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PODCAST: Physical Pen-testing with Jek Hyde

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My guest this episode is “Jek” a social engineer/pen-tester who recently live tweeted a real world penetration test in which her team successfully breached a client’s corporate offices and networks. We talk about how she got into social engineering and information security. It was fun to learn about her experiences and pick up a few tips and tricks as I prepare for the Social Engineering Capture The Flag competition at DEFCON next week!

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PODCAST: RSA Conference 2017

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Another year, another wave of security incidents and threat models to keep the cybersecurity industry busy. So there was plenty to discuss and share as the InfoSec community flocked to San Francisco for the annual RSA Conference last month.

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A view from the escalator as I descend into the bowels of RSAC 2017.

As always, the latest trends in the industry were addressed. Large data breaches, quickly growing threat models, security education, political hacking, and the risks posed by the Internet of Things were common threads throughout many of the keynotes, sessions, workshops, expos, and general chatter among attendees.

RSAC has more of a trade show feel compared to other security conferences so I’ve learned over the years that it’s best to approach the conference as an opportunity to meet and network with industry experts. This year I spent less time attending the talks and more time meeting with the players in the industry who are there to make deals and form partnerships.

However, I did catch several enlightening talks and panel discussions featuring the likes of ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame, security guru Bruce Schneier, researcher Rob Graham, people-security expert Masha Sedova, and security consultant Jeff Carr. Also enjoyed the entertaining keynotes by Late Night host Seth Meyers and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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CHECK OUT ROB GRAHAM’S TALK ON MIRAI AND IoT BOTNETS HERE!

Throughout the week I was lucky to catch up with several industry professionals representing some of the top tier firms in the cybersecurity sector who shared their take on the challenges and trends facing cybersecurity firms, their clients, and end users.

This episode of the podcast features interviews collected at RSAC 2017.

BIG THANKS TO THE GUESTS ON THIS EPISODE!!

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Dave Lewis – Akamai

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Rob Graham – Errata Security

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Donald Meyer – Check Point Software

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Dario Forte – DFLabs

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Scott Bollinger – Security Researcher

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Jeffrey Carr

Jeffrey Carr – 20K League

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PODCAST: Hector Xavier Monsegur

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Guest: Hector Xavier Monsegur

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Four years ago HECTOR XAVIER MONSEGUR, an Anonymous computer hacker better know by the online pseudonym “Sabu”, pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court to 12-counts of computer hacking and other crimes. A conviction that was kept secret from the public.

At the time, many activists, supporters and participants involved with Anonymous were unaware that months prior Mr. Monsegur had agreed to cooperate with the FBI who were investigating the criminal activity of hackers operating within the Anonymous collective.

Mr. Monsegur became public enemy number one by Anonymous once it was revealed he had cooperated with law enforcement as they located and arrested Anonymous hackers. Most notably, the arrest of a hacker known online as “Anarchaos” and later unmasked as Mr. Jeremy Hammond.

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