEpisode 152: What the Silex Malware says about IoT...

Duration:00:21:36

Episode 150: Microsoft’s Tanya Janca on securing Azure and Armor Scientific’s CTO on Life after Passwords

6/19/2019
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In this week’s episode, #150: Microsoft cloud evangelist Tanya Janca joins us to talk about securing Azure and the challenges of pushing security left. Also: we continue our series on life after passwords as we speak with Nick Buchanan, CTO of Armor Scientific joins us to talk about the imminent demise of the password and what might replace it. The post Episode 150: Microsoft’s Tanya Janca on securing Azure and Armor Scientific’s CTO on Life after Passwords appeared first on The Security...

Duration:00:48:22

Episode 149: How Real is the Huawei Risk?

6/13/2019
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In this episode of the podcast we're joined by Priscilla Moriuchi of the firm Recorded Future, which released a report this week analyzing the security risks posed by Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications and technology giant. The post Episode 149: How Real is the Huawei Risk? appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories DHS Warns That Drones Made in China Could Steal U.S. DataFirm Uncovers Major Cyber-Espionage Campaign Against TelcosIsraeli Group Exploited WhatsApp to Spy...

Duration:00:34:06

Episode 148: Joseph Menn on Cult of the Dead Cow also Veracode CEO Sam King on InfoSec’s Leaky Talent Pipeline

6/5/2019
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In this week's episode of the podcast: Joseph Menn's new book Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World hit store shelves this week. We reprise our March interview with Joe and talk about the origins of CDC. Also: is the talent pipeline for information security empty, or has it sprung a leak? We're joined by Veracode CEO Sam King to talk about one of the top problems facing organizations: how to cultivate and keep information security talent. The...

Duration:00:29:15

Episode 147: Forty Year Old GPS Satellites offer a Warning about securing the Internet of Things

5/29/2019
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A programming glitch in GPS satellite software grounded planes in China and other countries. But what does it tell us about the security of the Internet of Things? Bill Malik of Trend Micro joins us to discuss. The post Episode 147: Forty Year Old GPS Satellites offer a Warning about securing the Internet of Things appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Podcast Episode 150: Microsoft’s Tanya Janca on securing Azure and Armor Scientific’s CTO on Life after...

Duration:00:22:19

Episode 146: Elections Loom, Political Parties struggle with Cyber Security and Securing Cloud with Aporeto’s Amir Sharif

5/22/2019
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his week’s episode, #146: we speak with the researchers behind a new analysis of more than 40 political parties in the US and Europe showing that many suffer from poor cyber security. Also: DEV-OPS methodologies are transforming the way organizations are creating and consuming software. But security technology is stuck in the past. In our second segment, we speak with the Amir Sharif of the firm Aporeto*, a provider of identity-based access control for the cloud. The post Episode 146:...

Duration:00:46:45

Spotlight Podcast: Managing the Digital Risk in your Digital Transformation

5/16/2019
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Companies are pursuing digital transformation at all costs. But do they really understand the risks lurking in their digital transformation strategies? In this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by RSA,* we're joined by RSA Portfolio Strategist Steve Schlarman for a discussion of managing the risks in digital transformation. The post Spotlight Podcast: Managing the Digital Risk in your Digital Transformation appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Episode 149: How Real is the...

Duration:00:32:29

Episode 145: Veracode CTO Chris Wysopal and Life After Passwords with Plurilock

5/8/2019
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In this week’s episode, #145 Veracode CTO Chris Wysopal joins us to talk about the early days of the information security industry with L0pht and securing software supply chains. Also: we continue our series on life after the password by speaking to Ian Paterson, the CEO of behavioral authentication vendor Plurilock. The post Episode 145: Veracode CTO Chris Wysopal and Life After Passwords with Plurilock appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Podcast Episode 150:...

Duration:00:38:22

Episode 144: Infosec Supporting Right to Repair with Joe Grand and Kyle Wiens

4/30/2019
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In this week's podcast, Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio and Kyle Wiens of iFixit join me to talk about the launch of securepairs.org and fighting cybersecurity FUD in the right to repair. The post Episode 144: Infosec Supporting Right to Repair with Joe Grand and Kyle Wiens appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Episode 148: Joseph Menn on Cult of the Dead Cow also Veracode CEO Sam King on InfoSec’s Leaky Talent PipelineCognitive Bias is the Threat Actor you may never...

Duration:00:35:12

Podcast Episode 143: Tufin’s IPO with CEO Ruvi Kitov and Capsule8 on securing Linux at Scale

4/23/2019
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Tufin (TUFN) became the latest cyber security firm to have an initial public offering. In our first segment, we speak to its co-founder and CEO Reuven Kitov. Also: as more and more applications and workloads shift to the cloud, securing high-performance Linux environments has become a priority. In our second segment, we speak with Kelly Shortridge of the firm Capsule8, a firm that is offering attack protection for product linux environments. The post Podcast Episode 143: Tufin’s IPO with...

