Only the Gin Knows – Paul’s Security Weekly #588

This week, we welcome back Dameon Welch-Abernathy, or “Phoneboy”, a Cyber Security Evangelist at Check Point Software Technologies for an interview! Dameon joins us to discuss how to help people in the security community, a topic near and dear to our hearts! In the Technical Segment, the Security Weekly crew accompanied by Dameon holds a discussion on Breaches, Privacy, Compliance, and more! In the Security News, the worst hacks of 2018, hijacking smart TV's to promote PewDiePie, hackers attempt to sell stolen 9/11 documents, and turning your house into a DOOM level with a Roomba! All that and more, on this episode of Paul's Security Weekly!   Full Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/Episode588 Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/psw for all the latest episodes!   Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/securityweekly Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secweekly

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1. Helping People In The Security Community –

"Phoneboy" has been helping the security community for over 15 years. We fondly remember Phoneboy as a resource that helped us configure our Check Point firewalls back in the day! Phoneboy comes on the show to discuss how to help people in the security community, a topic near and dear to our hearts.

Full Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/Episode588

Guest

Dameon Welch-Abernathy
Dameon Welch-Abernathy
Cyber Security Evangelist at Check Point Software Technologies

Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy, widely known as “PhoneBoy”, is a Cyber Security Evangelist for Check Point Software Technologies. He is the public face of CheckMates, the Check Point cyber security community. A recognized industry security veteran, with more than two decades of experience, Welch-Abernathy is best known for his creation of the PhoneBoy FireWall-1 FAQ in the mid-1990s. It was used by Check Point and thousands of its customers worldwide. He is also the author of Essential Check Point FireWall-1 NG: An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide. In past roles at Check Point, Welch-Abernathy led security architecture reviews and developed high level security architecture proposals for customers. Prior to joining Check Point in 2009 through the acquisition of Nokia’s security appliance business, he worked in Product Line Support where he supported customers using a variety of security solutions developed by Nokia, Check Point, and Sourcefire. He has also worked as a systems administrator for several small companies. Welch-Abernathy holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Santa Clara University and is a current Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
Joff Thyer
Joff Thyer
Security Analyst at Black Hills Information Security
Larry Pesce
Larry Pesce
Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development at InGuardians
Lee Neely
Lee Neely
Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

2. PewDiePie, DOOM Roomba, and 9/11 –

Hijacking smart TV's to promote PewDiePie, hackers attempt to sell stolen 9/11 documents, turning your house into a DOOM level with a Roomba, and hopefully you're over that New Year's hangover, because there's an Adobe PDF app patch to install!

Full Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/Episode588

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
Joff Thyer
Joff Thyer
Security Analyst at Black Hills Information Security
Larry Pesce
Larry Pesce
Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development at InGuardians
Lee Neely
Lee Neely
Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

3. Breaches, Privacy, Compliance and More! –

The Security Weekly crew has a lively topic discussion on the following:

- Security Breaches

- Privacy

- Vulnerability Disclosure

- Evaluating Security Solutions

- Compliance

Full Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/Episode588

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
Joff Thyer
Joff Thyer
Security Analyst at Black Hills Information Security
Larry Pesce
Larry Pesce
Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development at InGuardians
Lee Neely
Lee Neely
Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

6. Helping People In The Security Community – Paul’s Security Weekly #588

"Phoneboy" has been helping the security community for over 15 years. We fondly remember Phoneboy as a resource that helped us configure our Check Point firewalls back in the day! Phoneboy comes on the show to discuss how to help people in the security community, a topic near and dear to our hearts. Full Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/Episode588 Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/securityweekly

Host

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
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