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The 443 - Security Simplified
68 minutes | 2 days ago
Combating Disinformation with Nina Jankowicz Rewind
This week on the podcast, we go back to one of our favorite episodes from last year near the start of the pandemic where we sat down with security expert Nina Jankowicz to discuss what the rapid change to remote work would mean for security.
65 minutes | 9 days ago
Q4 2020 Internet Security Report
Its that time of year again! This week on the podcast we dive in to the latest internet security report out of the WatchGuard Threat Lab. We'll cover the latest trends in malware, both at the perimeter and the endpoint, as well as network attacks and malicious domains. Additionally, we'll recap the top security incident from Q4, the Solar Winds Breach, and what it means for companies going forward.
49 minutes | 17 days ago
What Is Content Security Policy?
This week on the podcast we take a look at Content Security Policy, a web app security standard designed to combat Cross Site Scripting attacks against websites and web apps. Before that though, we'll cover the latest security news including a resurgence in ransomware attacks and the long overdue death of TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1.
42 minutes | 24 days ago
Defense Tips from a Pentester
This week on the podcast we cover key findings from the 2020 FBI Internet Crime Report and the latest reflective amplification vector for DDoS attacks. Then, we discuss a recent blog post from penetration tester Fabian Mosch that details the top weaknesses they target during their engagements. You can read more from Fabian here.
49 minutes | a month ago
Popping Webmail Shells
This week on the podcast we take a deep dive into the Exchange Server vulnerabilities that Microsoft issued an emergency patch for after discovering foreign adversaries were actively exploiting the flaws in the wild. We'll go over the vulnerabilities, how they work, and give some tips for defending against similar attacks in the future.
40 minutes | a month ago
Hacked by Cosmic Rays
This week on the podcast we cover Gootkitand Gootloader, two oddly-named pieces of an evasive trojan that researchers have been watching evolve into a fileless threat. We also discuss the security benefits and drawbacks of Apple's closed-door approach to security. Finally, we end with some research on what happens when a cosmic ray causes your computer to load up the wrong destination for a network connection.
37 minutes | a month ago
Microsoft Says “Regulate Us”
This week on the podcast we cover an upcoming Chrome browser update with important behind-the-scenes changes, a 9.8/10 severity vulnerability in VMWare vCenter, and a plea from Microsoft for more breach disclosure regulation in the wake of the SolarWinds breaches.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
RIPE for the Taking
This week on the podcast, we chat about an authentication attack against one of the world’s internet address registrars, another Russian threat actor targeting a popular IT software company, and research on a credential theft trojan and its delivery methods.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
This week on The 443, we cover a cyber-attack against the water supply of a small Florida town and research into a new class of vulnerabilities in software libraries called Dependency Confusion.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
This week on the podcast, we cover the latest research from Avast on evasion techniques in use by malicious Chrome extensions. After that, we discuss the latest report from Google's Threat Analysis Group on nation-state threat actors targeting white hat security researchers.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
It’s Always DNS
This week on the podcast, we bring on Trevor Collins from the WatchGuard Threat Lab to chat about a the recently disclosed MalwareBytes breach and a series of vulnerabilities in a popular DNS forwarder, dubbed DNSPOOQ.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
This week on the podcast, we cover a cloud security alert courtesy of Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and encrypted DNS guidance from the NSA. We also discuss a macOS malware evasion technique that has eluded analysis for over 5 years, until now.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
The Hack of the Decade
This week on the podcast we dive into what will likely be remembered as the hack of the decade. With victims including dozens of Fortune 500 companies and US Federal agencies, the SolarWinds supply chain breach has had a massive impact on the industry and as the potential to change client/vendor trust relationships going forward.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
Biohacking with Amal Graafstra Rewind
Happy Holidays! This week on the podcast, we're going back to one of our favorite episodes from 2019 where we sat down with Biohacking pioneer Amal Graafstra to discuss implants, RFID technology and the future of human/technology interactions.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
2021 Security Predictions
This week on the podcast, we jump in to WatchGuard Threat Lab's 2021 security predictions. From automated spear phishing to booby-trapped electric vehicle chargers, we'll discuss each of the 8 predictions we made and why we made them. You can read about the predictions in full at watchguard.com/predictions.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
2020 Predictions Recap
Every November, WatchGuard Threat Lab tries to make predictions about potential security events in the coming year. While some predictions might come off as a bit extreme, they're all grounded in actual trends that we see and expect to continue. With 2020 almost under wraps, its time for us to look back to the predictions we made one year ago and grade ourselves on how well we did.
32 minutes | 5 months ago
Securing SMBs with John Grady
This week on the podcast, we sit down with ESG Analyst John Grady again, this time to chat about the topic of SMB Security. We'll cover how the cyber threat landscape has changed throughout 2020 and what SMBs got right, and wrong when it came to adapting.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
Getting SASE with John Grady
This week on the podcast we sit down with John Grady, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, to break down the latest industry industry terms Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). We'll dive in to exactly what they encompass and then get John's thoughts on where they stand in small and medium enterprises.
20 minutes | 5 months ago
This week on the podcast we discuss a previously unsolved mystery from the dark web that was just solved with a little help from the IRS. We'll then discuss the growing issue of malicious opensource packages and libraries after researchers last week discovered a malicious package masquerading as a popular communications service.
51 minutes | 5 months ago
This week on the podcast, we'll discuss an alert from US-CERT and the FBI that details an "imminent threat" to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, as well as some recently disclosed critical vulnerabilities in a popular healthcare records software. After that, we'll give you your (hopefully) last dose of election security news with some election related hacking from the past week.
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