Recorded Future takes you inside the world of security intelligence. We’re sharing stories from the trenches and the operations floor as well as giving you the skinny on established and emerging adversaries. We also talk current events, technical tradecraft, and offer up insights on the big picture issues in our industry. Join the Recorded Future team, special guests, and our partners from the CyberWire to learn everything you want to know (and maybe some things you’d rather not know) about the world of security intelligence.
225 Complex Networks and the Cyber Social Terrain
Joining us this week is John Kelly, founder and CEO of Graphika, a software as a service platform for contextual influence mapping, social media marketing, advertising and analytics. He shares his career journey toward the formation of Graphika, and explains the foundational principles behind mapping complex online social networks, the challenges it presents, and what it means for a world faced with ever-increasing levels of disinformation and influence operations.
224 The Wild Ride Toward Actionable Security Analytics
Our guest this week is Gunter Ollmann, chief security officer at security analytics firm Devo. He shares his insights on the history and evolution of security analytics, the challenges organizations face when implementing them, the network effects of cloud migration, as well as strategies for making the case to the organizational powers that be that security analytics are a wise investment.
223 Cyber Citizenship Education is Essential
Scholars and researchers from the think tank New America recently released an education policy initiative titled, Teaching Cyber Citizenship — Bridging Education and National Security to Build Resilience to New Online Threats. The report outlines challenges facing educators when it comes to preparing students for the online world, describes the broad spectrum of reasons why it’s important that they are properly prepared, and provides resources and potential solutions for communities and school systems to adopt.
Joining us this week are two of the report's coauthors, Lisa Guernsey, director of New America’s Teaching, Learning and Tech Program, and Peter W. Singer, strategist and senior fellow.
222 Action is Critical in US Cyber Policy
Joining us this week is Jamil Jaffer, senior vice president for strategy, partnerships & corporate development at IronNet Cybersecurity, the organization founded by retired General Keith Alexander, former Director of the National Security Agency and Founding Commander of U.S. Cyber Command.
Our conversation covers a variety of topics, including Jamil Jaffer’s own career journey on Capitol Hill and as a self-described “recovering lawyer”, his views on the steps the Biden administration has taken so far in cyber defense, as well as IronNet’s involvement in defending the network operations center at this year’s BlackHat.
221 Establishing Cyber Rules of the Road with Russia
Our guest this week is Lauren Zabierek, Director of the Cyber Security Project at Harvard's Belfer Center. She’s co-author of a recently published report on the Belfer Center’s Russia Matters website titled, “US-Russian Contention in Cyberspace: Are Rules of the Road Necessary or Possible?” It’s a compelling look into the state of Russo-American relations in cyberspace, why progress in this area is challenging, and what steps might be taken to help both nations work toward improved understanding and, someday, cooperation.
220 Understanding Ransomware
Our guest this week is Rachel Lerman, technology reporter at The Washington Post. She’s coauthor of a recent piece featured in the Post’s technology section titled, The Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack. The piece explains the who, what, when, where, and why of the growing, global problem of ransomware attacks. It’s one of those helpful explainers that those of us in the cybersecurity business can keep at the ready to pass on to our friends and colleagues who ask what this whole ransomware thing is all about, and why they should be concerned.