Happy Friday! Time for show notes, and I’m actually early with the notes this time.
We’re humbled and grateful for the growth of the UNSECURITY Podcast audience. Every week breaks a new record, in terms of listeners and downloads. Thank you for spending time with us!
Great show planned this week, with some healthy controversy. I won’t put the controversial stuff in these notes, so you’ll have to listen to get the skinny.
Hope you had a great week! Here’s some quick highlights from us:
- Our very own Team Ambush came back from Def Con after capturing 2nd place in the warl0ck gam3z capture the flag (CTF)! Helluva accomplishment for an awesome and incredibly skilled group! We’re VERY proud of them and their accomplishment. This is the 2nd year in a row that they’ve captured 2nd place at Def Con. We’ll be talking with the leader of FRSecure’s Technical Services Team, and member of Team Ambush on this show!
- Speaking of Team Ambush, they were featured on KARE 11 news (one of the largest in Minneapolis/St. Paul) on Wednesday night during prime time. A link to the feature is here; https://www.kare11.com/article/news/minnesota-team-places-2nd-in-national-hacking-competition/89-77305e34-dadd-4b55-afcb-c8d1af6165f9
- Minnetonka School District is one of the largest and arguably the best school district in Minnesota. I had the pleasure of presenting to their faculty and staff on Monday. The title of the talk was Security@Home Security@Work. In the talk, I featured SecurityStudio’s newest product, S2Me. S2Me is a personal information security assessment and it’s free. If you haven’t done so already, go get your S2Score now! We used the results of the assessments to drive conversation about information security. Great discussion! S2Me is a great conversation starter and we’re excited to go where it takes us.
- I spent the rest of the week fundraising for SecurityStudio. We’re in the middle of seeking our seed round of funding, and it’s a helluva experience for me. I’ve never raised money before, so I’m learning as I go. If you know anybody who’s willing to share wisdom in this area, send them my way (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Things are good. On to show notes, eh?
SHOW NOTES – Episode 41
Date: Monday, August 19th, 2019
Our topics this week:
- What is S2Me?
- More Incident Response(s)
- Def Con with Oscar
- Industry News
[Evan] – Hi everybody, and welcome to another episode of the UNSECURITY Podcast! This is episode 41, and I’m Evan Francen, your host. If this isn’t your first time listening, you already knew that. Joining me today is my show buddy, Brad Nigh. Care to say “hi” Brad?
[Brad] Brad almost always says “hi” but we’ll see if he read the show notes. Maybe he’ll come up with something unique.
[Evan] We’re excited for today’s show because we have a first time special guest joining us. None other than the infamous Oscar Minks, joining us from his home base in Kentucky. Oscar, wanna say “hi”?
[Oscar] Hi, or something similar.
[Evan] Oscar, you’re the Director of Technical Services at FRSecure, right? Tell our listeners what that job is.
[Oscar] Tells us what he does here.
[Evan] Thank you Oscar, it’s an honor to have you here.
Brief discussion with Oscar
[Evan] OK. Have you guys heard of the S2Me yet?
[Brad][Oscar] Tell the truth.
[Evan] Have you guys got your S2Score yet? Care to share?
Discussion about S2Me and the theories behind it. Maybe a little chat about Minnetonka School District too
[Evan] More incidents this week. If this keeps up, we might have to dedicate an entire podcast to incident response! Sheesh. I’ll tell you about mine, then you tell me about yours Brad.
Incident response discussion
[Evan] We like responding to incidents because we love helping people. We hate responding to incidents because it means someone is (maybe) in trouble. We’ll see if we make it a week without another one.
[Evan] Two weeks ago, we had “Ben” on the show to talk about going to Def Con among other things. Now Def Con is over, and we can talk a little about our team’s experience. Oscar, you were there. Let’s chat.
Def Con discussion
[Evan] Thank you for sharing Oscar. More to come I’m sure. Let’s wrap this up with some news. We’ll cover as much as we’ve got time for. Three stories to start.
Here’s our news for this week:
- Lightning cables can be hacked to access Apple devices – https://siliconangle.com/2019/08/11/lightning-cables-can-hacked-access-apple-devices/
- Teen Security Researcher Suspended for Exposing Vulnerabilities in His School’s Software – https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/59nzjz/teen-security-researcher-bill-demirkapi-suspended-for-exposing-vulnerabilities
- Apple to Pay Up to $1 Million For Hackers Who Can Gain Complete Control Over iPhone – https://gbhackers.com/apple-bug-bounty-program/amp/
[Evan] – Again, that’s how it is. Thank you Oscar for joining us. Thank you Brad for being a great partner. Special thank you to our listeners, and especially those of you who give us input and feedback. You can reach the us on the show by email at email@example.com.
If you’d like to be a guest on the show or if you want to nominate someone to be a guest, send us that information too.
Talk to you all again next week!