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May 17, 2024

Artificial intelligence isn’t a magic wand… but could AI actually solve the alert triage problem every security operations center faces? In this interview with Jim McDonough from Intezer, we’ll talk about how 2023 was a tipping point for the maturity of AI tech, what these solutions actually bring to the table, how SOC teams in the real world are automating their processes with new AI tools, and why MSSPs are driving early adoption.

This segment is sponsored by Intezer. Visit https://securityweekly.com/intezerrsac to learn more about them!

This interview examines the state and future of cybersecurity. Join the conversation as a cybersecurity expert delves into the failings of current defenses, the relentless tactics of attackers, and the imperative for innovative solutions. Explore how Lumu’s latest announcement delivers the innovation that cybersecurity analysts need to operate cybersecurity and meet the demands of the moment.

This segment is sponsored by Lumu Technologies. Visit https://securityweekly.com/lumursac to learn more about them!

On April 1, Nightwing, formerly a business unit of Raytheon, launched as a standalone company. The company’s Vice President of Cyber Protection Solutions, Jon Check, will discuss the transition to Nightwing and its approach to the most pressing cybersecurity challenges, helping customers stay ahead of today’s threats.

This segment is sponsored by Nightwing. Visit https://securityweekly.com/nightwingrsac to learn more about them!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-362

May 17, 2024

The danger of post-breach disruption and downtime is extremely real. And while we should work to prevent these breaches in the first place, we must also be practical and pre-empt any potential incidents. Organisations armed with the most extensive software-based cybersecurity protection today continue to fall prey to hackers, have their operations disrupted and struggle to overcome the loss of data and system corruption. And with more business assets moving to the cloud than ever before - we are just asking for it aren't we? The answer to this lies in advanced engineering at the hardware layer. Easily integrated into enterprise servers and data centers to provide full-stack protection across the entire life cycle of a potential attack.

Segment Resources: https://x-phy.com/flexxon-fortifies-data-center-security-with-x-phy-server-defender/

This segment is sponsored by Flexxon. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/flexxonrsac to learn more about them!

Over the past two years, we’ve seen the degree of digital trust in our day-to-day lives being pushed to its limits due to the unintended consequences of innovation. From GenAI to IoT security to quantum computing, we will see a “crescendo of trust” that will push trust to its absolute limits. Here, we will focus on IoT/device trust.

This segment is sponsored by DigiCert. Visit https://securityweekly.com/digicertrsac to learn more about them!

Security needs to be everywhere a potential threat exists – from an IOT device to an OT device, a factory floor, an element of infrastructure, an oil rig, a robotic device or an MRT machine – Cisco recognized that with increased connection comes a greater risk than ever before and that you must bring the security to these workloads...not the other way around. In order to keep up with today’s sophisticated and expansive threat landscape, security can no longer be a fence; it needs to be embedded through the fabric of data centers, whether public or private. Cisco Hypershield does just that and gives defenders a fighting chance against adversaries, as now the industry has the advantage.

Segment Resources: Hypershield Keynote: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/a/y2024/m04/unveiling-a-new-era-of-ai-native-security-with-cisco-hypershield.html

Cybersecurity Readiness Index: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/a/y2024/m03/cybersecurity-readiness-index-2024.html

DUO trusted access report: https://duo.com/assets/ebooks/2024-Duo-Trusted-Access-Report.pdf

Jeetu's blog: https://blogs.cisco.com/news/cisco-hypershield-security-reimagined-hyper-distributed-security-for-the-ai-scale-data-center

Official announcement: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/a/y2024/m04/unveiling-a-new-era-of-ai-native-security-with-cisco-hypershield.html

This segment is sponsored by Cisco. Visit https://securityweekly.com/ciscorsac to learn more about them!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-362

May 16, 2024

Suddenly SIEMs are all over the news! In a keynote presentation, Crowdstrike CEO George Kurtz talked about the company's "next-gen" SIEM. Meanwhile, Palo Alto, who was taken to task by some for not having an active presence on the RSAC expo floor, hits the headlines for acquiring IBM's SIEM product, just to shut it down!

