Episode 221 – Security, magic, and FaceID

Josh and Kurt talk about how to get started in security. It’s like the hero’s journey, but with security instead of magic. We then talk about what Webkit bringing Face ID and Touch ID to the browsers will mean. Show Notes Hero’s Journey Mudge’s Tweet L0pht at Congress Bob Ross Webkit Face ID and TouchContinue reading “Episode 221 – Security, magic, and FaceID”

Episode 220 – Securing network time and IoT

Josh and Kurt talk about Network Time Security (NTS) how it works and what it means for the world (probably not very much). We also talk about Singapore’s Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS). It probably won’t do a lot in the short term, but we hope it’s a beacon of hope for the future. Show NotesContinue reading “Episode 220 – Securing network time and IoT”

Episode 218 – The past was a terrible place

Josh and Kurt talk about change. Specifically we discuss how the past was a terrible place. Never believe anyone who tells you it was better. Part of a career now is learning how to learn. The things you learn today won’t be useful skills in a few years. The future is is always better thanContinue reading “Episode 218 – The past was a terrible place”

Episode 216 – Security didn’t find life on Venus

Josh and Kurt talk about how we talk about what we do in the context of life on Venus. We didn’t really discover life on Venus, we discovered a gas that could be created by life on Venus. The world didn’t hear that though. We have a similar communication problem in security. How often are your words misunderstood?Continue reading “Episode 216 – Security didn’t find life on Venus”

Episode 215 – Real security is boring

Josh and Kurt talk about attacking open source. How serious is the threat of developers being targeted or a git repo being watched for secret security fixes? The reality of it all is there are many layers in a security journey, the most important things you can do are also the least exciting. Show NotesContinue reading “Episode 215 – Real security is boring”

Episode 213 – Security Signals: What are you telling the world

Josh and Kurt talk about how your actions can tell the world if you actually take security seriously. We frame the discussion in the context of Slack paying a very low bug bounty and discover some ways we can look at Slack and decide if they do indeed take our security very seriously. Show Notes Reddit carbon monoxide PartContinue reading “Episode 213 – Security Signals: What are you telling the world”