Category Archives: Infosec Place

Information Security Podcast

An Information Security Place Podcast – 01-22-14

Jim, Dan, and Michael have a lot of catching up to do. We talk about a lot of stuff because a lot of stuff has been happening. From RSA, NSA, QSAs… security is busy! Show notes below!

Show Notes:

Infosec News Update

  • 123456 is the new best of the worst – Link
  • RSA Conf and those skipping it this year – Link
  • Fixing a flawed VA medical records system: Tenacity pays off for a researcher – Link
  • Do you believe the Obamacare website is secure? These guys don’t – Link1, Link2, Link3

Discussion Topic – The Failure Themes of the Target Breach

  • Massive Props to Brian Krebs on his coverage of the whole debacle – Krebsonsecurity.com
  • AntiVirus Takes it on the Chin …Again – Link
  • Egress Filter Much? – Link
  • Credit Card Processing Fundamentally flawed – Link

EMPHATIC POINT OF THE PODCAST!! Complacent with Compliance … again PCI!= security

Music Notes

Special Thanks to the guys at RivetHead for use of their tracks“ http://www.rivetheadonline.com/

  • Intro: “Stay Alive“ – Rivethead
  • Segment 1: “Synchroncity II“ – RivetHead
  • Segment 2: “Burn Us Down“ – Early Morning Rebel
  • Outro: “Zero Gravity“ – RivetHead
Information Security Podcast

An Information Security Place Podcast – 8-20-13

The podcasting returns! This is the first new episode of InfoSec Place and in a few days will be the return of my web security podcast here on Man Vs Webapp (formerly Mightyseek).

Show Notes:

InfoSec News Update

Discussion Topic

  • The Threat of Social Engineering – Jigsaw FTW
  • Link 1
  • Link 2

Music Notes: Special Thanks to the guys at RivetHead for use of their tracks – http://www.rivetheadonline.com/

  • Intro – Stay Alive – Rivethead
  • Segment 1 – – RivetHead
  • Segment 2 – – RivetHead
  • Outro – Zero Gravity – RivetHead

An Information Security Place Podcast – Episode 04 for 2012

Hmmm Lets see if I even remember how to enter this stuff anymore… Yeap you guessed it, we finally recorded another episode – WOOT!
Show Notes:

InfoSec News Update – 


  • Howard Schmidt is Retiring – Link Here
  • Vulnerability Stats of Publicly Traded Companies – Link Here
  • Tool Update – Threadfix from Denim Group – Link Here
  • The Mission Impossible Self-Destructing SATA SSD Drive – Link Here
  • The WAF Wars – Link 1 / Link 2 / Link 3
  • PwnieExpress Releases PwnPlugUI/OS 1.1 – Link Here
  • App for scanning faces to gauge age at bars – Link Here
  • Business Logic Testing defined – Link 1
  • ErrataSec – Wants your hotel PCAP Files – Link 1 / Link 2

Discussion Topic –

  1. Should specific security efforts be validated when the program as a whole is crap? Link Here

Music Notes:

Special Thanks to the guys at RivetHead for use of their tracks –http://www.rivetheadonline.com/

Tour Dates:

  1. June 1 – Dallas – Curtain Club

Intro – RivetHead – The 13th Step”
News Bed – RivetHead - “Beautiful Disaster” 
Discussion Bed – RivetHead - “Difference” 
Outro – RivetHead – “Zero Gravity”

An Information Security Place Podcast – Episode 03 for 2012

Today’s show is Michael interviewing Kevin Riggins. Kevin is an Enterprise Security Architect for a Fortune 500 financial services company. Kevin and Michael have some great conversation about Kevin’s job, what he is doing at RSA, where he blogs, the book he coauthored, etc. (look below in the show notes for links to everything).

Then a fun discussion starts about cloud, risk, mobility, risk in the cloud, risk in mobility, risk of mobility integrated with the cloud, and so on. Good stuff all around.

Here’s some links to stuff about Kevin and other stuff we talked about in the show.

  • Management Team Member for the Society of Information Risk Analysis – link
  • Coauthor on The Cloud Security Rules – link
  • Kevin blogs at Infosecramblings – link
  • Twitter pages – link and link and link

An Information Security Place Podcast – Episode 02 for 2012

Thanks go to Jeremiah Grossman for sitting down with Michael for some great discussion. Jeremiah is the CTO at Whitehat Security and a very well known figure in the InfoSec industry. Jeremiah and Michael talk about Hawaii, sharks, security philosophy, RSA, stage fright, Jeremiah’s TED talk (not published as of the posting of this entry), and the age of the InfoSec industry and whether young folks are coming into the fold.

You can find Jeremiah at Whitehat (link above) and his blog, and you can follow him and on Twitter as well. Jeremiah will be giving a talk and participating on panel at RSA as well, so be sure to attend those if you are going to the RSA Conference 2012.

An Information Security Place Podcast – Episode 01 for 2012 – Breach Report

Wow! Six Months…and two job changes later, we are finally back to recording! YEAH!….Here the latest show from our intrepid hosts.