Meanwhile, LogRhythm and Exabeam merge, likely with the hopes of weathering the coming storm. The situation seems clear - there's no such thing as "best of breed" SIEM anymore. It's a commodity to be attached to the existing dominant security platforms. Are the days numbered for the older pure-play SIEM/SOAR vendors out there? Crowdstrike and Palo Alto alone could displace a lot of incumbents, even with a less than stellar product.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-362

May 10, 2024

The landscape of phishing attacks continues to rapidly evolve. In 2023, Zscaler ThreatLabz observed a year-over-year increase of 58.2% in global phishing attempts. This surge was characterized by emerging schemes, including voice phishing, recruitment scams, and browser-in-the-browser attacks.

This segment is sponsored by Zscaler. Visit https://securityweekly.com/zscalerrsac to learn more about them!

In today's complex world, organizations are challenged to modernize their network while also improving their security posture to support digital transformation initiatives. Tim Roddy will talk about what is driving the need for network transformation efforts and why organizations are moving to IAM and SASE (also known as Zero Trust Edge) solutions to support these efforts. He’ll discuss the fast-growing SASE market and the demand for SASE delivered as a managed service due to talent shortages.

This segment is sponsored by Open Systems. Visit https://securityweekly.com/opensystemsrsac to learn more about them!

It’s not rocket science, it’s network security. And yet for many organizations, the road to securing employees and information often results in trade-offs to performance, agility, scalable services, and user experience. While first-generation SASE solutions promised companies a way out of this complexity, those early deployments failed to resolve the root causes of these growth pains--enter Unified SASE as a Service. Going beyond SASE learn what Unified SASE as a Service is and why you should care.

This segment is sponsored by Aryaka. Visit https://securityweekly.com/aryakarsac to learn more about them!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-361

May 10, 2024

Despite building up impressive security stacks in the Cloud, organizations are still struggling to keep their environments safe. Pentera recently introduced Pentera Cloud as the first tool to provide automated pentesting capabilities for cloud environments. This conversation will focus on the challenge of security validation and pentesting in the cloud, and how Pentera Cloud is redefining the speed and scale of pentesting in the cloud.

This segment is sponsored by Pentera. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/penterarsac to learn more about them!

Jason Keirstead, Cyware's VP of Collective Threat Defense, takes us beyond the AI buzz in cybersecurity. While AI has tremendous potential for cybersecurity, Jason emphasizes its pragmatic and deliberate application to modernize security operations — not as a panacea but as a strategic ally in enhancing threat intelligence, response capabilities, and operational collaboration. We discuss the practical benefits and limitations of AI, offering insights into how security professionals can leverage AI to augment, not replace, human decision-making and creativity in the ongoing fight against cyber threats.

This segment is sponsored by Cyware. Visit https://securityweekly.com/cywarersac to learn more about them!

Anomali’s AI-Powered Security Operations Platform is a cloud-native solution that delivers the industry’s most comprehensive set of integrated and automated security functions. Anthony Aurigemma discusses how Anomali Copilot automates mundane tasks and enables better analytics and reasoning for today’s security teams – automating half of an analyst’s day, enabling them to focus on strategic work. With the ability to augment or replace legacy security systems, Anomali’s Security Operations Platform helps security teams deliver intelligent, actionable, and accurate insights to their business.

This segment is sponsored by Anomali. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/anomalirsac to learn more about them!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-361

May 10, 2024

Emerging threats are targeting organizations from seemingly every angle. This means security teams must expand their focus to secure as many domains as possible. OpenText is building on its holistic approach to cybersecurity with new innovations that make it easier for organizations to secure themselves against next generation threats.

This segment is sponsored by OpenText. Visit https://securityweekly.com/opentextrsac to learn more about them!

In reaction to the increasing potential of threat actors unaffected by the current state of cybersecurity measures and vulnerability management tools yielding “rarely actioned reports and long lists of generic remediations” as the attack surface continues to expand, Gartner has suggested a new program: CTEM - Continuous Threat Exposure Management. A continuous threat exposure management (CTEM) program is an integrated, iterative approach to prioritizing potential treatments and continually refining security posture improvements. Join Hive Pro’s VP of Product Marketing and former Gartner Analyst, Zaira Pirzada to better understand: - The state of the current threat landscape - The SOC pain points - What Continuous Threat Exposure Management is and best practices to implement it

This segment is sponsored by Hive Pro. Visit https://securityweekly.com/hiveprorsac to learn more about them!

