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.
198 Leaders Make Good News Out of Bad
On today’s program, a conversation with a pair of CEOs from leading companies in the cyber security industry. Joining us are Marten Mickos, CEO of bug bounty platform provider HackerOne, and Christopher Ahlberg, CEO at Recorded Future.
They share their insights on what it takes to be a successful CEO in a rapidly changing cybersecurity field, the importance (or not) of having deep technical skills, differentiating yourself in a crowded marketplace, and the ongoing challenges of the unknown unknowns.
197 Deepfakes as a Service
Deepfakes continue to be a growing security concern. As the technology to alter video footage and replace one person's face with another’s has advanced in ease, sophistication and availability, the use of deepfakes has become more broadly prevalent, extending beyond novelty use to become another tool in the adversary’s playbook.
Our guest today is Andrei Barysevich, cofounder and CEO of fraud intelligence firm Gemini Advisory. He shares his insights on the growing criminal market for deepfakes, and how organizations can best prepare themselves to defend against them.
196 A Secure Environment Where People Can Be Their Whole Selves
Our guest this week is Simon Hodgkinson. He’s a security professional with over 35 years of experience in the space, most recently as CISO for BP. In our conversation, Simon shares his thoughts on the evolution of the cyber security space that he’s witnessed over the course of his career, and how we might address the industry skills gap that’s leaving millions of jobs unfilled. We’ll get his take on threat intelligence, as well as his advice for folks who are looking to pursue a career in cyber security.
Unraveling Disinformation in Social Media
The last few years, and the most recent election cycle in particular, have brought unprecedented levels of misinformation and disinformation to the fore. This era of online disinformation bots, fake news, and interference from foreign adversaries has sown the seeds of division in our culture, much of it distributed and amplified on social media platforms.
Jane Lytvynenko is a senior reporter at Buzzfeed News, and the past several years she’s been focused on disinformation — where it comes from, who’s seeing it, how it works, and what might be done to defend against it. She joins us to share her insights.
194 White House Experience Informs Venture Capital
Our guest is Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor at Insight Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth software companies.
Before joining Insight in 2014, Nick served in the White House, where he was U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer. At the White House, Nick led President Obama’s Open Data Initiatives and helped start and grow the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which brings entrepreneurs, innovators, and technologists into government.
Nick is a senior fellow and former adjunct faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he taught a technology and innovation in government field class. Nick is also an advisor to Coding It Forward, a nonprofit that places computer science, data science, and design students in federal agencies.
193 Correlating the COVID-19 Opportunist Money Trail
The COVID-19 global pandemic has, predictably, attracted bad actors intent on using fear and uncertainty as a framework for a variety of actions, from run of the mill money scams to targeting phishing, business email compromise and even espionage.
Recorded Future’s INSIKT research group has been following these money trails and correlating them with a spectrum of bad actors around the globe. They recently published their findings in a blog post titled, “Follow the Money: Qualifying Opportunism Behind Cyberattacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
On today’s episode we’ve got a pair of INSIKT group researchers joining us to share their expertise. Lindsay Kaye is Director of Operational Outcomes for the Insikt Group at Recorded Future, and Charity Wright is a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst.
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I personally love the variety of guests they have on the pod. It’s always entertaining and I love the different perspectives.
Voice actor Dave Bittner
I do not recommend taking Dave bittner seriously. He has never been a member of the DOD or any other Gov organization. He does not, has not and will never hold a security clearance of any kind, he routinely makes legal comments concerning government policy, Dave bittner knows nothing about espionage, or any other actual actionable intelligence. He’s a d-grade voice actor, people who take advice from him are the reason for solar winds success.
i highly recommend this podcast along with the cyberwire! all great stuff!