By Mitch Neff.

Beers with Talos (BWT) Podcast episode No. 70 is now available. Download this episode and subscribe to Beers with Talos:

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Recorded Jan. 6, 2020

There is a looming cyber conflict on the horizon between the U.S. and Iran. We use all our time this week to discuss the situation at hand and take a hard look at what you should have already done foundationally. The crew offers insight and analysis of what nation-state cyber conflict looks like and what you can do to elevate your security strategy to the next level in an uncertain time of increased suspicion.

The timeline:

  • 00:45 — Roundtable: CATS! and other weird things.
  • 11:00 — Iran rundown: Framing the situation and how nation-state actors work
  • 17:50 — A period of increased suspicion; taking alerts to the ground
  • 22:30 — Offense is tactical, but defense is a strategic game
  • 29:30 — Lessons learned from NotPetya
  • 35:30 — Beyond just the basics and defense-in-depth
  • 41:30 — Open-source and lower-cost defense options
  • 44:10 — Closing thoughts and parting shots


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

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