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The Silver Bullet

The Silver Bullet Security Podcast with Gary McGraw is published once a month. The series started in April 2006. The podcast features in-depth conversations he has with his fellow security gurus. Guests include technologists, academics, business people, authors, the press, and government officials.

The Silver Bullet Podcast

Show 150: Filippo Valsorda discusses programming languages and the dynamic world of cryptography

Listen as Gary and Filippo discuss programming languages and the role they play in software security, getting started in cryptography, open source security, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and more.
The Silver Bullet Podcast

Show 149: Brittany Postnikoff discusses the maker culture and the problems with robots

Listen as Gary and Brittany discuss the maker culture, including embedded security for new technologies such as 3D printers and hands-on electronics, the problems with robots, from movement to the ethics of human-robot interactions, and more.
The Silver Bullet Podcast

Show 148: G��ran Breivik discusses how he works to align Bergen, Norway’s goals as a city with their software security needs.

Listen as Gary and G��ran discuss what it���s like to work for a city government and how to align the city���s goals with software security. They also examine how to get the city to pay attention to security along...
The Silver Bullet Podcast

Show 147: Kathleen Fisher discusses DARPA research vs. Black Hat/DefCon research

Listen as Gary and Kathleen discuss scientific research versus hacking "research,"����programming languages and software security, hacking (or not hacking) autonomous helicopters at DARPA, why machine learning looks pretty similar to how it looked 25 years ago, and more.
The Silver Bullet Podcast

Show 146: Nicholas Weaver discusses network security, botnets, and cryptocurrency

Listen as Gary and Nicholas discuss the Spectre vulnerability, botnet attacks, research tech transfer, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, and more.
The Silver Bullet Podcast

Show 145: Tanya Janca discusses transitioning from developer to software security guru

Listen as Gary and Tanya discuss the transition from development to security, election security, DevOps, and more.
The Silver Bullet Podcast

Show 144: Ron Gula discusses government versus commercial security solutions

Listen as Gary and Ron discuss government and commercial security solutions, the NIST framework, tech transfer, technical advisory boards, and more.
The Silver Bullet Podcast

Show 143: Elena Kvochko discusses security policy and security technology

Listen as Gary and Elena discuss security policy, security technology, the role of a CIO, holistic security tactics, the economics of a security breach, and more.
ZDNet

Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

Researcher finds nearly 200 Chrome, Firefox, and Opera extensions vulnerable to attacks from malicious sites.
Security Affairs

6 Reasons We Need to Boost Cybersecurity Focus in 2019

Paying attention to cybersecurity is more important than ever in 2019. But, some companies are still unwilling to devote the necessary resources to securing their infrastructures against cyberattacks, and naive individuals think they’re immune to the tactics of cybercriminals,...
isBuzz

Fortnite Vulnerabilities Allow Hackers To Take Over Gamers’ Accounts, Data And In-Game Currency

Cybersecurity researchers today shared details of vulnerabilities that could have affected any player of the hugely popular online battle game, Fortnite. If exploited, the vulnerability would have given an attacker full access to a user’s account and their personal information  as well...

DNC Accuses Russia, ACLU Sues ICE, and More Security News This Week

Trump dominated security headlines this week, but there's plenty of other news to catch up on.
SecurityWeek

Bulgaria Extradites Russian Hacker to US: Embassy

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday. read more