Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the security news of the past week, including the proposed changes to the CFAA, David Cameron’s encryption comments, the NSA’s quasi-apology regarding Dual EC and the Microsoft-Google disclosure feud.
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Dennis Fisher talks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University about the NSA’s “regret” for continuing to support Dual EC after it had been shown to be compromised, the effects of the agency’s influence on crypto standards and the hope for more secure standards in the future.
Mike Mimoso and Dennis Fisher look back on the crazy year that was in security, including the big Internet-wide bugs such as Heartbleed and Shellshock, the Home Depot and Sony breaches and what lessons we learned in 2014.
Dennis Fisher talks with Andrew Jaquith of SilverSky about his days running networks in the transportation industry, being there at the birth of @stake during his time at Cambridge Technology Partners, helping to kickstart the security metrics movement and what’s next for him.
Dennis Fisher and security expert Dave Aitel discuss the Sony hack and why it makes sense for North Korea to be responsible for it.
Dennis Fisher talks with Ryan Olson of Palo Alto Networks about their discovery and analysis of the CoolReaper backdoor on some Coolpad Android devices sold in China.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the details of the Sony breach, including the question of attribution, Sony’s response to the attack, media outlets publishing the stolen data and the rise of destructive malware attacks.
Denis Fisher talks with Costin Raiu of the Kaspersky Lab GReAT Team about the discovery of the Regin APT malware, the threat’s targets and tactics, its ability to compromise GSM base stations and its other capabilities.
In this week’s news wrap podcast, Threatpost editors discuss an out-of-band Microsoft patch, the compromised Joomla and WordPress plug-inattack campaign and the Detekt anti-surveillance tool.
Dennis Fisher talks with Kelly Jackson Higgins of DarkReading about her childhood days creating her own newspapers, her ambitions to be a sportswriter, getting into technology journalism and the fun and craziness of covering the security industry.