RSS Bug Squishing

Dear Friends,

You, the listeners, notified PVC Security that the podcast RSS feeds only displayed the most recent 5 episodes.

How can I catch up on all the banter and singing and keen insights and delightful interviews if the world lacks the older episodes in podcatcher-of-choice?”

We heard your desperate and plaintive pleas. We’re here to help.

Paul tweaked some settings. The main take away for all is that now pvcsec.com is natively hosting the master feeds again. All of the podcast networks will see the change automatically (we think). We’re monitoring.

If you see issues with the feed do ping us at @pvcsec on Twitter or email us at [email protected]

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PVCSec Book Club

Dear Friends,

Tim, producer & sounding board & Senior Baseball Correspondent, posed to Ed & Paul an idea to start a PVC Security book club.

We’re all keen to kick this off. We’d like you, Dear Friends, donning the driver’s goggles and gloves while we crank the motor.

To that end:

What are your thoughts on a book club?
What books would you like to include?
How long should we take on a book?
Should we include genres other than security & leadership that are directly related yet under-served elsewhere?
Should we host it purely on the site, in a GoodReads.com forum, or integrated with the podcast?

Comment below or email us at [email protected] or tweet @pvcsec with #readpvcsec.

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PVCSec EP 19: Security Awareness w/ Amanda Berlin

Dear Friends,

It’s Security Awareness week on the PVC Security Podcast. Ed is M.I.A. this week, likely wandering aimlessly somewhere undisclosed. Undeterred, Paul’s delighted by this week’s guest cohost – InfoSystir, the infamous Amanda Berlin.

Paul and Amanda, with Senior Baseball Correspondent Tim DeBlock, discuss Security Awareness programs and job changes and security in the popular media. We also talk about security conferences and specifically CircleCityCon ’15.

Paul reflects on the Fukushima earthquake + tsunami + nuclear disaster anniversary and the lessons we security professionals learned. Or he hopes we learned them.

We don’t know but can only hope that your health coverage will reimburse you for the expenses related to Paul singing solo this week. If you found it less awful than the usual duet, then please enjoy your good luck.

Remember, this isn’t your typical InfoSec podcast. This also isn’t your typical management and leadership podcast. This is the PVC Security Podcast.

Show Notes:

PVCSec EP 18: Fog Computing w/ Paul Coggin

Dear Friends,

On this very special PVC Security podcast, the boys are joined by the inimitable Paul Coggin, he of BGP routing security and all things Bsides Huntsville (Alabama).

Listen for these auditory treats:

  • Does Ed get an answer to his Fog Computing questions?
  • How often do Paul and Paul get confused?
  • How often are Paul and Paul confused?
  • How often does Ed or Tim, Senior Baseball Correspondent, confuse them?
  • How many times is BGP mentioned?

Listeners, beware listening to Paul Coggin. You may find your telco marks your questions “out of scope” in the desperate hope of getting you to go away when you ask questions Paul recommends.

The boys talk about the risks vendors introduce into an organization, the success that was the Bsides Huntsville event, government officials with their own shadow IT and the implications thereof, trying new things, the latest SSL issue (as we recorded the episode), and professional jealousy.

Don’t forget the security community calendar and whatever else we deign to record.

Remember, this isn’t your typical InfoSec podcast. This also isn’t your typical management and leadership podcast. This is the PVC Security Podcast.

Show Notes:

Stay tuned!

PVCSec Ep 17: Shooting on Goal

Dear Friends,

Herein is the wonder that is the PVC Security podcast episode seventeen. It is the latest in a collector’s series. Make sure you get them all!

The team talks about patch management, the value of networking during InfoSec conferences, and a fascinating legal case – the outcome of which can impact security professionals for years.

We also talk:

  • Communication skills, the lack thereof and why having some can set you apart.
  • Security Awareness programs and how to build one
  • Exploits for questionable benefit
  • Ed’s soccer (a.k.a. rest-of-the-world football) rant

Plus the Events Calendar and fun and frivolity and more!

Remember, this isn’t your typical InfoSec podcast. This also isn’t your typical management and leadership podcast. This is the PVC Security Podcast.

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Show Notes:

Coming soon!

Security Events Calendar

Dear Friends,

We’re preparing several Call For Presenters/Presentations (CFP) for upcoming security conferences and whatnot. To start we needed to know what was coming and what the various due dates were.

In that activity we met a problem.

We can’t find a single definitive central repository of this information anywhere in particular, or if there is such a beast it isn’t easy to find.

We aim to fix that deficiency.

PVC Security created a Security Events calendar. It will combine freely available information into a single iCal/Google Calendar/XML feed available to all. Anyone can make use of the calendar. We only ask for attribution for ourselves and the sources we use.

By the way, we use & reference for conferences:

  • Bsides calendar ([email protected])
  • RSA
  • DefCon
  • Black Hat
  • CircleCity
  • GRRCon
  • Converge Detroit
  • DerbyCon
  • Shmoocon

We aim to make the data as doable as possible. We will include what links we believe useful in the invitation. We will not set reminders. The events cited are the canonical source for their events’ information, so adjust your expectations.

If you have a security event that you would like to add to the PVC Security Event Calendar please let us know. Who knows? Maybe we’ll even give you access to add and edit your own entries. We are platform agnostic – you can be affiliated with an organization or not. We’re also egalitarian. If your event meets [P&E]’s smell test, we’ll post it.

  • XML feed: https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/rutvse82a1kilggrna9p773enc%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic
  • iCal feed: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/rutvse82a1kilggrna9p773enc%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
  • HTML: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=rutvse82a1kilggrna9p773enc%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

PVCSec Ep 16: Adaptive Defense

Dear Friends,

The next episode of the PVC Security Podcast, number sixteen in a collector’s series, is upon you! The team talks about Lenovo’s unfortunate fishing issue, adaptive defense, and speaks to mentoring.

Plus: quick hits and updates, such as:

  • SIM cards, the NSA & GCHQ & You
  • Samsung Eavesdropping (after all the other tech companies)
  • Our community events calendar at http://www.pvcsec.com/events/community-events-calendar/

Remember, this isn’t your typical InfoSec podcast. This also isn’t your typical management and leadership podcast. This is the PVC Security Podcast.

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Show Notes:

Website Maintenance

Dear Friends,

I updated, upgraded, and changed several parts of PVCSec.com intending to improve the performance and reliability of the site.

Let us know if you noticed a difference, for better or worse, in this post’s comments, by emailing us at [email protected], or by tweeting @pvcsec.

Share & Enjoy,

Paul