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.
Risky Business #728 -- The Citrixbleed ransomware disaster
On this week’s show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss the week’s security news. They cover:
The Citrixbleed ransomware crisis
Why the FBI hasn’t arrested Scattered Spider members
DPRK is in your supply chains
Microsoft has a brainwave and buys a HSM
When civil war meets pig butchering
Much, much more
This week’s show is brought to you by Airlock Digital. David Cottingham and Daniel Schell are this week’s sponsor guests.
Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrick or Adam on Mastodon if that’s your thing.
Risky Biz Soap Box: Why o365 and Google Workspace are a security liability
In this Soap Box podcast Patrick Gray talks to Material Security’s CEO and co-founder Abhishek Agrawal about the security problems inherent to modern productivity suites.
Does it make sense that threat actors can authenticate to o365 and Workspace accounts and clean them out entirely? Years of mail, years of files?
Material Security has built a product that tackles this issue. It can lock up email archives behind MFA challenges, redact PII from inboxes, better control files share via Google Drive and OneDrive, and just generally limit the damage a threat actor can inflict when they compromise a cloud productivity account.
Even if you’re not interested in buying a product to tackle this, we think this one is a great listen.
Risky Business #727 -- Mr Gray goes to Washington
On this week’s show Patrick Gray talks through the news with Chris Krebs and Dmitri Alperovitch. They discuss:
The SEC enforcement action against Solarwinds’ CISO
The White House AI Executive Order
CitrixBleed exploitation goes wide
How Kaspersky captured some (likely) Five Eyes iOS 0day
Elon Musk’s Gaza Strip adventures
Much, much more
This week’s show is brought to you by Greynoise. Andrew Morris, Greynoise’s founder and CEO, is this week’s sponsor guest. He talks about how Greynoise is using large language models to help them analyse massive quantities of malicious internet traffic.
Risky Biz Soap Box: Stairwell will offer platform to researchers
In this edition of the Soap Box we hear from Mike Wiacek and Eric Foster from Stairwell.
Stairwell makes a product that collects and analyses every executable file in your environment. You deploy file collectors to your systems and they forward all new files to Stairwell for manual and automated analysis. You can do a lot of really cool analysis once you have all that stuff in the same place.
But as you’ll hear, Stairwell is broadening out the use cases for its platform. You don’t want to forward files from every system? You don’t have to. It’s still very useful as an analysis platform. It’s sort of like VirusTotal, but private and with a bunch more bells and whistles. There’s also a bunch of sharing tools in the platform, which gives it a “social network for CTI nerds” flavour.
Risky Business #726 -- Okta owned while Cisco takes a massive L
On this week’s show Patrick Gray talks through the news with Dmitri
Alperovitch, NSA Cybersecurity director Rob Joyce and NSA CCC director
Morgan Adamski. They discuss:
The Okta breach
40-50k feral Ciscos
Why the http/2 protocol flaw is a real headache
The Ragnar Locker takedown
What the NSA CCC has been thinking about
This week’s show is brought to you by Socket. Socket’s founder Feross
Aboukhadijeh joins us this week to talk about their actually-not-crazy
use of large language models in their product.
Risky Biz Soap Box: Preventing MFA reset attacks
Patrick Gray speaks to Yubico’s Jerrod Chong about how organisations can better verify the identities of users when performing MFA resets. In other words, how to not get MGM’d.
He also talks about the chain-of-trust issues inherent to synchronisable passkey implementations.
A must listen
A must listen for any cybersecurity practitioners and those who want to know the business, threats, and oddities of security.
Host is clueless
More Adam, less Patrick (i.e. none)
Best Security podcast available
Great combination of news, in depth interviews, and paid content.