All posts by Paul R. Jorgensen

His PVCSec life began in Ferndale MI in August of 2014 when he asked @edgarr0jas about starting a podcast & @timothydeblock offered to produce said podcast. He's done the show from Detroit, Tokyo, Mexico City, Chattanooga, Amsterdam, Ed's place, Brussels, Nashville, and maybe somewhere else.

Lazy Podcasting

Dear Friends,

For the ones of you who:

a) subscribe to the podcast and/or follow the blog
b) make note of schedule gaps

… we’ve neglected posting a new episode. Ample excuses abound, for sure. Thanksgiving? Check! Making fun of Canadians for their metric, October-based version? Check! Shopping? Eh, but check on that one, too. Some personal stuff affected the schedule as well, like multi-car accidents and vacations and family and power outages.

We’re working on publishing new content. The new content may involve new voices, new formats, and new media.

As always, we want to know your thoughts. Email us at comments@pvcsec.com, tweet us @pvcsec or #askpvcec, or comment on the blog itself.

UPDATE: I thought this post went out on 02 Dec but it obviously didn’t. I provide it now because I wrote it and everything I write is awesome-ish.

PVCSec Episode 7: Data Scientists!

Dear Friends,

The next episode of the PVC Security Podcast, the seventh in a collector’s series, is upon you!

This week, we have data scientists Alex Pinto (@alexcpsec, Chief Data Scientist at the MLSec Project) and Bob Rudis (@hrbrmstr, co-author of Data-Driven Security: Analysis, Visualization and Dashboards <- Amazon affiliate link; all proceeds go into the PVC Security Podcast & web site).

We sing! We laugh! We talk big data and machine learning and statistics and Vendor Persistent Threat (VPT) / Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS)! We use lots of exclamation points!

Comments and questions are welcome as always. You can #askpvcsec on Twitter or email us at comments@pvcsec.com.

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

Share & Enjoy!

Show Notes:

  •  Listen to the interview. All the links you need to start are above. Any I missed will be added later, so stay tuned.
  • Vendor Persistent Threat (VPT) was coined by our good friend Paul Coggin.

PVCSEC Social Media Update

Dear Friends,

PVCSec is now on Facebook and LinkedIn. Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pvcsec and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/pvc-security-podcast/a9/18/275/.

These join our cadre of other social media outlets:

And of course you can find us at podcatching outlets such as:

Stay tuned!

Share & Enjoy!

PVCSec Episode 6: RDRDS & Know Your Network! Part 3!

Dear Friends,

The next episode of the PVC Security Podcast, the sixth in a collector’s series, is upon you!

In this thrilling episode, Ed wraps up his three part “Know Your Network!” series, Paul talks RDRDS (a.k.a. Five Pillars of Security Architecture), Ed shares his thoughts on mobile security, quick hits, and MORE!

Also, they sing. Fortify yourselves.

Comments and questions are welcome. You can #askpvcsec on Twitter or email us at comments@pvcsec.com.

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

Share & Enjoy!

Show Notes:

  • Ed’s spreadsheet is here. The notes on how to use it and the commands for Cisco kit are on the third tab in the spreadsheet. The first tab is a sample, and the second is a blank version.
  • You can use the spreadsheet for other vendor’s gear, such as Juniper and HP. You will need to translate the Cisco commands to your platform. Share your tweaks.
  • Paul’s narrative write-up on RDRDS is available on his blog here. Comments, questions, and constructive criticisms are welcome.
  • The Dark Reading article about the White House network compromise that Paul quoted from is here.
  • The HBR (Shut up, Ed!) article Paul referenced about working with global virtual teams is here.
  • Coming soon: Interviews!

PVCSec Episode 5: Know Your Network! Part 2!

Dear Friends,

The next episode of the PVC Security Podcast, the fifth in a collector’s series, is upon you!

This episode, chock full of Ed’s unique vocal stylings, carries on the Know Your Network segments into part 2. Paul and Ed also talk about how to talk to C-level executives and the Board of Directors of a company as well as more security theater! Plus:

  • Why Interview questions shouldn’t need excessive preparation (but be prepared);
  • Why you should consider exercise part of your job, so we should all give it more priority;
  • 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.

Share & Enjoy!

