Beers with Talos Podcast

Listen to Talos security experts as they dive into emerging threats, forcing the bad guys to innovate, hacking refrigerators, and other security issues, all with beer.

  • Episode 6
    2017-06-13

    Enter the Talos, But Please Use a Unique Password

    With Featuring: Craig Williams (@Security_Craig), Joel Esler (@JoelEsler), Matt Olney (@kpyke) and Nigel Houghton (@EnglishLFC). Hosted by Mitch Neff (@MitchNeff).

    The team discusses how to get into threat intel and join a team like Talos. There are many routes to enter the Talos, but no exits. Seriously, they won’t let me leave. Passwords, vaults, and other access controls are discussed more in-depth as well. Mitch opens the show discussing poor life choices like drinking with folks from Norn Iron, Nigel divulges details of his life-long obsession with men in shorts, Matt forces his team to endure war games in suburban Baltimore, Joel threatens to have a mental breakdown over buzzwords, and Craig turns his roundtable segment into a full topic...shocking, I know. Feedback question: What SHOULD Nigel be tweeting? Tweet us @TalosSecurity, use #BWT or email us BeerswithTalos@cisco.com.

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    Run Time: 01:00:13

    Keywords
    • Security
    • threat intel
    • research
    • password
    • passphrase
    • password manager
    • hiring

  • Episode 5
    2017-05-30

    It Has Been 0-days Since this Term was Abused

    With Craig Williams (@Security_Craig), Joel Esler (@JoelEsler), Matt Olney (@kpyke) and Nigel Houghton (@EnglishLFC). Hosted by Mitch Neff (@MitchNeff).

    The crew talks about the potential of Samba echoing WannaCry and blocking SMB ports (but you already did that, RIGHT?). Also, get a history lesson and proper usage guidance on words like 0-day, backdoor, and other terms that the industry loves to hype and abuse for extra clicks. Feedback question: What is stuck in Joel’s head? Tweet us @TalosSecurity or email us BeerswithTalos@cisco.com

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    Run Time: 45:40

    Keywords
    • Security
    • threat intel
    • WannaCry
    • 0-day
    • Samba
    • backdoor

  • Episode 4
    2017-05-17

    OMG I Just WannaCry

    With Craig Williams, Joel Esler, Nigel Houghton, Matt Olney, and Warren Mercer. Hosted by Mitch Neff.

    Friday May 12 brought us the WannaCry/wcrypt ransomware worm. In this podcast dedicated entirely to WannaCry, Craig, Joel and Mitch are joined by Matt Olney, head of the threat intelligence group at Talos, and Warren Mercer, Talos Tech Lead. We discuss what we know so far and what we can expect to see in the near future.

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    Run Time: 43:19

    Keywords
    • WannaCry
    • wcrypt
    • ransomware
    • worm
    • shadow brokers

  • Episode 3
    2017-05-12

    FCC SNAFU, ROKRAT, FUD, and Other Fun Acronyms (OFAs)

    With Craig Williams, Nigel Houghton, Joel Esler, and host Mitch Neff

    Discussion around what's real and what's not with recent FCC decisions, FUD in the security press, ROKRAT hitting selected targets in South Korea, and if software itself can be illegal. Bonus topic: Mayor Joel was once a real thing.

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    Run Time: 37:37

    Keywords
    • Security
    • threat intel
    • FCC
    • RAT
    • vuln dev
    • malware

  • Episode 2
    2017-05-12

    Necurs (Predictably) Returns, Video Games are a Gateway Hack

    With Craig Williams, Nigel Houghton, Joel Esler, and host Mitch Neff

    Craig, Nigel, Joel and Mitch discuss spam resurgence via Necurs waking up, vuln dev in niche spaces, Crypt010cker, and hacking video games as a gateway drug for researchers.

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    Run Time: 19:07

    Keywords
    • Security
    • Threat intel
    • necurs
    • spam
    • cryptolocker
    • malware

  • Episode 1
    2017-05-12

    If You Must Break the IoT, Please Do It Responsibly

    With Craig Williams, Nigel Houghton, Joel Esler, and host Mitch Neff

    Four guys from Talos talking about breaking IoT, responsible vulnerability disclosure, and finding new malware...written in Go.

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    Run Time: 29:31

    Keywords
    • Security
    • threat intel
    • malware
    • IoT
    • vulnerability development