Show Notes:

InfoSec News Update –

Discussion Topic – 2012 Breach Report

  1. Care2 Discloses Breach; Company Has Nearly 18 Million Members
  2. AntiSec hit California and NY Law Enforcement Sites
  3. Anonymous Nabs 50,000 Credit Card Numbers From Security Think Tank

Music Notes: Special Thanks to the guys at RivetHead for use of their tracks

  • Intro – RivetHead – The 13th Step”
  • News Bed – RivetHead – “Beautiful Disaster”
  • Discussion Bed – RivetHead – “Difference”
  • Outro – RivetHead – “Zero Gravity”
  • Tour Dates:
    1. Jan 6 – Dallas – Curtain Club
    2. Jan 27 – Dallas – Trees
    3. Jan 28 – Dallas – Trees
    4. Mar 2 – Dallas – Curtain Club – 7th Album CD Release Party
    5. Mar 3 – Houston – BFE Rock Club
    6. Mar 24 – Fort Worth – The Rail Club
    7. May 5 – Dallas – Renos Chop Shop

 

Introducing Jim Broome

We caught a big one!
I’m proud to announce that my buddy Jim Broome has joined the NT OBJECTives team and will be a contributing to the blog and podcast.

Jim Broome, CISSP
Jim, an information security veteran with two decades of experience in the security industry, is joining as VP of Security Services. Jim’s role is to provide world-class SaaS based web security services through NTOSpider On-Demand while also providing leadership to the NTOLabs research and consulting teams.

Experience
Practice Manager – Accuvant LABS – Accuvant, Inc.
As one of Accuvant’s most seasoned security assessors, Mr. Broome performed innumerable consultative engagements including enterprise security strategy planning, risk assessments, threat analysis, application assessments, network assessments, penetration testing, and wireless security assessments for a large number of Fortune 500 clients. These clients came from a variety of markets, including manufacturers, telecommunications (cellular and traditional), public utilities, healthcare, financial services, and state governments.

Principal Security Consultant – ISS X-Force

Prior to joining Accuvant, Jim was a principal security consultant for Internet Security Systems (ISS) and a member of the X-Force penetration testing team. At ISS, he was responsible for providing technical leadership to the Western region consulting practice while performing his day-to-day duties of network assessments and penetration testing.

Directory of Network and Security Operations – Cavion.com

Before X-Force, he was the director of network operations for Cavion.com, a managed service provider exclusively for credit unions. At Cavion.com, Jim was responsible for managing the network operations staff and security organization while maintaining 99.999% uptime.

An Information Security Place Podcast – Episode 07-2011

Today we have an interview for you. Michael had a great time sitting down with four gentlemen (they might not all agree with that term) from SpiderLabs over at Trustwave. The aforementioned SpiderLabs folks were Nicholas Percoco (@c7five), Steve Ocepek (@nosteve), Matt Jakubowski (@jaku), and Zack Fasel (@zfasel) – those are Twitter aliases for you newbs out there.

They went over their respective histories, talked about SpiderLabs and their leetness, discussed a few talks that they are doing at DEFCON, talked about their party at DEFCON that will be held in a super-secret location, and went through about 50 SpiderLabs insider jokes.

Michael is also pretty sure someone (Zack) was enjoying adult beverages (Zack) during the recording (Zack), but he might be wrong…

Enjoy the show. And once again, thanks to Rivethead for the tracks. Go out to their website to see the latest on them, where they are playing, and all their news.

An Information Security Place Podcast – Episode 06-2011

A lot of discussion in this episode. And what is more funny is Dan actually cuts Jim off on a subject. Yes, you heard it right. The famous “Web Security Minute Turned to 20 Minutes” Dan makes Jim stop talking. I guess the end of the world IS here!

Oh, and Dan leads us into the Land of Many Links with his Clickjacking story.

Show Notes:

InfoSec News Update -

  • HouSecCon 2011 update – Registration is open – Link Here
  • PCI Physical badging Gap – Link Here
  • Using Mario against us (evil) – Link Here
  • FUD article of the day – Half of lost/stolen mobile device have sensitive info on them – Link Here
  • Defining appropriate Cyber Attack response, A.K.A Eat my cruise missile you Commie, Pinko hacker! – Link Here
  • Clickjacking, Cookiejacking oh my! – Link 1 / Link 2 / Link 3 / Link 4
  • Can you have too much security? – Link Here

Geek Toys -

Discussion Topic – Five Infamous Database Breaches So Far In 2011 – Link Here

Music Notes:

Special Thanks to the guys at RivetHead for use of their tracks – http://www.rivetheadonline.com/

Tour dates:

  • July 9 – with Powderburn, Earthrot, and more – Tomcats West in Fort Worth, TX
  • July 24 – with Creeper, Phantom X, and more – Oriley’s in Dallas, TX

Intro – RivetHead – “Stirring It Up Again”
News Bed – RivetHead - “Beautiful Disaster”
Discussion Bed – RivetHead - “Difference”
Outro – RivetHead – “Zero Gravity”

An Information Security Place Podcast – Episode 05-2011

I am tired of making excuses about us being late, so here is friggin’ episode #05-2011. Have fun!

Show Notes:

InfoSec News Update -

Discussion Topic – Scoping too small…

Music Notes:

Special Thanks to the guys at RivetHead for use of their tracks – http://www.rivetheadonline.com/

Tour dates:

  • July 9 – with Powderburn, Earthrot, and more – Tomcats West in Fort Worth, TX
  • July 24 – with Creeper, Phantom X, and more – Oriley’s in Dallas, TX

Intro – RivetHead – “Stirring It Up Again”
News Bed – RivetHead - “Beautiful Disaster”
Discussion Bed – RivetHead - “Difference”
Outro – RivetHead – “Zero Gravity”