Traditional Managed Detection and Response (MDR) methods, centered on threat-based security, often miss the bigger picture of evolving cyber risks. This segment explores the shift towards a proactive, risk-based MDR approach, emphasizing the importance of anticipating and mitigating risks before they escalate into threats. We'll discuss the benefits of integrating risk management into security strategies and the key factors organizations should weigh when enhancing their cyber risk reduction efforts.

This segment is sponsored by Critical Start. Visit https://securityweekly.com/criticalstartrsac to learn more about them!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-361

May 3, 2024

It's the week before RSA and the news is PACKED. Everyone is trying to get their RSA announcements out all at once. We've got announcements about funding, acquisitions, partnerships, new companies, new products, new features...

To make things MORE challenging, everyone is also putting out their big annual reports, like Verizon's DBIR and Mandiant's M-Trends!

Finally, we've got some great essays that are worth putting on your reading list, including a particularly fun take on the Verizon DBIR by Kelly Shortridge.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-360

May 2, 2024

It's the most boring part of incident response. Skip it at your peril, however. In this interview, we'll talk to Joe Gross about why preparing for incident response is so important. There's SO MUCH to do, we'll spend some time breaking down the different tasks you need to complete long before an incident occurs.

Resources

This segment is sponsored by Graylog. Visit https://securityweekly.com/graylog to learn more about them!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-360

Apr 26, 2024

This is a great interview with Adam Shostack on all things threat modeling. He's often the first name that pops into people's heads when threat modeling comes up, and has created or been involved with much of the foundational material around the subject. Adam recently released a whitepaper that focuses on and defines inherent threats.

Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-359

Apr 26, 2024

We've talked about generative AI in a general sense on our podcast for years, but we haven't done many deep dives into specific security use cases. That ends with this interview, as we discuss how generative AI can improve SecOps with Ely Kahn. Some of the use cases are obvious, while others were a complete surprise to me. Check out this episode if you're looking for some ideas!

This segment is sponsored by SentinelOne. Visit https://securityweekly.com/sentinelone to learn more about them!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-359

Apr 25, 2024

A clear pattern with startups getting funding this week are "autonomous" products and features.

  • Automated detection engineering
  • Autonomously map and predict malicious infrastructure
  • ..."helps your workforce resolve their own security issues autonomously"
  • automated remediation
  • automated compliance management & reporting

I'll believe it when I see it. Don't get me wrong, I think we're in desperate need of more automation when it comes to patching and security decision-making. I just don't think the majority of the market has the level of confidence necessary to trust security products to automate things without a human in the loop.

The way LimaCharlie is going about it, with their new bi-directional functionality they're talking up right now, might work, as detections can be VERY specific and fine-grained.

We've already seen a round of fully automated guardrail approaches (particularly in the Cloud) fail, however. My prediction? Either what we're seeing isn't truly automated, or it will become a part of the product that no one uses - like Metasploit Pro licenses.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-359

Apr 19, 2024

This week, Adrian and Tyler discuss some crazy rumors - is it really possible that a cloud security startup valued at over $8 billion in November 2021 just got bought for $200 million???

Some healthy funding for Cyera and Cohesity ($300m and $150m, respectively)

Onum, Alethea, Sprinto, Andesite AI, StrikeReady, YL-Backed Miggo, Nymiz, Salvador Technologies, and Simbian all raise smaller seed, A, or B rounds.

Akamai picks up API security startup, Noname Security, Zscaler picks up Airgap networks, and it's rumored that Armis will acquire Silk Security for $150M.

LimaCharlie seems to be doing some vertical growth, adding its own response and automation capabilities (what they call "bi-directional" capabilities). CISA releases a malware analysis system to the general public. Boostsecurity.io releases "poutine", an open source CI/CD pipeline vulnerability scanner.

Some great essays this week, with Phil Venables' Letter from the Future, Ben Hawkes' Robots Dream of Root Shells, and Aileen Lee's 10 year Unicorn anniversary piece.

We briefly discuss the 3rd party breach that affected Cisco Duo customers, and the financial impact of Change Healthcare's highly disruptive ransomware incident.

Finally, we talk about the latest research on the security of LLMs and the apps using them. It's not looking great.

For more details, check out the show notes here: https://www.scmagazine.com/podcast-episode/3188-enterprise-security-weekly-358

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-358

Apr 18, 2024

Protecting a normal enterprise environment is already difficult. What must it be like protecting a sports team? From the stadium to merch sales to protecting team strategies and even the players - securing an professional sports team and its brand is a cybersecurity challenge on a whole different level.

