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If you’re looking for advice and information on enterprise security solutions, look no further than Enterprise Security Weekly! We give you an “insider” perspective into security vendors, including coverage on new product announcements, integrations, funding, M&A, and more! Adrian, Tyler, Katie, and Sean have unique perspectives on the enterprise security landscape. All four hosts are former analysts. Adrian has been a consultant, practitioner, founder, and runs Security Weekly Labs. Tyler has spent many years as a marketing executive for security vendors. Katie has also recently moved to a vendor marketing role. Sean is founder and CTO at Trimarc Security, a professional services company which focuses on improving enterprise security. Together they provide valuable resources for protecting the enterprise and following the market each week!
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Feb 9, 2024

This week, we discussed how a quick (minutes) and cheap ($15 a pop) fake ID service creates VERY convincing IDs that are possibly good enough to fool ID verification services, HR, and a load of other scenarios where it's common to share images of an ID. Kudos to 404Media's work there.

In the security market, we discuss who might be the first cybersecurity unicorn to go public in 2024, Oasis Security and Tenchi's funding rounds, Protect AI's acquisition of Laiyer AI and their FOSS project, LLM Guard. We discussed the seemingly inevitable M&A activity as unfunded security startups NEED to find a sale. Ross Haleliuk had an interesting LinkedIn post that goes deeper on this topic. Finally, we discussed Tyler's observation that Palo Alto Networks did the seemingly impossible - increased their valuation from $19B to over $100B in 5 years, despite having to weather a pandemic and market downturn along the way! Ryan pointed out that PANW joined the S&P 500 somewhere along the way - a watershed moment for them.

We discussed Bluesky and how it's likely too little too late when it comes to building back the community we lost when much of the InfoSec community left Twitter.

We also discussed a cybersecurity training scammer, Daniel Miessler's new Fabric tool, AnyDesk getting hacked, The Real Shim Shady vuln, new (voluntary) cybersecurity goals for healthcare, and the lack of toothbrush-enabled DDoS attacks!

Full show notes here: https://www.scmagazine.com/podcast-episode/3061-enterprise-security-weekly-349

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-349

Feb 8, 2024

Legacy systems are riddled with outdated and unreliable cryptographic standards. So much so that recent proprietary research found 61 percent of the traffic was unencrypted, and up to 80% of encrypted network traffic has some defeatable flaw in its encryption

No longer can enterprises take their cryptography for granted, rarely evaluated or checked.

Knowing when, where and what type of cryptography is used throughout the enterprise and by which applications is critical to your overall security policy, zero-trust approach, and risk management strategy. After all, zero-trust is meaningless if your cryptography isn't working.

Segment Resources: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231030166159/en/Proprietary-Research-from-Quantum-Xchange-Shows-the-Dreadful-State-of-Enterprise-Cryptography

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/people/vincentberk/?sh=3d88055852c1

This segment is sponsored by Quantum Xchange. Visit https://securityweekly.com/quantumxchange to learn more about them!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-349

Feb 2, 2024

In this week's Enterprise Security News, Adrian, Tyler, and Katie discuss: 1. Tons of funding! 2. A notable acquisition! 3. The line is blurring between services and product firms 4. Apparently IronNet isn’t dead? 5. The toxicity of Hero culture in tech 6. Knowing when to quit 7. AI-powered fraud is hitting close to home 8. Quantum snake oil is getting worse 9. Prompt injection 10. Are you being hacked by your washing machine?

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

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-348

Feb 1, 2024

We've seen general users targeted with phishing, financial employees targeted for BEC scams, and engineers targeted for access to infrastructure. The truly scary attacks, however, are the indirect ones that are automated. The threats that come in via software updates, or trusted connections with third parties.

The software supply chain is both absolutely essential, and fragile. A single developer pulling a tiny library out of NPM can cause chaos. A popular open source project changing hands could instantly give access to millions of systems. Every day, a new app store or component repository pops up and becomes critical to maintaining infrastructure.

In this interview, we'll chat with Pete Morgan about how these risks can be managed and mitigated.

Segment Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-348

Jan 26, 2024

Oleria, Vicarius, and Secret Double Octopus raise funding (NOTE: Secret Double Octopus is a real company that chose Secret Double Octopus as their name, I’m making none of this up). Rumors about Zscaler’s next 9-digit acquisition, 2 new security vendors and demystifying public cybersecurity companies.

Chrome gets AI features, security teams have TOO much data, and a new threat intel database from Wiz. Is bootstrapping a cybersecurity startup a realistic option? Finally, remember Furbies? NSA’s furby docs just dropped, and they are HILARIOUS. Thanks to Jason Koebler from 404Media for that.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-347

Jan 25, 2024

We interview the co-founder and CTO of Fleet to understand why good, cross platform MDM/EMM has been such a challenge for so many years. Want good Windows device management? You're probably going to compromise on MacOS management. Ditto for Windows if you prioritize your Macs. Want good Linux device management? It doesn't exist.

