39 episodes

State of the Hack discusses the latest in information security, digital forensics, incident response, cyber espionage, APT attack trends, and tales from the front lines of significant targeted intrusions.

State of the Hack Mandiant

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    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

State of the Hack discusses the latest in information security, digital forensics, incident response, cyber espionage, APT attack trends, and tales from the front lines of significant targeted intrusions.

    The Defender's Advantage Podcast

    The Defender's Advantage Podcast

    If you are here looking for State of the Hack, we invite you to visit the feed of Mandiant’s new podcast, The Defender’s Advantage Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1762840
     
    The new show launches this week with the same great content you've come to expect from us and even more.
    Host Luke McNamara anchors our Threat Trends series, chatting with Mandiant intel analysts, consultants, and researchers, as well as external practitioners and leaders in cyber security, all through a threat-focused lens.
     
     And Mandiant's Kerry Matre joins to host monthly conversations with Mandiant customers and industry experts who will share their experiences and stories from the frontline of cyber security as part of our new Frontline Stories series.
    Stay tuned for our inaugural Threat Trends episode later this week.

    • 1 min
    S4E07: IIV Drippin: Overcoming Your Zero Day Hangover

    S4E07: IIV Drippin: Overcoming Your Zero Day Hangover

    Zero Days got you down? There sure has been a lot of high impact zero days impacting edge appliances in 2021, from Microsoft Exchange, Pulse Secure, and SonicWall. In this episode, we're joined by Josh Fleischer, the Managed Defense investigator who uncovered three zero days in SonicWall Email Security, to discuss detection and investigation of a zero day, as well as what vendors and customers can do to better to prepare for zero day attacks.

    • 35 min
    S4E06: Extortion, Ransoms & the Wonderful Life of Red Teams

    S4E06: Extortion, Ransoms & the Wonderful Life of Red Teams

    In today's threat landscape, data theft and extortion go hand in hand
    with ransomware. In this episode of State of the Hack, we'll talk
    about how data theft plays a role in modern day ransomware incidents,
    how attackers carry out data theft, and how we simulate data theft
    during our Red Team assessments so clients can test their detective
    capabilities.

    • 37 min
    S4E05: The Wonderful World of Web Shells

    S4E05: The Wonderful World of Web Shells

    An oft-undiscussed tactic, web shells are a popular way for threat
    actors of all flavors to gain initial footholds, move laterally, and
    maintain persistence in a stealthy manner. Austin and Doug discuss a
    popular exploit that has been observed in the wild leading to web
    shells and what infosec practitioners can do to protect against this
    class of malware.

    • 32 min
    S4E04: Apex Predators: Inside OpSec Strategy

    S4E04: Apex Predators: Inside OpSec Strategy

    This episode discusses the idea of operational security ("OPSEC") from
    an attacker's perspective. OPSEC relates to how an attacker or red
    team might try to make their activities stealthier to avoid detection.
    During this episode, Evan Pena and Julian Pileggi talk about the
    various ways the Mandiant Red Team carries out their operational
    security during an adversary simulation exercise, and interesting
    techniques they see attackers using that have a high level of
    operational security.

    • 35 min
    S4E03: Azure Got Run Over by a Refresh Token

    S4E03: Azure Got Run Over by a Refresh Token

    Join us for our holiday episode as we search for silver bells and
    silver linings in our move to The Cloud! The cast sits down with
    Dirk-Jan Mollema to talk Azure AD and Primary Refresh Tokens; and what
    savvy defenders can do to secure their own cloud credentials.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Sm@rt speller ,

Great review and analysis

I enjoy the podcast and I’m looking forward to more content to come. Keep up the good work!

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New Hosts - Great Content

Mandiant continues to be an example in our industry. This podcast is a great supplement and a great listen.

ChadInPa ,

Good info. Worth a listen.

Better than training. Helps bring ideas into focus.

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