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Contrarisk Security Podcast #0043: Threat hunting

Do you worry that there are bad people accessing your networks? If you think your systems have already been compromised you’re going to want to know how and by how much. In this interview, Peter Cohen at MWR Countercept explains the art of threat hunting – a proactive rather than reactive approach that doesn’t rely on the attacker tripping alarms…. Read more »

Contrarisk Security Podcast #0042: Securing SMEs

Do too many small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) believe that security is something only big firms need to worry about? In this interview, Colin Tankard, managing director of Digital Pathways, explains that, indeed, many firms believe themselves to be too small and uninteresting to attract the attention of hackers. This is in spite of endless headlines about breaches and warning… Read more »

Contrarisk Security Podcast #0041: The battle for privacy

» Listen or download now on the podcasts page » Privacy in the digital realm has become a hot topic. There has always been a debate about the degree to which law enforcement and intelligence agencies should be allowed to snoop on what many of us would consider private communications. But that discussion became supercharged following the leaks by Edward Snowden and… Read more »

Contrarisk Security Podcast #0040: Exploiting security data

» Listen or download now on the podcasts page » Organisations have lots of security these days – but do they have the right  security? Is the technology being deployed in the most effective way? Traditionally, the approach has always been one of defence in depth. This has led to organisations investing in a long list of point solutions. There’s always… Read more »

Contrarisk Security Podcast #0038: Security Operations Centres

» Listen or download now on the podcasts page » Many organisations are centralising and concentrating their cyber-security efforts in Security Operation Centres (SOCs). The aim is to provide a more coherent and comprehensive view of the organisation’s neyworks, and enable a focused and timely response in the event of an attack. But are they doing it right? And will these… Read more »

Contrarisk Security Podcast #0037: The flaw in healthcare apps

» Listen or download now on the podcasts page » Mobile apps are increasingly being used by the healthcare industry to provide customers with access to data and services. Your smartphone might even be monitoring the state of your health and sending that information to remote servers for analysis by your healthcare provider. As Stephen McCarney of Arxan Technologies explains in… Read more »

Contrarisk Security Podcast #0036: Securing the Internet of Things

» Listen or download now on the podcasts page » Connected devices – or the Internet of Things (IoT) if you prefer – is a reality now. As Cesare Garlati of the prpl Foundation explains in this interview, we’ve been through a “major wave of evolution”, heading towards a situation in which all electronic devices are likely to have some sort… Read more »

Contrarisk Security Podcast #0035: Security guarantees

» Listen or download now on the podcasts page » Security products and services never seem to come with guarantees. You have to take it on trust that they will do the job they claim to do. And if not? Well, try the next one. WhiteHat Security is following the example of vendors in other business areas and offering a guarantee… Read more »

Contrarisk Security Podcast #0033: DDoS and information security

» Listen or download on the podcasts page » For a long time, the trends in DDoS have been towards a higher frequency of attacks and larger aggregate attacks. But more recently, there has been a significant trend towards the use of DDoS as part of multi-vector attacks, as a masking agent or enabling vector, where the intent has not been… Read more »

Contrarisk Security Podcast #0030: Identity and privacy

» Listen or download now on the podcasts page » With the Internet now playing such as intrinsic part of our lives, identity management (IM) has entered a new world. As Daniel Raskin, VP of marketing at ForgeRock, explains in this interview, what was once a simple matter of allowing employees to authenticate themselves on a local network has moved out… Read more »