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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

Sebastian, Alex and SelenaOnapsis

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Scott Bollinger – Security Researcher

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Jeffrey Carr

Jeffrey Carr – 20K League

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PODCAST: Dataminr and The FIREHOSE

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This episode is on Dataminr, a New York-based startup, which is authorized to analyze the entire Twitter “Firehose” of all live tweets and offer clients advanced social media analytics as a service in the form of digests and news updates.

Kerry Flynn (Mashable) and Russell Brandom (The Verge) have both been reporting on Dataminr and join the podcast to discuss its place in the social media landscape.

DarkExclusive access to information and data feeds, which include Twitter’s raw live tweets, allows Dataminr to filter the data to identify important events and business trends as they unfold and also act as an early warning system for major events like terrorist attacks, natural disasters and other public emergencies.

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Dataminr is Twitter’s only data partner that is also allowed to resell the complete stream of tweets and their clients include large hedge funds, mainstream news outlets, public relations firms, publicly traded corporations and major government entities including, law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

dataminr_isisThe DHS, FBI, and CIA have used the service to help with tracking  criminals and terrorists, but have also drawn the ire of the ACLU, who have challenged the use of Dataminr’s services by government agencies to monitor domestic protests.

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