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DtSR Episode 423 – TPA Malware and Other Bad Things

Prologue This week, virtually live from Enfuse 2020 we've invited Grayson Milbourne, who is the Director of Security Intelligence at OpenText (formerly Carbonite/Webroot), to the show to talk about his work, malware, and the ever-evolving battle between good and evil'ish. This...
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DtSR Episode 422 – TPA Blurry Ethical Lines

Prologue: This week is a TREAT for you Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast listeners. Before she does her keynote on the topic, you'll get to hear Tarah Wheeler's take on the graying lines of privacy, security, and ethics. Just...
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DtSR Episode 421 – TPA Holding the Public Ransom

Prologue Welcome to week 2 of our coverage of the OpenText Enfuse conference! This week I'm super excited about two very cool guests - Brian Chidester and Tyler Moffitt. Y'all know Brian who is now officially a multi-time returning...
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DtSR Episode 420 – TPA Virtually Live from Enfuse 20 Overview

Prologue This week on DtSR Anthony Di Bello from OpenText drops by the show to talk about Enfuse, and the future of forensics, eDiscovery, and cyber security - and happens to let out a few details of the Enfuse...
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DtSR Episode 419 – TPA CISOs in Covid Times

Prologue This week James and Rafal have the pleasure of being joined by Allan Alford, from his work-cave somewhere near Dallas, TX to talk about what we're hearing and seeing as we advise CISOs during the times that Covid...
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DtSR Episode 418 – TPA Another Security Inflection Point

Prologue This week on DtSR, John Steven joins Rafal & James to talk about an inflection point in security that's happening right now. As you may notice, everything about security is changing, especially in the AppSec space... listen in and you'll...
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DtSR Episode 417 – TPA Budgets and Breaches

Prologue This week on DtSR my long-time friend and pragmatic alter-ego, Chris Abramson, joins me to give a sneak peek at what you can expect on the new podcast we're launching together in a few weeks... and also to discuss...
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DtSR Episode 416 – TPA A Newer New Hope

Guest: Haroon Meer
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DtSR Episode 415 – TPA Man Algorithm Machine

Prologue As I was scrolling through LinkedIn looking for interesting things to read, who should scroll by but one Sven Krasser, whom you may remember from a few episodes ago ( ) - OK it was a...
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DtSR Episode 414 – TPA Rick Howard’s Almost Retirement

Prologue: This week on episode 414 of the podcast, I'm joined by Rick Howard who just retired ... no, wait ... scratch that, almost retired from Palo Alto Networks after a fantastic run. Rick tells the story of how...
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DtSR Episode 413 – TPA SOCs and Stuff

Prologue This week we welcome Greg Foss to the show - Greg has some experience in security operations and managing SOCs and such. He dishes, we laugh, we learn, and hopefully you'll enjoy. Lots of topics covered including my...
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DtSR Episode 412 – TPA Consolidation Integration and Good Enough

Prologue: This week David Soto joins Rafal and James to talk about how throughout his career the cybersecurity landscape has evolved and the tools have consolidated, integrated, and how we're perhaps still misunderstanding "good enough". David of course has...
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DtSR Episode 411 – TPA RSnake at Large

Prologue: This week, the one and only @RSnake joins us to just ... talk. We notice he has a few cameras too many, or maybe he's just being monitored? We talk about the big problems in the industry, what...
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DtSR Episode 410 – TPA CISO Accountability Problems

Prologue: Because we can't get enough of Brandon Dunlap and Shawn Tuma over here on the podcast, here we go again. Last episode Brandon talked about responsibility and accountability - so when we saw the story about a CISO...
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DtSR Episode 409 – Dunlap Time 2020 Edition

Prologue: Hey friends, it's Tuesday so time for another dazzling edition of the podcast. This week we welcome Brandon Dunlap - hair model, professional snarkist - back to the show. This is Brandon's fourth trip around the merry-go-round, so...

Top 20 Predictions Of How AI Is Going To Improve Cybersecurity In 2021

What 20 Leading Cybersecurity Experts Are Predicting For 2021

Italy Says Two Arrested for Defense Data Theft

Two people have been arrested for stealing defense data from the Italian aerospace and electronics group Leonardo, the interior ministry said on Saturday. The company has a wide range of activities from naval electronics, network and protection systems, electronic warfare...

The US Used the Patriot Act to Justify Logging Website Users

Plus: Better Twitter two-factor, a Spotify hack, and more of the week’s top security news.

Ransomware hits helicopter maker Kopter

Data from Kopter's internal network has been published on the LockBit gang's blog, hosted on the dark web.

Ransomware gangs are now cold-calling victims if they restore from backups without paying

Tactic used since August by ransomware gangs like Sekhmet, Maze, Conti, and Ryuk.