Hopefully, Fleet can change all that in 2024, as they aim to complete their support for all major platforms, using the open source OSQuery project as their base.

Segment Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-347

Jan 19, 2024

On this segment, we talk a lot about AI, new technologies, and the future from a personal and consumer standpoint. Not a lot of enterprise-relevant stuff in the news today, but consumer products and AI will have a HUGE long-term impact, so that's how we're justifying today's topical focus ;)

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-346

Jan 18, 2024

The general public has varied opinions of biometric authentication, and an increasingly reluctant relationship with it, as more and more facial recognition is forced upon us (especially those of us that travel frequently). Facial recognition doesn't work for everyone, so what other options do we have?

In this interview, we'll explore accessibility in identity verification and the viability of voice-based authentication. How big an issue are AI-powered voice imposters? How will companies like Veridas combat these threats? We'll ask all these questions and more in this ESW interview.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-346

Jan 12, 2024

The year kicks off with TWELVE funding announcements and NINE acquisitions! Several new companies have merged, we already have a few dumpster fires burning and there is plenty of AI news to kick off the year.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show gives us previews of the invasive and insecure horrors that will be unleashed upon us this year, New Yorkers get right to repair, and Polish trains don’t. (see the show notes for more)

Finally, we talk Apple Vision Pro, Tetris, and skydiving iPhones.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-345

Jan 11, 2024

Many founders and early stage startups closely guard product details and information about their roadmap and go-to-market plan. Is it a bad idea then to build a company based around an open source project? Not at all, according to Ev Kontsevoy, whose company Teleport has done just that. Building a security vendor around open source isn't a magic formula for success, however, so we'll discuss the pros and cons of this approach.

We'll also discuss best practices for securing infrastructure at scale and Teleport's journey in enabling a different and more secure approach to managing remote infrastructure.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-345

Jan 11, 2024

GenAI hype is still at peak levels, but clearly some of the hopes and dreams pinned on it will fail, while other use cases we haven't even imagined will become commonplace. Greg Notch joins us to share his thoughts on what security leaders and the general public should be more or less worried about when it comes to GenAI.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-345

Jan 4, 2024

This is a special episode of ESW: our year-end wrapup for 2023. Want to make sure you didn't miss any big stories in 2023? This is the episode to check out! In under an hour, we'll summarize 2023, covering things like:

  1. our mindset coming into 2023 from 2022
  2. how 2023 kicked off
  3. some special themed episodes we recorded in 2023
  4. the state of the fragile and recovering startup market
  5. key acquisitions in 2023 and some acquisition rumors that never led to anything
  6. breach post-mortems and special lessons learned episodes we did in 2023
  7. some notable drama and dumpster fires
  8. 2023 themes and trends
  9. and some of our favorite newsletters, books, and tools from 2023

Enjoy!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/vault-esw-7

Dec 28, 2023

I once told my college advisor that I wanted to double major in computer science and jazz performance. She laughed at me. Instead, I jumped into a career in IT and played jazz - without a degree in either. Turns out, that was fine - the industry valued experience and results over academic achievement. Today's guest has two degrees, one in fine arts, one in pre-law, and that's also fine. If there's anything I've learned in InfoSec, it's the mind that matters most, less so the degrees or certs on your wall. Angela Marafino gets cybersecurity and understands what makes it tick. Using this knowledge, she has built a personal brand, network, and career in an impressively short time. She is simultaneously mentor and mentee. Today, we'll explore Angela's path into the industry as well as some of her views on challenges, like imposter syndrome.

https://hbr.org/2021/02/stop-telling-women-they-have-imposter-syndrome

https://www.itspmagazine.com/focal-point-podcast

https://twitter.com/hackerbookclub1

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/vault-esw-6

Dec 22, 2023

This week, in the security market, we talk about next NEXT gen anti-virus, how Okta can (apparently) do no wrong, and a VC firm imploding.

Then we discuss how smartphones and speakers are allegedly being used to spy on us, and the future of privacy and consumer tech products.

The latest SSH vuln is much less concerning than media outlets and academic researchers would have you believe. The Citrixbleed vuln, however is about as bad as vulns can get, and has led to one of the biggest US consumer breaches in a while, with Comcast/XFinity losing all customer records.

The SEC backpedals (again!) on requiring breached companies to provide details about how they got breached.

And finally, we have some fun with some squirrel stories that you should absolutely check out by going to our show notes, here: https://securityweekly.com/esw344

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-344

Dec 22, 2023

Understanding how CyberRatings, NaaS, and SASE combine to make network security easier to buy and deploy. MEF is an industry association, providing standards, certifications, and facilitating community discussions. MEF has teamed up with CyberRatings.org to establish a certification program for SASE services, making it easier for buyers to understand what's included in SASE-related products and services.

