DtR Security Newscast: wifi attacks, APT (evolved), the need for practice and Target’s new CISO – Security Catalyst

DtR Security Newscast: wifi attacks, APT (evolved), the need for practice and Target’s new CISO

I invite you to listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast for June 16, 2014 — with Raf Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit), James Jardine (@JardineSoftware), and guest Will Gragido (@wgragido). We record the DtR Newscast every other Monday to engage in spirited discussion about security topics in the news. More than a run-down of the news, it’s our unfiltered (but safe for work) discussion of top stories. We usually inject some passion and and some divergent thinking to fuel your week.

This week, we covered:

  • The slippery slope of “jamming” google glass; we explore the larger struggle over wearable tech, the changing nature of privacy, and how we handle it all. And no, jamming is not really the method we prefer. Nor does the FTC.
  • While on the topic of wireless, we explore the curious case of the FAA order for Boeing to protect the 737 from attack
  • As we explore more attacks, we take a moment to examine the bastardization of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), and how it evolved for the private sector (and why the difference matters). I recently wrote about it here:  Why you need to embrace the evolution of APT
  • PF Chang’s gets breached, reverts to paper charges. Brilliant back-up, or crazy scramble?
  • The need for practice to guide preparation – and my recap of the recent Cyber War Strategic Exercise (CWSX) and how it holds lessons for each of us. Read my article here: How to use a cyber war exercise to improve your security program
  • Feedly gets DDoS’d, we discuss
  • Target hires a CISO; now people focusing on who he should report to (hint: focusing on the wrong things. Article coming).

Take a listen and let me/us know how we did on the segues this episode:

Consider this the invitation for discussion. Keep it going here, on Twitter (I’m @catalyst) or the different “neighborhoods” in which I hangout (check out the bar on the upper right). If you have a topic you want us to discuss on the next DtR Security Newscast, drop us a line.

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Michael Santarcangelo

The founder of Security Catalyst, Michael develops exceptional leaders and powerful communicators with the security mindset for success.