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What Could Go Wrong – PSW #637

This week, we welcome Gene Kim, Founder, Researcher, and Author of the Phoenix Project and The Unicorn Project, to talk about his goals and aspirations in The Unicorn Project, take a deep dive into the Five Ideals, and how DevOps will be a major player for decades to come! In our second segment, we welcome back Peter Smith, CEO, and Co-Founder of Edgewise, to talk about Stopping Python Backdoor Attacks, and how similar attacks have managed to evade traditional network security defenses and propagate inside their target environments! In the Security News, NHS alerted to severe vulns in GE health equipment, Ragnarok Ransomware targets Citrix ADC & disables Windows Defender, suspected Magecart hackers arrested in Indonesia, Wawa breach data was found for sale, and a mega-breach that exposed more than 250 million users!

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1. The Unicorn Project and The Five Ideals – Gene Kim – PSW #635

In this week's episode of Paul's Security Weekly, Paul and the guys welcome back Gene Kim to interview him about his newest book "The Unicorn Project". Gene shares with us his goals and aspirations for The Unicorn Project, describes in detail the Five Ideals, along with his favorite case studies of both ideal and non-ideal, and why he believes more than ever that DevOps will be one of the most potent economic forces for decades to come.

Guest

Gene Kim
Gene Kim
Author & Researcher at IT Revolution

Gene Kim is a multiple award-winning CTO, researcher and author, and has been studying high-performing technology organizations since 1999. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written six books, including The Unicorn Project (2019), The Phoenix Project (2013), The DevOps Handbook (2016), the Shingo Publication Award-winning Accelerate (2018), and The Visible Ops Handbook (2004-2006) series. Since 2014, he has been the founder and organizer of DevOps Enterprise Summit, studying the technology transformations of large, complex organizations.

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
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
Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance

2. Stopping Python Backdoor Attacks – Peter Smith – PSW #637

The recent MechaFlounder was a backdoor attack linked to Iranian threat actors who targeted Turkish entities. Similar Python-based backdoor attacks have managed to evade traditional network security defenses and propagate inside their target environments.

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Guest

Peter Smith
Peter Smith
VP, Secure Workload Communications at Zscaler

Peter Smith is Vice President of Secure Workload Communications at Zscaler. Previously, Peter was the Founder and CEO of Edgewise which was acquired by Zscaler. Peter brings a security practitioner’s perspective to segmentation, workload protection and zero trust security with over ten years of expertise as an infrastructure and security architect of data centers and customer-hosting environments for Harvard University, Endeca Technologies (Oracle), American Express, Fidelity UK, Bank of America, and Nike.

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
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
Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance

3. Wawa Breach, Citrix ADC, Magecart Hackers, Ragnarok Ransomware – PSW #637

In the Security News, NHS alerted to severe bulbs in GE health equipment, Ragnarok Ransomware targets Citrix ADC & disables Windows Defender, suspected Magecart hackers arrested in Indonesia, Wawa breach data was found for sale,, and so much more!

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
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
Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance
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