- 1 Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 483
- 2 Announcements
- 3 Interview: - Ferruh Mavituna, Netsparker 6:00-7:00PM
- 4 Listener Feedback: - 7:00PM-7:30PM
- 5 Security News - 7:30PM-8:30PM
Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 483
Recorded: September 29, 2016
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Interview: - Ferruh Mavituna, Netsparker 6:00-7:00PM
Hacking web apps since 2003, web app sec expert, CEO of Netsparker - http://netsparker.com
Founder of Netsparker Ltd, Product Manager of Netsparker, Web Application Security Scanner. Developed the first and only false-positive free web application security scanner with state of the art accurate vulnerability detection and exploitation features, today used by thousands companies around the world. Changed the automated web application security space.
Frequent speaker at several conferences about Web Application Security, released several research papers and tools.
Coming from a developer background (C++, ASP, ASP.NET and PHP), working in the web application security area since 2002.
Deep understanding of web application security in both sides, attacking and defending. Between 2002-2006 worked for Turkish Army and Police as well as several big clients as freelance contractor, in Turkey, USA, Canada and UK.
I mostly focus in these technical areas: Web Application Security Research, Automated Vulnerability Detection & Exploitation.
Listener Feedback: - 7:00PM-7:30PM
"In addition to your wonderful podcast, I also listen to ISMG. Ran into this pile of bullshit this morning and I was hoping you guys would respond.
http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/interviews/interview-john-dickson-i-3333 at the core of the issue Dickson covers here, I think, is the issue of "old vs new" and "shadow IT". He says some of the right things, in a rather daunting way, almost sky-larkings -- then goes down-hill fast when "dynamic languages" are brought up. Different from my view, and I think also yours, is the need to work together, rather than work _with_ shadow IT.
maybe I'm wrong. can you comment?"
Hey guys (Ian Smith),
I am a systems administrator, and in my off time, the co-founder and CTO of an incredibly small web services company. I have a degree in Linux/database administration and am pursuing a few others.
My question is how to pursue a career in information security without much but a drive to learn more about the field. I went to defcon this year, submitted a paper to O'Reiley's security conference in New York about starting security programs in SMBs on the cheap, and plan to develop more presentations about what I know and what I can give back to the community. I know that your general advice on the subject is to obtain certifications and spin up labs, but the certification route is pretty unobtainable at this point because of the costs associated.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Security News - 7:30PM-8:30PM
Michael's (Santa) Stories
This week Jack goes barking mad about "Active Defense", "Hacking Back", and Related Stupidity.
- This article says the Yahoo breach proves that we should "act preemptively" to combat breaches. Yeah, at a company that ignores its security team that will work very well.
- Here's a PDF on the ethics of hacking back which takes the position that all active defense is "hacking back" and misses the mark in several other ways. BUT, there are a few decent thoughts hidding in the derp.
- An older PDF of a policy brief on "Active Cyber Defense" which is pretty decent, in spite of using the phrase "CEZ, Cyber Engagement Zone".
- A short 2004 article (PDF) from Jennifer Granick on "strike back" which shows just how far we have not come in addressing this in any meaningful way.
- You will be stunned to learn this, but people were wrong on the Internet. All of that "Microsoft won't let Lenovo let customers install Linux on their computers" noise last week? Not so much, blame Intel, not Microsoft. Don't worry we still get to blame MS for all kinds of other things.
- Local Police Department hit by ransomware- and it's no big deal because they had good backups. Imagine that, preparedness.
- UK’s Top Police Warn That Modding Games May Turn Kids into Hackers and the dimwits mean it in a bad way.