Segment Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-344

Dec 22, 2023

We're excited to give an end-of-year readout on the performance of the cybersecurity industry with Mike Privette, founder of Return on Security and author of the weekly Security, Funded newsletter. This year, this podcast has leaned heavily on the Security, Funded newsletter to prep for our news segment, as it provides a great summary of all the funding and M&A events going on each week.

In this segment, we look back at 2023, statistics for the year, comparisons to 2022, interesting insights, predictions, and more!

Segment Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-344

Dec 16, 2023

On this week's news segment, we pick up where we left off with Doug running the show last week. We discuss current early stage categories, AD canarytokens, and low hanging vulns. We talk about why cybersecurity is important, but not nearly as unique or special as some might have you think. The goal of patching faster than exploits can be used - is it a fool's errand?

Also, pickleball - the country's fastest growing sport, is causing chaos across the nation.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-343

Dec 16, 2023

What is telemetry data and why is it important to cybersecurity? Why is it such a pain to collect, store and use? How do we improve our ability to gather and benefit from this data? Today, Tucker Callaway, the CEO of Mezmo joins us to answer all these questions and help us understand the future of the SIEM and other cybersecurity data tools.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-343

Dec 15, 2023

On this podcast, we've often struggled with whether or not to include stories and discussion on identity verification. Is identity verification cybersecurity proper, or cybersecurity adjacent as part of fraud prevention? As always, when we're unsure, we find folks to talk to and learn more.

Today, we'll be learning about weak points in the identity verification chain from Rob O'Farrell. He'll also be helping us to understand what identity verification is, and why it's important to cybersecurity overall. As more and more of the world is digitized (especially the lagging healthcare industry in the US), reliable identity verification seems more important every day.

Segment Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-343

Dec 8, 2023

This week in the enterprise news, we explore the harsh realities of the startup world with a look at recent failures and shutdowns, investigating the factors leading to these setbacks. Meanwhile, Carbon Black makes headlines by breaking away from VMware in what seems like a divestiture within an acquisition, raising questions about the future of the company. We'll also discuss the European Space Agency's venture into cybersecurity for the space industry, revealing that even the vastness of outer space isn't immune to digital threats. Tune in for all this and more!

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-342

Dec 8, 2023

Bob Ackerman argues that, from an investment perspective, cybersecurity is like life sciences - a complex, nuanced field that is difficult field to invest in part-time. So his firm, Allegis Cyber, became one of the first to focus exclusively on investing in cyber startups. In this segment, we'll discuss one of Allegis's recent investments, SixMap, and Bob's other investment/accelerator vehicle, Data Tribe. Data Tribe sources investments from national intelligence, with examples like Dragos that came through this program.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-342

Dec 1, 2023

Nine out of the ten funding articles mention AI - they're either using it in their products, or protecting AI use cases (particularly GenAI and LLM use).

We discuss Broadcom's closing of the VMware acquisition, how they operate similarly to private equity firms, and how it's mostly bad news for VMware employees and customers.

Some weird legal cases this week: Binance's founder and CEO pleads guilty to money laundering charges, a cybersecurity company's COO pleads guilty to attacking hospitals to generate sales leads, and Hacking Team's founder is arrested for attempted murder!

We devote a chunk of time to discussing the huge rise in ransomware activity, and close out the show with a squirrel story on the tiny Pacific island nation of Tokelau, and how the .tk domain has destroyed its reputation, and nearly the nation itself.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-341

Dec 1, 2023

As with any category of trends, the success rate of cybercrime ebbs and flows. As Russia seems be a safe haven for cybercriminals, it seemed for a while that the war in Ukraine might disrupt this activity. It did, but only for a short while.

Keith Jarvis walks us through the latest types, tactics, and trends in cybercrime. Secureworks' latest State of the Threat report reveals a disturbing dichotomy: how is it we understand our adversaries' so well, but continue to fail to stop them? In this interview, we aim to understand what needs to happen to tilt the odds a bit back in our favor.

Segment Resources:

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-341

Nov 30, 2023

While non-profit doesn't mean "no budget" when it comes to cybersecurity, a lot of smaller to mid-sized non-profits operate on a shoestring, with little to no money for cybersecurity talent or spending. This is where Sightline Security steps in. Sightline's founder and CEO, Kelley Misata joins us today to explain how her own non-profit helps other non-profits improve their cybersecurity posture.

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw-341

Nov 23, 2023

High School students represent the very beginning of the pipeline for the Cyber industry. What are the attitudes and perspectives of these young people? How can we attract the best and brightest into our industry?

Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/vault-esw-5

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