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PaulDotCom Security Weekly - Episode 184 - For Thursday January 20th, 2010

  • Defensive Intuition - We are also sponsored by Defensive Intuition. Defensive Intuition is the provider of many security consulting services: penetration testing, physical assessments, and social engineering. Defensive Intuition: Owning your boxes, 7 ways to Sunday!
  • Shmoocon - This will be the next big conference that we will all be attending. We will have t-shirts and other special things to give away and sell. No, we are not selling the interns (who will both be there, btw). So come find us at the booth for all things PaulDotCom including free stickers, and PaulDotCom complete works DVDs!

Guest Interview: Eric Fiterman

Eric is a former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and founder of Methodvue. He brings his experience with the FBI in investigating and testifying in complex cases involving threats against the President of the United States, industrial espionage, acts of terrorism, electronic crimes, computer intrusions, and crimes against children.


  1. How did you get your start in information security?
  2. What was your path in becoming a Special Agent?
  3. What's a typical agent's career/life like? Is it like "24"?
  4. If a sysadmin finds illegal pron on servers at work, what does the FBI recommend in terms of reporting the situation?

Methodvue questions:

  1. Your approach seems to be quite different than most companies that operate in a similar space. Specifically, your "threat intelligence" model seems to be an approach that we at PaulDotCom have been yelling about for a long time. How's this being received by the business community?
  2. Your IR/Forensics approach appears to be more holistic than traditional offerings at other security providers. What are the things IR/Forensics pros need to do to up their game?
  3. Please expound on the governance component of your mission statement "Methodvue is a private intelligence organization specializing in the discovery and deterrence of complex threats to people, commerce, and governance."

The tech side is great at protecting the tech... but we (as an industry in general) are really awful at the "non tech" portion of security. What are some of the bigger gaps and how can we address them.

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