An Information Security Place Podcast – Episode 22

An Information Security Place Podcast – Episode 22

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Episode 22 is here. Jim was not available to join me this time (been traveling and real busy), so Dan Kuykendall from NT Objectives was kind enough to fill in as co-host for today. We had some good discussion, and a show that I thought would be a little shorter ended up being pretty long. But it is good stuff. Here are the show notes:

InfoSec News Update -

  • Vulnerable web servers on webcams, NAS, etc – Link Here
  • Obama’s cybersecurity Czar quits – Link Here

People familiar with the matter said Ms. Hathaway has been “spinning her wheels” in the White House, where the president’s economic advisers sought to marginalize her

politically.

In February, the White House tapped Ms. Hathaway, a senior intelligence official who had launched President George W. Bush’s cybersecurity initiative, to lead a 60-day

cybersecurity policy review. Ms. Hathaway completed her review in April, but the White House spent another 60 days debating the wording of her report and how to structure the

White House cyber post. National Economic Adviser Larry Summers argued forcefully that his team should have a say in the work of the new cyber official.

  • SSL Under attack this year at BlackHat/Defcon. These attacks don’t attack the math, they attack the (mis)usage of the clients and cert authorities

New Tricks For Defeating SSL In Practice (sslstrip) -Link Here

Researcher Exposes Flaws In Certificate Authority Web Applications – Link Here

  • Defcon goon “Priest” is everywhere – Links Here and Here

Discussion Topic - The ol’ security guidelines / best practices discussion

Consultants Corner – Varied BlackHat / Defcon points -

  • SSL issues
  • Unmasking You talk by Joshua “Jabra” Abraham and Robert “RSnake” Hansen
  • Dan’s general Opinions about web security talks – he was underwhelmed

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About the author:

My name is Michael Farnum. I am a Practice Principal at HP Fortify on Demand. I live in Tomball, Texas. I have been in the IT and InfoSec field since 1994. I am the founder and chairperson of HouSecCon, THE Houston Information Security Conference. These are MY words, not my employer's or anyone else's.

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