BBS #0017 – Matt Greene Interview

Matt Greene Interview

In this episode of the Binary Barbershop, Gus and longtime friend, Matt Greene, sit down for a discussion about current technology trends and interests, what we look for when we evaluate potential talent for cyber security positions and how people making the transition from the military to the civilian world can give themselves an upper hand. A U.S. Army Veteran who currently works as a cyber security engineer,  Matt talks about his personal experience with separating from the Army and provides some useful insight for those who may be considering that move.

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BBS #0015 – Noah Schiffman Interview Pt 2

Recorded May 12, 2018

Noah Schiffman Interview – Part 2

In the 15th episode of the Binary Barbershop, Gus and Gabe sit down to talk with special guest, Noah Schiffman. An IT industry veteran, with 25+ years of experience, Dr. Noah Schiffman is a former black-hat hacker turned security consultant. He spent almost a decade as a career computer hacker, performing penetration testing, social engineering, corporate espionage, digital surveillance, and other ethically questionable projects. Subsequently, he worked as a security consultant, teaching network defense, giving talks, and writing about information security. His past clients have consisted of Fortune 500 companies and various government agencies. 

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BBS #0014 – Noah Schiffman Interview Pt. 1

Recorded May 12, 2018

Noah Schiffman Interview – Part 1

In the 14th episode of the Binary Barbershop, Gus and Gabe sit down to talk with special guest, Noah Schiffman. An IT industry veteran, with 25+ years of experience, Dr. Noah Schiffman is a former black-hat hacker turned security consultant. He spent almost a decade as a career computer hacker, performing penetration testing, social engineering, corporate espionage, digital surveillance, and other ethically questionable projects. Subsequently, he worked as a security consultant, teaching network defense, giving talks, and writing about information security. His past clients have consisted of Fortune 500 companies and various government agencies. 

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BBS #0011 – Tech in Active Shooter Prevention

Recorded April  5, 2018

Tech in Active Shooter Prevention

In episode 11 of The Binary Barbershop, Gus and Gabe tackle a topic that, in many ways, is delicate and complicated. With all of the political jockeying with regard to gun control, there seems to be very little discussion about how we can use currently existing technology to aid in the prevention and increase response time to active shooter situations. Gus and Gabe will talk about some of the technologies already in use in various places across the country as well as existing technology that could be better leveraged. The guys’ conversation in this podcast is driven by the desire to help people with technology. Admittedly, less planning went into this podcast and it was fueled by more emotion than anything else. Be on the lookout for a possible follow-up where we break down some of these technologies discussed in more detail. 

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BBS #0010 – Facebook, DA & Social Media Privacy

Recorded March 22, 2018

Facebook, DA & Social Media Privacy

In episode 10 of The Binary Barbershop Gabe and Gus dig into the recent information exposed by a Cambridge Analytica whistle blower about the unethical and potentially illegal handling of Facebook user information. The guys will break down how the information was gathered through Facebook quizzes that everyone loves so much. They will further discuss how friends in your network can put you at risk with their behavior and why participating in these kinds of online games and quizzes can be dangerous. The guys will also explain how Cambridge Analytica used this data in its marketing an ad campaigns to try to alter and influence peoples voting choices in recent elections. Finally Gus and Gabe will talk about what the future of this might hold and whether or not they believe this is the end or there will be more instances like this brought to the surface in the near future. 

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New York Times:  – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/facebook-cambridge-analytica-explained.html

BBS #0008 – Amazon, DDoS Attacks & Critical Infrastructure

Recorded March 2, 2018

Amazon, DDoS Attacks & Critical Infrastructure

In this episode of the Binary Barbershop Gus and Gabe discuss some of the interesting details surrounding the Acquisition of smart doorbell maker, Ring as well as some unique and interesting information surrounding the details of the largest Distributed Denial of Service attack ever recorded. Afterwards, Gus and Gabe spend most of the time delving into the world of Critical Infrastructure and its protection as well as control systems security and how the two relate. Critical Infrastructure and control systems security undoubtedly touch all of us on a daily basis. The guys hope that this episode’s discussion will help enlighten everyone to things they may not have been aware of and increase their understanding of the world around them.

