Episode 14 is here. First off, let me thank everyone that is listening to Jim and me spout off about everything. Fourteen shows does not seem like a big number, but it involves a lot of work getting this going (especially on Jim’s part – thanks Jim) and keeping it going, and Jim and I appreciate everyone sticking in there with us.
Second, we have made some changes with my setup, so there might be a sound difference and some issues with this episode. Forgive us as we get some new kinks worked out.
Third, this episode includes an interview with Mike Rothman from eIQnetworks. You might know him better as that guy from Security Incite that has a yankee accent and tells everyone what he is thinking. Either way, Mike is a great guy and a great friend, and I was honored to interview him. I think you will enjoy that portion of the show.
And lastly, there is a programming note. The geek toys segment that is brought to you by Jim every show is now going to be made more of a quarterly thing. The reason is because Jim has to find something to talk about every time, and it is getting a little more difficult to find something for every show.
Here’s the breakdown of the show.
InfoSec News Update: there’s been a lot happening the last two weeks
- Largest CC breach Ever !! Yes, I am talking about Heartland. 100 million + credit cards and the accusation that they attempted to hide behind the inauguration
- Heartland Followup – Law Enforcement Closing in on Perp – Looks like they are outside the US (thanks for narrowing that down)
- Monster.com Hacked … Again!
- Using Twitter for Info/Data Mining – Lenny Zeltser
- Conficker Worm Takes down a Hospital
- Follow up – Same worm variant is also attacking the UK MOD – Michael at mcwresearch.com
- Shavlik apologies for hyped MS patch Analysis – Eric Shultze: “So here’s my official apology for crying wolf on this issue when I should have done my due diligence and read all three Microsoft locations before offering my opinion on this issue”
- New Report from US Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) – Task force recommends that government spearhead medical identity theft awareness and prevention initiatives (link is a PDF). I get a tad cynical here. Hey, it involves government.
Discussion – New president declares his plan for US Cyber Security (more cynicism from Michael)
Vendor Interview – Michael interviews Mike Rothman from eIQnetworks
Consultants Corner –Combining compliance initiatives and what that means for security practices