Conference Podcasts Podcasts

2016 Episode 9: AnubisNetworks Team Talks Asia-Pacific, Growth of Mobile

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:05:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress! The discussion dives into the very relevant issues that the AnubisNetworks team has been researching and fighting that have been arising out of the Asia-Pacific region. Chris chats with Joao Gouveia, CTO at AnubisNetworks and Nuno Vieira da Silva, Head of Sales at AnubisNetworks. AnubisNetworks has been a supporter and sponsor of the Annual FIRST Conference since 2015.

2016 Episode 8: Sharing is Caring - Alex Sierra and Alex Pinto of Niddel

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress! Martin chats with Alex Sierra, CTO of Niddel and Alex Pinto, Chief Data Scientist at Niddel about their presentation, "Sharing is Caring: Understanding and Measuring Sharing Effectiveness." This presentation was delivered at the 28th Annual FIRST Conference in Seoul, South Korea, June 13, 2016.

2016 Episode 7: A Global Perspective on Voluntary vs. Mandatory Information Sharing with Stuart Murdoch, Founder and CEO at Surevine

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:09:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress! Stuart Murdoch and Chris John Riley tackle the messy subject of breach disclosures and how different companies and countries are handling the information sharing process. Does mandating this type of information sharing actually reduce the amount of information being shared? What are the platforms/infrastructure available? Stuart is Founder and CEO of Surevine, an SME specializing in smart and secure collaboration technology. Surevine is the official sponsor of the Ice Breaker Reception at the 28th Annual FIRST Conference in Seoul, South Korea. Meet Surevine on Sunday evening, June 12th and then again Tuesday, June 14th-16th at FIRSTCON16.

2016 Episode 6: How to Discover Cyber Security Talents – Moataz Salah of CyberTalents

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:08:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress! Founder of Bluekaizen (a company focused on cyber security education), Moataz joins Chris Jon Riley to discuss the global issue facing organizations today – identifying and hiring skilled cyber security professionals. Moataz presents his full presentation on Wednesday, June 15th @ 16:00-16:30 at the 28th Annual FIRST Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

2016 Episode 5: Decade of Change: Tom Cignarella & David Lenoe from Adobe

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:07:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress! Tom and Dave give insights on their upcoming presentation focusing on the lessons learned along the way at Adobe and the landscape to come. Tom and Dave present on Tuesday, June 14th @ 13:00-14:30 at the 28th Annual FIRST Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

2016 Episode 4: Does It Pay to be Cyber-Insured? Featuring Marie Moe (SINTEF) and Eireann Leverett (Concinnity Risks)

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:23:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress! While cyber-insurance isn’t necessarily anything new, it has emerged as a hot topic amongst the C-suite and those in charge of mitigating corporate risk in recent years. Marie and Eireann discuss their thoughts and research on the area of cyber-insurance, real-life cases, and why CERTs should be collaborating with insurance companies. Join Marie and Eireann for their full presentation at FIRST 2016 Seoul on Tuesday, June 14th at 15:00.

2016 Episode 3: An Interview with Jason Jones from Arbor Networks

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:40:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress! This week’s podcast features Jason Jones, Senior Security Researcher for Arbor Networks’ ASERT team. Jason talks a little bit about his current research at Arbor that focuses on issues in South Korea as well as his upcoming presentation at FIRST 2016, “Tasty Malware Analysis with T.A.C.O.: Bringing Cuckoo Metadata into IDA Pro.” Jason presents on Monday, June 13th at 17:00.

2016 Episode 2: Art Manion and Chris King, CERT/CC | Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure for Vendors

Wed, 18 May 2016 22:13:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress! Art and Chris discuss their upcoming tutorial session at FIRST 2016, “Coordinate Vulnerability Disclosure for Vendors.” Their upcoming session is aimed to help vendors, providers, and CSIRTs grow their capability to handle vulnerability reports from external researchers. Art and Chris are both members of the Vulnerability Analysis Team at CERT/CC. Check their session on Monday, June 13 at 13:00 at the 28th Annual FIRST Conference.

