In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss a recent report that identifies the “Top 25 most dangerous software weaknesses.” This list includes the usual suspects, as well as some very interesting findings as well. In addition, the descriptions of the common weaknesses serves as a good jumping in point if you’re new to this podcast.
What would it be like to suffer a cyberattack event, that literally closes down an entire business? That’s exactly what happened to United Structures of America, a steel manufacturing company. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss what happened, and some of the lessons learned that should cause other organizations to take a hard look at how insecure their own systems are.
Atlassian software is constantly under attack, and often the source of many lost weekends for IT admins. Recently, a brand-new vulnerability has been discovered – CVE-2022-26134. This particular vulnerability is remotely exploitable, and has been listed as critical. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss this vulnerability, as well as some of the struggles around Atlassian software in general.
Are you a fan of MySQL? What if we told you that there’s an infinite supply of it online, right out in the open?! It’s literally as bad as it sounds! In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss how over 3.6 million MySQL instances are publicly available, as well as other forms of unintended public access.
A “researcher” with a screen name of “Sockpuppets” decides to demonstrate how insecure some specific online resources are, in the worst way possible. You can’t make this stuff up! In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss what this individual wanted to accomplish (and what happened instead).
Through the course of the podcast so far, Jay and Joao have discussed foundational topics, as well as news and current trends. In this episode, second factor authentication is discussed. This foundational episode will go over what it is, why you should use it, and also some of the things that can potentially weaken its benefit.
In the industry, we spend a great deal of time hardening our security, doing our due diligence when it comes to patching, implementing firewalls, avoiding EOL software, as well as many other aspects of our security focus. But unfortunately, even a well thought out implementation of common security controls can be rendered useless if we miss the low hanging fruit – such as training our employees and making sure they understand how serious security is, and how they can help. In this episode, Jay and Joao will discuss that and more.