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PVC Security Episode 10 – New Year’s Eve

Dear Friends,

Welcome to episode 10 of the PVC Security podcast, yet another in a collector’s series. Ed & Paul talk about some highlights regarding what we learned in 2014. This is an impromptu mini episode, or mini-sode, recording to get one more in before the New Year.

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PVCSec Episode 9 – More Data Science

Dear Friends,

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

We are again visited by 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).

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.

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Show Notes:

  • Coming soon!

PVCSec Episode 8: ICANN Ramble Sony Rant

Dear Friends,

Behold the long-awaited eighth PVC Security podcast episode, another in the Collector’s Series.

Ed & Paul & Tim eschewed the normal format for a bit of a ramble and a bit of a rant with some differing opinions thrown in to the mix. Also new is that the topics are, shall we say, topical.

We talk about the Sony incident. We talk about the ICANN incident. We disagree at various points and agree at other various points. We … I don’t know … draw on the remaining various points?

Theme song update: we have no update as we have no song. If you’re up to ep. #8, then you know what that means. For those just joining us, it’ll be fine. Time heals all wounds, as does medication and therapy.

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.

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Show Notes:

This was not the podcast we intended to record. Ed was geared up thanks to the Twitterverse (I hate myself for using that term) before Tim rang him. Once Paul joined the conversation took on a life of its own. Tim recorded the whole thing, which is to his credit since he fell down HARD on the baseball question.

Ed & Paul were mostly working off of the top of their heads, so we don’t really have show notes per se. More detailed information may appear after Paul deals, through medication and therapy, with the singing .

Oh, the singing … It haunts …

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.

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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 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!

 

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.

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  • 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.

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PVCSec Episode 2: And So It Begins

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

This episode, recorded first yet posted second, speaks in rambling terms about what Ed and Paul expect from the podcast and rant on a variety of topics such as:

  • Unsophisticated social engineering attacks rearing their ugly heads again
  • Some things that Ed hates
  • Thoughts on HealthCare.gov and overblowing news stories
  • Ideas to help make your meetings suck less
  • The value of asking “stupid” questions

Since this was the first go at recording and it was done weeks before the second episode, the more polished 4 Pillars of Leadership was released first. This one is the proof of concept. Ed and Paul considered not releasing it but Tim swayed the decision.

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

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PVCSec Episode 1: Four Pillars of Leadership

The inaugural PVCSec podcast is upon you!

This episode, recorded second yet posted first, speaks exclusively about the Four Pillars of Leadership. Ed and Paul talk about the pillars, their experiences, and how this information is valuable to those uninterested in becoming leaders or those looking to follow the right leaders.

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

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