Friday, February 14, 2020

Beers with Talos Ep. #72: Getting to Patch Day - Understanding Vulnerability Risks and Options

Beers with Talos (BWT) Podcast episode No. 72 is now available. Download this episode and subscribe to Beers with Talos:

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Recorded Jan. 31, 2020

When a vulnerability is released, regardless if it has a website and logo or not, we need to understand the risk to the network and what defense options are possible before the patch is ready for production. Can you defend against the vulnerability or do you go straight for known exploits? What happens if an exploit occurs? Also discussed: Talos begins releasing Threat Assessment Reports based on IR engagement data and known prevalent threats. Snort has a new series of training and lab video available for Snort 2 and Snort3.

The timeline:

  • 01:00 – Roundtable: It’s really more of a pirate parlay this go round
  • 08:30 – What Grinds my Gears with Craig: Vendor reports without filters and context
  • 12:50 – Addressing vulnerabilities: Understand the risk and assess your options pre-patch
  • 29:00 – Talos Threat Assessment Reports (TAR): Looking at IR Trends from the last quarter
  • 35:45 – New Snort 2 and Snort 3 training videos
  • 39:25 – Closing thoughts and parting shots

Links and resources:

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

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