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Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 478

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Recorded: August 25, 2016


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Listener Feedback: A Host's Perspective - 6:00PM-7:00PM

Several listeners ask us to answer some of the questions that we ask the guests. Often times we are asking our guests interesting question, and listeners really want the hosts feedback as well! So, I've prepared some questions for the hosts:

  1. How did you get your start in information security?
  2. What is the most challenging part of your security career today? In the past?
  3. What devices and software make common appearances in your lab?
  4. If you built a brand new Raspberry PI, what would you do with it?
  5. What is the number one thing you would do, or exploit, to compromise the security of an organization?
  6. What is your most favorite piece of technology in your home? What are the security ramifications of using it?
  7. What qualities would you look for if you had to hire 1 security person for an organization?
  8. What is the most influential software developed for the security industry?
  9. What would you say to today’s youth about hacking and security?

Security News - 6:30PM-7:00PM

Paul's Stories

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  5. "Americans want passwords
  6. Hacking smart cities: Dangerous connections
  7. How Bitcoin Helped Fuel An Explosion In Ransomware Attacks
  8. EFF Slams Disregard For User Privacy With Windows 10
  9. Four In Five Android Devices Inherit Linux Snooping Flaw
  10. Ashley Madison Agrees To Security Overhaul After Damning Report

Larry's Stories

  1. iOS 0-days, persistent malware and updates

Interview: Heather Mahalik, The SANS Institute - 7:00PM-8:00PM

Heather Mahalik is leading the forensic effort as a Principal Forensic Scientist for ManTech CARD. Heather's extensive experience in digital forensics began in 2002. She is currently a senior instructor for the SANS Institute and is the course lead for FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics.