Dennis Fisher talks with security researcher Dino Dai Zovi about how he got his start in security, the value of learning by doing, how he got root on his high school’s server and why his shellcode for a Windows vulnerability ended up in one of the more infamous Internet worms of the last 10 years.
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Dennis Fisher talks with Wade Williamson of Palo Alto Networks about the use of compromised FTP accounts in targeted attacks and malware campaigns, and how attackers are adapting their techniques.
Dennis Fisher talks with Adrian Stone, the head of security response at BlackBerry, about the new security model in BlackBerry 10, the partition between private and work data and the challenges of dealing with app developers who might not know a whole lot about security or privacy.
With Dennis Fisher out of pocket at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Ryan Naraine hijacks the Digital Underground podcast and gets on the phone with Kaspersky Lab research guru Costin Raiu to talk about the intricacies of the miniDuke malware campaign.
Dennis Fisher talks with Anup Ghosh of Invincea about the recent wave of companies admitting to being hacked by APT groups, the difference between cyberespionage and cyberwar, what the government can do to encourage more intelligence sharing and whether compromised companies are spending enough time on attribution.
Dennis Fisher talks with Ryan Naraine, the founding editor of Threatpost, about the Security Analyst Summit in San Juan, the reason why so many talks at security conferences sound the same and why surprise talks are so valuable.
Dennis Fisher talks with cryptographer and PGP inventor Phil Zimmermann about the specter of mobile eavesdropping, his new venture Silent Circle and how the threat landscape has changed in recent years.
Dennis Fisher talks with Costin Raiu and Ryan Naraine about the newly uncovered Red October cyberespionage campaign that has targeted embassies, diplomats, research facilities and military targets for more than five years now. Raiu explains the origins of the campaign, where the attackers likely are located, the complexity and scale of the malware tools involved and what other components might be lurking undiscovered out there.
Dennis Fisher talks with Gary McGraw of Cigital about some of the holes in the current thinking about cyberwar, why traditional military analogies don’t hold up in cyberwar discussions and how better defense can make a difference. McGraw will be discussing his thoughts on cyberwar at King’s College London this week.
Dennis Fisher talks with Dan Guido, CEO of Trail of Bits and hacker-in-residence at NYU-Poly, about the school’s first mobile security conference, called THREADS, taking place this week in Brooklyn. Part of the college’s Cybersecurity Awareness Week (CSAW), THREADS will include speaker such as Dino Dai Zovi, Guido, Jon Oberheide and Vincenzo Iozzo.