Adam Kujawa, Director of Malwarebytes Labs, is a computer scientist with experience in reverse engineering and malware analysis. He has worked at a number of United States federal and defense agencies, helping these organizations reverse engineer malware and develop defense and mitigation techniques. Adam has also previously taught malware analysis and reverse engineering to personnel in both the government and private sectors.
Josh Mayfield is Director of Security Strategy at Absolute. Josh works with Absolute customers to leverage technology for stronger cybersecurity, continuous compliance, and reduced risk on the attack surface. He has spent years in cybersecurity with a special focus on network security, threat hunting, identity management, and endpoint security. His research has been featured in leading security publications, and he is often cited by business and tech journalists for his analysis of cryptocurrencies, security operations, and attacker psychology.
Marcus J. Carey is a cybersecurity researcher, hacker, and the founder and CEO of Threatcare. He describes himself as a hacker who helps people not suck at cybersecurity. He started his technology voyage in U.S. Navy Cryptology and later went on to refine his knowledge while working at the National Security Agency (NSA).
Marcus sat down with me at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco in March to discuss his path to a career in cybersecurity, the NSA, Edward Snowden, his book Tribe of Hackers, the future of the cybersecurity industry and much more.
Rachel discusses (and demonstrates) the art of “vishing” and social engineering. She placed 2nd twice in the Social Engineering Capture the Flag competition at DEFCON 24 and DEFCON 25 and has become a popular speaker and advocate for personal and organizational safety through social engineering awareness.
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.
Exclusive 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.
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.
The 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.