In this interview, we'll talk to Joe McMann about how Binary Defense helps to protect the Cleveland Browns and other professional sports teams.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-358

Apr 12, 2024

This week, Tyler and Adrian discuss Cyera's $300M Series C, which lands them a $1.4B valuation! But is that still a unicorn? Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures, who coined the term back in 2013, recently wrote a piece celebrating the 10th anniversary of the term, and revisiting what it means. We HIGHLY recommend checking it out: https://www.cowboy.vc/news/welcome-back-to-the-unicorn-club-10-years-later

They discuss a few other companies that have raised funding or just come out of stealth, including Scrut Automation, Allure Security, TrojAI, Knostic, Prompt Armor.

They discuss Eclipsium's binary analysis tooling, and what the future of fully automated security analysis could look like.

Wiz acquired Gem, and Veracode acquired Longbow. Adrian LOVES Longbow's website, BTW.

They discuss a number of essays, some of which are a must read:

  • Daniel Miessler's Efficient Security Principle
  • Subsalt's series on data privacy challenges
  • Lucky vs Repeatable, a must-read from Morgan Housel
  • AI has Flown the Coop, the latest from our absent co-host, Katie Teitler-Santullo
  • Customer love by Ross Haleliuk and Rami McCarthy

We briefly cover some other fun - reverse typosquatting, AI models with built-in RCE, and Microsoft having YET ANOTHER breach.

We wrap up discussing Air Canada's short-lived AI-powered support chatbot.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-357

Apr 11, 2024

In the days when Mirai emerged and took down DynDNS, along with what seemed like half the Internet, DDoS was as active a topic in the headlines as it was behind the scenes (check out Andy Greenberg's amazing story on Mirai on Wired). We don't hear about DDoS attacks as much anymore. What happened?

Well, they didn't go away. DDoS attacks are a more common and varied tool of cybercriminals than ever. Today, Michael Smith is going to catch us up on the state of DDoS attacks in 2024, and we'll focus particularly on one cybercrime actor, KillNet.

Segment Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-357

Apr 4, 2024

NVD checked out, then they came back? Maybe?

Should the xz backdoor be treated as a vulnerability?

Is scan-driven vulnerability management obsolete when it comes to alerting on emerging threats?

What were some of the takeaways from the first-ever VulnCon?

EPSS is featured in over 100 security products, but is it properly supported by those that benefit from it?

How long do defenders have from the moment a vulnerability is disclosed to patch or mitigate it before working exploits are ready and in the wild?

There's SO much going on in the vulnerability management space, but we'll try to get to the bottom of some of in in this episode. In this interview, we talk to Patrick Garrity about the messy state of vulnerability management and how to get it back on the rails.

Segment Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-356

Apr 4, 2024

As we near RSA conference season, tons of security startups are coming out of stealth! The RSA Innovation Sandbox has also announced the top 10 finalists, also highlighting early stage startups that will be at the show.

In this week's news segment,

  • We discuss the highlights of the Cyber Safety Review Board's detailed and scathing report on Microsoft's 2023 breach
  • We spend a bit of time on the xz backdoor, but not too much, as it has been covered comprehensively elsewhere
  • We discover half a dozen of the latest startups to receive funding or come out of stealth: Coro, Skyflow, Zafran, Permiso, Bedrock Security, Abstract Security, and Sandfly
  • Apple is reportedly going to have some big AI announcements this summer, and we discuss how overdue voice assistants are for an LLM makeover.
  • Finally, we discuss the amazing innovation that is the Volkswagen RooBadge!

By the way, the thumbnail is a reference to the xz backdoor link we include in the show notes: https://lcamtuf.substack.com/p/technologist-vs-spy-the-xz-backdoor

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-356

Mar 29, 2024

This week, in the enterprise security news:

  1. Early stage funding is all the rage
  2. AI startups continue to pop out of stealth
  3. The buyer's market continues with more interesting acquisitions
  4. Purpose-built large language models for security
  5. Benchmarking LLMs for security
  6. GoFetch? More like... Get outta here (I couldn't think of anything clever)
  7. Crowdstrike and NVIDIA team up
  8. Why do people trust AI?
  9. What do Google Sheets and Carlos Sainz Jr. have in common?

