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Cyber Work Podcast

Join us in the fight against cybercrime with weekly conversations about cybersecurity skills, jobs and industry trends.

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Previous Cyber Work episodes

2020 election security: Vulnerabilities, lockdowns and disinformation

The 2020 presidential election is just around the corner, and cybersecurity is once again at the forefront. From disinformation campaigns and election-related vulnerabilities to lockdowns and vote by mail efforts due to COVID-19, we cover it all — and more — in this jam packed episode featuring returning favorite, John Dickson, Principal at Denim Group, Ltd.

John Dickson is an internationally recognized security leader, entrepreneur and Principal at Denim Group, Ltd. He has nearly 20 years of hands-on experience in intrusion detection, network security and application security in the commercial, public and military sectors. As a Denim Group Principal, he helps executives and Chief Security Officers (CSO’s) of Fortune 500 companies, including major financial institutions, launch and expand their critical application security initiatives.
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Hunting criminals and stolen identities across the internet

Explore the hidden corners of the internet and the stolen identities that live there with today's guest, Amyn Gilani, Vice President of Product at 4iQ. He talks about his path from red teaming to cyber attribution intelligence, where bad guys hide on the internet, and what it's like to be “on a mission to unmask cybercriminals.”
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What’s new in Ethical Hacking: Latest careers, skills and certifications

Put on your white hat and learn how to hack for the good guys! Ethical hackers use the same techniques used by cybercriminals to assess an organization’s vulnerabilities and help keep them safe. Join Keatron Evans, Infosec instructor and Managing Partner at KM Cyber Security, in this audio rebroadcast of a popular webinar. You'll learn about getting started in ethical hacking, in-demand ethical hacking skills, popular ethical hacking training and certifications, common ethical hacking jobs and career paths, and more.
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From AI to deepfakes: How machine learning is affecting cybersecurity

Is what you're watching real, fake or a combination of both? Machine learning and artificial intelligence make it easier than ever to blur those lines, and cybercriminals are already exploiting the technology. Today's guest is Infosec Skills author Emmanuel Tsukerman, who literally wrote the book on machine learning for cybersecurity. He discusses the deep learning applications of cybercrime, how machine learning technologies are being used by security professionals, and ways you can leverage these new skills to help boost your cybersecurity career.

Dr. Tsukerman graduated from Stanford University and UC Berkeley. He began his cybersecurity career in a small startup as a cybersecurity data scientist, where he developed a machine-learning-based anti-ransomware solution that won the Top 10 Ransomware Products award by PC Magazine. In addition, Dr. Tsukerman designed a machine-learning malware detection system for Palo Alto Network's firewall service, securing over 30,000 enterprise customers in real time. He is the author of the “Machine Learning for Cybersecurity Cookbook” and the popular Infosec learning paths “Cybersecurity Data Science” and “Machine Learning for Red Team Hackers.”
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Red team hacking in the age of COVID-19

Dive back into the world of Red Team operations with today's guest, John Cartrett of the SpiderLabs team at Trustwave. He leads clandestine-style operations in simulated attacks on organizations to help them find their least expected and most dangerous vulnerability points and tighten them up. Despite being a newly hot practice that a lot of people are just getting into, John has been red teaming for five years, with another thirteen years before that of IT experience and other forms of offensive testing.

Listeners are always asking how to get started in red teaming and what they need to know to get on that ladder, so we'll be talking about career strategies and skill sets — but I also want to know whether anything has changed or will now change in the light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic. With red team staffs currently scattered and isolating at home and the economy suffering, will this change the nature of red teaming now or in the years to come?

John is a Principal Consultant and the Red Team lead for the SpiderLabs team at Trustwave. His responsibilities mainly include managing all red team services in the Americas from start to finish, as well as being a subject matter expert on red team services globally. He has eighteen years of information technology experience and ten years of offensive testing experience with the last five years focused on clandestine-style Red Teaming. He has directed and executed close to one hundred full-scope red team operations for organizations of all sizes and geographic locations. He has obtained many certifications from organizations such as Microsoft,Cisco, GIAC and Offensive Security, as well as attended thousands of hours of skills-based training.
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What does a military forensics and incident response expert do?

Digital forensics is an interesting field, but one that also can be a bit murky. It's handled in different ways in the private sector, military scenarios or government applications. (Spoiler: If you perform investigations on extremists and terror groups, be prepared to watch some fairly disgusting videos.) Learn all about military digital forensics and incident response from today's guest, Daniel Young, managing partner and co-founder of QuoLab Technologies. He discusses what it's like working on huge multi-person operations in the DoD and Air Force, as well as the importance of comprehensive threat information sharing, both internally and externally.

With nearly 15 years of experience in digital forensics and incident response, Dan Young helps drive the overall direction of his new company, QuoLab Technologies, a developer of a collaborative and threat driven Security Operations Platform (SOP). Prior to QuoLab, Dan was involved with the U.S. Department of Defense and United States Air Force in several digital forensics analyst positions. Dan is very passionate about bridging the gap between technological efficiency and human ingenuity, and firmly believes that our best way forward as an industry is to focus on collaboration and data sharing at all levels.
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About the Cyber Work Podcast

Knowledge is your best defense against cybercrime. Each week on Cyber Work, host Chris Sienko sits down with a new industry thought leader to discuss the latest cybersecurity trends — and how those trends are affecting the work of infosec professionals. Together we’ll empower everyone with the knowledge to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.

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