2016 Episode 1: Koichiro ‘Sparky’ Komiyama, Conference Liaison 2016

Tue, 10 May 2016 17:37:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress! FIRST’s podcast duo of Martin McKeay and Chris John Riley sit down with Sparky Komiyama (JPCERT/CC) and talk about his role as conference liaison, some hints on the annual banquet dinner, and what to expect in Seoul. Gain insights in to the upcoming conference program, keynotes, and some presentations that Sparky is looking forward to hearing at the 28th Annual FIRST Conference, June 12-17, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.

2015 Episode 7: Live from FIRST 2015, Sponsor Highlight – Ray Stanton, Executive VP, BT Advise

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:42:00 +0000

Recorded live from the 27th Annual FIRST Conference in Berlin, Germany. Martin and Chris chat with long-time supporter of the FIRST community and annual conference, Ray Stanton about the growth of the organization, attendee profiles, and what to expect next. Ray is Executive Vice President with BT Advise and has more than 27 years or experience in information technology and security.

2015 Episode 5: Live from FIRST 2015, An Interview with Mikko Hypponen

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:47:00 +0000

Recorded live from the 27th Annual FIRST Conference in Berlin, Germany. Martin and Chris interview keynote and long-time supporter of the FIRST community, Mikko Hypponen, Chief Risk Officer, F-Secure. Mikko presented, “Securing Our Future,” on Tuesday, June 16th.

2015 Episode 4: Interview with Seth Hanford, Update on CVSS

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:02:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress featuring Seth Hanford, Manager of the Detection & Response Team at TIAA-CREF and chair of the CVSS Special Interest Group (SIG). Hear the latest updates on the specification and what to expect during conference week. Seth will be leading the CVSS v3 Hands-on Training session on Wednesday, June 17th at 10:30. There is also a scheduled CVSS Birds of a Feather session set for Monday, June 15th at 11am.

2015 Episode 3: Interview with Jake Kouns, “Bring Your Own Internet of Things”

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 22:41:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress featuring Jake Kouns of Risk Based Security. Coffee machines, HVAC systems… What are the present-day issues facing enterprise corporations as more and more of our daily devices become connected? Jake gives some brief insight on his upcoming presentation at FIRST 2015. Jake and co-presenter, Carsten Eiram (Risk Based Security) present, “Bring Your Own Internet of Things,” Tuesday, June 16th at 14:45.

2015 Episode 2: Interview with Dr. Marie Moe and Eireann Leverett - I’m Sorry to Inform You…

Thu, 28 May 2015 20:30:00 +0000

Join our interview in progress featuring Marie Moe and Eireann Leverett. Marie and Eireann discuss their upcoming presentation, “I’m Sorry to Inform You…,” focusing on last summer’s spear-phishing attacks on Norwegian Oil, Gas, and Energy sectors and the challenges of victim notification. “I’m Sorry to Inform You…,” is scheduled for Monday, June 15th at 13:00.’

2015 Episode 1: 2015 Program Chair, Robert Floodeen & Conference Liaison/Board Member, Derrick Scholl

Wed, 20 May 2015 17:42:00 +0000

Kicking it off with key 2015 players – Conference Liaison and Board Member, Derrick Scholl and 2015 Program Chair, Rob Floodeen. Gain insight on the creative process behind assembling and identifying conference content and the challenges of chairing a FIRST conference. Learn about our local hosts, events, and what to expect this June. *Please note that since the recording, there have been several program and keynote changes. For the latest program agenda, please be sure to view

2014 Episode 8: Live from FIRST2014 – “Using Anthropology to Study Security Incident Response”

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:07:00 +0000

Join the interview in progress featuring Raj Rajagopalan, Senior Principal Research Scientist at Honeywell; Simon Ou, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Kansas State University; and Dan Moor, Technical Lead, Digital Investigation Services at HP. Listen to the trio discuss the study, how they came up with the idea, and the importance of their findings in this ongoing study. The three presented their findings on June 25th at the 2014 FIRST Conference in Boston.

