Ivanti Security Insights

Ivanti Security Insights

Welcome to the Ivanti Security Insights podcast: Where best-practice cybersecurity meets real-world workplaces and roadblocks. Join Chris Goettl, Amanda Wittern, Daniel Spicer and Ashley Stryker as they review the security news, research and tactics that truly matter to the infosec and security teams protecting organizations and businesses like yours.

Episodes

January 19, 2023 39 min

IT Director Tony Miller goes toe-to-toe with Chief Security Officer Daniel Spicer to justify – or condemn! – IT and cybersecurity posts found on Reddit, featuring a legendary story about hackers that patched endpoints faster than the company itself. #PatchHacks

Plus, Ashley frets about the impact of a new security policy on her personal devices, creating an impromptu case study on the importance of explaining (or just reading) new s...

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Daniel, Chris, Amanda and Ashley revisit the coordinated disclosure conversation from Episode 25 and apply the prisoner’s dilemma thought experiment to create a (more?) perfect vendor disclosure policy.

  • Find shownotes for this episode at Ivanti.com/SecurityInsights-30
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    Amanda and Ashley talk about their experiences as women in the cybersecurity and technology industries. (Spoiler alert: it’s on the up-and-up!)

  • Find shownotes for this episode at Ivanti.com/SecurityInsights-29
  • Next episode drops February 2, 2023!
  • New episodes publish around the second and fourth Thursdays each month.
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    Amanda and Chris share stories proving why your data really is more secure in the cloud than the average on-premises server closet – and what organizations should worry more about when it comes to data security.

  • Find shownotes for this episode at Ivanti.com/SecurityInsights-28   
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  • New episodes publish around the second and fourth Thursdays each month.
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    Do you want to work in cybersecurity, but not sure how to start? Ashley and Chris talk to three current cybersecurity experts on how they entered the industry – including Ivanti deputy CSO Amanda Wittern. (Also, bonus update on how Ashley pulled off her social engineering assignment from last episode!)

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    In this episode, Chris tries to convince Ashley that marketers naturally make excellent hackers, based on modern phishing attacks and techniques… And Ashley confirms his guess by revealing the lengths to which marketers will go to “spoof” natural conversation and drive their target audience to take action.

    Referenced materials:

    The DarkNet Diaries Podcast, Episode 69: Human Hacker - https://darknetdiaries.com/transcript/69/

    Ashley’s “...

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    Security Insights welcomes its new host, Ashley Stryker, into the mix! In today's episode, Chris Goettl and Daniel Spicer break down some backlash from Microsoft customers on their failure to disclose a “ninja patch” on a vulnerability researchers found months before the fix. Listen in as the trio discuss security transparency and best practices for vendor coordinated disclosures of vulnerabilities for cloud versus on-prem prod...

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    Hello and welcome back to this week’s episode of Ivanti’s Security Insights! Today Chris Goettl and Daniel Spicer go over their takeaways from the recent Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit.

  • Next episode drops February 2, 2023!
  • New episodes publish around the second and fourth Thursdays each month.
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    We’re back and ready to roll with this week’s episode where our host Chris Goettl interviews Chad Holmes and Daniel Brody from Cynario. Today they discuss healthcare and security through EMT devices and much more.

    Watch to learn more about how cyber security is assisting healthcare innovation! For more information, check out Cynario’s website www.cynerio.com or their social media @cynerio. Be sure to follow us on our socials ...

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    In our first episode of 2022, Chris Goettl and Daniel Spicer unpack one of last year's biggest vulnerabilities: Apache Log4j. The conversation includes:

  • What is Log4j?
  • The difficulty of detecting Log4j and developing guidance for organizations
  • Why security teams and IT teams are stuck in a Catch 22 of patching
  • The latest guidance you can use for your organization
  • Check out cisecurity.org and Ivanti's article on Log4j

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    December 15, 2021 14 min

    Host Adrian Vernon sits down with Daniel Spicer to bust some cybersecurity myths! The list of myths include:

  • Passwords should be changed every 30 days
  • You shouldn't write down your password
  • Multi-factor Authentication is not secure
  • You don't need antivirus
  • VPNs keep my devices safe and secure
  • IT is responsible for all of the cybersecurity at an organization
  • "Stay safe, be secure, and keep smiling!"

