Talkin’ About Infosec News – 11/30/2020
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CISO-Security Vendor Relationship Podcast
CISO-Security Vendor Relationship Podcast
Mike Johnson and David Spark
Our "Hope It Doesn't Happen to Me" Security Strategy
All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series We're thinking it just might be possible to wish our security problems away. This episode is hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series and Mike Johnson. Our sponsored guest this week is Steve Giguere, (@_SteveGiguere_) director of solution architecture and community, StackRox. Thanks to this week’s podcast sponsor, Stackrox StackRox is the industry’s first Kubernetes-native security platform that enables organizations to securely build, deploy, and run cloud-native applications anywhere. The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform delivers lower operational cost, reduced operational risk, and greater developer productivity through a Kubernetes-native approach that supports built-in security across the entire software development lifecycle. On this week's episode That’s something I would like to avoid Security theater is a security placebo. We're being told that it's effective, and we may fool ourselves into believing it is, but the reality is there's no real security medicine there. Over on Infosecurity Magazine, Danny Bradbury has identified a few key ones I want to call out. In particular, technology buzzwords - like getting a solution with AI, data collection - more data, more insights, right?, and endless security alerts - for practitioners and end users. All of these seem to be in regular practice today. Does calling out security theater result in pushback? And if so, how do you handle calling it out and how would you shift each of these security placebos into a more medicated version? There’s got to be a better way to handle this On reddit, kautica0 asks, "If a company becomes aware of a 0-day vulnerability and it impacts their production web application serving customers, what actions should be taken? Should it even be considered an incident?" Just because it's a 0-day vulnerability does that make it more threatening than any of the known vulnerabilities? There was a lot of logical advice that was akin to how we would handle any vulnerability, but the 0-day nature had the looming feeling of this could be an incident very quickly and would require an incident response plan. "What's Worse?!" A "What's Worse?!" entry from our youngest listener. Please, enough. No, more. The topic is Kubernetes Security. We discuss what we have heard enough about when it comes to Kubernetes security and what we would like to hear more. Where does a CISO begin Is being cloud first a security strategy? Over on the UK's National Cyber Security Centre, an article argues that we should not ask if the cloud is secure, but whether it is being used securely. What does that mean? And is there an argument for and against cloud first being a valid security strategy?
30 min
Brakeing Down Security Podcast
Brakeing Down Security Podcast
Bryan Brake, Amanda Berlin, Brian Boettcher
2021-001-news, youtuber 'dream' doxxed, solarwind passwords bruteforced, malware attacks
Dream Doxxed: Minecraft YouTuber Dream Doxxed Following Speedrun Controversy ( Def Noodles on Twitter: "STANS TAKING IT TOO FAR: Dream doxed after posting a picture of his kitchen on his 2nd Twitter account. Dream has not published statement about situation yet in his public accounts." / Twitter Osint issues… found him by breadcrumbs and using zillow internal pics of his house. Craziness Password Guessing Used as a Weapon by SolarWinds Hackers to Breach Targets - E Hacking News - Latest Hacker News and IT Security News How to Use APIs (explained from scratch) ( Hackers target cryptocurrency users with new ElectroRAT malware | ZDNet Cobalt Strike and Metasploit accounted for a quarter of all malware C&C servers in 2020 | ZDNet Check out our Store on Teepub! Join us on our #Slack Channel! Send a request to @brakesec on Twitter or email #AmazonMusic: #Brakesec Store!: #Spotify: #Pandora: #RSS: #Youtube Channel: #iTunes Store Link: #Google Play Store: Our main site: #iHeartRadio App: #SoundCloud: Comments, Questions, Feedback: Support Brakeing Down Security Podcast by using our #Paypal: OR our #Patreon #Twitter: @brakesec @boettcherpwned @bryanbrake @infosystir #Player.FM : #Stitcher Network: #TuneIn Radio App:
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Hacker Valley Studio
Hacker Valley Studio
Hacker Valley Media
Episode 114 - The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Threat Intelligence with Patrick Coughlin
