Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Beers with Talos, Ep. #110: The 10 most-exploited vulnerabilities this year (You won't believe No. 6!)

Beers with Talos (BWT) Podcast episode No. 110 is now available. Download this episode and subscribe to Beers with Talos:


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We mainly spend this episode doing some catching up because it's been a while since we recorded. But on the actual, helpful, front, we discuss a recently released list of the vulnerabilities that are most often exploited in the wild, according to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. 

It's particularly interesting to compare the lists from 2020 and 2021 to see how threat actors have changed up their tactics and parse through all the information to tell you what you need to know. It's also important to question these types of reports and how helpful they are to defenders.

This is also a great episode for any Snort fans out there who are interested in the old days of writing rules for some Y2K-era malware.

 The timeline:

  • 01:08 — Craig stole some books on TCP
  • 02:10 — Roundtable: Why we wanted to make sure Mitch listened to a Taylor Swift collab
  • 16:35 — We dissect a list of the most-exploited vulnerabilities
  • 34:00 — We throw it back to the Nimda virus
  • 41:50 — How security organizes should digest vulnerability data
  • 49:10 — Closing thoughts, parting shots: The one thing (among many) the internet could improve on

The links:

CISA's 2020 list of the 10 most-exploited vulnerabilities


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

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