Application security, Social engineering

Happy Holidays! – ESW #255

This week, Dr. David Brumley from ForAllSecure is with us to discuss Bringing Autonomy to Appsec

Then, in the enterprise security news, ZeroFox has a $1.4 billion dollar blank check, Corellium raises a $25m series A, GreyNoise makes its data free to help out Log4j sufferers, AWS suffers its third outage in a month (coincidentally hindering GreyNoise’s efforts), Ditching Unicorns for Dragons, Yet another easy way to become domain admin, thanks Microsoft, New report finds that current phishing training isn’t effective and is even potentially harmful. Finally, we’ll take a look at some of the biggest stories and interviews we discussed this year on ESW and will wrap with our thoughts and hopes for 2022.

Segment Resources:

Article on competition: https://www.darpa.mil/about-us/timeline/cyber-grand-challenge

Technical article on approach: https://spectrum.ieee.org/mayhem-the-machine-that-finds-software-vulnerabilities-then-patches-them

Example vulns discovered:

https://forallsecure.com/blog/forallsecure-uncovers-critical-vulnerabilities-in-das-u-boot

https://github.com/forallsecure/vulnerabilitieslab

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1. Bringing Autonomy to AppSec – Dr. David Brumley – ESW #255

Log4j, solar winds, tesla hacks, and the wave of high profile appsec problems aren’t going to go away with current approaches like SAST and SCA. Why? They are:

-40 years old, with little innovation

-Haven’t solved the problem.

In this segment, we talk about fully autonomous application security. Vetted by DARPA in the Cyber Grand Challenge, the approach is different:

-Prove bugs, rather than trying to list all of them.

-Zero false positives, which leads to better autonomy.

Segment Resources:

Article on competition: https://www.darpa.mil/about-us/timeline/cyber-grand-challenge

Technical article on approach: https://spectrum.ieee.org/mayhem-the-machine-that-finds-software-vulnerabilities-then-patches-them

Example vulns discovered:

https://forallsecure.com/blog/forallsecure-uncovers-critical-vulnerabilities-in-das-u-boot

https://github.com/forallsecure/vulnerabilitieslab

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Guest

Dr. David  Brumley
Dr. David Brumley
CEO and Co-Founder at ForAllSecure

Dr. Brumley is the CEO and co-founder of ForAllSecure, a company with the mission to secure the world’s software. He is also is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (currently on leave) with a primary appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a courtesy appointment in the Computer Science Department. He is also the previous Director of CyLab, the CMU Security and Privacy Institute. His research focuses on software security.

Prof. Brumley received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado. He served as a Computer Security Officer for Stanford University from 1998-2002 and handled thousands of computer security incidents in that capacity. He is the faculty mentor for the CMU Hacking Team Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), which is ranked internationally as one of the top teams in the world according to ctftime.org. The team was ranked #1 in 2011, #2 in 2012, and #1 in 2013, and won DefCon 2013. He received the USENIX Security best paper awards in 2003 and 2007, an ICSE distinguished paper award in 2014.

Prof. Brumley honors include being selected for the 2010 DARPA CSSP program and 2013 DARPA Information Science and Technology Advisory Board, a 2010 NSF CAREER award, a 2010 United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama (the highest award in the US for early career scientists according to wikipedia), and a 2013 Sloan Foundation award.

Hosts

Adrian Sanabria
Adrian Sanabria
Director of Product Management at Tenchi Security
Tyler Shields
Tyler Shields
CMO at JupiterOne

2. Dragons & Unicorns, Phishing Training, GreyNoise, & Becoming Domain Admin – ESW #255

In the Enterprise Security News for this week, ZeroFox has a $1.4 billion dollar blank check, Corellium raises a $25m series A, GreyNoise makes its data free to help out Log4j sufferers, AWS suffers its third outage in a month (coincidentally hindering GreyNoise’s efforts), Ditching Unicorns for Dragons, Yet another easy way to become domain admin, thanks Microsoft, New report finds that current phishing training isn’t effective and is even potentially harmful, & more!

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Hosts

Tyler Shields
Tyler Shields
CMO at JupiterOne

3. ESW End-of-Year Wrap Up – ESW #255

In our final security weekly segment of the year, we're wrapping up by reminiscing about 2021's biggest, craziest, and most interesting stories. We'll chat about our favorite interviews of the year. Finally, we're sharing our hopes for 2022. What could make it better? Will it be the year we break free from ransomware? Will cyber insurance providers drop all their policyholders? All this, and cryptic hints from Adrian and Tyler!

It has been a crazy year and we're looking forward to keeping you informed throughout 2022 as well!

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Hosts

Adrian Sanabria
Adrian Sanabria
Director of Product Management at Tenchi Security
Tyler Shields
Tyler Shields
CMO at JupiterOne
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