Risky Business #613 -- It's time to check your Accellion logs

PLUS: Hobbyists and cops vape Emotet...

On this week’s show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss the week’s security news, including:

  • Emotet is… gone?
  • Accellion FTAs were owned everywhere, not just in ANZ
  • US courts air-gap sensitive filings in wake of Holiday Bear attacks
  • iOS 14 brings iMessage security improvements
  • Much, much more

Proofpoint’s Sherrod DeGrippo is this week’s sponsor guest. She joins the show to talk about Emotet’s demise, Trickbot’s survival, BEC, ransomware and more.

Risky Biz Soap Box: Email is a target, not just a vector

Protecting e-mail at rest with Material Security...

These Soap Box editions of the show are wholly sponsored, which means everyone you hear in one of these editions, paid to be here.

This edition of the show is brought to you by Material Security. Basically what they do is lock up your cloud-based email. They use Google and Microsoft’s APIs to redact sensitive information from your mail spool – or even redact entire messages from your spool, like, say, anything over a month old – and then kick you up to an auth challenge when you want to access that mail.

It’s a product that recognises that email isn’t just a vector – often it’s an attacker’s target.

Risky Business #612 -- DPRK slides into researcher DMs

You had me at "umm, do you research vulnerability?"

On this week’s show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss the week’s security news, including:

  • DPRK offers free 0day to researchers, with a pretty significant catch
  • SonicWall gets owned because it runs SonicWall gear. Big mistake.
  • Chinese trains didn’t stop running because Flash died :(
  • Dominion to sue Rudy Giuliani for $1.3bn over insecurity claims
  • The sudo bug. Lol.

This week’s show is brought to you by Cmd Security, the Linux security company. Its focus has traditionally been on restricting the type of bash commands users can enter. It’s like a control plane for Linux systems. But some of its customers manage their Linux endpoints through different, non-bash entry points. So they’ve added some features to their product to deal with that, which has also resulted in them having an IDR capability. It’s all pretty sensible stuff though, and Cmd co-founder and CEO Jake King will be along to talk us through all of that.

SonicWall's dog food bites

The Risky Biz newsletter for January 26, 2021

SonicWall customers are on high alert after the company disclosed its internal network was compromised in an attack that abused vulnerabilities in its own SSL-VPN remote access products.

Risky Business #611 -- MalwareBytes the latest "Holiday Bear" victim

More like o36-yikes, amirite?

On this week’s show Dmitri Alperovitch, Sherrod DeGrippo and Joe Slowik join host Patrick Gray to talk through the week’s news:

  • MalwareBytes the latest victim in the increasingly poorly-named “SolarWinds campaign”
  • FireEye issues helpful guidance, tools, to help orgs detect “golden SAML” and related techniques
  • Rob Joyce, Anne Neuberger, Michael Sulmeyer all get promoted! Wooo!
  • Much, much more

Idiot-fuel: hackers post COVID-19 vaccine docs online

The Risky Biz newsletter for January 19, 2021...

COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen from Europe’s pharmaceutical regulator were altered before being published in a cybercrime forum, in what now looks like an effort to erode trust in Europe’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

Risky Business #610 -- Propellerheads in dark on JetBrains

PLUS: Mimecast gets Russia'd and more...

Joe Slowik and Katie Nickels are guest co-hosts in this week’s edition of the show. They join Patrick Gray to talk about:

  • Mimecast having some stolen certificate, errr, “problems”
  • The confusing reports about JetBrains
  • Analysis of the malware used in the SolarWinds campaign
  • Australian man arrested in Germany and charged with running DarkMarket
  • The Great Deplatforming of 2021

Risky Biz Soap Box: Mapping NIST 800-53 to MITRE ATT&CK

Turning a standard into something more tangible...

These Soap Box editions of the show are wholly sponsored. If that’s not your thing and you’re looking for the weekly news edition of the show, just scroll one show back in your feed.

This soap box edition is brought to you by AttackIQ. They make a Breach and Attack Simulation platform that’s designed to test the effectiveness of your security controls by simulating bad things in your environment.

Carl Wright and Jonathan Reiber are joining us in this edition of the show. These days he’s AttackIQ’s senior director of cybersecurity and strategy but he previously served as a former Chief Strategy Officer for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

They joined the show to talk through their work in mapping NIST 800-53 to the MITRE ATT&CK framework. Enjoy!

JetBrains stories generate heat, shed little light

The Risky Biz newsletter for January 12, 2021...

Two of America’s most respected mastheads allege that attackers were able to poison a SolarWinds software update in early 2020 via the company’s use of JetBrains TeamCity, but there’s some critical details missing in this story.

Risky Business #609 -- It's not NotPetya

Kicking off 2021 with a bucket of cold water...

On this week’s show, Patrick Gray talks to Joe Slowik and Dmitri Alperovitch about the APT campaign that impacted the US government and FireEye via SolarWinds’ supply chain.

Alex Stamos also joins the show to chime in more generally on supply chain interference before discussing some other news, like:

  • Apple losing (most of) its case against Corellium
  • Assange won’t be extradited… yet
  • Adobe has finally killed Flash, and killed it good

Russian bears all up in your VMwares

The Risky Biz newsletter for December 8, 2020...

The NSA has warned that an unnamed Russian state-backed actor has been observed exploiting bugs in VMware’s endpoint and identity management solutions.

Risky Biz Soap Box: VMRay co-founders on the evolution of sandbox tech

From simple hooking to fully virtualised environments, sandboxes aren't sandboxes...

Soap Box podcasts like this one are wholly sponsored. This edition of the Soap Box is brought to you by VMRay. They make a virtualised sandbox that initially found a market with DFIR professionals, but these days is being used for all sorts of things.

VMRay’s cofounders – CEO Carsten Willems and CTO Ralf Hund – joined host Patrick Gray to talk through the history of the sandbox tech arms race.

Risky Business #606 -- BEC nukes Australian hedge fund

PLUS: UK unveils Cyber Force, USA passes IoT security laws...

On this week’s show Patrick and Mark Piper discuss the week’s security news, including:

  • UK unveils Cyber Force
  • US passes surprisingly sane IoT security law
  • Symantec drops some APT10 research
  • MobileIron bugs getting a decent workout courtesy of state-backed attackers
  • Much, much more…

UK military to attack cyber-enabled crime

The Risky Biz newsletter for November 24, 2020...

The UK Government has thrown a coming out party for its National Cyber Force (NCF), a military unit with a similar remit to US Cyber Command, confirming that the capability can be used in offensive security operations against criminal targets.

Risky Biz Soap Box: Bugcrowd CEO Ashish Gupta

Bug bounty platforms are about more than bug bounties these days...

This is not an edition of the weekly news show, scroll back one episode in your podcast feed if you’re looking for that. Rhis is a wholly sponsored podcast brought to you by Bugcrowd.

Bugcrowd’s CEO Ashish Gupta joins us in this edition of the Soap Box. He’s been the CEO over there for about three years, taking the reins from our friend Casey Ellis who moved into the CTO position.

As you’re about to hear, the bug bounty companies have moved on from the days when they just provided the simple service of running bug bounty competitions for their clients. What’s emerging is a much more nuanced product mix designed to extract as much usefulness as possible out of the testers registered on their platforms.