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Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 490

Episode Audio

Recorded: November 17, 2016


  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
  • Larry Pesce
    Senior Managing Consultant and Director of Research at InGuardians, SANS Instructor.
  • Jeff Man
    Infosec analyst
    Pioneering ex-NSA pen tester
    PCI specialist
    Tribe of Hackers
    InfoSec Curmudgeon
    Currently a Sr. InfoSec Consultant for Online Business Systems.
  • Joff Thyer
    SANS Instructor, penetration tester, and Security Researcher at Black Hills Information Security.
  • Jack Daniel
    Co-Founder of Security BSides and certified security wizard.


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Interview: Jen Ellis and Harley Geiger, Rapid7 - 6:00-7:00PM

  • Jen Ellis, VP Community & Public Affairs

Work with security researchers & policy makers to improve public safety. Our increasing connectivity & reliance on code increases the risk exposure for consumers & organizations. It’s critical we can explain this & help people protect themselves. I help researchers collaborate with legislators & industry leaders to reduce consumer & organizational risk. I also work to positively influence cybersecurity legislation. I also volunteer for I Am The Cavalry, a security research group focused on promoting cyber safety.

I translate the passion of technologists & entrepreneurs into something meaningful & tangible to others. Effective communication is key to collaboration & understanding; we need both if we’re going to change the world. I’m highly results-oriented and passionate about building meaningful customer & community partnerships. I develop communications strategies that build credibility as well as awareness. I have a proven track record of delivering real business benefits from media and analyst relations, social media and events involvement. I’m highly collaborative, with an emphasis on building strategic integration with marketing, products, sales, and business development to support the business’ overall goals.

  • Harley Geiger, Director of Public Policy

Attorney and public affairs professional with experience in non-profit, government, and corporate settings. Specialist in developing policy solutions, legal analysis, and strategic communications for technology issues such as cybersecurity, privacy, intellectual property, unmanned systems, and free expression.

  1. Three words to describe yourself.
  2. If you were a serial killer, what would be your weapon of choice?
  3. If you wrote a book about yourself, what would the title be?
  4. In the popular game of ass grabby-grabby, do you prefer to go first or second?
  5. Choose two celebrities to be your parents.

Technical Segment: Alex Horan, Onapsis - 7:00PM-7:30PM

Alex Horan and Sebastian Bortnik from Onapsis

  • Discuss the trends they've seen in the past year (DHS CERT, SANS SAP report). He can also give product & company updates.

Sebastian has a lot of good content to talk about but a few of the points are below:

  • The evolution of the Onapsis research labs & how the team is fueling the product
  • Upcoming projects from the labs team
  • Interesting research projects for the team

Security News - 7:30PM-8:30PM

Paul's Stories

  1. Experts Tell Congress To Act On IoT Security
  2. Wi-Fi can imprint passwords and PINs onto radio signals - PC & Tech Authority
  3. Major Russian banks attacked by powerful IoT devices-focused botnet
  4. Meet PoisonTap, the $5 tool that ransacks password-protected computers | Ars Technica
  5. Seriously beautiful science cocktails will have you rethinking your alcohol choices

Joff's Stories

  1. Major Linux Security Hole in LUKS

Larry's Stories

Jack's Stories

Jeff's Stories

[Edward Snowden is a Fscking Idiot] http://gizmodo.com/edward-snowden-is-a-fucking-idiot-1789039598

(Not) Kevin's Stories

Michael's Stories