Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Beers with Talos Ep. #88: It’s not about the vote, it’s about trust

Beers with Talos (BWT) Podcast episode No. 88 is now available. Download this episode and
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By Mitch Neff.

Recorded July 7, 2020

Nigel is out this week, but we have a couple light and breezy topics on the docket: zero-day research and the institutions of democracy. FUN STUFF!! First, we chat about zero-day research tools and the questions raised around them, contrasted to the time before security research was widely accepted. We spend the last half of the show discussing some of the findings and finer points of Matt’s recently released research paper on election security "What to expect when you’re electing."

 The timeline:

  • 01:00 – Roundtable: Sorting out the good old days
  • 06:10 – When zero-days hit pentest tools 
  • 14:00 – A quick reminder of the time before security research until Bill Gates email
  • 20:00 – The measurable change in the meantime since
  • 24:00 – What to expect when you’re electing: A Talos primer on election security
  • 30:00 – It’s not about changing a vote, it’s about attacking democracy as a concept 

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    Featuring: Craig Williams (@Security_Craig), Joel Esler (@JoelEsler), Matt Olney (@kpyke).
    Hosted by Mitch Neff (@MitchNeff).

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