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Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 398 for Thursday December 4th, 2014

And now, from the dark corners of the Internet, where exploits run wild, packets aren’t the only things getting sniffed, and the beer flows steady its Paul’s Security Weekly!

  • This interview is sponsored by Palo Alto Networks creators of THE next-generation firewalls, helping you enforce network security policies based on applications, users, and content. Visit them on the web at www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • And by The SANS institute the most trusted source for computer security training, certification and research. visit www.sans.org to learn more
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"Now, fire up a packet capture, pour yourself a beer, and give the intern control of your botnet..."

"Here's your host, a man who's chest hair really isn't on his chest, in a hair length rivaling Jack's, Paul Asadoorian"

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    • Larry teaching SANS 617 Wireless Ethical Hacking and Defense coming up in Orlando April 11-18 and Berlin, Germany June 22-27

= Guest Interview: = Will Gragido


Bio

Will Gragido possesses over 18 years of information security experience. A former United States Marine, Gragido began his career in the data communications information security and intelligence communities. After USMC, he worked within several information security consultancy roles performing and leading red teaming, penetration testing, incident response, security assessments, ethical hacking, malware analysis and risk management program development. He has worked with a variety of industry leading research organizations including International Network Services, Internet Security Systems/IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force, Damballa, Cassandra Security, HP DVLabs and now RSA NetWitness, where he leads the RSA FirstWatch Advanced Threat Intelligence team.

You can read more of his stories and blogs here.


Questions/Topics

Five Questions

  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. Pick two celebrities to be your parents.


Stories

Sponsors

  • Stories of the week is brought to you by Onapsis the leading provider of solutions to protect ERP systems from cyber-attacks. Customers can secure their SAP and Oracle business-critical platforms from espionage, sabotage and financial fraud risks. Visit them on the web at http://www.onapsis.com/
  • And by Pwnie Express - Check out the community edition and turn your Nexus 7 into a lean and mean pen testing machine. For all those hard to reach places, there's Pwnie Express, visit them on the web at http://pwnieexpress.com
  • And by Black Hills Information Security, the leaders in penetration testing and active defense. Email consulting@blackhillsinfosec.com to request a quote today!


Paul's Stories

Larry's Stories

Jack's Stories

  1. Cylance Report Connects Iran to Critical Infrastructure Hacks Worldwide The full report (86 page PDF) from Cylance is available here
  2. Electronic cigarettes exploited in the wild to serve malware and this starts right after Paul gets into vaping. Coincidence?
  3. Is the Sony hack Hollywood's "Snowden Moment"? An interesting article from Violet Blue. Electronic cigarettes exploited in the wild to serve malwareIt was or was not the North Koreans
  4. Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones and tabletsa

Joff's musings from down under