120 episodes

Listen to Talos security experts as they dive into emerging threats, forcing the bad guys to innovate, hacking refrigerators, and other security issues, all with beer.

Beers with Talos Podcast Cisco Talos

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    • 4.8 • 141 Ratings

Listen to Talos security experts as they dive into emerging threats, forcing the bad guys to innovate, hacking refrigerators, and other security issues, all with beer.

    Beers with Talos Ep. #120: How attackers are finding new ways to bypass MFA

    Beers with Talos Ep. #120: How attackers are finding new ways to bypass MFA

    Our rotation of special guests continues on with Nate Pors from Talos Incident Response. Nate has been following several different attacks in which attackers bypassed multi-factor authentication with “prompt bombing” and other techniques. The crew discusses what the security community can do to make MFA safer and how to improve user education about using the technology. Plus, Matt gets an opportunity to eat some humble pie regarding the FBI and the removal of wireless router malware, so that’s always exciting.

    • 47 min
    Beers with Talos Ep. #119: If it walks like a BlackCat, meows like a BlackCat...

    Beers with Talos Ep. #119: If it walks like a BlackCat, meows like a BlackCat...

    We’re all still pretty exhausted from our work in Ukraine. But that hasn’t slowed down any of the threat actors, unfortunately. So we enlisted special guest Nick Biasini to dive into the BlackCat ransomware group to discuss how it potentially is or isn’t connected to BlackMatter/DarkSide. These ransomware-as-a-service groups surprisingly run like regular companies, and even have the same problems with employee retention! Plus, Matt and Liz provide updates on their work in helping to defend Ukrainian networks and organizations.


    Other talking points:
    - How to pronounce the company “Nike”
    - Surprisingly safe-for-work videos on Omegle
    - Avoiding burnout when everything is on fire

    • 33 min
    Beers with Talos Ep. #118: Reacting to the current situation in Ukraine

    Beers with Talos Ep. #118: Reacting to the current situation in Ukraine

    This was admittedly a tough one to record. In the middle of us trying to respond to the situation in Ukraine, we felt it was important to let our listeners in a bit. Matt, JJ and Liz discuss the work they and their teams are doing in Ukraine to protect critical systems there and keep users online. We also talk about the human side of things, and why it’s important for folks in cybersecurity to think about self care during this time.


    If you want to stay up to date on Talos’ work in Ukraine and our ongoing research about cybersecurity concerns in the region, continually check cs.co/TalosUA. Here are some additional links to Talos research and Cisco announcements:



    Livestream with Cisco ThousandEyes, Cisco Secure and Cisco Talos
    Spam campaigns leveraging Ukraine themes to spread malware, steal cryptocurrency
    Cisco’s statement on standing with Ukraine

    • 41 min
    Beers with Talos Ep. #117: Talos' Big Game commercial about a month too late

    Beers with Talos Ep. #117: Talos' Big Game commercial about a month too late

    We’re dropping two episodes today. This is undoubtedly the less serious of the two, as it was recorded prior to the invasion of Ukraine. Check out Ep. #118 for more on that situation. In this episode, though, we got to talk about Talos’ involvement at the Super Bowl. Mitch welcomes on Brett Ellis, who was at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles to help defend “The Big Game,” of Talos Incident Response to discuss his experience. He, JJ and Liz talk about what goes into securing these major global events and talk about what it’s like to have to come in and handle someone else’s networking equipment and then parachute out. If you want to learn more about Talos and Cisco Secure at the Super Bowl, you can read Cisco’s announcement.

    • 43 min
    Beers with Talos Ep. #116: Let's talk about the Olympics (but not in the way you were expecting)

    Beers with Talos Ep. #116: Let's talk about the Olympics (but not in the way you were expecting)

    Most people would expect us to approach the Winter Olympics from a security perspective. Why are athletes using burner phones? Are we worried about any state-sponsored attacks? Not this year, folks! Instead, we rank each country’s curling uniforms, discuss the origins of ski jumping and debate which events would be the most difficult to compete in.


    On the actual cybersecurity front, we did carve out some time to discuss two state-sponsored threat actors Talos has written about recently: AridViper and MuddyWater. We look at the maldocs involved in these campaigns and their targets. Matt also expounds on his multiple Twitter threads around the current situation in Ukraine.

    • 45 min
    Beers with Talos, Ep. #115: Everybody's measured by quarters — even threat actors

    Beers with Talos, Ep. #115: Everybody's measured by quarters — even threat actors

    We wanted to start off the new year by reflecting on 2021 with Talos Incident Response. The one thing many cyber attacks had in common? People.


    There are issues that arise any time humans are involved, whether it’s being tempted by a phish or someone making simple human errors. So, Matt, Mitch and Liz discuss how logs are crucial during the worst-case scenario and look at how to remove human error as much as possible from the equation.


    Outside of initial infection vectors, there are plenty of other lessons learned from 2021 that we can take into incident response this year.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

douglasbear ,

My friends talk

I like this podcast because I always feel like I am listening in on a conversation of my coworkers. We are having beers after work and talk about to latest problems we are seeing. That makes it fun.

Marwood_Wolf ,

Big fan of the Talos team

Keep up the great work! Always excited to listen to the latest episode.

rat111 ,

great podcast

Great show! talk more about how SDRs can be used to hack things on the cheap!

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