ESWEpisode159

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Recorded October 30, 2019 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Episode Audio

Hosts

  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
  • John Strand
    Security analyst, Founder of Black Hills Information Security, and CTO of Offensive Countermeasures.
  • Matt Alderman
    CEO at Security Weekly, Strategic Advisor, and Wizard of Entrepreneurship
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    Enterprise News

    1. IaaS cloud vulnerabilities expected to increase 50% over 2018 figures - Help Net Security
    2. Respond Software adds web filtering investigation and discovery capabilities to its Respond Analyst solution - Help Net Security
    3. Examining security process maturity in 400 organizations - Help Net Security
    4. BlackBerry Announces Availability of CylancePROTECT for Mobile
    5. Snow Software Unveils Risk Monitor to Combat Security and Compliance Threats
    6. Cloud Networking and Security Firm Aviatrix Raises $40 Million | SecurityWeek.Com
    7. Fortinet acquires enSilo to strengthen its endpoint and network security solutions - Help Net Security


    Interview: Carter Manucy, Florida Municipal Power Agency

    Carter manucy is the Cybersecurity Manager at Municipal Power Agency
    Carter has been in IT for over 20 years now. Focusing on OT specific issues over the last decade or so, Carter has been deeply involved in everything from basic good business practice around OT to NERC CIP compliance issues. Carter holds a number of industry certifications including SANS GCIP, is a voting member of the NERC CIPC and a recognized leader for cybersecurity issues in the public power space. Carter is also a proud coin carrier of the BEER-ISAC.

    Segment Topic
    IT/OT convergence in the power/utilities space (or at least I think that's the topic we settled on!)

    Segment Description
    Fireside chat around the differences in IT and OT cybersecurity, challenges finding the right folks, challenges facing securing OT specific equipment, workforce development...


    Topic: Vulnerability Management Evaluation Guide


    Deployment

    • Cloud vs. On-Prem
    • Authenticated scanning - agents or other?
    • Local scanners?
    • Integrations - Ticketing systems and reporting

    Practice

    • Usability
    • Ability to define roles - Should be a tool all of IT can use
    • Coverage of vulnerabilities
    • Does it fit into DevOps and other practices and procedures?
    • Will it automatically, through integrations or natively, just apply the patches?
    • Other functionality:
      • Web scanning
      • Configuration auditing
      • Asset management
      • FIM
    • How does it fit into operations?
      • Ticketing
      • Remediation priority and tracking

    Reporting

    • How customizable is the reporting and processes to support remediation?
    • Priorities
    • Compensating controls
    • Executive reports and trending