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Unsolicited Response Podcast

Jun 12, 2018

Michael Assante is my guest for this episode. He has a storied career and recently won the RSA Conference Award for Excellence in Information Security. Mike was the VP/CSO of NERC CIP, active at INL in the Aurora demonstration, led the development and implementation of the SANS ICS Security Training program, and...


May 15, 2018

The buzzwords "cyber hygiene" is being said and written by many of the guru's in the ICS security community. It's hard to argue that basic hygiene is bad, but what is and isn't cyber hygiene?

I recorded a 3-person pod with Marty Edwards of the Automation Federation and Michael Toecker of Context Industrial Security....


May 9, 2018

In the last two months Bryan Owen attended the SANS ICS Security Summit, DHS ICSJWG, RSA, OSIsoft's PI World, and LOGIIC (Oil/Gas/Gov consortium). Since most listeners like me aren't able to attend these events I thought we could find out what's happening from Bryan.

  • Why Bryan attends events. (4:12)
  • Is it worthwhile...


May 2, 2018

This was a fun panel discussion on the S4x18 Main Stage with Kelly Jackson Higgins of Dark Reading and Jim Finkle of Reuters.

We covered a lot of grounds in a frank discussion including:

  • Who is your reader?
  • Are you traffickers in FUD?
  • How long will people click on the vulnerability or exploit of the day in ICS or...


Apr 5, 2018

Jake Brodsky, Joel Langill and Dale Peterson on the S4x18 Main Stage

Nassim Taleb discusses the concept of Iatrogenics in his book Antifragile. It is commonly applied to medicine, but Taleb applies it to the financial market and proposes it could be applied to other areas. We had a panel at S4x18 that dug into...