In this week’s feature interview I speak with the Australian Prime Minister’s cyber security advisor Alastair MacGibbon about what it is that the Australian government is pushing for in terms of industry cooperation around surveillance.
There’s been a lot of hype on this one. “Al Mac” joins the show to work through some of it, and honestly, Australia’s push at the moment is the sort of thing I think you can expect to see more of around the world, so this is an interview of global relevance.
Some of that conversation hinges on a blog post I wrote on the weekend. If you want to, you can read that here.
This week’s show is brought to you by Remediant!
Remediant makes a product that’s designed to make lateral movement through a network much harder. Essentially it’s a way to restrict all privileged accounts on your infrastructure until you actually need it. So instead of being able to just log in to your production environment, you can actually set it up so you can enable the privilege you need to a set period of time.
It’s a different approach to privilege management than things like password vaults, so if you work in an authentication group you’re going to want to hear what they have to say. Remediant CEO Tim Keeler is this week’s sponsor guest.
Adam Boileau is this week’s news guest. We talk about all the continuing notPetya drama at Maersk and FedEx/TNT, the Alphabay latest and more.
See links to show notes below, and follow Patrick or Adam on Twitter if that’s your thing!
- ‘Co-founder’ of AlphaBay dark web for drugs and weapons found dead in cell | The Independent
- UAE orchestrated hacking of Qatari government sites, sparking regional upheaval, according to U.S. intelligence officials - The Washington Post
- Advisory Update
- FedEx’s TNT Express still reeling from Petya cyberattack last month | Air Cargo World
- FedEx Says Some Damage From NotPetya Ransomware May Be Permanent
- Damages From a Well Executed Cyber Attack Could Reach $121.4 Billion
- Experts in Lather Over ‘gSOAP’ Security Flaw — Krebs on Security
- "Particle" Chrome Extension Sold to New Dev Who Immediately Turns It Into Adware
- It’s Trivially Easy to Hack into Anybody’s Myspace Account - Motherboard
- CoinDash Hacked During its ICO | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
- Cisco Patches Another Critical Ormandy Bug in WebEx Extension | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
- The Cyber Kill Chain is making us dumber
- No encryption was harmed in the making of this intercept - Risky Business
- Why Australia might be on the right encryption-cracking track