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The Risk Roundtable: EP 20. The latest security news delivered without remorse.
The Risk Roundtable crew jumps into summer with a new episode focused on some of the latest security news. Kicking off the episode, the team looks at the latest FBI report on Active Shooters (Active Shooter Incidents 20-Year Review, 2000-2019) and how organizations can integrate this information into their security planning and preparedness. Then they switch over to talk about a threat that grows stronger each month - Ransomware. Jen breaks down the latest ransomware activity and reminds organizations to not go at it alone! Then while Dave is dancing on mute, the risk roulette goes into some topics about opting out of some services that may feel forced, and the upcoming summer season (Fourth of July) and the security precautions organizations need to remember when planning events. Andy then wraps up the episode sharing how much he loved a certain movie that was Dave's favorite book of all time. Dave might have had something....or three minutes....to say something about it.
Some references from the episode:
Beer, cheese, fuel, and now meat. What’s next? - Armis
Amazon to share your Internet with neighbors on Tuesday - How to opt out
Gate 15 HEPS
FBI Active Shooter Resources
A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the United States Between 2000 and 2013
What’s Your Plan?
And more.... can be found on the Gate 15 Website blog posts: https://gate15.global/blog/
The Gate 15 Interview EP 12. Bryan Ware: Analytics Geek, Emerging Technologies Expert
In this episode of The Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour talks with Bryan Ware, founder and CEO of Next5 (next5.co), a technology-focused business intelligence and strategic advisory firm. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Bryan is a self-described “analytics geek” and emerging technologies expert. He has formerly served as the CEO at Haystax Technology and more recently served at DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as the Assistant Director for the Cybersecurity Division. Bryan on Twitter (@bsware). Bryan on LinkedIn. In the discussion we address: Bryan’s background and his experience in the private sector and at DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) His new project, Next5 Critical and emerging technology and associated concerns Geopolitical and other security challenges Find out what Bryan means when he says “I believe in Liquid Diplomacy?” Here his call to service And more! “I’m most passionate about the critical and emerging technologies that are emerging now and will be most important to our lives, economies, and national security 5+ years from now” Bryan Ware A few references mentioned in or relevant to our discussion include: We discussed Bryan’s new company, Next5. From the website, “Next5 helps leading companies develop, acquire and protect the game-changing technologies of the future. Our research provides a current and expert perspective on critical emerging technologies, global supply chains, and geo-political and economic factors that shape opportunities and risks.” See more, including the Next 5 Technology Matrix, from the link above. Bryan mentioned the quote “software is eating the world,” stated by Marc Andreessen. Read more on that in the Wall Street Journal, Why Software Is Eating The World (20 Aug 2011). We mentioned the Five Eyes partnership, which is the intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. You can read a little about that from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, here, or on Wikipedia.
Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP 13. Cannabis ISAO!
In the latest episode of Nerd Out, Dave welcomes in Ben Taylor, Executive Director of the Cannabis Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO). Their conversation looked at the evolution of the industry and the needs that an ISAO can provide to help those in the ever-growing Cannabis industry look at threats and develop strategies to protect their customers and organizations. Ben talked through the announcement of the ISAO and the next steps including offerings on their website and social media platforms. Dave and Ben also looked at the challenges that ISAOs face in getting attention and gaining members, but highlighted the value that they bring and the value of information sharing to the overall strength of the industry.
To learn more about Cannabis ISAO, visit their website: https://cannabisisao.org or check out their social media accounts. Twitter: @CannabisISAO and LinkedIn: @CannabisISAO
Ben Taylor is the Executive Director of the Cannabis-ISAO. Ben also serves as a Risk Analyst to several Information Sharing & Analysis Centers, and has previous security and operations experience as an Army Officer as well as working through the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection. Ben has also spent several years in marketing and partner development roles within the tourism industry, to include working to promote Cannabis tourism in Oakland, California.
The Cybersecurity Evangelist: EP 10 – The ISAC Series, REN-ISAC (Part 2)
TCE continues the chat with REN-ISAC’s Krysten Stevens and Brett Zupan.
On this episode:
We emphasize the importance of relationship building among higher ed and relevant community resources.
Discuss the wide and varied landscape of higher ed and research community.
We jump up on our soapboxes about how cyber is a cost of doing business, and not “if” but “when” you become a cyber attack victim.
