Brovangelists unite! This week's Throwback Thursday is a tech segment from episode 336, where we interview Liam Randall and Seth Hall about Bro IDS. Bro is a passive, open-source network traffic analyzer and was originally developed by Vern Paxson, who continues to lead the project now jointly with a core team of researchers and developers at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA; and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Urbana-Champaign, IL. Originally recorded June 20, 2013.
Security experts are saying that Missouri's governor is mischaracterizing the actions of a journalist who reported a data leak vulnerability in a state website, demonstrating a clear lack of understanding among some politicians about the inner workings of the cyber community.
The Department of Justice will more aggressively pursue contractors and grantees for misrepresenting their cybersecurity posture to the government. While few doubt there's a real problem to be solved, some in the legal and contracting community have raised questions about whether it could clash with other Justice and Biden administration cybersecurity priorities, and whether a good intentioned initiative could create a chilling effect among companies seeking government opportunities.