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Critical Infrastructure Sectors – https://www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure-sectors

GitHub DDoS Attack – https://www.wired.com/story/github-ddos-memcached/

Amazon Acquires Ring – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/02/27/amazon-is-buying-smart-doorbell-maker-ring/?utm_term=.9f0b302af346

BBS #0007 – Social Media Security & Privacy

Recorded February 16, 2018

Social Media Security & Privacy

How to keep yourself and your privacy secure on social media, that’s the topic of discussion on episode 7 of the Binary Barbershop. Gus and Gabe get into specifics with regard to actions you and your family can take with your social media accounts to keep yourself safe. The social media platforms discussed in episode 7 focus on Facebook and LinkedIn as they are the two largest platforms for personal and professional use. Gus and Gabe discuss password creation and use, privacy settings and how you share information and interact with others online. The guys finish up the episode with some general best practices that can be utilized across any social media platform to help you keep you and your family’s information safe.

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US CERT – “Staying Safe on Social Media” https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST06-003

US CERT – “Socializing Securely: Using Social Networking Services” – https://www.us-cert.gov/security-publications/socializing-securely-using-social-networking-services

 

BBS #0005 – Sharenting & New CES Tech

Recorded 1-17-2018

Summary

In Episode 5 of the Binary Barbershop Gabe and Gus hash out some of the lessons learned and feedback they’ve received from the first 4 episodes of the podcast. Gus shares some information on an interesting new piece of malware infecting Android phones as well as some of his favorite cyber and tech blogs. Gabe discusses a recent experience with his Apple device’s battery life and provides some helpful advice that listeners can use to help avoid their own potential issues. Gabe also shares a personal story that ended up correlating with a Today Show special about “Sharenting” and the issue of parents sharing too much information on social media and the risk it can pose to children. Next, the guys take a look at the benefits of trying to always see the potential risks or vulnerabilities associated with new technologies and how it can help protect your network and information. Finally, Gabe and Gus spend the remainder of the time discussing some of the new technologies and devices that were introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show, some of their potential security risks and give their general opinion on the new technologies.

Links/Sources

 

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Threatpost – https://threatpost.com/

Krebs – https://krebsonsecurity.com/

CyberWire – https://www.thecyberwire.com/

Dark Reading – https://www.darkreading.com/Default.asp

Security Thinking Cap – https://securitythinkingcap.com

Naked Security – https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/

Hack Read – https://www.hackread.com/

WIRED Security – https://www.wired.com/category/security/

Skygofree Malware – https://securelist.com/skygofree-following-in-the-footsteps-of-hackingteam/83603/

Today Show story – https://www.today.com/parents/today-parenting-team-new-rules-sharenting-t10811

BBS #0004 – Securing the Network

Recorded 12-13-2017

Summary

On episode 4 of the Binary Barbershop Gabe and Gus get into some of the specifics of securing your home network. The guys will talk about the physical and logical configuration and setup of your network and networked devices.They’ll get into hardening your router for a more secure configuration as well as discuss the benefits of having a guest network at home. In addition to that the guys will talk about dedicated security devices and applications that can be utilized at home to help increase your home security and add additional layers of security. Finally the guys will discuss one of the most important pieces of any security program, awareness. They will discuss the importance of maintaining an awareness of what is going on within your network, how devices are being used and what you can do to maintain awareness. Stay tuned as well for future YouTube recordings of our podcast and tutorials!

Links/Sources

Smart Teddy – https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2016/02/02/fisher-price-hero-vulnerable-to-hackers/#2ea7a50a2fe7

Fing Box – https://www.fing.io/fingbox/

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BBS #0003 – Getting Into the Cyber Biz

Recorded 12-6-2017

Summary

In this episode of the Binary Barbershop Gabe and Gus sit down to discuss a question that is asked a lot in their field. “How do I get into the cyber security field”? The guys will break down two general paths that are taken into the cyber security and information security field. They will discuss more traditional routes through college and educational institutions for obtaining a degree and formal training. Additionally they will discuss the less traditional routes that are available to professionals, students and veterans. Gus and Gabe will discuss free resources for training and education available to anyone as well as excellent resources for disabled veterans. The guys will talk about what is required, once in the industry, to maintain relevance and qualifications in order to stay competitive, what kind of mindset you need and the soft skills that are certain to give anyone looking to transition into cyber an edge. Lastly the guys will talk about special considerations that should be taken into account by anyone looking to make a move in the cyber security field.

Links/Sources

W2CCA – http://www.w2cca.org/

Professor Messer – https://www.professormesser.com/

Cybrary – https://www.cybrary.it/

Udemy – https://www.udemy.com/

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