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PVCSEC 66: Network segmentation

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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!

New! Community Events Calendar

Dear Friends,

For those of you who haven’t yet heard, PVC Security added a new Community Events Calendar to the site. We aim to collect event information related to:

  • Information Security
  • Data Science and Analysis
  • Network
  • Free / Open Source Software
  • … and other related disciplines

… in a readily available single comprehensive and encyclopedic Google Calendar for all to use.

If you are responsible for events in these areas or related fields that you would like us to include in the PVCSec Events Calendar, please let us know. Email comments@pvcsec.com with the information and your contact information.

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!

 

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.