ES Episode147

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Recorded July 31, 2019 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Episode Audio


  • 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. Aqua Security Introduces Native Runtime Protection for Pivotal Cloud Foundry
    2. Microsoft acquires BlueTalon to bolster data governance offerings
    3. Arduino Selects Auth0 as Standardized Login for Open-Source Ecosystem
    4. New code-signing solution released by Venafi
    5. Check Point introduces two new security gateways - CRN - India
    6. Sonatype Goes Long with Go: Delivers Fully Automated Security Solution for Fast Growing Programming Language
    7. Carbon Black Proposes Updated Cybersecurity Kill Chain Model to Help Defenders Stay Ahead of Modern Attacks
    8. ExtraHop Issues Warning About Phoning Home in New Security Advisory
    9. Perimeter 81 and SentinelOne providing unified network and endpoint security - Help Net Security

    Topic: Evaluating Vendors

    Interview: Charles Thompson, Viavi

    Charles Thompson is the Senior Director of Product Management at Viavi

    Charles Thompson, Sr. Director of Product Management at VIAVI Solutions, has a career spanning 20 years in the IT space specializing in using wire-data to assist SecOps and NetOps teams with management, analysis, and protection of critical applications, services, and data. At VIAVI, Charles leads product management for the enterprise security and performance management solutions allowing earlier detection and faster, more comprehensive responses to security threats. Prior to VIAVI, Charles held various leadership roles in product management and services at Network Instruments. To learn more about VIAVI Solutions security solutions and to access a variety of premium whitepapers and assets, visit

    Segment Topic: Threat Hunting