Recorded Future - Inside Threat Intelligence For Cyber Security

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Synopsis

Recorded Future takes you inside the world of cyber threat intelligence. Were sharing stories from the trenches and the operations floor as well as giving you the skinny on established and emerging adversaries. We also talk current events, technical tradecraft, and offer up insights on the big picture issues in our industry. Join the Recorded Future team, special guests, and our partners from the CyberWire to learn everything you want to know (and maybe some things youd rather not know) about the world of cyber threat intelligence.

Episodes

  • 202 Ransomware and Extortion Evolve More Brazen Tactics

    202 Ransomware and Extortion Evolve More Brazen Tactics

    29/03/2021 Duration: 20min

    For this week’s show we welcome back Allan Liska, a member of Recorded Future’s CSIRT security team. Allan updates us on the latest trends he and his colleagues are tracking on the ransomware and online extortion fronts. We discuss the growing sophistication of the tools and tactics attackers are using, and the remarkable brazenness with which they do their business.

  • Bonus — CyberWire CSO Perspectives with Rick Howard

    Bonus — CyberWire CSO Perspectives with Rick Howard

    24/03/2021 Duration: 23min

    We're sharing a special bonus episode in your feed this week, from the CyberWire's CSO Perspectives podcast hosted by Rick Howard.  This episode, Cybersecurity First Principles: Intrusion Kill Chains, Rick talks about why intrusion kill chains are the perfect companion strategy to the passive zero trust strategy he talked about last week. The key takeaway here is that we should be trying to defeat the humans behind the campaigns collectively, not simply the tools they use independently with no context about what they are trying to accomplish.

  • 201 An Internet Born In a Threat-Free Environment

    201 An Internet Born In a Threat-Free Environment

    22/03/2021 Duration: 21min

    Our guest this week is a true internet pioneer. Paul Vixie describes himself as a “long time defender of the internet.” He’s  an author or co-author of several RFC documents and open source software systems including BIND and Cron, a serial entrepreneur now CEO and co-founder of his fifth startup company, Farsight Security, and an inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame.  He joins us with insights on how we are suffering the ramifications of early internet design choices, what that means for global networking going forward, and, specifically, why he believes it’s best not to rely on outsourcing your DNS.

  • 200 The Journey Ahead is the Challenge in ICS

    200 The Journey Ahead is the Challenge in ICS

    15/03/2021 Duration: 23min

    On the occasion of this, our 200th episode of the Recorded Future podcast, we welcome back our very first guest, Robert M. Lee, CEO of industrial control systems security company Dragos. They recently published their 2020 ICS security year in review report, and Rob joins us to share some of the insights he and his team have gained over the past year, as well as the long term security trends they’re tracking.

  • 199 A Call to Arms In Favor of Rationality

    199 A Call to Arms In Favor of Rationality

    08/03/2021 Duration: 24min

    Our guest this week is Sir David Omand. He is former director of GCHQ, one of the UK’s primary intelligence agencies, and  is currently Visiting Professor in War Studies, King’s College London.  We’ll be discussing his career in intelligence and public service, the changes he’s seen along the way, and we’ll discuss his most recent book How Spies Think: 10 Lessons from Intelligence.

  • 198 Leaders Make Good News Out of Bad

    198 Leaders Make Good News Out of Bad

    01/03/2021 Duration: 26min

    On today’s program, a conversation with a pair of CEOs from leading companies in the cyber security industry. Joining us are Marten Mickos, CEO of bug bounty platform provider HackerOne, and Christopher Ahlberg, CEO at Recorded Future.  They share their insights on what it takes to be a successful CEO in a rapidly changing cybersecurity field, the importance (or not) of having deep technical skills, differentiating yourself in a crowded marketplace, and the ongoing challenges of the unknown unknowns.

  • 197 Deepfakes as a Service

    197 Deepfakes as a Service

    22/02/2021 Duration: 20min

    Deepfakes continue to be a growing security concern. As the technology to alter video footage and replace one person's face with another’s has advanced in ease, sophistication and availability, the use of deepfakes has become more broadly prevalent, extending beyond novelty use to become another tool in the adversary’s playbook.  Our guest today is Andrei Barysevich, cofounder and CEO of fraud intelligence firm Gemini Advisory. He shares his insights on the growing criminal market for deepfakes, and how organizations can best prepare themselves to defend against them.