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    Host Adrian Vernon is joined by Ivanti's Senior Vice President of Security Products Sri Mukkamala, CEO of Cyber Security Works (CSW) Aaron Sandeen, and Senior Intelligence Analyst at Cyware Neil Dennis. They break down the recent collaborative Ransomware Index Spotlight Report to make sure you are up to date on today's cybersecurity landscape. The conversation includes:

  • How the report was put together
  • What you can expect from...
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    November 2, 2021 21 min

    Adrian gets some insight from Chris and Daniel on some recent supply chain attack events.

    The conversation includes:

  • The unique agenda of nation state attacks
  • The numbers game associated with cloud services attacks
  • There are way more attacks than what get covered in the news
  • What makes an attack a "Supply Chain Attack"
  • Microsoft's recommendations for providers and customers
  • Proactive steps you can take
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    Host Adrian Vernon is joined by the usual cast, Daniel Spicer and Chris Goettl, to talk about Cyber Security Awareness Month and some of the best security practices from experts that have seen it all! The conversation includes:

  • When to rotate your credit cards and more!
  • Why going paperless when you can is so important, and if you can't, get a shredder!
  • Best travel cyber hygiene practices for your personal devices
  • Wifi security in t...
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    October 5, 2021 21 min

    Host Adrian Vernon and VP of Product Management Chris Goettl break down some of the biggest headlines in the world of cybersecurity right now! The conversation includes:

  • The recent critical security flaw of Apple devices
  • How threat actors use remote code execution to mine cryptocurrency
  • Lessons learned from the SolarWinds breach
  • Actions to take as cybersecurity threats increase
  • October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!
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    September 21, 2021 16 min

    Host Adrian Vernon, VP of Product Managment Chris Goettl, and Chief Security Officer Daniel Spicer talk about the hottest buzzword in security right now: Zero Trust! The conversation includes:

  • What Zero Trust is and what benefits it brings to security
  • An overview of the federal government adopting the Zero Trust strategy
  • The Zero Trust maturity model
  • What it takes for a company to begin moving to Zero Trust
  • Thoughts on missing elements ...
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    Host Adrian Vernon, VP of Product Managment Chris Goettl, and Chief Security Officer Daniel Spicer give you the rundown on everything Cyber Insurance! The conversation includes:

  • What Cyber Insurance covers and why it's important
  • What you need to know to be prepared for your conversation with a broker
  • How to save MONEY on your plan
  • The Cyber Insurance grey area and avoiding fines



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    August 17, 2021 15 min

    Host Adrian Vernon, VP of Product Managment Chris Goettl, and Chief Security Officer Daniel Spicer talk about the future of artificial intelligence and machine learning in cyber security including:

  • The beginning of AI
  • How AI and ML benefit organizations 
  • How AI and bots are used to attack organizations
  • What kinds of AI will we need to stand up to those attacks? How do we get Skynet to go up against Ultron?
  • The human element behind AI an...
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    Host Adrian Vernon, Sr. Director of Product Management Chris Goettl, and CEO of RiskSense Sri Mukkamala talk about the recent news of the Ivanti and RiskSense team up and what it means for patch management moving forward!

    The conversation includes:

  • The history of RiskSense
  • The importance of "Proactive Response"
  • Some insights on the current realities in our world of vulnerabilities
  • Why the White House is encouraging a risk-based ...
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    Host Adrian Vernon, Sr. Director of Product Management Chris Goettl, and VP of Security Daniel Spicer explore recent challenges concerning the rise in supply chain attacks.

    The conversation includes:

  • How a supply chain can be attacked and why organizations should care
  • The reality of building systems using multiple off the shelf products and the importance of making sure those products and vendors are secure
  • Best practices around defend...
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