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MAY17
CISA Guidance for MSPs

[image] This week on the podcast we walk through CISA alert AA222-131A which gives bulleted guidance to MSPs and customers of MSPs on how to navigate their relationship security as threats targeting service providers continue to grow. We’ll walk...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
MAY9
The REturn of REvil?

[image] This week on the podcast we discuss the latest rumblings around the return of the prolific ransomware-as-a-service organization REvil. Before that though, we dive in to the latest tools, tactics and procedures of the Lazarous nation...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
MAY2
Most Exploited Vulnerabilities of 2021

[image] This week on the podcast, we dive into CISA’s list of the 15 most exploited vulnerabilities in 2021. We’ll walk through each flaw and give a refresher on their history and how attackers have exploited them. After that, we cover the...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
APR26
Psychic Signatures

[image] This week on the podcast we cover a critical and easily-exploited vulnerability in how some recent versions of Java handle cryptography. We also discuss the latest in a series of alerts from CISA and international intelligence...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
APR18
Hidden Hafnium

[image] This week on the podcast, we cover the latest evasion and persistence techniques from the state-sponsored threat actors known as Hafnium. Then, we dive into the world of ICS and SCADA devices to discuss the latest joint-agency alert from...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
APR5
Patch Management Lag

[image] This week on the podcast we discuss one of the most rampant yet easily resolved risks facing many organizations today, not installing vendor-supplied security fixes. We’ll cover some of the reasons why organizations might fall behind on...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
MAR29
For the Love of InfoSec, Don’t Over-Expose Administrative Management Portals

[image] When talking to IT and Security professionals, everyone seems to know they shouldn’t overly-expose management portals. And yet, every year we learn some new statistic showing tens of thousands of devices or software products with...

Security Updates by Corey Nachreiner
MAR28
The Rise and Fall of Lapsus$

[image] This week on the podcast we cover the hacking organization Lapsus$ including their tactics, targets, and how they ended up with several members arrested last week. After that, we cover the cyber cold war and threats of Russian revenge...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
MAR23
Sharing Cyclops Blink Threat Intelligence with the Community

At WatchGuard, we understand the importance of sharing threat intelligence with the information security (infosec) community when safe and appropriate. Not only does this information sharing help to directly defend against known threats, but it also helps the community at large learn from the attacks found in the wild, and appropriately adjust detection and defense […] Read More - Sharing Cyclops Blink Threat Intelligence with the Community

Security Updates by Corey Nachreiner
MAR21
SATCOM Security

[image] This week on the podcast, we cover a CISA alert on securing satellite communications (SATCOM) in the wake of several recent incidents involving providers and networks in eastern Europe. After that, we check in on the TSA’s cybersecurity...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
MAR14
US-Backed Cryptocurrency

[image] This week on the podcast, we cover last week’s Executive Order from the White House that lays the foundation for a United States Central Bank Digital Currency, or CBDC, and what it means for the future of Cryptocurrency. We also discuss...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
MAR10
Conti Leaks

[image] This week on the podcast we cover the recent leaks highlighting the inner workings of the Conti ransomware group that started with chat logs and grew to entire source code dumps. We then round out the episode by discussing the recent...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
MAR2
5G Didn’t Break Your Car

[image] 5G didn’t put malware on these Mazda’s entertainment systems but many Seattle Mazda drivers couldn’t change their radio station after turning it to the local NPR station, KUOW. As one reddit user put it, “the whole audio system and...

Security Updates by Trevor Collins
FEB28
Rewind: Can We Trust Facial Recognition

[image] This week on the podcast we dig back into our archives for an episode that originally aired back in July 2020 where we discussed one of our analysts first-hand research into facial recognition biases. Read More - Rewind: Can We Trust...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
FEB23
SpoolFool: Windows Print Spooler Fooled Again

[image] Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday already occurred this month, so you know what that means – more disclosed vulnerabilities. This iteration of patches included fixes for a combined 70 vulnerabilities, including one zero-day. Thankfully...

Security Updates by Ryan Estes
FEB22
BGP-Powered Crypto Theft

[image] This week on the podcast we cover a cryptocurrency heist that abused the backbone of the internet to steal millions of dollars of coins. In related news, we also cover the FBI’s new Virtual Asset Exploitation Team and their focus on...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
FEB14
Russia, Fighters of Cybercrime?

[image] This week on the podcast we cover Russia’s latest crackdown on cybercriminals within their borders and try to answer the “why now?” question. We also discuss a multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency recovery by the US Justice Department...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte
FEB8
New Oski Stealer Variant, “Mars Stealer”, Targets Credentials, Crypto, and 2FA

[image] In early 2020, during the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers discovered a novel malware named Oski Stealer, capable of stealing browser data such as cookies, history, payment information, and autofill information, as well as...

Security Updates by Ryan Estes
FEB7
Face Recognition and Privacy Concerns Works Its Way Into Taxes

[image] The US IRS has plans to use a 3rd party identification system to prevent tax-related identity theft. The IRS plans to contract with ID.me to identify people using, among other factors, face recognition. James Hendler, professor of...

Security Updates by Trevor Collins
FEB7
Hacking Back at North Korea

[image] This week on the podcast, we cover the heist of $322 million in cryptocurrency from the distributed exchange Wormhole, including a long discussion on the why it feels like cryptocurrency is still the wild west of technology. After that...

Security Updates by Marc Laliberte