  • 196 A Secure Environment Where People Can Be Their Whole Selves

    196 A Secure Environment Where People Can Be Their Whole Selves

    15/02/2021 Duration: 20min

    Our guest this week is Simon Hodgkinson. He’s a security professional with over 35 years of experience in the space, most recently as CISO for BP. In our conversation, Simon shares his thoughts on the evolution of the cyber security space that he’s witnessed over the course of his career, and how we might address the industry skills gap that’s leaving millions of jobs unfilled. We’ll get his take on threat intelligence, as well as his advice for folks who are looking to pursue a career in cyber security.

  • Unraveling Disinformation in Social Media

    Unraveling Disinformation in Social Media

    08/02/2021 Duration: 21min

    The last few years, and the most recent election cycle in particular, have brought unprecedented levels of misinformation and disinformation to the fore. This era of online disinformation bots, fake news, and  interference from foreign adversaries has sown the seeds of division in our culture, much of it distributed and amplified on social media platforms.  Jane Lytvynenko is a senior reporter at Buzzfeed News, and the past several years she’s been focused on disinformation — where it comes from, who’s seeing it, how it works, and what might be done to defend against it. She joins us to share her insights.

  • 194 White House Experience Informs Venture Capital

    194 White House Experience Informs Venture Capital

    01/02/2021 Duration: 21min

    Our guest is Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor at Insight Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth software companies. Before joining Insight in 2014, Nick served in the White House, where he was U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer. At the White House, Nick led President Obama’s Open Data Initiatives and helped start and grow the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which brings entrepreneurs, innovators, and technologists into government.  Nick is a senior fellow and former adjunct faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he taught a technology and innovation in government field class. Nick is also an advisor to Coding It Forward, a nonprofit that places computer science, data science, and design students in federal agencies.

  • 193 Correlating the COVID-19 Opportunist Money Trail

    193 Correlating the COVID-19 Opportunist Money Trail

    25/01/2021 Duration: 16min

    The COVID-19 global pandemic has, predictably, attracted bad actors intent on using fear and uncertainty as a framework for a variety of actions, from run of the mill money scams to targeting phishing, business email compromise and even espionage.  Recorded Future’s INSIKT research group has been following these money trails and correlating them with a spectrum of bad actors around the globe. They recently published their findings in a blog post titled, “Follow the Money: Qualifying Opportunism Behind Cyberattacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. On today’s episode we’ve got a pair of INSIKT group researchers joining us to share their expertise. Lindsay Kaye is Director of Operational Outcomes for the Insikt Group at Recorded Future, and Charity Wright is a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst.

  • 192 Technology and Human Stories Intersect at the International Spy Museum

    192 Technology and Human Stories Intersect at the International Spy Museum

    18/01/2021 Duration: 19min

      The ​International Spy Museum​ in Washington, D.C. is a private non-profit museum dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage. It boasts the largest collection of international espionage artifacts currently on public display, and says “The Museum's mission is to educate the public about espionage and ​intelligence​ in an engaging way. It provides a context for understanding the important role intelligence has played in history and continues to play today.” Our guest today is Andrew Hammond, Historian and Curator of the International Spy Museum. He shares his perspective on the importance of physical artifacts, and how presenting them to the public with meaningful context can help us understand our history and give us insights on how the past may inform our future.

  • 191 Solarwinds Orion Breach Investigations Continue

    191 Solarwinds Orion Breach Investigations Continue

    11/01/2021 Duration: 22min

    Stories about the recently uncovered breach of the SolarWinds Orion software have been dominating the news lately, and the situation is still continuing to evolve. In this episode, we speak with Jonathan Condra, senior manager for strategic and persistent threats with Recorded Future’s Insikt Group, to get his perspective of what this breach is all about, where we stand in terms of attribution, what it means for the security community writ large, and whether or not a breach like this rises to the level of a “Cyber Pearl Harbor” or “Cyber 9/11.”

