Beers with Talos (BWT) Podcast episode No. 108 is now available. Download this episode and subscribe to Beers with Talos:

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Who needed a summer vacation anyway? The whole Beers with Talos family was trying to take some time off or just go fishing for a few hours, but the bad guys have had other ideas. In the latest episode, we're dissecting the Kaseya incident and associated ransomware campaigns.

We give some unsolicited advice to Kaseya's leadership, discuss best patching practices and cover other lessons learned from this event.

Also, we have an exciting announcement: Cisco is letting us take over their Twitter account! Join the BWT guys live tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 5, as they recap some of the year's top threats and respond to your hottest security takes. There may or may not be an episode No. 109 after this – who can say?

The timeline:

  • 00:00 — Gone fishin'
  • 03:05 — Roundtable: Why is GTA V Online still so busted?
  • 10:10 — Dissecting the Kaseya incident, BWT style
  • 46:20 — Talos at BlackHat
  • 49:04 — Closing thoughts, parting shots: Craig has gone from worrying about robots to worrying about his plague house


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

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