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February 10th, 2009 --
This week's podcast is sponsored by Tenable Network Security and hosted by Vigabyte virtual hosting. On this week's show we chat to the head of iDefense Labs, Rick Howard. He joins us to discuss the threat posed to organisations from disgruntled ex-staff.
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February 3rd, 2009 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by Sophos and hosted, as always, by Vigabyte virtual hosting. On this week's show we ease back into the year by chatting with Neohapsis founder and CTO Greg Shipley about the ineffectiveness of security technologies and the rise of DLP. Munir Kotadia stops by with this week's news, and Paul Ducklin from Sophos talks Conficker. If you're interested in the CERT advisory on Autorun mentioned in the news, you can find it here. And while it's not mentioned in the show, there's an interesting PDF the team at GOVCERT.NL put together
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December 22nd, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is a bit different -- we take a look back over the big stories of 2008 and highlight the best work we saw over the last 12 months. You'll laugh, you'll cry... you'll hurl. This is the final Risky Business for the year, with normal programming returning in February. The final edition of Risky Business for the year is brought to you by Tenable Network Security, makers of fine information security software.
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December 16th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by RSA Security and hosted, as always, by Vigabyte Virtual hosting. On this week's show: ZDNet Australia's outgoing editor Munir Kotadia joins us to discuss the week's news nmap creator Gordon "Fyodor" Lyon discusses his new book RSA Security's Greg Singh joins the show to discuss AFP agent Nigel Phair's Consumer Trust and Confidence Online Survey. We've also got some information on this week's show for Mac users who also use PGP for mail.app...
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December 11th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by Check Point Software. In this week's show we take a look at two burning issues: The Internet Explorer 0day that's doing the rounds, and we also talk about e-discovery with Adam Daniel from Deloitte Forensic Data. Adam explains why e-discovery solutions are all the rage, how they work, and why they're required. Check Point's Steve MacDonald stops by for this week's sponsor interview -- a discussion around this disastrous, unpatched IE bug that's very much being exploited in the wild. As always, ZDNet Australia's editor Munir
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December 4th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by Microsoft. On this week's show we'll wrap Ruxcon, Sydney's technical security conference. It was held over the weekend, and there were some cracking presentations. Security researcher Mark Dowd joins us with his impressions of the conference presentations. We'll also check in with Munir Kotadia with a look at the last week's news headlines, and in this week's sponsor interview Microsoft's Julita Atalla joins us to discuss the company's plans to release free antivirus software.
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November 25th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by Tenable Network Security and hosted by Vigabyte virtual hosting. This week we take a look at VM security with financial services company CSO Adam Pointon and Assurance.com.au's Neal Wise. The fellas say a recently disclosed flaw in the Citrix Xen hypervisor software should give us all pause.
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November 18th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies and hosted, as always, by Vigabyte virtual hosting. On this week's show we're taking a fresh look at "bulletproof" hosting services. Just last week a California-based hosting company, McColo, was de-peered by its upstream providers for hosting bot net command and control servers. The result? A 65-75 percent reduction in global spam levels.
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November 12th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by a tiny little company called Microsoft, and we'll be taking an in-depth look at some widely reported security issues with WPA TKIP. While reports of the death of WPA have been greatly exaggerated, the issues discovered by Erik Tews and Martin Beck are certainly worth a closer look. Can the new capability of attackers to inject seven packets into your WPA network lead to a total compromise? Will this research open the floodgates and lead to more serious issues being uncovered? Assurance.com.au's Neal Wise joins us to discuss.
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November 6th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is sponsored by RSA Security and hosted by Vigabyte virtual hosting. In this week's podcast we take a look at cloud computing, which is all the rage all of a sudden.
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October 28th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by Tenable Network Security and hosted, as always, by Vigabyte virtual hosting. On this week's show H D Moore, creator of the Metasploit framework, pops in for a chat. He joins us to discuss changes to Metasploit's license, as well as the features you'll find in the new, upcoming version of the software.
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October 21st, 2008 --
This week's Risky Business is brought to you by Check Point Software and hosted by Vigabyte virtual hosting. On this week's show we're going to preview Ruxcon, Australia's premier IT security conference.
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October 15th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by Microsoft and hosted by Vigabyte virtual hosting. In this week's show you'll hear an interview with industry legend Dan Geer. Dan has served as chief scientist for Verdasys and CTO of @stake, as well as helping to create Kerberos and the X Window system back in the day. Dan joins the show this week to discuss the rise of the "military digital complex".
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October 10th, 2008 --
This is a special weekend listening edition of Risky Business and is brought to you by our sponsor MessageLabs. If you're a regular listener to this program you'll know I headed to New Zealand a couple of weekends ago to attend the Kiwicon security conference in Wellington... there were presentations, lots of free beer, and of course this presentation by security consultant and researcher Paul Craig. Paul works for Security Assessment.com in New Zealand, and he delivered by far the most entertaining presentation at Kiwicon.
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October 7th, 2008 --
This week's show is brought to you by RSA Security and hosted by Vigabyte virtual hosting. We've got two feature interviews this week. The first story in this week's show is an interview with BreakingPoint Systems' Dennis Cox.
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September 30th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by Check Point and hosted by Vigabyte virtual hosting. Risky Business 80 was recorded at the second annual Kiwicon conference in Wellington, New Zealand. In this podcast, you'll hear the panel I ran at Kiwicon. Panelists were Insomnia Security's Brett Moore, the University of Auckland's Peter Gutmann and Security-Assessment.com's Paul Craig. You'll also hear an interview with Mark "pipes" Piper about his latest initiative -- secure-freedom.org.
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September 25th, 2008 --
This special edition of Risky Business was recorded in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, at the GOVCERT.NL security conference. The conference organisers flew me there to host a couple of ask the expert sessions and record some custom interviews... but I got to record my own stuff too and prepare this special. This podcast is essentially a bunch of interviews I did at the conference, glued together for your listening pleasure.
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September 18th, 2008 --
For some inexplicable reason, when I posted this week's podcast my content management system (fancy way of saying WordPress) wound up sending out the wrong file with the post in the RSS feed. I'd linked to a presentation by David Rice at GovCERT which WordPress decided should be this week's podcast. Ugh. So, apologies, listeners... you got David Rice's presentation to GovCERT in Rotterdam instead of my interview with David Rice! So let's try that again... if you want to actually hear David's presentation you can grab it from link in the older post...
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September 17th, 2008 --
This week's podcast was recorded and prepared at the GovCERT Symposium in Rotterdam. This week's feature guest is David Rice, the author of Geekonomics. Rice argues the pervasiveness of software and systems vulnerabilities are a symptom of a market failure, and the only way out is for governments to introduce economic incentives -- similar to those being considered to reduce carbon emissions -- to whip the vendors in shape. This week's sponsor guest is Microsoft's Chief Privacy Strategist Peter Cullen.
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September 9th, 2008 --
This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by Tenable Network Security. It's been a fairly quiet week so we've prepared a shorter than usual show. In this week's podcast we take a look at the depressing state of the Internet -- a recent 'net-wide scan by nmap creator Fyodor found Telnet is the second most commonly open port. Marcus Ranum pops in to discuss the possible role of backbone providers in mopping up this outrageously shite style of systems management. ZDNet Australia's Munir Kotadia is also along this week to discuss the news.