Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Beers with Talos EP 25: WE'LL DO IT LIVE!!!

Beers with Talos (BWT) Podcast Episode 25 is now available.  Download this episode and subscribe to Beers with Talos:

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EP25 Show Notes: 

Recorded 3/13/18 - LIVE from San Jose, California. First of all – we still have a podcast and jobs, so ostensibly, we did OK hosting the meeting we talked about last time. There may have even been an award involved, just sayin'.  Since we were all together and we didn’t get fired, we decided to do our podcast live after the meeting for an audience. We are joined by Talos Senior Director Matt Watchinski on this episode, discussing such existential questions as “why security?” and more concrete things like nation state vs. cybercriminal actors and their differing motivations. We also discuss router security and network devices as a preferred attack vector for advanced actors. Special bonus: Matt beats perhaps the last laugh out of the dead horse that is Paul Revere himself. #BeastieBoys #CantBooShowNotes

The Timeline:

The Roundtable

02:08 - Matt: Schooling those about to rock
04:15 - Craig: Holy crap, he's got nothing
04:49 - Joel: Reflections on an award-winning podcast
06:27 - Nigel: Look forward, not backward
09:06 - Matt Watchinski: Congrats to the crew on not taking a low-blow

The Topics

09:47 - Why Security? What drew you to the field, and what is it that keeps you here?
25:02 - Nation State Actors vs. Cybercriminals — telling intent
41:25 - Router Security — yes, we still need to talk about this.

The Links:

Router security tweet from Thomas Rid: https://twitter.com/ridt/status/970880435411709952

Binding Operational Directive from DHS: https://cyber.dhs.gov/assets/report/bod-16-02.pdf

"The Increasing Threat to Network Infrastructure Devices and Recommended Mitigations" from DHS: https://cyber.dhs.gov/assets/report/ar-16-20173.pdf

"Cisco Smart Install Protocol Misuse" from Cisco PSIRT: https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20170214-smi


Featuring: Craig Williams (@Security_Craig), Joel Esler (@JoelEsler), Matt Olney (@kpyke) and Nigel Houghton (@EnglishLFC). Special guest: Matt Watchinski (@KMX2600)
Hosted by Mitch Neff (@MitchNeff).

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