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PODCAST: Giovanni Vigna

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Giovanni Vigna

Giovanni is a co-founder and CTO of Lastline, Inc., a company which develops solutions to detect and mitigate advanced malware and targeted threats. He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara and director of the Center for CyberSecurity at UCSB. He is co-director of the Security Lab, which is part of the iSeclab group and founder of the Shellphish hacker group which has annually competed in the DEFCON CTF (won in 2005) and also The DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (3rd place). He also organizes the International Capture The Flag (iCTF), one of the world’s largest attack-defense hacking competitions.

Giovanni’s research focuses on vulnerability analysis, web security, malware analysis, and mobile security. We met in San Francisco at RSAC 2018 this year where he presented two talks, one entitled How Automated Vulnerability Analysis Discovered Hundreds of Android 0-days and also The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Ultrasonic Communications Ecosystem.

This episode we discuss all these things plus GDPR, Santa Barbara hot springs and more!

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Check out Giovanni at RSAC 2018:

How Automated Vulnerability Analysis Discovered Hundreds of Android 0-days

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Ultrasonic Communications Ecosystem

 

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PODCAST: Ben & Spencer from Rhino Security Labs

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Benjamin Caudill and Spencer Gietzen of Rhino Security Labs

Benjamin Caudill and Spencer Gietzen of Rhino Security Labs join me to discuss their research on Amazon Web Services privilege escalation vulnerabilities. Spencer recently revealed their AWS research on the Rhino Security Labs blog. Rhino is also rolling out a new open source AWS post-exploitation framework, designed for offensive security testing against AWS environments called Pacu. We also discuss how Ben and Spencer both found their way into the information security industry, pet peeves and more!

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