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Weekly Update 209

Presently sponsored by: Join the Microsoft Reactor community for workshops, panels and events to expand your skillset across a range of technologies and topic areasMore IoT, more cyber and more Q&A so yeah, business as usual this week. More specifically, a lot of this week's update talks about VPNs and where they still make sense with so much HTTPS...

Padlocks, Phishing and Privacy; The Value Proposition of a VPN

Presently sponsored by: Join the Microsoft Reactor community for workshops, panels and events to expand your skillset across a range of technologies and topic areasI want a "secure by default" internet with all the things encrypted all the time such that people can move freely between networks without ever needing to care about who manages them or what...

Weekly Update 208

Presently sponsored by: safepass.me helps you quickly secure your AD passwords and reduce the risk of Credential StuffingThe highlight of my week was absolutely getting the Shelly 1 units behind a couple of my light switches working as I'd always dreamed. It just opens up so many automation possibilities that I'm really excited about what I might do...

Weekly Update 207

Presently sponsored by: The biggest return on security investment is getting your time back. Scale your defenses and regain control with Tines Security Automation.I kicked off a little bit earlier on this one in order to wrap up before the Burning Minds keynote, and it's interesting to see just how much difference that little sliver of sunlight makes...

We Didn't Encrypt Your Password, We Hashed It. Here's What That Means:

Presently sponsored by: The biggest return on security investment is getting your time back. Scale your defenses and regain control with Tines Security Automation.You've possibly just found out you're in a data breach. The organisation involved may have contacted you and advised your password was exposed but fortunately, they encrypted it. But you should...

Weekly Update 206

Presently sponsored by: AppTrana - A Risk Based Managed Cloud WAF that includes Security Assessment of your Site, Instant Managed protection, 24x7 Monitoring & CDNSince I recorded this morning, I've had an absolute breakthrough - I CAN OPEN MY GARAGE DOOR WITH MY WATCH! I know, I know, it shouldn't be this hard and that's a lot of the point I'm...

Weekly Update 205

Presently sponsored by: Credential stuffing is currently the biggest threat to organisations, find out how you can protect your network right now with safepass.meBetween still feeling a little groggy after hitting the water hard on an early wake boarding session then my camera overheating and shutting down towards the end of the live stream, this wasn't...

Weekly Update 204

Presently sponsored by: Edgescan: The award-winning, fullstack, vulnerability management solution. All vulnerabilities expertly verified for false-positive freedom.It's an extra early one this week and on review, I do look a bit... dishevelled! I run through a whole bunch of things from this week's Twitter timeline and there's some great audience questions...

Weekly Update 203

Presently sponsored by: Tines: Breaches are inevitable and early detection is crucial. Assure yourself what's next with security automation part 1.What. A. Week. I've been absolutely non-stop publishing data breaches to HIBP whilst simultaneously putting in place the framework to start advising NordVPN on their cybers and open sourcing the HIBP code...

I'm Open Sourcing the Have I Been Pwned Code Base

Presently sponsored by: MicrosoftLet me just cut straight to it: I'm going to open source the Have I Been Pwned code base. The decision has been a while coming and it took a failed M&A process to get here, but the code will be turned over to the public for the betterment of the project and frankly, for the betterment of everyone who uses it. Let...

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