Welcome! We have started the countdown to FIRST 2010 with conference podcast series! Check back weekly for new interviews with our conference speakers and sponsors. Special thanks goes out to our 2010 Conference Podcast Sponsor, Martin McKeay of the Network Security Blog and Podcast.

  • Fri, 25 Jun 2010 : : 2010.6: Steven Adair of The Shadowserver Foundation

    Martin sits down with Steven Adair at the conference to discuss a bit about The Shadowserver Foundation and his presentation, "Targeted Intrusions & Cyber Espionage-Wake up!" Steven is a security researcher at the Shadowserver Foundation and a principal architect at eTouch Federal Systems. Steven spoke at the 22nd Annual FIRST conference on Monday, June 14 @1330.

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2010 : : 2010.5: Randy Trzeciak of CERT/CC

    Randy Trzeciak is a senior member of the technical staff at CERT/CC. He leads the insider threat team, focusing on insider threat research, threat analysis and modeling. Randy has over 19 years of experience in the field of information security and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College, School of Information Systems and Management. Randy presents at Annual FIRST Conference on Monday, June 16th @14:30.

  • Mon, 07 Jun 2010 : : 2010.4: Jason Larsen of Idaho National Laboratory

    Jason Larsen is a cyber security researcher at the Idaho National Laboratory. He specializes in the technical details of testing and exploiting industrial control systems. He has a wide range of publications on control systems including SCADA, AMI, Wireless Sensor Networks, and good old-fashioned software exploitation. He is a sought after speaker in both the United States and Internationally. Jason will be presenting Wednesday, June 16 @10:00AM.

  • Thu, 03 Jun 2010 : : 2010.3: 2010 Program Chair, Andrew Cushman of Microsoft

    Martin talks with FIRST Program Chair, Andrew Cushman, Director of Security Response and Outreach at Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing. Andrew is a driving force behind the company's security researcher outreach strategy and execution efforts, formulating the Responsible Disclosure Initiative and initiating the BlueHat security conference franchise. Andrew will be in Miami all week and moderating the panel, "Implications of the Cloud" on Thursday, June 17 @11:00.

  • Mon, 17 May 2010 : : 2010.2: DUS Reitinger, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    In this episode, Martin McKeay talks to Philip R. Reitinger, Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection Programs Directorate (NPPD) and Director of the National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC). DUS Reitinger provides strategic direction to the Department's cybersecurity efforts while ensuring preparedness and response capabilities across all US federal computer systems. DUS Reitinger kicks off the 2010 FIRST Conference with his Keynote, Monday, June 14th @0900.

  • Wed, 05 May 2010 : : 2010.1: Ramses Martinez, VeriSign

    Ramses Martinez is Director of Information Security for VeriSign and leads a team that is responsible for all aspects of information security of global DNS, PKI and SSL infrastructure operated by VeriSign. Ramses talks about his presentation "Incident Response to Social Engineering Attacks." He is scheduled to present on Monday, June 14 from 1330-1430.

  • Mon, 10 Aug 2009 : : 2009.11: Sherri Davidoff and Jonathan Ham, Proprietary Data Leaks

    In this at-the-conference interview, Sherri and Jonathan recap their presentation, add insight and talk about their new SANS course being offered. Sherri Davidoff is a longtime information security consultant specializing in forensics, penetration testing and incident response. Jonathan Ham is an independent consultant who specializes in large-scale enterprise security issues.

  • Mon, 03 Aug 2009 : : 2009.10: Kurt Sauer, Spinlock Technologies

    As a principal consultant for Spinlock Technologies LLC, Kurt Sauer works with researchers from Kyushu University and the National University of Singapore to analyze security vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure components, currently focusing on power and communications systems in Asia. Kurt joins the FIRST Steering Committee as a newly elected member.

  • Mon, 13 Jul 2009 : : 2009.9: Toby Weir-Jones, BT

    Toby is VP of Product Development, Managed Security Solutions Group (MSSG) at BT. Toby is BT MSSG's longest-serving employee and was one of the founding members of Counterpane (aquired by BT in late 2006) in the summer of 1999. Toby's involvement in the cyber security field began in 1995 with his initial work in cryptography and security policy, and he has been involved in a number of technical and strategic roles since then. Toby is a named inventor for five patents, and holds a BA cum laude in engineering ethics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

  • Mon, 13 Jul 2009 : : 2009.8: Peter Allor, FIRST SC and Conference Liaison

    At the conference interview with Peter Allor. As member of the FIRST Steering Committee, Pete's primary role is Conference Liaison. As Conference Liaison, Pete manages all aspects of the conference from assisting the program chair with the program to working with the event staff.

  • Mon, 27 Jul 2009 : : 2009.7b: At the Conference: Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi - JAPANESE

    At the conference interview with the conference's opening keynote, Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi. Japanese-speaking version.

  • Tue, 30 Jun 2009 : : 2009.7a: At the Conference: Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi - ENGLISH

    At the conference interview with the conference's opening keynote, Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi. English-speaking version.

  • Sun, 31 May 2009 : : 2009.6: Slawomir Ligier, VeriSign

    Slawomir "Slawek" Ligier is Vice President of Identity and Authentication Serviecs Engineering at VeriSign. Slawek oversees an effort to develop multiple layers of internet security, including Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificates, Second Factor Authentication, and Fraud Detection Service. Slawek is presenting "On-Line Fraud Prevention and Detection-Multiple Layers of Security" on Monday, June 29th at 16:00.

  • Tue, 26 May 2009 : : 2009.5: Jeff Crume, IBM Tivoli Compliance Solutions

    Jeff Crume is an Executive IT Security Architect for IBM Tivoli Compliance Solutions with over 25 years experience in the IT industry. He is also the author of "Inside Internet Security: What Hackers Don't Want You To Know" and will be presenting "What Hackers Don't Want You To Know" at the 2009 conference.

  • Mon, 18 May 2009 : : 2009.4: Conference Coordinator, Traci Wei Talks Briefly About CPEs

    Quick interview with one of FIRST's Conference Coordinators about Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs).

  • Mon, 04 May 2009 : : 2009.3: Gib Sorebo, SAIC

    Episode 3 features Gib Sorebo of SAIC. Gib Sorebo is Chief Security Engineer and Assistant Vice President for Technology for SAIC where he assists government and private sector organizations in complying with legal and regulatory requirements related to information security and privacy. Gib leads the SAIC-IRT and is also presenting at this year's conference.

  • Mon, 20 Apr 2009 : : 2009.2: Jeffrey Carpenter, CERT/CC, Best Practices Sponsor

    Jeff Carpenter is technical manager at CERT Coordination Center and one of the people responsible for organizing the FIRST Best Practices Contest.

  • Mon, 13 Apr 2009 : : 2009.1: Mick Creane, 2009 Program Chair

    The first FIRST podcast is an interview with Mick Creane who is the 2009 FIRST Conference Program Chair. Mick's job has been to organize the conference overall and find interesting people to come speak at the event. He gives us a litttle background into why this year's topic is "Aftermath: crafts and lessons of incident recovery". Many of us think of 'incident response' as a computer security issue, but as Mick points out in the podcast, it's at least as much about the physical recovery after an incident as it is the virtual recovery. He also talks about some of the folks who'll be speaking and why it's so important that an event like this continues to be international, not just US or north american.

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