No more mail order meth...
October 4th, 2013 --
Lots of interesting news this week: The death of Silk Road, the death of Iran's cyberwar chief, Adobe got owned and the Internet Explorpocalypse continues.
The Falcon swoops in for a chat...
September 27th, 2013 --
We've got a great feature interview for you all this week. We're chatting with convicted spy, prison escapee and bank robber Christopher Boyce, aka The Falcon. We speak to him about the changing face of espionage; Wikileaks, Manning, Snowden and the radically changed world that awaited him when he walked out of prison.
Get your news while it's hot!
September 27th, 2013 --
Links to this week's news headlines, plus a paper by Paul Stone, and most importantly: Bowie.
Censored academic joins the show...
September 20th, 2013 --
This week's show, like last week's, is a bit different. I am still moving house, which includes moving the Risky Business office and studio, but everything should be back to normal next week. So there's no news segment in this week's show, but we have two great feature interviews with academic cryptographers. The first is with Johns Hopkins University's Matthew Green who was actually asked to remove a blog post critical of the NSA from the university's servers last week, leading to a massive controversy. We're going to get his side of the story, that's a great chat. Peter Gutmann of the University of Auckland also joins us in this week's podcast. He's another well-known crypto academic and I'll be getting his thoughts on the NSA's covert program to subvert public crypto.
Crypto researcher Matthew Green silenced...
September 13th, 2013 --
This week's show is a shorter one -- there's no feature interview for two reasons. The first is that I'm in the process of moving house, which includes moving my office and studio, so I'm dealing with house painters, bond cleaners and a million other things. But the second reason is because the person I had wanted to interview has been silenced.
Bring on the crypto revolution! Let them eat endpoints!
September 13th, 2013 --
It's a sad week for academic freedom in the USA. Could the chilling effect stick? The following are links to news items discussed in episode 296 of the Risky Business podcast.
Aussie R&D gets a shot in the arm...
September 6th, 2013 --
In this week's show we're taking a look at Arbor Networks' acquisition of Packetloop, a two-year-old Australian start up that makes big data security analytics software. You'd think that Arbor would want to move the company to the USA, but that's not what's happened in this case. Packetloop co-founder Michael Baker joins the show to fill us in.
A big week for the Australian infosec startup scene...
September 6th, 2013 --
Here are this week's show notes including links to news, music and more! This week's episode can be found here.
An interview with NZ writer Keith Ng...
August 30th, 2013 --
We've got a pretty heavily spook-themed show for you this week. The feature interview is with New Zealand-based blogger and writer Keith Ng. He was trawling the Kim Dotcom affidavits in New Zealand and noticed that documents pertaining to the illegal GCSB surveillance on Mr. Dotcom had Five Eyes stamped all over them. So, err, it looks like the surveillance apparatus established by five eyes to combat national security threats and terrorism was used indirectly by the NZ police force to spy on a guy over a copyright case. Interesting stuff.
Your dreamworld will fall...
August 30th, 2013 --
The Snowden fun just doesn't stop. Lots of run-of-the-mill infosec news this week as well, including an absolutely awful Cisco bug. These are the show notes for episode 294 of Risky Business
Haroon Meer launches Phish5...
August 23rd, 2013 --
This week's feature guest is Haroon Meer of Thinkst Applied Research. He's launched an awesome new site called Phish5.com that allows sysadmins and security consultants to automate phishing campaigns against their own networks and clients. It's a brilliant idea and well executed.
Chelsea (Bradley) Manning gets 35 years in the big house...
August 23rd, 2013 --
Chelsea (Bradley) Manning's sentencing is the main news item this week, but it's also been a bad week for his significant other Julian Assange, whose bid for senate is derailing.
Plus a shaken but not stirred Adam Boileau...
August 16th, 2013 --
On this week's show we chat with Silent Circle founder Jon Callas about the decision to shutter the Silent Mail service, as well as what Silent Circle is doing to bolster product security in the wake of some pretty nasty bug disclosures by our pal Mark Dowd. In this week's sponsor interview we chat with Tenable CEO Ron Gula about innovation trends in infosec -- he was working the trade floor like a boss at BlackHat, so I asked him what tickled his fancy.
Lots of fun news in this week's show...
August 16th, 2013 --
That makes two shows this week! 'Ectic, bru!
Don't worry guys, the NSA self audits!
August 16th, 2013 --
This is a special edition of the Risky Business podcast, produced with material recorded at BlackHat and Defcon in Las Vegas. Features: * Excerpts of Keith Alexander's keynote * An interview with Moxie Marlinspike * A sponsor interview with SensePost trainer Glenn Wilkinson
Plus a monster news segment with Adam Boileau…
August 9th, 2013 --
In this week's feature slot we chat with Karsten Nohl about his research into pillaging SIM cards. It turns out Karsten's research into SIM security was much, much cooler than we initially thought. In this week's sponsor interview we chat with Jonathan Ness about the all new singing and dancing EMET 4.0. Adam Boileau pops by for the week's news. This week's show notes are here.
Lots of news to get through this week...
August 9th, 2013 --
I'm back on deck after two weeks in the USA! Plenty of news to cover considering we lost a week last week!
Obama's former top infosec advisor joins Risky Business for a chinwag...
July 24th, 2013 --
This week's show features a fantastic, extended interview with Howard Schmidt, the former White House cyber security co-ordinator and special Assistant to the US President.
Links, music, crouching tigers and more!
July 24th, 2013 --
This week's show is early so the news isn't too crowded.
Herp derp I'm a craptacular Linux box from 1998...
July 19th, 2013 --
This week's show is brought to you by the fine, fine people at Tenable Network Security, big thanks to Tenable for all its support over the years. And on this week's show we chat briefly with South Korean researcher SeungJin Lee about Smart TV security. They're equipped with cameras and microphones and they're popping up in living rooms everywhere.