Welcome back for another quick recap of the week and another dose of UNSECURITY Podcast show notes!
Last week, Brad and I were back in studio together to record episode 43. It was a good show, where we covered some relevant topics such as (more fricken) incident response, vCISO questions, and how we (the good guys) can’t possibly do all the things that they (the bad guys) do.
Quick words about vCISO
- It’s the future of information security leadership.
- There are good vCISOs and less good (maybe bad) vCISOs, you need to learn the differences.
- We got some great feedback this week from people who aspire to be a vCISO, which was really cool!
Quick words about good guys and bad guys
- There’s a gap between what we can do and what they can do.
- We have rules, they don’t.
- We have ideas about how to close some of the obvious gaps (didn’t cover in the episode 43, but we’ll cover this somewhere in the future).
If you missed episode 43, you can always go back and nab it here.
Hoping you all had a great week. It was a short week, but if you’re like me, it only meant that we crammed more stuff into less time.
Most of my time this week was spent working with SecurityStudio partners find success in serving their clients. This is a blast because we create situations where everyone wins, and we do it together.
This week I started exploring the possibility of helping an incredible organization combat sex trafficking in the United States. The organization is SHAREtogether, and they’re doing amazing work. The organization is run by Jaco Booyens, the director of the movie 8 Days. If you get a chance, check them out and watch the movie (it’s been watched more than 2,000,000 times). If you feel more inclined, do more to help. Right now, my involvement is more exploratory, but I’m sure there will be more to this story before it’s all said and done.
Anyway, on the the show! Brad is leading the show this week, and he’ll have another returning
SHOW NOTES – Episode 44
Date: Monday, September 9th, 2019
Our topics this week:
- The security expert’s take on liability.
- Speaking information security for “humans”.
- What’s the problem?
- Ideas for solving the problem(s).
- Consequences of the failure to solve the problem.
- Industry News
[Brad] – Brad can choose any opening he’d like. This is his show to lead. The standard one sort of goes like this…
Welcome to the UNSECURITY Podcast, episode 44. Joining me is my co-host, Evan Francen. Say hi Evan.
[Evan] I’ll say something here. Probably. Maybe I’ll stay silent to through Brad off, but now that it’s in the show notes, I think I let the cat out of the bag. Whatever.
[Brad] Also joining us today is a repeat guest. Ryan Cloutier is here in person. Ryan is an amazing information security expert with a noble mission. He was also on with us back in episode 27, back in May. Welcome Ryan.
[Ryan] Ryan’s a guy with something to say, so he’ll say something here.
[Brad] This week, Evan’s in Bulgaria. What’s going on over there, Evan?
[Brad] It’s sort of funny. We’re beginning to think you don’t like Ryan all that much because last time he was on, you were in California. You got something against Ryan or what?
[Brad] We brought Ryan on the show again because we love his perspectives on helping “normal” people, or as he likes to call them, “humans”, secure themselves better. Great mission, but before we cover that, let’s talk about some common questions we get about liability. Now, we’re not lawyers, so don’t think this is official legal advice, but we do work with lawyers pretty often when we investigate breaches.
Discussion about liability, from a security person’s perspective
[Brad] So, the key is to do the things that a “reasonable” person would do in your same circumstance. This leads to a whole bunch of questions that you should be asking yourself.
Now let’s switch gears a little bit. Ryan, you’ve got this deep desire to help “humans” secure themselves better, and this passion is shared with us here at FRSecure. You recently posted an open letter to the security community on Evan’s blog and you regularly speak to crowds all over the United States. Let’s talk about all this for a bit.
Discussion about Ryan’s mission and speaking “human”
- What are some of the problems we’re facing when speaking “human”?
- What ideas do we have for solving the problem(s)?
- What are some of consequences of the failure to solve the problem?
[Brad] There’s so much we can do together, as a community, to do this better. Great discussion. What’s our one call to action?
[Brad] OK, on to this week’s security news.
Here’s our news for this week:
- Massachusetts city tells ransomware scumbags to RYUK off, our IT staff will handle this easily – https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/06/ryuk_bedford_recovery/
- DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators – https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/43kxzq/dmvs-selling-data-private-investigators-making-millions-of-dollars
- Unpatched Android Zero-day Vulnerability Let Hackers Escalate the Privilege and Take Control Of The Device – https://gbhackers.com/unpatched-android-zero-day/
- Massive Data Leak – 419 Million Facebook Users’ Phone Numbers Exposed – https://gbhackers.com/facebook-users-phone-numbers/
[Brad] Alright. Another great show. Thank you for joining me Ryan.
Evan, have a good time in Bulgaria. Bring me home a gift or something.
A special thank you to our loyal listeners. We love your feedback and sincerely appreciate the fact that you join us each week. Send your feedback to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re the social type, socialize with us on Twitter, I’m @BradNigh and Evan’s @evanfrancen.
Talk to you all again next week!