  • 190 AI Enables Predictability and Better Business

    190 AI Enables Predictability and Better Business

    04/01/2021 Duration: 21min

    Joining us this week is Aarti Borkar, vice president of product for IBM Security. She shares the story of her professional journey, starting out as a self-described data-geek through the path that led her to the leadership position she holds today. She shares her views on artificial intelligence, and how she believes it can be an enabler for security and the business itself. And we’ll get her thoughts on welcoming new and diverse talent to the field.

  • 189 Threat Hunting Offsets the Technology Gaps

    189 Threat Hunting Offsets the Technology Gaps

    21/12/2020 Duration: 20min

    Our guest this week is John Ayers, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Product Officer and head of Security Operations at Nuspire, a managed security services company. Our conversation centers on John’s assertion that threat hunting has become an indispensable element of security strategy for many organizations. He explains the evolution of threats that led him to that conclusion, and we’ll discuss how organizations can best approach implementing threat hunting into their own defensive plans.

  • 188 Visionaries, Builders, and Operators

    188 Visionaries, Builders, and Operators

    14/12/2020 Duration: 17min

    Our guest this week is Jeff Fagnan, founder and managing director at Accomplice, a venture capital firm focused on seed-stage technology companies. He’s worked with well-known companies such as Carbon Black, FreshBooks, Patreon, Veracode, and yes, Recorded Future. Jeff shares his perspective on what he looks for in a hopeful entrepreneur, the hard problems he wants to see them tackling and the importance of their ability to communicate their vision and their passion. We’ll hear his optimistic vision of the coming year, and why he believes cyber security is a foundational element of every modern company.

  • 187 An Ability to Execute and a Fantastic Amount of Luck

    187 An Ability to Execute and a Fantastic Amount of Luck

    07/12/2020 Duration: 25min

    Our guest this week is Andy Ellis, chief security officer of Akamai Technologies. He shares the professional journey that led him to Akamia, along with his recollections of the early days of online data sharing when bandwidth was expensive and pipes were small, and the uncertainty of being part of an ambitious internet startup. We’ll learn about his management style, the importance of a company culture built on trust and communication, and, of course, we’ll get Andy’s take on threat intelligence.

  • 186 Countering 5G Conspiracy Theories

    186 Countering 5G Conspiracy Theories

    30/11/2020 Duration: 24min

    The global transition to 5G mobile technology is well underway, with ongoing network build-out and increased availability of 5G enabled devices able to take advantage of the increased speed and capacity of the next generation network.  The transition has attracted an odd type of controversy, primarily from conspiracy theorists who claim that 5G is responsible for everything from brain cancer to COVID-19, or that it’s some sort of high tech mind-control system put in place by some secret global governing body. Most find these ideas farfetched and absurd, but there are enough people out there who follow this line of thinking that it presents real security issues for the companies who are responsible for installing and maintaining these networks.  Joining us this week is Dave Brown, cyber intelligence professional at telecommunications giant BT. One of his primary responsibilities is protecting the people and infrastructure responsible for making 5G a reality. He shares his insights on the tools, tactics and pro

  • 185 Cyber is as Much Psychology as it is Technology

    185 Cyber is as Much Psychology as it is Technology

    23/11/2020 Duration: 20min

    Joining us this week is Pierre Noel, managing director for Europe at Astari, a company providing global cyber resilience services for businesses.  Pierre Noel has enjoyed a remarkably broad professional career, with time spent at IBM, KPMG, Microsoft and Huawei, in both deeply technical and business roles. He shares his insights on the ways culture impacts security, the importance of threat intelligence (if your organization is ready for it), and why he believes things are likely to get a lot worse before they get better.

  • 184 Inside the World of Cyber Venture Capital

    184 Inside the World of Cyber Venture Capital

    16/11/2020 Duration: 25min

    Our guest this week is Mark Goodman, managing director at MassMutual Ventures.  Mark shares the story of his circuitous path to the VC world, with stops along the way at a family furniture business and a PhD in philosophy. We’ll find out what it takes for a hopeful startup to catch his eye, whether or not he thinks cyber continues to be a hot area for investment, as well as his thoughts on what it takes to be a successful venture capital investor.

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