Dennis Fisher talks with Marc Maiffret about his teenage years as a phone phreaker and BBS denizen, the early years of the vulnerability research scene, the Code Red worm and its aftermath and how the security scene has changed in the past 15 years.
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Dennis Fisher talks with cryptographer Bruce Schneier about the revelations of the NSA’s capabilities to subvert and weaken cryptographic algorithms, security products and standards, and what it will take to help defeat these capabilities.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the big stories of the last couple of weeks, including the Syrian Electronic Army’s attacks against the registrar for the New York Times and Twitter, and the release of Facebook’s first transparency report.
Dennis Fisher talks with Jeremiah Grossman about his days cobbling together old x8s machines, designing Web sites in the heyday of the spinning GIF, becoming Yahoo’s first hacker and then founding WhiteHat Security.
Dennis Fisher talks with Rich Mogull of Securosis about his days as a teen wannabe hacker, his meandering path through Navy ROTC, software development, near miss with medical school, mountain rescues and his life as a security industry analyst.
Dennis Fisher talks with Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio about his current project, the JTAGulator, which helps hardware hackers find the OCD connections on devices. They also discuss Joe’s hardware-hacking background and the current resurgence of hardware research.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the news from Black Hat and DEF CON, particularly the fact that the Web seems to be broken and that a lot of the attacks revealed in Las Vegas don’t have easy solutions.
Dennis Fisher talks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University about the crypto advances in recent years, the BREACH attack revealed at Black Hat and whether it’s time to start moving away from the RSA algorithm.
Dennis Fisher talks with Martin Roesch, the author of the Snort IDS and founder of Sourcefire, about the evolution of Snort from a side project to an open-source security powerhouse to the technological basis for a hugely successful company.
Dennis Fisher talks with Chris Soghoian of the ACLU about the NSA surveillance leaks, the PRISM data collection program, the lack of good privacy options for consumers and his upcoming talk at DEF CON on government hacking operations.