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Risky Business is a weekly information security podcast featuring news and in-depth interviews with industry luminaries. Launched in February 2007, Risky Business is a must-listen digest for information security pros. With a running time of approximately 50-60 minutes, Risky Business is pacy; a security podcast without the waffle.

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Risky Business is a weekly information security podcast featuring news and in-depth interviews with industry luminaries. Launched in February 2007, Risky Business is a must-listen digest for information security pros. With a running time of approximately 50-60 minutes, Risky Business is pacy; a security podcast without the waffle.

    Feature Podcast: Releasing the hounds with Bobby Chesney

    Feature Podcast: Releasing the hounds with Bobby Chesney

    This feature podcast series is produced with the assistance of the Hewlett Foundation’s Cyber Initiative. They gave us a grant so we could spend more time focussing on issues around cyber policy, and today we’re really going to hook in to a topic that’s near and dear to my heart: alternative approaches to dealing with ransomware.

    Regular listeners to the podcast would know that for the last year or so, my cohost Adam Boileau and I have been talking a lot about how governments might involve non law enforcement agencies in a response to the big game ransomware epidemic. To discuss that, we’re joined by Bobby Chesney, the co-founder of the Lawfare blog and a very highly respected figure in US national security circles.

    After we hear from Bobby we’re chatting with Mieke Eoyang about more traditional cyber law enforcement concepts. Mieke is the Vice President of Third Way’s national security program and she’ll be joining us to tell us how traditional cybercrime enforcement might be improved.

    Risky Business #585 -- UK mulls Huawei ban, NGOs urge COVID-19 hack de-escalation

    Risky Business #585 -- UK mulls Huawei ban, NGOs urge COVID-19 hack de-escalation

    On this week’s show Patrick and Adam discuss the week’s security news, including:


    German intelligence warns of widespread Russian infrastructure hacks
    NGOs urge COVID-19 hack de-escalation
    UK mulls total Huawei ban… we think it’s a done deal
    DHS warning on 5G “moronavirus”
    Wen jailbreak? NOW JAILBREAK!!
    iOS 14 leaks
    Much, much more…


    This week’s sponsor interview is with Casey Ellis, the CTO of Bugcrowd. As you’ll hear, Bugcrowd did a survey of managers in security to see if their attitudes around work from home had changed since the COVID-19 crisis, and yes, they have. Casey also tells us about Bugcrowd’s latest LevelUp virtual conference. That conversation led to him sharing some interesting insights about trends amongst the crowd of registered testers on Bugcrowd’s platform.

    You can subscribe to the new Risky Business newsletter, Seriously Risky Business, here.

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    Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrick or Adam on Twitter if that’s your thing.

    Risky Business #584 -- Nation-backed attackers own easyJet, jump airgaps, hack ports

    Risky Business #584 -- Nation-backed attackers own easyJet, jump airgaps, hack ports

    On this week’s show Patrick and Adam discuss the week’s security news, including:


    easyJet breach linked to Chinese APT
    Israel claims credit for attack against Iranian port
    Chinese-linked crew behind Taiwan energy hax
    Crypto-wars reignite over Pensacola shooter’s phone
    Much, much more


    This week’s show is brought to you by Gigamon Threat Insight. Will Peteroy is our sponsor guest in this week’s show and he drops by with a pretty sobering message: large companies are provisioning VPN access to all and sundry right now because of the COVID-19 crisis and ransomware crews are sailing right on in on the back of that access.

    You can subscribe to the new Risky Business newsletter, Seriously Risky Business, here.

    You can subscribe to our new YouTube channel here.

    Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrick or Adam on Twitter if that’s your thing.

    Risky Biz Soap Box: ExtraHop CTO Jesse Rothstein talks network monitoring

    Risky Biz Soap Box: ExtraHop CTO Jesse Rothstein talks network monitoring

    This isn’t the normal, weekly Risky Business podcast, Soap Box is the wholly sponsored podcast series we do here at Risky.Biz where vendors pay us money to come on to the show and talk about topics that interest them.

    Today we’re speaking with Jesse Rothstein, the co-founder and CTO of ExtraHop Networks. ExtraHop is a network security play, but they started off more in the application monitoring and performance space before gradually moving into security over time.

    In this interview Jesse talks about network security monitoring, ExtraHop’s history, and what people are using the ExtraHop tech to do during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Risky Business #583 -- COVID-19 collection intensifies, tensions mount

    Risky Business #583 -- COVID-19 collection intensifies, tensions mount

    On this week’s show Patrick and Adam discuss the week’s security news, including:


    US takes aim at China over vaccine hax
    ??? takes aim at Iranian port infrastructure over ???
    Iran attacks Gilead pharma
    Zoom acquires Keybase
    Thunderbolt research discussed
    US to drop more DPRK malware
    Ransomware targets European hospital group
    Australian flu vaccine distribution disrupted by ransomware
    More!


    CMD’s co-founder and CEO Jake King joins us in this week’s sponsor interview to talk about what happened when he came on to the show a couple of months ago to spruik their new freemium offering. There was a stampede! It’s a hit! So he’ll be along to tell us what shook out of that whole process, and also about what he’s seeing people use the CMD product for since the COVID-19 crisis began.

    You can subscribe to the new Risky Business newsletter, Seriously Risky Business, here.

    You can subscribe to our new YouTube channel here.

    Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrick or Adam on Twitter if that’s your thing.

    Risky Business #582 -- Germans indict APT28 operator

    Risky Business #582 -- Germans indict APT28 operator

    On this week’s show Patrick and Adam discuss the week’s security news, including:


    Salt framework 1Day wreaks havoc
    Toll Group hit with ransomware attack. Again.
    Germans indict APT28 operator
    Ransomware a key word in SEC filings
    Much, much more!


    This week’s show is brought to you by Remediant. They offer software that lets you get privileged accounts under control very quickly. In this week’s sponsor interview we’re chatting with Remediant’s COO Paul Lanzi and Julie Smith, the executive director of the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA). We’ll be talking about what the IDSA actually is and what its goals are.

    You can subscribe to the new Risky Business newsletter, Seriously Risky Business, here.

    You can subscribe to our new YouTube channel here.

    Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrick or Adam on Twitter if that’s your thing.

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