In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris interview Patrick Coughlin, Co-Founder and CEO of TruSTAR. Patrick began his career as a security analyst in Washington D.C. and the middle east. By working with government contractors, multinational corporations, and counter-terrorism units, Patrick learned that the biggest challenge that security analysts have is retrieving the needed information from disparate data sources. This discovery led Patrick to founding TruStar. Patrick’s focus is to help organizations automate the collection and curation of threat intelligence data. Patrick’s analytical prowess originated from working at Booz Allen Hamilton where he learned a fundamental skill that all cybersecurity analysts should have - how to put together a slide deck. This skill helped Patrick articulate the importance of threat intelligence to leaders in the government and private sector. As the episode progresses, Patrick details the differences between threat intelligence requirements for national security and enterprise. For enterprise threat intelligence programs, the goal is to accelerate automation of detection and rarely attribution. Patrick also mentions automation is only as effective as the data is cleaned, normalized, and prioritized. What about the good, bad, and ugly of threat intelligence? Patrick describes that an organization can thrive by leveraging internal intelligence. This can be overlooked when organizations are fixated on buying threat data feeds and subscribing to ISAC feeds. Most enterprise organizations have a detection and response stack that is constantly providing information about threats relevant to their organization - which serves as great threat intelligence data. Chris and Ron ask Patrick about the science vs art aspects of cybersecurity and threat intelligence. Patrick describes that there is room for both art and science in threat intelligence. While new concepts are being discovered, there is art in finding the needle in the haystack. However, at some point, intuition can be described into steps that a machine can repeat. For example, after years of analytical practice an analyst can describe how and why they are tagging threat intelligence related data in such a way that can be repeated by other analysts or automation. This episode covers an abundance of tactics and techniques for threat intelligence analysts. Patrick describes the best place to begin automating threat intelligence is detection. An analyst can ask the question, “How do I get sources of known bad indicators into my detection stack so that I could drive high fidelity detections?”. As false positives decrease, your mean time to detection (MTTD) and resolution (MTTR) decrease which makes your threat intelligence and security operation team members more effective. 0:00 - Intro 1:53 - This episode features Patrick Coughlin, Co-Founder and CEO of TruSTAR 2:30 - Patrick’s background and start as a security analyst 5:19 - How to automate threat intelligence while reducing analyst fatigue 7:05 - How Patrick cultivated his analyst prowess 8:43 - Articulating threat intelligence to government and enterprise organizations 11:09 - Can a threat intelligence program be automated? 17:21 - Patrick’s experience of “good” and “bad” threat intelligence programs 20:31 - Logic vs Intuition in threat intelligence 27:04 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to make threat intelligence decisions 28:42 - Where to start when automating threat intelligence 30:02 - How to stay in touch with Patrick Coughlin Links: Connect with Patrick Coughlin on LinkedIn Link to Patrick’s company TruSTAR Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio. Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon. Follow Hacker Valley Studio on Twitter. Follow hosts Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran on Twitter. Learn more about our sponsor ByteChek. Take our FREE course for building threat intelligence programs by visiting
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Cyber Security Interviews
Cyber Security Interviews
Douglas A. Brush | Weekly Interviews w/ InfoSec Pros
#109 – Amanda Berlin: Happier People Stay Longer (Amanda Berlin) is the Lead Incident Detection Engineer for (Blumira) and the CEO and owner of the nonprofit corporation (Mental Health Hackers). She is the author of a Blue Team best practices book called " (Defensive Security Handbook: Best Practices for Securing Infrastructure)” with Lee Brotherston through O'Reilly Media. She is a co-host on the (Brakeing Down Security podcast) and writes for several blogs. Amanda is an avid volunteer and mental health advocate. She has presented at a large number of conventions, meetings, and industry events such as DerbyCon, O’Reilly Security, GrrCon, and DEFCON. In this episode, we discuss her start in help desk, speaking amount mental health, depression and anxiety, men's reluctance to report health issues, neurodiversity, how organizations can encourage self-care, using medication, the Mental Health Hackers organization, and so much more. Where you can find Amanda: (LinkedIn) (Twitter - InfoSystir) (Twitter - Mental Health Hackers) (Mental Health Hackers) (Brakeing Down Security Podcast) Episode Disclaimer: This podcast's information is not intended or implied as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We make no representation and assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in or available through this presentation. THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. Please speak to your physician before embarking on any treatment plan. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HEARD ON THIS PODCAST.
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