2014 Episode 7: Live from FIRST2014 – Holly Stewart, Microsoft

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:37:00 +0000

Join our interview in progress featuring Holly Stewart, Senior Program Manager at the MMPC. Recorded live from the 26th Annual FIRST Conference in Boston, MA. Holly presented on Wednesday, June 25th on the “MMPC’s Coordinated Malware Eradication.”

2014 Episode 6: Live from FIRST2014 – Eugene Spafford

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:18:00 +0000

Join our interview in progress, live from the 26th Annual FIRST Conference in Boston, MA. Chris and Martin spend some quality time with the renowned Eugene Spafford of Purdue University.

2014 Episode 5: “Pass-the-Hash” – Tim Slaybaugh, Forensic/Malware Analyst, Northrup Grumman

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:36:00 +0000

Join our interview in progress featuring Tim Slaybaugh, Forensic/Malware Analyst at Northrup Grumman as he gives us some insight into his presentation, “Pass-the-Hash: Gaining Root Access to Your Network” at the 26th Annual FIRST Conference. Tim has presented at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and often speaks at national and international conferences on current topics in computer forensic analysis. Tim presents on June 24th 10-11:00 in the Terrace Ballroom at the Boston Park Plaza.

2014 Episode 4: Art Manion, Member of the Vulnerability & Analysis Team, CERT/CC – SEI

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:27:00 +0000

Join our interview in progress featuring Art Manion of CERT/CC. Art discusses his research findings, the trend of bug bounties, responsible disclosure and where he sees vulnerability markets going in the next 12-months. Art is a member of the vulnerability & analysis team at CERT where he analyzes, coordinates, and discloses vulnerabilities. He presents, “A Survey of Vulnerability Markets,” Thursday, June 26th at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

2014 Episode 3: Ken van Wyk, FIRST Steering Committee & 2014 Conference Liaison

Thu, 29 May 2014 20:21:00 +0000

Join our interview in progress featuring FIRST Steering Committee member and 2014 Conference Liaison, Ken van Wyk. Learn some fun facts about FIRST firsts and the importance of this year’s theme to reflect on our past in order to move forward. Ken is an internationally recognized information security expert, author and one of the founders of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). He has also served as Chairman of FIRST.Org.

2014 Episode 2: Seth Hanford, Manager, Threat Research Analysis and Communications, Cisco

Tue, 20 May 2014 12:59:00 +0000

Do you use CVSS; are you new to CVSS? Chris chats with Seth Hanford, Manager of Cisco’s Threat Research Analysis and Communications about the rollout of CVSS v3, the lessons learned and improvements made since the release of v2 and what to expect at the conference. The Common Vulnerability Scoring System assists incident responders through standard characteristic classification and severity scoring for software vulnerabilities. Seth presents on Monday, June 23rd at 11:00-12:00 in the Imperial Ballroom.

2014 Episode 1: Getting Back to the Roots…Jeff Boerio, 2014 Program Chair, FIRST.Org

Mon, 12 May 2014 11:44:00 +0000

Welcome back! Martin and Chris kick off our 2014 podcast series with this year’s Program Chair, Jeff Boerio of Intel. Gain insight into the program planning process, the roles and responsibilities of the program committee and find out what’s in store for attendees this June. Jeff is a Senior Information Security Specialist at Intel and has been a long-time supporter of FIRST. He has volunteered his time year-after-year as a member of the program committee and finally stepped up the challenge as chair for 2014.

2013.8: Live from FIRST2013 - Katie Moussouris

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000

Join our interviewers in progress, Chris John Riley and Martin Mckeay at the 25th Annual FIRST Conference in Bangkok, Thailand as they talk to Katie Moussouris, Senior Security Strategist at Microsoft talk about the latest in happenings at Microsoft. Katie presents on Thursday of the conference, "Vulnerability Handling Processes: When Hackers Come A-Knockin."