186 episodes

Weekly information security podcast airing Monday mornings hosted by Evan Francen and Brad Nigh. In a unique focus on protecting personal information, Evan and Brad discuss information security as an issue that includes cyber security, physical security, as well as administrative controls. Evan is the CEO of FRSecure and the author of the book UNSECURITY (publish date December, 2018). Brad is the Principal Security Consultant at FRSecure and a 20+ year veteran of the industry. Hosting things like FRSecure's Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Mentor Program, online hangouts, and other events together, the chemistry in their banter is sure to delight!

UNSECURITY: Information Security Podcast InfoSec Missionaries

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Weekly information security podcast airing Monday mornings hosted by Evan Francen and Brad Nigh. In a unique focus on protecting personal information, Evan and Brad discuss information security as an issue that includes cyber security, physical security, as well as administrative controls. Evan is the CEO of FRSecure and the author of the book UNSECURITY (publish date December, 2018). Brad is the Principal Security Consultant at FRSecure and a 20+ year veteran of the industry. Hosting things like FRSecure's Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Mentor Program, online hangouts, and other events together, the chemistry in their banter is sure to delight!

    Unsecurity Episode 186: FTC Safeguards Rule Updates- What You Need to Know

    Unsecurity Episode 186: FTC Safeguards Rule Updates- What You Need to Know

    Episode 186 of the Unsecurity Podcast is now live! This week, Oscar and Brad review the recent updates to the FTC's Safeguards Rule concerning financial institutions. Here's what you need to know...

    Need more detail? Check out FRSecure's blog post covering all the details of the recent updates:
    https://frsecure.com/blog/ftc-safeguards-rule-what-you-need-to-know/

    More resources:
    https://www.ftc.gov/business-guidance/resources/ftc-safeguards-rule-what-your-business-needs-know

    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/08/sike-once-a-post-quantum-encryption-contender-is-koed-in-nist-smackdown/

    https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/blogs/compliance-security-passwords/

    Give episode 186 a listen or watch and send any questions, comments, or feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com. Don't forget to like and subscribe!

    • 32 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 185: How Do We Secure a Remote Workforce In a Post-COVID World?

    UNSECURITY Episode 185: How Do We Secure a Remote Workforce In a Post-COVID World?

    Episode 185 of the Unsecurity Podcast is now live! This week, Oscar and Brad discuss securing a remote workforce in a post-COVID environment, industry news, and more!

    Give episode 185 a listen or watch and send any questions, comments, or feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com. Don't forget to like and subscribe!

    • 36 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 184: 'Quick Wins' for Your Security Program

    UNSECURITY Episode 184: 'Quick Wins' for Your Security Program

    Episode 183 of the Unsecurity Podcast is now live! This week, Oscar and Brad discuss some of the simpler things you can do to bolster your security program. While there is no such thing as 'easy button' security, there are still some quick wins to be had!

    News:

    https://thehackernews.com/2022/07/5-key-things-we-learned-from-cisos-of.html

    - Remote work has accelerated the use of EDR Technology
    - 90% of CISO's surveyed used an MDR solution
    - Overlapping threat protection tools are the #1 pain point for small teams
    - Small security teams are ignoring more alerts
    - 96% of CISO's are planning to consolidate security platforms

    https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2022/07/14/conventional-cybersecurity-approaches/

    Give episode 184 a listen or watch and send any questions, comments, or feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com. Don't forget to like and subscribe!

    • 38 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 183: Free (or Almost Free) Security Training Resources

    UNSECURITY Episode 183: Free (or Almost Free) Security Training Resources

    Episode 183 of the Unsecurity Podcast is now live! This week, Oscar and Brad discuss some training resources that you can use in your security program free of charge!

