Seriously Risky Biz #12 -- Why Huawei is Germany's next Nordstream

PLUS: It's time to heavily regulate what data companies can store...

In this week’s edition of Seriously Risky Business Patrick Gray and Tom Uren talk about the Australian government’s response to the Optus hack, why Viasat was a massively significant attack despite a lack of clarity on how it affected battlefield communications, and how Germany’s late warning on Kaspersky software betrays larger problems with its strategic thinking.

Risky Biz Soap Box: Why Microsoft's Smart Application Control is very strange

PLUS: The challenges involved in controlling malicious browser extensions from endpoint software…

In this Soap Box podcast Patrick Gray interviews Airlock Digital CTO Daniel Schell and CEO David Cottingham about Microsoft’s new Smart Application Control feature, why controlling browser extensions via endpoint instrumentation is really hard and why PAM solutions don’t actually do allowlisting, even if they claim they do.

Risky Business #680 -- Uber, Rockstar Games hacker arrested

PLUS: Optus crook has a dramatic change of heart, wants to be friends...

On this week’s show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss the week’s security news, including:

  • Lapsus$’s Teapot arrested by UK police
  • Optus hacker issues grovelling apology after feeling AFP and ASD heat
  • Ukraine claims Russia is planning massive attacks on its infrastructure
  • RSOCKS bot herder begs for extradition to USA
  • Russians scammed when seeking military service exemptions
  • Much, much more

This week’s show is sponsored by Votiro. Ravi Srinivasan, Votiro’s CEO, joins the show this week to talk about how people are using content disarm and reconstruction.

Seriously Risky Biz: Chaos Is the New Normal

PLUS: China's vulnerability disclosure rules haven't changed much...

In this week’s edition of Seriously Risky Biz Patrick Gray and Tom Uren talk about the new chaotic normal. Should policymakers abandon efforts to wind back the cyber chaos or should they start focussing more on how to adapt to it? They also talk about some research from the Atlantic Council into Chinese vulnerability disclosure rules and their effect on the pipeline of vuln information from China to other countries.

Risky Business #679 -- A look at Uber's very bad week

PLUS: Microsoft Teams Electron app research is legitimately ooph...

On this week’s show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss the week’s security news, including:

  • A look at how Uber got owned so hard
  • Why cleartext cookie storage in Microsoft Teams’ Electron-based app is actually a big deal
  • Russian official: Starlink is a legitimate military target
  • Wagner mercs get doxxed
  • Kiwi Farms having a bad time
  • Much, much more

In this week’s sponsor interview we’ll be chatting to Nucleus’s CEO Steve Carter about CISA’s KEV list. He has feelings about the KEV list – they’re mostly positive, but he also has a few reasonable gripes and he joins me to talk about them.

Between Two Nerds: On culture and SIGINT agencies

How and why do the SIGINT agency cultures vary between the USA, UK and China?

In this edition of Between Two Nerds Tom Uren and The Grugq talk about how SIGINT agencies in different regions have different cultures, and how these differences are rooted in the military traditions and hacker cultures of various countries.

Risky Business #678 -- Iranians Gone Wild

PLUS: Sh-tposting dogs on the bird app make vatniks seethe and cope…

On this week’s show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss the week’s security news, including:

  • Albania suffers under another crippling Iranian attack
  • Iran’s APT42 using clever, multi-persona phishing
  • State Department cyber snitching program paying off
  • Former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander sued over alleged IronNet pump and dump
  • Mudge fronts US Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Much, much more…

This week’s show is brought to you by Stairwell. Mike Wiacek, Stairwell’s founder and CEO is this week’s sponsor guest and he talks about why they’ve pushed their Inception platform beyond YARA hunting. You can see a demo of Inception on our YouTube product demo page.