ES Episode120

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Recorded December 19, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Episode Audio


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

    1. Intel, TPG in early talks to sell McAfee to Thoma Bravo: source
    2. Bitdefender offers new managed threat monitoring service
    3. Symantec and Fortinet Partner to Deliver Robust and Comprehensive Cloud Security Service | NCNONLINE
    4. Untangle Partners With Malwarebytes to Bring Layered Security to SMBs | SecurityWeek.Com

    Paul's Top Ten List For 2018

    Paul's Top Ten List for 2018:

    1. Top Productivity Tool: Hubspot
    2. Top Breach: Equifax
    3. Top Vulnerability: All of the Node.js library and add-on issues
    4. Favorite Security Weekly Technical Segment: PHP Type Juggling (Sven)
    5. Favorite 2019 Interview: Tie: Mandy and Dan Farmer & Weitse Venema
    6. Favorite New Startup: Bitdiscovery
    7. Favorite New Attack Technique: EternalSilance, Marcello
    8. Favorite News Article: Drones used to smuggle contraband into prison
    9. Favorite New Attack Tool: Everything MITRE ATT&CK Framework
    10. Favorite Cybersecurity Acquisition: Duo (By Cisco)