Episode 299 – Experts From A World That No Longer Exists

Josh and Kurt talk about an article about how expertise has a limited lifetime. We are all experts in something, but some of us will find our expert knowledge to be outdated eventually. We discuss what that means in the context of security and tech and disagree about how to best keep your skills up to date. ShowContinue reading “Episode 299 – Experts From A World That No Longer Exists”

Episode 298 – David A Wheeler discusses the OpenSSF

Josh and Kurt talk to David A. Wheeler about everything OpenSSF. The Open Source Security Foundation is part of the Linux Foundation, and there are 6 OpenSSF working groups. David does a great job explaining how the OpenSSF works and what the 6 working groups are doing. The working group are (in no particular order): Identifying Security Threats,Continue reading “Episode 298 – David A Wheeler discusses the OpenSSF”

Episode 296 – Is Trojan Source a vulnerability?

Josh and Kurt talk about the new Trojan Source bug. We don’t always agree on if this is a vulnerability (it’s not), but by the end we come to an agreement that ASCII is out, Unicode is in. We don’t live in a world where you can make a realistic suggestion to return to using only ASCII. ThereContinue reading “Episode 296 – Is Trojan Source a vulnerability?”

Episode 295 – Open source security isn’t free

Josh and Kurt talk about Josh’s electric car and new job. We then talk about the recent UAParser.js malware incident. There have been a lot of calls to do more to secure open source, but nobody seems to have any concrete proposals or suggestions to fund any of these activities. Show Notes UAParser.js CISA announcement

Episode 290 – The security of the Matrix

Josh and Kurt talk about the security of the Matrix movie series. There was a new Matrix trailer that made us want to discuss some of the security themes. We talk about how the movie is very focused on computing in the 90s. How Neo probably ran Linux and they used a real ssh exploit.Continue reading “Episode 290 – The security of the Matrix”

Episode 288 – Linux Kernel compiler warnings considered dangerous

Josh and Kurt talk about some happenings in the Linux Kernel. There are some new rules around how to submit patches that goes against how GitHub works. They’re also turning all compiler warnings into errors. It’s really interesting to understand what these steps mean today, and what they could mean in the future. Show NotesContinue reading “Episode 288 – Linux Kernel compiler warnings considered dangerous”

Episode 286 – Open source supply chain with Google’s Dan Lorenc

Josh and Kurt talk to Dan Lorenc from Google about supply chain security. What’s currently going on in this space and what sort of new thing scan we look forward to? We discuss Google’s open source use, Project Sigstore, the SLSA framework and more. Show Notes Dan’s Twitter Sigstore SLSA Framework

Episode 282 – The security of Rust: who left all this awesome in here?

Josh and Kurt talk about a story from Microsoft declaring Rust the future of safe programming, replacing C and C++. We discuss how tooling affects progress and why this isn’t always obvious when you’re in the middle of progress. Show Notes Microsoft: Rust Is the Industry’s ‘Best Chance’ at Safe Systems Programming Josh’s devopsdays talkContinue reading “Episode 282 – The security of Rust: who left all this awesome in here?”

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. Show Notes Debricked Emil’s Linkedin