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Category: Podcast

August 25, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Jon Oberheide and Mikhail Davidov
It’s not often that we get to talk to someone who has launched something into space, but this week we had the chance to speak to Mikhail Davidov and Jon Oberheide of Duo Security about the company’s Duo in Space project. Using a large latex balloon, the company launched a small-ish device into near space…
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August 18, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Rick Holland on the Shadow Brokers
The release by a group called Shadow Brokers of a massive amount of tools, vulnerabilities, and exploits apparently used by the Equation Group hacking team linked to the NSA has set the security industry buzzing and raised a number of questions about government surveillance, security, and foreign policy. Dennis Fisher talks with Rick Holland of…
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August 9, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Black Hat Roundtable
In the midst of the Black Hat mayhem last week, Dennis Fisher took some time to sit down for a group podcast with some fellow journalists and other guests, including Patrick Gray of the Risky Business podcast, Jessy Irwin, Mike Mimoso of Threatpost, Fahmida Rashid of InfoWorld, Chris Brook of Threatpost, and Brian Donohue of…
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August 1, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Black Hat Preview
The Black Hat conference has become an overwhelming mass of talks, press conferences, and more talks. In this episode of the podcast, Dennis Fisher calls up Mike Mimoso of Threatpost to go over the talks they’re interested in seeing, the Apple iOS 10 security session, and how the conference has evolved over the years.
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July 14, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Robert Hansen
Security people spend a lot of time setting up defenses and thinking about how to secure their organization’s assets, so they don’t always have the time to think about how their adversaries might come at them and how those adversaries are thinking. Robert Hansen, a longtime security researcher, has spent a lot of time considering…
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July 12, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Rick Holland on Ransomware
Let’s be honest: The ransomware crews are kind of winning right now. They have a simple, clean business model, a huge victim base, and not much on the horizon to slow them down. In this episode, Dennis Fisher talks with Rick Holland of Digital Shadows about a new research paper the firm did on ransomware…
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June 17, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Wade Williamson
Threat intelligence and ransomware have become inescapable topics in the security community of late, and there’s at least as much noise as signal in most of the discussions about them. To cut through some of this nonsense, Dennis Fisher called Wade Williamson of Vectra Networks to discuss the ways in which enterprises are detecting and…
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June 15, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Rich Mogull on Apple Differential Privacy
Apple this week announced a new system called differential privacy that it will be implementing in many of its products in the coming months. The system is designed to allow for the collection of user data without being able to tie any of it back to specific users. But it’s more complicated and nuanced than…
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June 8, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin on Password Security
In this episode, Dennis Fisher talks with Jessy Irwin about the recent rash of data breaches and credential dumps and why humans are still so terrible at password security. The conversation touches on alternatives to traditional passwords, the limits of two-factor authentication, and he or if thing might actually improve. Music by Chris Gonsalves and…
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June 2, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Ransomware
Ransomware is one of the nastier and more insidious threats to emerge in the last decade, and the attackers using it have targeted consumers and businesses alike. Threats such as CryptoLocker, Locky, Cryptowall, and many others have been locking up users’ files and demanding hundreds or thousands of dollars in order to decrypt them. Security…
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