Duration:00:38:00

Podcast Episode 142: On Supply Chains Diamond-based Identities are forever

4/16/2019
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In this week’s episode, #142: we continue our series on Life after Passwords: the Future of Online Identity as we are joined by Ophir Gaathon, the CEO of the firm Dust Identity. The post Podcast Episode 142: On Supply Chains Diamond-based Identities are forever appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Forty Year Old GPS Satellites tell us lots about securing the Internet of ThingsMore Questions as Expert Recreates Chinese Super Micro Hardware HackUnsecured Database...

Duration:00:31:21

Spotlight Podcast: Fixing Supply Chain Hacks with Strong Device Identities

4/11/2019
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Supply chain hacks like ME Docs and ASUS aren't inevitable. In this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by Trusted Computing Group, I speak with Dennis Mattoon, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the Chairman of the Trusted Computing Group's DICE Architectures Working Group* about how strong device identities for IoT endpoints can stop supply chain compromises. The post Spotlight Podcast: Fixing Supply Chain Hacks with Strong Device Identities appeared first on The Security...

Duration:00:31:15

Podcast Episode 141: Massive Data Breaches Just Keep Happening. We Talk about Why.

4/9/2019
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Countless Congressional hearings, 48 state data privacy laws and GDPR and mega breaches like the discovery of data on 500 million Facebook users just keep happening. Why? In this episode of the podcast, Paul is joined by experts from the firm BitSight and BigID to discuss why we can't seem to stop the breaches. The post Podcast Episode 141: Massive Data Breaches Just Keep Happening. We Talk about Why. appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Waiting for Federal Data...

Duration:00:26:19

Podcast Episode 140: passwords are dying. What will replace them?

4/2/2019
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Alpha-numeric passwords have been with us almost since the dawn of the computing age. But our guest this week, Phil Dunkelberger the CEO of Nok Nok Labs, says they've overstayed their welcome, and that the next few years may see them disappear altogether. We talk about what will replace them and how. The post Podcast Episode 140: passwords are dying. What will replace them? appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Podcast Episode 142: On Supply Chains Diamond-based...

Duration:00:34:53

Podcast Episode 139: the State(s) of Right to Repair and API Insecurity on GitHub

3/26/2019
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In our latest podcast episode we're joined by Kyle Wiens of iFixit to talk about right to repair legislation pending in 20 states. Also: Dmitry Sotnikov of 42Crunch joins us to talk about API insecurity on GitHub. The post Podcast Episode 139: the State(s) of Right to Repair and API Insecurity on GitHub appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Podcast Episode 141: Massive Data Breaches Just Keep Happening. We Talk about Why.In Granite State: Industry Groups Paint Dark...

Duration:00:39:09

Podcast Episode 138: Hacker President? Joseph Menn of Reuters talks Beto and Cult of the Dead Cow

3/19/2019
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In this exclusive podcast interview with Security Ledger, Reuters investigative technology journalist Joseph Menn talks about his upcoming book on the iconic hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow and his discovery that U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke of Texas was an early member. The post Podcast Episode 138: Hacker President? Joseph Menn of Reuters talks Beto and Cult of the Dead Cow appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Podcast Episode 143: Tufin’s IPO with...

Duration:00:29:04

Spotlight: CTIA’s IoT Cybersecurity Certification is a Big Deal. Here’s why.

3/13/2019
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Forget about Congress's latest attempt to regulate IoT security. CTIAs new certification is the toothiest standard going. In this Spotlight Podcast, we talk with Sameer Dixit of Spirent * on the sidelines of RSA about why.  The post Spotlight: CTIA’s IoT Cybersecurity Certification is a Big Deal. Here’s why. appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Podcast Episode 141: Massive Data Breaches Just Keep Happening. We Talk about Why.Asus ShadowHammer suggests Supply Chain...

Duration:00:20:09

Podcast Episode 137 Sponsored by Code42: GirlScouts to the Rescue and Rethinking Enterprise DLP

3/12/2019
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In this week's episode (#137): Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Chief Information Security Officer Elizabeth Joyce joins us to talk about HPE's collaboration with Girl Scouts of America to bolster teenagers cyber security chops and encourage more young women to explore cyber security as a profession. Also: we talk with Vijay Ramanathan about the evolving need for DLP. The post Podcast Episode 137 Sponsored by Code42: GirlScouts to the Rescue and Rethinking Enterprise DLP appeared first on...

Duration:00:44:13