We chat REN-ISAC services, such as Security Event System (SES), Peer Assessment Service, and Workshops (again).
Krysten brilliantly reminds us of the “trust community” that the ISACs represent.
Brett sucks up to Krysten with a nod to the technical operations team; and of course, Krysten couldn’t help but brag on her team too! As it should be. ;-)
Brett rounds out our discussion with a masterful shout out to the NCI (National Council of ISACs).
REN-ISAC Resources discussed on this episode:
Peer Assessment Service - https://www.ren-isac.net/public-resources/pas/index.html
Workshops - https://www.ren-isac.net/public-resources/workshops/index.html
Security Event System - https://www.ren-isac.net/member-resources/SES.html
Our Trust Community - https://www.ren-isac.net/what-we-do/index.html
The Risk Roundtable: EP 19. What becomes of the miscreants?
A year ago, as the pandemic had taken hold around the world, there was a lot of confusion and uncertainty. And while threats were equally as susceptible to COVID, they ultimately rose to exploit the situation. Now that vaccines are being distributed and the world is slowly reopening, does this change the threat environment? The Risk Roundtable crew discusses this potential, as well as other security matters that individuals and organizations should be on guard for moving into the summer months. Then after the risk roulette discussion, complete with music (thanks Dave), Andy leads the gang in a "get to know you" series of questions.
Combatting Ransomware: https://securityandtechnology.org/ransomwaretaskforce/report/
The Gate 15 Interview EP 11. Matt Mitchell, a Champion for Security and Privacy
In this episode of The Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour talks with Matt Mitchell, “a hacker and Tech Fellow at The Ford Foundation. Matt is working with the BUILD and Technology and Society teams at Ford Foundation to develop digital security strategy, technical assistance offerings, and safety and security measures for the foundation’s grantee partners. Matt was recently named by WIRED magazine as one of the 25 ‘innovators who are using technology to lead society through this period of global uncertainty and pointing the way to a safer future.’ called the WIRED25.” In 2017, Matt was listed by VICE's MOTHERBOARD as a HUMAN OF THE YEAR, for his work protecting marginalized communities from surveillance. Read more about Matt in this Medium post. Photo by Nick Lee, via Medium. Matt on Twitter. Matt on LinkedIn.
In the discussion we address:
• Matt’s background
• Current projects
• Privacy as a right
• Privacy as security
• And more!
“Backdoors… they don’t work…” – Matt Mitchell, in The Gate 15 Interview, recorded 21 Apr 2021
A few references mentioned in or relevant to our discussion include:
• Matt Mitchell Is Arming Underserved Communities With Anti-Surveillance Tools, Vice, 14 Feb 2017
• Ford Foundation, BUILD
• Ford Foundation, Cybersecurity Assessment Tool
• Nigerian Tech Hub Update: It’s Funded, Built, Educating, and… by Ronnie Tokazowski, @iHeartMalware, 08 Apr 2021
• Can you fight BEC popularity in Nigeria by steering youth to legitimate IT jobs? by Catalin Cimpanu, @campuscodi, on The Record, by Recorded Future, @TheRecord_Media, 18 Apr 2021
• Zero Trust: Enable a remote workforce by embracing Zero Trust security, Micorsoft
• William Coffee, NSA 2011 Hall of Honor Inductee, African American Honoree. “In April 1946, William D. Coffee was awarded the Commendation for Meritorious Civilian service for his wartime leadership in exploiting critical enciphered messages. During a time of harsh racial discrimination, he excelled and became the acting supervisor of a segregated office that made impressive contributions to the nation's cryptologic achievements.”
• Wikipedia: CryptoParty
• On Bug Bounties: Google Project Zero will give a 30-day grace period before disclosing security issues, Kim Lyons, @SocialKimLy, The Verge, @verge, 17 Apr 2021
• The do’s and don’ts of bug bounty programs with Katie Moussouris (@k8em0), by Zack Whittaker, @zackwhittaker, TechCrunch, @TechCrunch, 07 Apr 2021
• Zack Whittaker@zackwhittaker / 3:15 PM EDT•April 7, 2021
• DON'T PANIC. Making Progress on the "Going Dark" Debate, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
"One: the companies want to surveil the people. Two: the organizations, the companies, don't have people's best interests at heart…" – Matt Mitchell, in Vice, 14 Feb 2017