Episode 273 – Can we stop the coming artificial unintelligence deluge?

Josh and Kurt talk about AI driven comments. We live in a world of massive confusion and disruption where what is true and false, real and fake, are often widely debated. As AI grows and evolves what does it mean for this future? We don’t really have any answers, but we ask a lot of questions. This isn’t easy, nor will it be solved quickly, but solving it is not optional.

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Episode 272 – The Biden Cybersecurity Executive Order

Josh and Kurt talk about the Biden Administration new cybersecurity executive order. There are some good ideas in there, but at the end of the day it’s an unfunded mandate. Unfunded mandates are difficult to implement.

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Episode 271 – Pipeline security: There is no problem humans can’t make worse

Josh and Kurt talk about how people handle problems. We open with the story of the Colonial Pipeline hack, but then go into some of the ways people tend to make problems worse.

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Episode 270 – Hello dark patterns my old friend

Josh and Kurt talk about dark patterns. A dark pattern is when a service tries to confuse a user into doing something they don’t want to, like unknowingly purchasing a monthly subscription to something you don’t need or want. The US Federal Trade Commission is starting to discuss dark patterns in webs sites and apps.

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Episode 269 – Do not experiment on the Linux Kernel

Josh and Kurt talk about the University of Minnesota experimenting on the Linux Kernel. There’s a lot to unpack in this one, but the TL;DR is you probably don’t want to experiment on the kernel.

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Episode 268 – Can we trust any 3rd parties?

Josh and Kurt talk about what 3rd party means in the current world. From 5G suppliers, to the Codecov and Solarwinds breaches. Is there anyone we can trust?

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Episode 266 – The future of security scanning with Debricked

Josh and Kurt talk to Emil Wåreus from Debricked about the future of security scanners. Debricked is doing some incredibly cool things to avoid relying on humans for vulnerability identification and cataloging. Learn what the future of security scanning is going to look like.

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Episode 265 – The lies closed source can tell, open source can’t

Josh and Kurt talk about the PHP backdoor and the Ubiquity whistleblower. The key takeaway is to note how an open source project cannot cover up an incident, but closed source can and will cover up damaging information.

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