Hacking Humans
Hacking Humans
Dec 3, 2020
Going behind the scenes and preventing social engineering in financial institutions.
Play • 39 min

Joe has a story about fake websites with advanced profiling tools and malicious software by OceanLotus, Dave's story is about sites that ask if it's ok to send you notifications, The Catch of the Day comes from a listener named William who received a phishing email from the boss, and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Mike Slaugh from USAA on his predictions for 2021 and best practices for organizations to protect themselves and consumers, including creating better means of identity verification.

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The Social-Engineer Podcast
The Social-Engineer Podcast
Social-Engineer, LLC
Ep. 138 – Security With Marcus Sailler of Capital Group
In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by industry professional, Marcus Sailler to discuss his experience as the red team information security manager at Capital Group. Marcus shares some great tips on creating a successful security team and how you can prevent it from becoming the "No Police". They also go over the recent changes in the industry, including how big hacks have increased security awareness in the general public. 00:09 – Introduction to the new Security Awareness Series 01:28 – Introduction to Ryan MacDougall Phishing as a Service (PHaaS) Vishing as a Service (VaaS) Social-Engineer.com 02:32 – Introduction to Marcus Sailler 04:20 – How Marcus got into information security 06:08 – Recent changes in the infosec industry- How a big hack increases security awareness 12:09 – How a red team and security awareness team can collaborate to enhance security 14:25 – Introduction to Capital Group 16:17 – Coming up with relevant attacks for a global company 18:08 – How a security team can avoid becoming the “No Police” 21:39 – Why it’s better to build a blue team first 22:24 – The importance of attitude and ego for a red teamer 25:04 – How a red team benefits from partnership 26:53 – Emulate the bad guy, but remember to be good 29:18 – Steps corporations should implement now 30:58 – Some of Marcus’ most respected industry professionals Chris Hadnagy David McGuire Jason Frank Jeff Dimmock David Kennedy Amanda Berlin Ian Coldwater Rachel Tobac 34:47 – Marcus' book recommendations Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent's User Manual for Behavior Prediction The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts 39:18 – Marcus' contact info LinkedIn Twitter 14:38 – Outro Social-Engineer.org Social-Engineer.com The Innocent Lives Foundation SEVillage: The Human Hacking Conference Human Hacking Book Website Human Hacking Book Amazon Clutch Chris on Twitter Social-Engineer on Twitter
44 min
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 www.hackervalley.com/easy
31 min
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