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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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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: RSAC 2018 – Joe Gray

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Guest Joe Gray

My guest this episode is social engineering guru Joe Gray. Joe is a Senior Security Architect at IBM and has his own blog and podcast called Advanced Persistent Security. Joe presented a talk at RSA this year with friend of the show Rachel Tobac on social engineering and OSINT which I posted the full audio of here. Joe spoke with me about Social Engineering, OSINT, vishing, SECTFs, password inspections and more!

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PODCAST: RSAC 2018 – Katie Moussouris

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Guest Katie Moussouris

Katie is the founder and CEO of Luta Security. She presented a talk on bug bounties, penetration testing and vulnerability disclosure entitled “Bug Bounty Buzzword Bingo—Deep Dive under a Jumped Shark” at the RSA Conference last week in San Francisco. Check out her slides here.

After her talk she spoke with me about the evolution of bug bounty programs, her work in developing ISO standards for vulnerability disclosure, her path to a career in information security and much more.

This episode is the 1st in a series dedicated to RSA Conference 2018. Stay tuned for more!

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PODCAST: Ray Watson

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Ray Watson

This episode’s guest is Ray Watson who presented at Black Hat 2017. He joins me to talk about hacker history and share some of his infosec pet peeves. We recorded this interview in July 2017 during the week of Black Hat and DEFCON in Las Vegas. His talk was entitled “Jedi Masters, Sith Lords, and Droids: 5 Generations of Hacking” and can be seen in it’s entirety below.

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Ray and Vince hanging out after recording the podcast interview.

 

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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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