Thursday, December 10, 2020

Episode #30 - What do you do when the security provider gets hacked?

Another day, another breach in the news, what's new? well..., this time the victim is one of the worlds leading information/cybersecurity providers. 

 The company has come forward to say that their offensive red team tools have been stolen, and most likely by a foreign nation.

What do we do when the very companies we trust to help protect our nation, become the target of military grade warfare? According to the company, this was not a run of the mill cyber attack, this was a highly sophisticated and targeted attack by a nation state.

This is not the first time a security company has been the target of a goverment sponsered attack, nor will it be the last. As an industry if the tools we produce to protect, can also harm what are the obligations to protect them? and how liable are we if they get stolen and used for naferious purposes? 

Knowing that our industry will continue to be a target of highly shopoistcated goverment attacks, what obligation if any, does the goverment have to help us protect ourselfs while protecting them? 

What if any rules need to apply to the production and manufacture of weaponized computer code (if it can kill, damage and disrupt) is it not then a weapon or destructive device?  

Who watches out for the watcher of the watchers? this and more on tonight's show. 

 Tune in tonight 9 pm Mountain 10 pm central  (12/10) LIVE to catch what the guys have to say about all this.

 Here's the link;

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Why we do the Security Shit Show

We love people, it's why we do our work. It's why we work crazy hours, get frustrated when things go wonky, fight like hell, and sellout.

Our job is to protect people.

It's what we do. We love people and we especially love our fans. So much love, you might be surprised to find out we don't do the Security Shit Show for others or our fans. We do the Security Shit Show for us (Chris, Evan, and Ryan).

Here are the reasons we do the Security Shit Show:

  • We do this for our health.
  • We do this for our sanity.
  • We do this for inspiration.
  • We do this for support
  • We do this for our enjoyment.
  • We do this for our encouragement.
  • We do this for our sanity.
  • We do this for our joy. 
  • We do this for whatever else we need at the time.
Here are some reasons we don't do the Security Shit Show:
  • We don’t do this to be unhealthy.
  • We don't do this to add more pressure to a pressure-filled life.
  • We don't do this for more work (God knows, we've got plenty as it is!). 
  • We don't do this if it’s a pain in the ass.
  • We don't do this if it’s discouraging.
  • We don't do this for more stress.
  • We don't do this to be popular.
  • We don't do this to be political.
  • We don't do this to sell shit. 
  • We don't do this for anything else we don’t need.

The three of us spend 50, 60, 70+ hours each week giving our all to help others. The Security Shit Show is a time for us to rest and be OK with taking and getting from each other.

We invite others to come listen to our conversations, share thoughts and participate, but we don’t do the Security Shit Show for our fans. Everyone is always welcome, as long as there's respect (and hopefully some love) for each other.

Having said this...

We do what we do when we do it.  We post shit when/if we get around to it. If we don’t get around to it, it’s 100% OK with us, and we hope it's OK with you too.

With much love and respect,
Chris, Evan, and Ryan (the Security Shit Show)

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Episode #29 - 'Tis the Season to be Ripped Off

The tech, the calls, and clicks of folly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
‘Tis the season to rob Holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Don, he shops online in peril 
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Scammers have him over a barrel
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

You get the picture. Here's some straight up truth:

  •  'Tis the season for scammers to scam, and scam they will.
  • There's more opportunity than ever, with online shopping expecting to increase 38% over last year.
  • We're more distracted than ever, with COVID-19, social justice issues, election gibberish, etc.

The equation is simple for the scammers:

Opportunity + Distraction = Success

This shit won't happen on our watch! Sadly, your shit isn't under our watch. It's under yours. You gotta do better. It's your shit. Your shit is your responsibility.

We're not Scrooge here. We're not the Grinch either. We're trying to help you save yourself from these jack wagons!

Tune in tonight (12/3) LIVE to catch what the guys have to say about all this. Here's the link;

Excuses? Well, that's on you.

Episode #71 You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who do the f*** do you think you're talking to? Oh, yeah? Ok.

Every time I encounter an ego in our industry, I immediately think they are channeling their inner Robert Denerio. Or when I run into a vend...