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 "In the offense-defense see-saw, the defense seems to be winning."

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Ep 1941 | 11.3.23

In the offense-defense see-saw, the defense seems to be rising.

An Apache vulnerability is being used to install ransomware. Exploitation of Citrix vulnerability in the wild. AP sustains DDoS attack. HHS reaches settlement in HIPAA data breach incident. More evidence of OSINT's reach. On the Solution Spotlight: Simone Petrella and Rick Howard speak with Ben Rothke about his article and thoughts on "Is there really an information security jobs crisis?" Andrea Little Limbago from Interos joins us to discuss SEC and the disclosure rules. And, Microsoft draws a lesson from Russia's war: cyber defense now has the advantage over cyber offense.

Ep 1940 | 11.2.23

The beginning of an international consensus on AI governance may be emerging from Bletchley Park.

Bletchley Declaration represents a consensus starting point for AI governance. Lazarus Group prospects blockchain engineers with KANDYKORN. Boeing investigates ‘cyber incident’ affecting parts business. NodeStealer’s use in attacks against Facebook accounts. Citrix Bleed vulnerability exploited in the wild. MuddyWater spearphishes Israeli targets in the interest of Hamas. India to investigate alleged attacks on iPhones. Tim Starks from the Washington Post on the SEC’s case against Solar Winds. In today’s Threat Vector segment David Moulton from Unit 42 is joined by Matt Kraning of the Cortex Expanse Team for a look at Attack Surface Management. And Venomous Bear rolls out some new tools.

Ep 1939 | 11.1.23

Hacktivism in two hybrid wars (with an excursus on gastropods).

The Hamas-Israel war continues to be marked by hacktivism. Arid Viper's exploitation of Arabic speaker's Android devices. Iran shows improved cyberespionage capabilities. A URL shortener in the C2C market. Taking down the Mozi botnet. Ransomware in healthcare. Two are Russians arrested on treason charges, accused of hacking for Ukraine. In our sponsored Industry Voices segment, Anna Belak from Sysdig shares a new threat framework for the cloud. Rick Howard previews his new online course on cyber security first principles. And no, Russia hasn’t really replaced its currency with Arctic Ocean gastropods.

Ep 1938 | 10.31.23

What would it take to get you kids into a nice, late-model malware mealkit?

Malicious packages are found attached to NuGet. Russia will establish its own substitute for VirusTotal. Commodity tools empower low-grade Russian cybercriminals. Malware mealkits, and other notes from the cyber underground. Insights from a Cybersecurity workforce study. Mr Security Answer Person John Pescatore looks at MFA. Drew Rose from Living Security on the very scary human side of cyber attacks. And more details from President Biden’s Executive Order on artificial intelligence.

Ep 1937 | 10.30.23

Bringing AI up right–realizing its potential without its becoming a threat. (And how deepfakes might be an informational fleet-in-being.)

The Hive ransomware gang may be back, and rebranded. Coinminers exploit AWS IAM credentials. LockBit claims to have obtained sensitive information from Boeing. Ukrainian auxiliaries disrupt Internet service in Russian-occupied territory, while internet and telecoms are down in Gaza. Deepfakes have an effect even when they're not used. Joe Carrigan explains executive impersonations on social media. Our guest is David Brumley, cybersecurity professor at Carnegie Mellon and CEO of software security firm, ForAllSecure, discussing spooky zero days and vulnerabilities. And President Biden releases a US Executive Order on artificial intelligence.

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