All that and more, on this episode of Enterprise Security Weekly!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-355

Mar 28, 2024

Many years ago, I fielded a survey focused on the culture of cybersecurity. One of the questions asked what initially drew folks to cybersecurity as a career. The most common response was a deep sense of curiosity. Throughout my career, I noticed another major factor in folks that brought a lot of value to security teams: diversity.

Diversity of people, diversity of background, and diversity of experience. I've seen auto mechanics, biologists, and finance experts bring the most interesting insights and forehead-slapping observations to the table. I think part of the reason diversity is so necessary is that security itself is incredibly broad. It covers everything that technology, processes, and people touch. As such, cybersecurity workers need to have a similarly broad skillsets and background.

Today, we talk to someone that embodies both this non-typical cybersecurity background and sense of curiosity - Clea Ostendorf. We'll discuss:

  • The importance for organizations to actively seek and welcome curious newcomers in the security field who may not conform to traditional cybersecurity norms.
  • Strategies for organizations to foster an environment that encourages individuals with curiosity, motivation, and a willingness to challenge conventional norms, thereby promoting innovative thinking in addressing security risks.

Segment Resources:

Evolving Threats from Within - Insights from the 2024 Code42 Data Exposure Report

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-355

Mar 25, 2024

While awareness and attention towards cybersecurity are on the rise, some popular and persistent myths about cybersecurity have almost become threats themselves. API security requires a modern understanding of the threat landscape, with the context that most API providers desire to be more open and accessible to all. We will debunk the 5 worst myths about protecting your APIs.

Segment Resources:

This segment is sponsored by Graylog. Visit https://securityweekly.com/graylog to learn more about API security!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-354

Mar 22, 2024

In the enterprise security news,

Lots of funding news, including: - Nozomi Networks Raises $100 Million to Expand Industrial Cybersecurity Business - BigID Raises $60 Million at $1 Billion Valuation - J.P. Morgan Growth Leads $39 Million Investment in Eye Security - CyberSaint raises $21 million to accelerate market expansion Zscaler Acquires Avalor for $350 Million Cisco completes $28 bn acquisition of cybersecurity firm Splunk Airbus Calls Off Planned Acquisition of Atos Cybersecurity Group Cybersecurity firm Cato Networks hires banks for 2025 IPO, sources say

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-354

Mar 15, 2024

We don't cover a lot of stories in this week's episode, but we go deep on a few important ones. I'm biased, but I think it's a good one, especially having Darwin's input and encyclopedic knowledge available to us.

Also in this week's news:

  1. Homomorphic encryption pops up again!
  2. Microsoft Security Copilot has a release date!
  3. Sudo for Windows
  4. Microsegmentation pops up again!
  5. The TikTok Ban
  6. Darwin's Newsletter: The Cybersecurity Pulse

All that and more, on this episode of Enterprise Security Weekly.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-353

Mar 15, 2024

In this interview, we talk to Rod Simmons, the VP of Product Strategy at Omada. We'll discuss the complex topic of securing identities against ever growing threats. We'll discuss challenges like unnecessary access, accounts with too many permissions, and a threat landscape that is increasingly finding success from targeting identities. Finally, we'll discuss where the Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) market is going.

Segment Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-353

Mar 8, 2024

In the enterprise security news,

  1. Axonius raises $200M and is doing $100M ARR!
  2. Claroty raises $100M and is doing $100M ARR!
  3. Crowdstrike picks up DSPM with Flow Security
  4. CyCode picks up Bearer
  5. Are attackers like lawyers?
  6. How a bank failed (with no help from a cyber attack)
  7. the FTC cracks down on customer data collection
  8. Apple’s car sadly won’t be a thing any time soon
  9. or maybe ever.

All that and more, on this episode of Enterprise Security Weekly.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-352

Mar 8, 2024

Defenders spend a lot of time and money procuring and implementing security controls. At the heart of SecOps and the SOC are technologies like XDR, SIEM, and SOAR. How do we know these technologies are going to detect or prevent attacks?

Wait for the annual pen test? Probably not a good idea.

In this segment, we'll talk with Michael Mumcuoglu about how MITRE's ATT&CK framework can help defenders better prepare for inevitable attack TTPs they'll have knocking on their doors.

Segment Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-352

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