Ben Johnson is founder and CTO of Obsidian Security and formerly of Carbon Black and the National Security Agency. We met in San Francisco while Ben was in town for RSA 2018. In the interview we discuss his work and how the movie Enemy of the State inspired him to join the NSA. We also discuss GDPR and other cybersecurity related stuff.
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!
At this year’s RSA security conference in San Francisco, researcher Rob Graham gave a presentation entitled “Mirai and IoT Botnet Analysis.” His talk examined the infamous “Mirai” Internet of Things botnet and shared details on how it operates. Graham also covered technical aspects of the cameras it infects and detailed his own experimentation with Mirai in the wild. He went on to discuss last year’s massive DDoS attacks on DNS provider Dyn, which involved variations of the Mirai IoT botnet.