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!
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!
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.
A simulated compromise of a Fortune 500 company as part of a social engineering competition will lead to discussion about how data was collected using open source intelligence (OSINT) beyond that of social media and tools. It will identify places to find data, providing insight for more valuable data sources. This will include a demo of OSINT techniques, phishing and a pretexting discussion.
1: Learn how to defend against social engineering.
2: Understand the relative ease in collecting open source intelligence (OSINT).
3: Learn more about the tools and techniques used in social engineering.
This episode’s guest is Bay Area based security researcher MG. He joins the podcast to share his work experimenting with various HID (Human Interface Devices) attacks using USB drives and cables. MG has also made news recently for disclosing a vulnerability in the Amazon Key smart lock technology and shares his experience developing the proof of concept and eventually sharing it with Amazon’s security team.
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.