Episode 98 – When IT decisions kill people

Josh and Kurt talk about the NTSB report from the fatal Uber crash and what happened with Amazon’s Alexa recording then emailing a private conversation. IT decisions now have real world consequences like never before. Show Notes Uber NTSB report Powerpoint and the space shuttle Alexa secret recording Siri unlocks the door 911 operator hangs up JoinContinue reading “Episode 98 – When IT decisions kill people”

Episode 97 – Automation: Humans are slow and dumb

Josh and Kurt talk about the security of automation as well as automating security. The only way automation will really work long term is full automation. Humans can’t be trusted enough to rely on them to do things right. Show Notes Tesla hits a firetruck British Tesla passenger Join our Facebook Group Comment on Twitter with theContinue reading “Episode 97 – Automation: Humans are slow and dumb”

Helicopter security

After my last post about security spending, I was thinking about how most security teams integrate into the overall business (hint: they don’t). As part of this thought experiment I decided to compare traditional security to something that in modern times has come to be called helicopter parenting. A helicopter parent is someone who won’tContinue reading “Helicopter security”

Episode 96 – Are legal backdoors a good idea?

Josh and Kurt talk about backdoors in code and products that have been put there on purpose. We talk about unlocking phones. Encryption backdoors with a focus on why they won’t work. Show Notes CALEA Cellebrite unlocking phones Schneier on Ray Ozzie’s proposal UK RIP act Join our Facebook Group Comment on Twitter with the #osspodcast hashtag

Episode 95 – Twitter passwords and npm backdoors

Josh and Kurt talk about Twitter doing the right thing when they logged a lot of passwords, the npm malicious getcookies package, and how backdoors work in code. Show Notes Twitter password logging npm getcookies xkcd gluing things together Join our Facebook Group Comment on Twitter with the #osspodcast hashtag