Tue, 27 June 2006
This is probably going to be the earliest I'll ever release an episode of the podcast. I'm going on vacation tomorrow morning, so I wanted to make sure the podcast was up and available. There won't be a podcast next week, but the podcast after that will be exciting. I haven't recorded that interview yet, so I'm not telling who it is yet. Just rest assured, you'll understand why I'm excited when you hear the guest.
This week's guest was Jeff Stanton, professor at Syracuse University and co-author of The Visible Employee. Dr. Stanton's book looks into the realm of employee monitoring, examining employee attitudes, management viewpoints and the technology involved. Having run an employee monitoring program before, I was extremely interested in hearing how other IT professionals feel about being made responsible for watching their fellow employees. Employee monitoring is something that has to be handled very carefully to protect the business while not intruding on the employee's right to privacy. And a lot of businesses haven't really taken the necessary time to do it right.
Network Security Podcast, Episode 33, June 27, 2006
Tonight's music: Osho Mask by Aaron Wilkinson
Technorati Tags: security, privacy, employee monitoring
Wed, 21 June 2006
I was joined tonight by Larry Pesce of PauldotCom Security Weekly fame. Larry shared with me a little behind the scenes about how the Security Weekly show came into being, how he got into security and the new book on the Linksys WRT54G he and Paul are working on. Along the way we also talked about a couple of other wireless security issues, such as a writer who thinks there are no wireless insecurity issues and the state of wireless IDS. Then I wrap up with a rant about stolen servers and the lies companies are telling themselves.
Network Security Podcast, Episode 32, June 20, 2006
Tonight's music: Wisdom of Insecurity by Dick Aven
Technorati Tags: security, podcast, wireless, stolen server, PII
Tue, 13 June 2006
Here is the second half of my discussions with Michael Farnum of An Information Security Place and Dr. David Taylor for Protegrity. Michael and I debate the NSA's domestic spying and what it means, while Dr. Taylor and I discuss some of the basics of security. And this one beats last weeks by a few minutes.
Michael and I are continuing our discussion of the NSA spying on our blogs. Right now the ball's in my court and I should be posting on this early tomorrow. For now though, I'm off to meet my friend Jeremiah Owyang at SF Blogger Dinner at Hotel Utah. If I can find the dang place that is.
One last thing, I tried encoding this podcast using Variable Bit Rate compression. Let me know if you notice a difference in the sound quality. Or the quality in general.
Network Security Podcast, Episode 31, June 13, 2006
Time: 47:29 Return to you by Carra Barratt Technorati Tags: podcast, security, NSA, Spying
Wed, 7 June 2006
Tonight I had the honor of talking to Michael Farnum of An Information Security Place and Dr. David Taylor from Protegrity. I talked to Michael about how he got into security, his opinions about security through obscurity and the VA data loss. Dr. Taylor and I also talk about the VA data loss from a slightly different perspective. This is the first part of each interview and the second part will be available next week. This is one of the longest podcasts I've done so far.
I want feedback, so please either send me an email at nsp_at_mckeay.net or leave me a voicemail at 916-231-9479
Network Security Podcast, Episode 30, June 6, 2006
Time: 43:07 Raining in Austin by The Electric Moonshine Band
Technorati Tags: security, podcast