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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.

    Risky Business #607 -- Trump lawyer calls for Krebs' execution, ransomware insurance getting wobbly

    Risky Business #607 -- Trump lawyer calls for Krebs' execution, ransomware insurance getting wobbly

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


    ORIGINAL: Ransomware insurance payouts are looking pretty unsustainable
    Trump lawyer calls for Chris Krebs’ execution
    Hunger relief charity loses $1m to BEC
    Supreme court weighs CFAA
    Much, much more!


    This week’s sponsor interview is with Marc Rogers, Okta’s Executive Director of Cybersecurity. Marc is also heavily involved with the CTI League, a group of infosec professionals who banded together early this year to try to do some good. They’re cyber do gooders! They’ve chalked up some wins and helped out a bunch of organisations, and in the process Marc and his compadres have also been well positioned to observe changes in the ransomware landscape. He joins us in this week’s sponsor interview to talk through that.

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

    Risky Business #606 -- BEC nukes Australian hedge fund

    Risky Business #606 -- BEC nukes Australian hedge fund

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


    UK unveils Cyber Force
    US passes surprisingly sane IoT security law
    Symantec drops some APT10 research
    MobileIron bugs getting a decent workout courtesy of state-backed attackers
    Much, much more…


    This week’s show is brought to you by ExtraHop Networks. Its VP of Security, Matt Cauthorn, joins the show this week to talk about how we might fare – technology wise – as COVID-19 cases spiral out of control in some parts of the world. With most of the heavy lifting on accelerated cloud adoption and work-from-home already done, Matt thinks the IT side of things is much better prepared for a second major pandemic-induced disruption than it was back in March.

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

    Risky Biz Soap Box: Bugcrowd CEO Ashish Gupta

    Risky Biz Soap Box: Bugcrowd CEO Ashish Gupta

    This is not an edition of the weekly news show, scroll back one episode in your podcast feed if you’re looking for that. Rhis is a wholly sponsored podcast brought to you by Bugcrowd.

    Bugcrowd’s CEO Ashish Gupta joins us in this edition of the Soap Box. He’s been the CEO over there for about three years, taking the reins from our friend Casey Ellis who moved into the CTO position.

    As you’re about to hear, the bug bounty companies have moved on from the days when they just provided the simple service of running bug bounty competitions for their clients. What’s emerging is a much more nuanced product mix designed to extract as much usefulness as possible out of the testers registered on their platforms.

    Risky Business #605 -- Trump fires CISA director Chris Krebs

    Risky Business #605 -- Trump fires CISA director Chris Krebs

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


    CISA director Chris Krebs fired
    Trump ramps up his disinformation campaign
    TikTok ban stalls
    BlackBerry discovers new hacker-for-hire crew
    DNS cache poisoning is back. But do we really care?
    Much, much more


    This week’s show is brought to you by Thinkst Canary. Thinkst’s founder Haroon Meer will be along in this week’s show to talk a bit about security product design. Canary has been remarkably restrained over the years. Instead of trying to use their success as a platform to launch a million other products, they’ve spent more time really working on design and usability. He’ll join us to talk through all of that.

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

    Risky Business #604 -- Election-related cyber shenanigans fail to materialise

    Risky Business #604 -- Election-related cyber shenanigans fail to materialise

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


    Zoom settles with FTC over misleading E2EE claim
    Some poor sod had to give up $1bn in Bitcoin
    Solaris SSH 0day? Let’s party like it’s 1999
    Samy Kamkar’s latest trick: NAT Slipstreaming
    Australia’s hardcore critical infrastructure protection bill
    Much, much more


    This week’s show is brought to you by Remediant. Company co-founder Paul Lanzi joins the show in this week’s sponsor interview to talk about how they’ve been helping companies recover from ransomware attacks. Maybe listen to this one. You know. Just in case you find yourself in that situation one day?

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

    Risky Business #603 -- YOU get sanctions, and YOU get sanctions

    Risky Business #603 -- YOU get sanctions, and YOU get sanctions

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


    “Proud Boys” email campaign attributed to Iran in record time
    Sanctions for everyone!
    US doxes more adversary TTPs
    Katie Nickels and Chris Krebs join the show


    This week’s show is brought to you by attack simulation platform company AttackIQ. Carl Wright from AttackIQ joins us this week to talk about the distinct possibility that large organisations are going to start slashing their security budgets in response to the changing economy.

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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
285 Ratings

285 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, education and actionable! 👏

Whether you’re well established as a cyber security innovator, or just getting started carving out your role as a change agent within your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Patrick and Adam do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever changing data security and compliance environment. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Blessing ❤️ ,

To political about a country they don’t even live in

They are just like the American media- one sided and bias. The fact of the matter is, they only care to “research” and “contact” people who support their ideas rather than research both side to get the the truth. They have a lot of courage talking about things that they truly don’t understand, but they just repeat what they hear from the media. Worry about your own country before bashing another.

Long-time listener 33 ,

Too Politically Bias

I listened to every episode of this show for at least 5 years. I used to love it. Great info and good humor. However, over the last year and especially the last few months, the blatant anti-Trump focus lacks journalistic integrity. The final straw for me is Ig prong the Hunter Biden laptop story which has obvious important implications on censorship, potential bribery & money laundering by a Presidential candidate. I find myself forced to go to a neutral info sec platform.
Thank you for years of good content. You need to back off your politically motivated & bias tone.

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