Show Notes:

  • Ed’s spreadsheet is here. The notes on how to use it and the commands for Cisco kit are on the third tab in the spreadsheet. The first tab is a sample, and the second is a blank version.
  • You can use the spreadsheet for other vendor’s gear, such as Juniper and HP. You will need to translate the Cisco commands to your platform.
  • Here’s the link to the HBR article Paul read (regardless of Ed’s comments): Regular Exercise Is Part of Your Job
  • Here’s The Critical Path Episode 126
  • We’re now on iTunes! Check us out HERE!

 

Podcast RSS & iTunes feed update

Dear friends,

Good news! The PVC Security Podcast RSS feed is fully working. Point your pod catchers at http://www.pvcsec.com/feeds/podcast to grab the latest & tastiest that PVCSec has to offer.

We’re soon to be listed on blubrry.com in their directory. Stay tuned!

In other news, the PVCSec iTunes submission is posted. Here at PVC Security Central we’re anxiously awaiting Apple’s approval, both for the podcast and our own validation. As soon as we go live in the iTunes, we’ll be sure to let you know.

More changes are coming, so keep your dials tuned and calendars appointed.

PVCSec EP 4’s Show Notes

Dear Friends,

Paul ~finally~ added show notes for the latest PVC Security podcast. Head over to the Episode 4 page and scroll down to read the details.

Share & Enjoy!

PVCSec Episode 4: Know Your Network!

Dear Friends,

The next episode of the PCVSec podcast, the fourth in a collector’s series, is upon you!

This episode, a Frankenstein’s Monster of an episode, kicks off our series on Getting to Know Your Network, plus:

  • Why #GamerGate ticks Paul off, and it’s for all the right reasons
  • Our first in an occasional yet all-too-common series, Security Theater
  • More acappella vocal styling from our hosts
  • And more!

As usual but more so, this episode is brought to you by Tim’s fine engineering work. Assembled from parts of different recordings due to a variety of mishaps (listen to Paul’s great vocal special effects in the first half), this edition is very much in the spirit of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Gothic novel yet less scary (singing and Paul’s rant aside).

Remember, this isn’t your typical InfoSec podcast. This isn’t your typical management or business podcast either. It is the PVCSec podcast.

Share & Enjoy!

  • Ed’s spreadsheet is here. The notes on how to use it and the commands for Cisco kit are on the third tab in the spreadsheet. The first tab is a sample, and the second is a blank version.
  • You can use the spreadsheet for other vendor’s gear, such as Juniper and HP. You will need to translate the Cisco commands to your platform.
  • Paul & Tim agree that Ed needs to do a video of how to use the spreadsheet. If you agree, tweet it with hashtags #edvid #askpvcsec.
  • As Ed said, make sure you maintain discipline while collecting information. Don’t start analyzing the data while you collect it.
  • Paul’s Security Theater pictures are here and here.
  • The passing of Shon Harris. R.I.P. and Thank You. (My comments on the podcast are poorly worded. I appreciate what Ms. Harris did. That she earned a living from it makes it so much the better, and I am better off for her having done it. – Paul)
  • The passing of Elizabeth Pena. R.I.P. and Thank You, too. She was in La Bamba and The Incredibles and a ton of other movies and shows. She directed TV shows as well. She went too soon.
  • Paul’s rant is about #gamergate. You can read more about it here, here, and here and lots of other places on-line.
  • Beware metaphors! Read How to Eat an Elephant then listen to the last 120 seconds or so of the podcast.

PVCSec Episode 3: Just Update It

The next episode of the PCVSec podcast, the third in a collector’s series, is upon you!

Paul’s and Ed’s travel made getting the podcast posted this week later than normal. We’re working on it.

This episode talks to a variety of topics such as:

  • Following InfoSec (or any) fads may be hazardous to your health
  • Why “Just Update It” (or upgrade it) isn’t a security strategy without context
  • The value of lifecycle management and budget planning, and why you should care
  • Comments and quick hits

Remember, this isn’t your typical InfoSec podcast. This isn’t your typical management or business podcast either. It is the PVCSec podcast.

Share & Enjoy!

Web Site Maintenance 18 Oct 2014 23:00 EDT

Dear Friends,

The hosting provider is performing maintenance on the servers that host this site on Saturday 18 October 2014 at 23:00:00 EDT (Sunday 19 October 2014 at 03:00:00 UTC). They expect the maintenance to last 30-40 minutes. During the maintenance the site will be down.

Please plan accordingly.

Yours Truly,

The Management