Wed, 30 August 2006
I apologize in advance for the sound quality of tonight's podcast. I made a mistake somewhere in the sound levels and I don't know how to fix it. I promise I'll do better next week when I'm at home.
I had an opportunity to talk to Christofer Hoff, who is the Chief Strategy Officer for Crossbeam Systems and the blogger at Rational Security. I wanted to know more about what UTM (Unified Threat Management) is and Chris is the guy to ask. The interview is on the long side and would have been longer if I hadn't had to pack.
I've gotten a lot of listener feedback lately and I want you to keep it coming. Here are a couple of the links I promised in the show:
Tonight's Music: Flying Tom - Cheap Games
Wed, 23 August 2006
I had a chance to talk to Richard Bejtlich a few weeks ago and here it is for you listening pleasure. I wasn't going to tell Richard this during the recording, but I've been a big fan of his ever since the Tao of Network Security Monitoring first came out. I've been lucky enough to meet Richard a couple of times face to face and I have to say he has always been a pleasure to talk to. This interview was recorded almost 3 weeks ago, and we talked about blogging, Richards books (the aforementioned Tao, Extrusion Detection and Real Network Forensics), how he got into security and his views on hackers turned security practitioners among other things. Congratulations to Richard, who's soon going to be a father again.
I also spend a little time rambling about my new hardware, discussing the Consumer Reports AV kerfuffle (got that word from Shel Holtz) and where I'll be in the next couple of weeks. I'll try to put out a podcast next week, but I'll be in training and at a hotel, so I don't know what sort of access I'll really have.
Thanks for the feedback over the last week. I always like hearing what you think about the people I'm interviewing and the topics I discuss. If you have someone you'd really like me to interview or a topic you'd like me to discuss, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a voicemail at 916-231-9479
Tonight's Music: Beau Hall - Hell and Ecstasy
Wed, 16 August 2006
LinuxWorld was a lot of fun today, but it's exhausting. Lawrence Lessig gave the keynote speech, talking about how open source software and fair use are helping turn us back into a read-write culture, instead of the read-only culture the media companies want us to be. I'll write more on that when I get a chance.
My guest tonight was Bruce Schneier, author of Beyond Fear and CTO of Counterpane. He took time out of his vacation to talk to me for which I'm grateful. This was the one interview I've wanted to do since the beginning. I just wish it hadn't been 7:00 in the morning when the phone call took place. I hadn't even had my second cup of coffee yet. Hopefully I'll get a chance to talk to him again in the future.
Not a lot of links for you tonight, just AOL got Splunk'd. If you're interested in looking at what's really in the AOL database, go look. Maybe you can find someone you know.
Network Security Podcast, Episode 39, August 15, 2006
Tonight's music: Mean Gene Kelton and the Diehards - Little Black Dress
Wed, 9 August 2006
My guest tonight was Jamie Wallace, the blogger more widely known as the Security Wonk. Jamie and I spent about 15 minutes talking about his site, the Security Wonk, what get's him going and his suggestions to new bloggers. Then I rant for a little while about the AOL search query database and the loss of another system with VA client data. And, in case anyone else is going to be there, I'll be at LinuxWorld next week.
Other podcasting news, there'll be a special recording for the Security Roundtable this Thursday night at 5:30 PDT on SkypeCast. Provided I can get everything figured out, the channel will be "Security Roundtable". Alan Shimel, Richard Stiennon, Chris Hoff and Mike Rothman will be discussing the merits of NAC in the network. I get to be the facilitator.
Network Security Podcast, Episode 38, August 8th, 2006
Tonight's music was Mark Harold - Freedom for my Soul
And last, but not least, PC Weenies, #880
Technorati Tags: security, Martin McKeay, podcast, AOL
Wed, 2 August 2006
Tonight's guest is Rob Slade, author of the Dictionary of Information Security, his recently released book. Rob talks about the origin of his new book, how language is constantly changing, especially in Information Security and getting his book published. The last half of the podcast is listener feedback (please keep it coming!) and where I've been, where I'm going and what I'm doing there. I forgot to add in the podcast, I'm not going to BlackHat, but I am going to Linux World, with a press pass none the less. Maybe I can make BlackHat next year if I start planning now.
Links from tonight:
Tonight's Music: Allison Crowe - How Long
Technorati Tags: security, Rob Slade, 6url, StillSecure