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Recorded February 20, 2020 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Episode Audio


  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
  • Doug White
    Cybersecurity professor, President of Secure Technology, and Security Weekly network host.
  • Lee Neely
    is a Sr. Cyber Analyst at LLNL,SANS Analyst, SANS NewsBites Editor
  • 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.
  • Tyler Robinson
    Managing Director of Network Operations at Nisos, Inc .

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    Interview: Mike Nichols, Elastic - 6:00-6:45PM

    Mike Nicholsis the Head of Product Management at Elastic

    Mike leads Product Management at Elastic Security and is the former Vice President of Product Management at Endgame. He manages the PM team and ensures the product team is constantly listening to customers, researching the market, and deriving differentiated technology in order to choose the best strategic path for the company. Mike is also a Cybersecurity Strategy Instructor at Georgetown.

    Elastic Security is unifying SIEM and endpoint security

    Elastic recently released Elastic Security 7.6 - the culmination of months’ of work by the security team and a monumental leap forward toward delivering a unified threat protection and security analytics solution. At the core of our solution is Elasticsearch, powering a new SIEM detection engine that automates threat detection and comes with 100+ prebuilt rules aligned with the MITRE ATT&CK framework to identify known and unknown threats. In this episode, Mike Nichols, head of product at Elastic Security talks about these milestone features in the context of bringing SIEM and endpoint security together in a single UI.


    Tech Segment: Ian Coldwater, Heroku - 6:45PM-7:30PM

    Ian Coldwateris the Lead Infrastructure Security Engineer at Heroku.

    Ian Coldwater is a grown teenage hacker turned Lead Infrastructure Security Engineer at Salesforce/Heroku, who specializes in hacking and hardening Kubernetes, containers and cloud-native infrastructure. In their spare time, they like to go on cross-country road trips, participate in Capture the Flag competitions, and eat a lot of pie. Ian lives in Minneapolis and tweets @IanColdwater.

    Kubernetes/Container Security

    Ian Coldwater is coming onto Security Weekly to talk about attacking and defending Kubernetes and container infrastructure. We'll be looking at best practices, how the platform has evolved, and the state of the art.


    Security News - 7:30-8:30PM

    Paul's Stories

    1. Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months Krebs on Security
    2. 7 Ways to Improve the Security of Mobile Banking Apps
    3. Vulnerable Out of Band Consoles Put Industrial Assets at Risk | SecurityWeek.Com
    4. Trump 'Offered Pardon' to Assange If He Denied Russia Leak, Court Hears | SecurityWeek.Com
    5. Hackers are actively exploiting a Zero-Day in WordPress ThemeREX Plugin to create Admin Accounts
    6. Ring Rolls Out Mandatory 2FA, New Privacy Controls | SecurityWeek.Com
    7. Ransomware attack forces 2-day shutdown of natural gas pipeline
    8. The mess behind Microsofts yanked UEFI patch KB 4524244
    9. US, UK formally blame Russia for mass-defacement of Georgian websites | ZDNet
    10. Adobe releases out-of-band patch for critical code execution vulnerabilities | ZDNet
    11. Over 400 ICS Vulnerabilities Disclosed in 2019: Report | SecurityWeek.Com
    12. Cisco Patches Critical Flaw in Smart Licensing Solution | SecurityWeek.Com

    Lee's Stories

    1. Nedbank Says 1.7 Million Customers Impacted by Breach at Third-Party Provider Third party security - trust but verify.
    2. Iranian Hackers Targeting Dutch Universities
    3. Iranian Hackers Have Been Hacking VPN Servers to Plant Backdoors in Companies Around the World The issue is VPN exploits are happening more agressively, necessitating heightened monitoring and rapid patch/mitigation deployment.
    4. 500 Chrome Extensions Caught Stealing Private Data of 1.7 Million Users Installed extensions disabled and marked malicious. Uninstall any extensions so marked.
    5. Justice Department Slaps Huawei with New Racketeering Charges The efforts to steal IP by Chinese companies are often accompanied extensive supporting cyber espionage efforts.
    6. US Non-Profit for International Study Exposes Private Documents of Thousands of Students Exposed data included Visa documents and applications, medical forms, w-4 tax forms, I-94 US Arrival and Departure forms, all from two improperly configured MongoDB instances on the same IP address.
    7. Russian Intelligence Agents Reportedly Went to Ireland to Inspect Undersea Cables, and It's Reigniting Fears They Could Cut Them and Take Entire Countries Offline This is a quite challenging attack due to the number of cables that would need cutting, but coupled with other actions it could be very disruptive.
    8. Remote Wipe Plugin Bug Hits 200,000+ WordPress Sites If you're using the ThemeGrill Demo Importer and a ThemeGrill theme - patch or uninstall them.
    9. National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) Ransomware Resources posted In December 2019, the NMFTA conducted a ransomware tabletop exercise for motor freight carriers. Following the exercise, NMFTA released some key documents from the workshop for public use to maximize benefits to the transportation sector.
    10. Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B Sale includes RSA conference and RSA Archer, RSA NetWitness Platform, RSA SecurID, RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence.

    Doug's Stories

    1. 5 inch piece of electrical tape can fool Tesla sensors.
    2. Mt. Gox victims may get some of the bitcoins back.
    3. BIML releases guidelines for security in machine learning systems.
    4. Simple guide to AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning.
    5. Israeli soldiers phished by HAMAS posing as interested women.
    6. Dell sells RSA to private Equity Firm for 2.1B$
    7. Larry Tesler, who developed Cut, Copy, and Paste, has died.

    Jeff's Stories

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