    News:

    Autopatch is now Available
    https://thehackernews.com/2022/07/microsoft-windows-autopatch-is-now.html

    'Callback' Phishing Campaign Impersonates Security Firms
    https://threatpost.com/callback-phishing-security-firms/180182/

    Resources Discussed:

    Portswigger Web Security Academy
    https://portswigger.net/training

    XSS, Cross Site Request Forgery, SQL Injection, HTTP Request Smuggling
    Burp Suite Training - All free & high quality

    HacktheBox, TryHackMe, OverTheWire

    Offensive Security - Metasploit Unleashed.
    Also currently doing free OSCP classes via Twitch. Monday and Friday at 12:00 PM ET
    https://www.offensive-security.com/metasploit-unleashed/

    FRSecure CISSP mentorship
    https://frsecure.com/cissp-mentor-program/

    Federal Virtual training Environment
    https://fedvte.usalearning.gov/
    Free training for all Federa, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial government employees.

    Using ATT&CK for CTI Training
    https://attack.mitre.org/resources/training/cti/
    Understand what ATT&CK is and how to use it to make defensive decisions.

    SANS Cheat Sheets!
    https://www.sans.org/blog/the-ultimate-list-of-sans-cheat-sheets/

    PicoCTF
    https://picoctf.org/resources.html
    Learning Guides for General Skills, Crypto, Web Exploitation, Forensics, Binary Exploitation, Reversing

    Infosecinstitute
    https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/topic/13-cyber-security-training-courses-you-can-take-now-for-free/
    $300 Annual

    Cybrary
    https://www.cybrary.it/
    Some free courses or $60 a month

    Give episode 183 a listen or watch and send any questions, comments, or feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com. Don't forget to like and subscribe!

    • 37 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 182: Upgrade Your Security Program a Free of Charge (Tools & More)

    UNSECURITY Episode 182: Upgrade Your Security Program a Free of Charge (Tools & More)

    Episode 182 of the Unsecurity Podcast is now live! This week, Oscar and Brad discuss some of the tools and strategies out there that you can implement in your security program free of charge!

    Give episode 182 a listen or watch and send any questions, comments, or feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com. Don't forget to like and subscribe!

    • 34 min
    UNSECURITY Episode 181: Evan's Last Episode, History of the Podcast, Cybersecurity Conferences

    UNSECURITY Episode 181: Evan's Last Episode, History of the Podcast, Cybersecurity Conferences

    Episode 181 of the Unsecurity Podcast is now live! This week, Evan sits down to host the show one last time. Joined by Oscar Minks and Brad Nigh, who will be taking the reins, the trio looks back through almost 3 years of the podcast, security conferences, this year's DEFCON event, and more!

    Give episode 181 a listen or watch and send any questions, comments, or feedback to unsecurity@protonmail.com.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Phmnhm ,

Great podcast

The format helps bring security to the forefront. As we are all responsible for security this podcast is for anyone and everyone!

The bustinator ,

Get to the point

I listened to you talk about screwing down boards on your deck for 16 minutes before I gave up. No talk of actual Infosec. Should be a Quick intro of the guest, their background and right into relative topics. Stop silly questions like how was your weekend that no one cares about. This is meant to be constructive criticism as a fellow podcaster. Cheers!

fatstuffalicious ,

Sad

So, unfortunately the first episode I listened to was the one recorded during what I think was the one during the protests. It is really too bad because they are struggling so hard to talk about it without really asking “how does what I’m saying compare with the experience of feeling like your life literally does not matter, and the peril that black families go through when they walk out the door.” I am really trying to explain this and not be hyperbolic. Being able to disconnect from what’s happening is actually a privilege. If you’re going to sleep with your gun next to you bc of what one crackpot Faux antifa account says, imagine how it feels when the state sanctions law enforcement “going after” you to the point that cops who literally murder people get away with it. It’s a larger conversation, but it’s truly a privilege to be able to say “I’m turned off by some of these messages bc it feels like there’s no place for me.” Of course there is, there must be. But you have to keep fighting to understand what’s going on.

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