Listen to Talos security experts as they bring their hot takes on current security topics and Talos research to the table. Along the way, Mitch, Liz, Matt and a rotating chair of special guests will talk about anything (and we mean anything) that's on their minds, from the latest YouTube trends to Olympic curling etiquette. New episodes every other Thursday.

  • Beers With Talos
    2019-07-18

    It’s a Business Decision, Not Rocket Science

    Recorded 7/8/19 - Matt skipped today’s podcast in favor of a meeting - for real. The rest of the crew carried on to discuss a few of this week’s hot button issues - municipalities paying (or not paying) the ransom, NASA JPL reporting APT breached their network via a rouge Pi (in true Mr. Robot fashion), and looking at rouge devices in general. Next EP will be our last before Black Hat and DEFCON, so tune in to find out where you can find Talos!Full show notes on the Talos blog

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    Run Time: 00:53:56

    Keywords
    • Talos
    • security
    • rouge device
    • NASA
    • ransomware

  • Beers With Talos
    2019-07-03

    Flatlined: Breach to Bankrupt

    Recorded 6/24/19 - Back in the studio for EP 56 and off the top, Matt got some new toy for his side hustle as a Twitch star - I still can’t figure out exactly how he did what he did, but it was not helpful from a producer’s perspective. It’s repaired, but still enough to apologize for. This is why we can’t have nice things. We discuss the issues around the AMCA data heist - a breach that caused a bankruptcy - and the complexity of securely moving sensitive data, like PII and HIPAA data, to the cloud. As we get deeper, we end up discussing the issues inherent in medical data - namely, its sensitivity and data security issues so systemic in nature that not even HIPAA can help.

    Full notes on the Talos blog

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    Run Time: 00:44:32

    Keywords
    • talos
    • security
    • medical data
    • AMCA
    • HIPAA

  • Beers With Talos
    2019-06-25

    BWT Live from San Diego!

    Recorded 6/12/19 - God knows why, but we bring you another live EP from the Talos Threat Research Summit at Cisco Live US in San Diego, CA. We are joined by TTRS keynote speaker (as is tradition) Liz Wharton. Catch the highlights of the show and stick around for hot takes from the live audience. Thanks to everyone who showed up to the recording, especially those brave enough to step up to the mic at the end. This is our annual reminder of why we don’t do this more often.

    Full show notes on the Talos blog

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    Run Time: 00:57:57

    Keywords
    • talos
    • security
    • TTRS
    • San Diego
    • Live

  • Beers With Talos
    2019-05-29

    Patch After Listening, RDP and Wild 0-days

    Recorded 5/24/19 - There is another Blue(x) to talk about and guess what? YES, YOU STILL NEED TO PATCH. We talk about RDP, the source of this vuln, and whether or not exploits exist for it (hint: they do). There is a quick look back at last year on the anniversary of VPNFilter, and we also tackle 0-days again through the lens of Project Zero’s timeline of 0-days found in the wild.

    Also, Craig hasn’t seen the end of John Wick 3 yet, so feel free to tweet him spoilers. If you are in San Diego for Cisco Live, come find us to see a live recording of the podcast!

    Full show notes on the Talos blog

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    Run Time: 00:53:56

    Keywords
    • talos
    • security
    • RDP
    • 0-day
    • zero day
    • BlueKeep

  • Beers With Talos
    2019-05-21

    Shiny Happy Election Security (And Ninjas)

    Recorded 5/10/19 - Election security has been a dominant headline for some time, so it’s high time we take a look at what that landscape looks like - where we are today, and how we got there in the first place (hint: there were deeper unintended consequences than Shiny Happy People on REM’s “Out of Time” album). We anticipate gathering some first-time listeners due to the topic of this podcast… to you we say welcome - and yes, it’s always like this. Matt kicks us off today discussing the greatest nerd rock band of all time - Ninja Sex Party. If you haven’t heard of them, you are in the wrong and should fix that quickly. Full show notes on the Talos blog

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    Run Time: 01:00:52

    Keywords
    • talos
    • security
    • election security
    • voting
    • ninja sex party

  • Beers With Talos
    2019-04-30

    I Don’t Trust You Because I Care

    Recorded 4/26/19 - Since Craig decided to skip the podcast today, we decided to invite one of Austin’s top actual security experts, Wendy Nather, to stop by. After Mitch is done being a fanboy, Wendy breaks down zero-trust, beyond the marketing story of a world without a perimeter. We spend most of the time discussing what zero trust looks like as security model and how it can be implemented in the real world. We also dive into usability and “good enough” security. Full show notes available on the Talos blog

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    Run Time: 00:59:19

    Keywords
    • talos
    • security
    • zero trust
    • mfa
    • wendy nather

  • Beers With Talos
    2019-04-17

    Sea Turtles Yeeting Packets

    Recorded 4/12/19 - Today we rip through a few other things to spend most of our time discussing Sea Turtle - the latest DNS hijacking campaign uncovered by Talos. Also, Joel causes the biggest blockchain outburst in some time. Special thanks for today’s podcast goes to Danny Adamantis, Talos researcher on the Sea Turtle campaign. Danny was going to be with us today, but experienced some technical issues that prevented that from happening. RIP Danny’s mic 4-12-19. Full show notes on the Talos blog

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    Run Time: 01:01:19

    Keywords
    • talos
    • security
    • DNS
    • hijacking
    • sea turtle

  • Beers With Talos
    2019-04-05

    Operating Under the Cover of… Nothing

    Recorded 3/29/19 - Matt and Joel are both on the road this week, and Omar Santos from Cisco PSIRT joins the crew to discuss malware posing as ransomware and defending against supply chain attacks. We go deeper on the Talos story exposing criminal groups operating in the open on social media platforms like Facebook - and the implications of criminal groups leveraging social networking. Facebook has removed the disclosed groups, so we discuss the best-effort ways to play whack-a-mole with bad guys on the open web. Full show notes on the Talos blog

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    Run Time: 01:00:19

    Keywords
    • talos
    • security
    • supply chain
    • facebook
    • asus

  • Beers With Talos
    2019-03-20

    POS Malware, RSA Highlights, and SOL OpSec Fails

    Recorded 3/15/19 - We recorded this after coming back from RSA, with some on-location highlights included! This EP opens a bit more thought provoking than we typically do, and we move toward discussing POS malware, like Glitch. After the RSA highlights, we discuss OpSec fails, and Nigel becomes a Burning Man convert after learning there are people there on drugs with rockets that he watch for funsies. Full show notes on the Talos blog

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    Run Time: 00:57:45

    Keywords
    • talos
    • security
    • POS
    • RSA
    • OpSec

  • Beers With Talos
    2019-03-05

    Loaders or Trojans, and RSA preview

    Recorded 3/1/19 - This is a super short EP - we are trying to get it our for RSA and Matt is MIA today. We are covering the basics of loaders (and the difference between loaders and trojans). We also talk about some RSA activities we have coming at RSA!!Full show notes on the Talos blog.

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    Run Time: 00:32:00

    Keywords
    • talos
    • security
    • trojan
    • loader
    • RSA