The Audit

The Audit

Brought to you by IT Audit Labs. Trusted cyber security experts and their guests discuss common security threats, threat actor techniques and other industry topics. IT Audit Labs provides your organization with the leverage of a network of partners and specialists suited for your needs. We are experts at assessing security risk and compliance, while providing administrative and technical controls to improve our clients’ data security. Our threat assessments find the soft spots before the bad guys do, identifying likelihood and impact, while our security control assessments rank the level of maturity relative to the size of your organization.


September 18, 2023 45 mins

The Audit - Episode 26 - Ready to decode the future of data storage technology? We guarantee that you'll be fascinated by our in-depth exploration into this rapidly evolving landscape. Together with our esteemed guest, Bill Harris, we probe into the intricacies of current storage mediums, such as hard disk drives, flash drives, and magnetic tapes, while also introducing you to emerging technologies like 5D, DNA, and molecular ...

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In Part 2 of the Tech Lessons Series by Bill Harris, get ready to unravel the mystery of quantum computing? Brace yourselves as we, your hosts, and our esteemed guest, Bill Harris, take you on a whirlwind tour of this fascinating technology that's set to redefine the future. Possessing the potential to disrupt major industries and even cryptography, quantum computing is a topic you certainly can't afford to miss. 

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The Audit - Episode 24

In Part 1 of the Tech Lessons Series by Bill Harris, prepare to be transported into the future of computing resources, with our fascinating guest, Bill Harris from IT Audit Labs. We're opening up the world of processor design and specialized workloads, discussing the intricacies of chip fabrication, the genius behind improving processor speeds, and the art of creating modern processors. Get read...

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Wouldn't it be great if you could navigate the treacherous landscape of software vulnerabilities like a pro? That's exactly what we're serving up in our latest podcast episode. Together with our dedicated team, we dissect the upsurge of these vulnerabilities, the recent discovery of a toolkit targeting Apple, Mac OS, and stolen chat GPT credentials. We even do a deep dive into the complex CVE system. Our insightful d...

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The Audit - Episode 22

Want to understand the dark underbelly of cyberspace? Join us as we take a deep dive into recent data breaches at T-Mobile, discussing why fewer customers were impacted this time around compared to the January API attack. Get insights on how negligence in security could lead to government oversight and understand the power consumers can wield by voting with their feet. Learn how the fines collected f...

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For this episdoe we are joined by Eric Pesik, the Deputy General Counsel at Seagate Technology. Eric, walks us through how he has been using generative AI tools, including ChatGPT, AI image generators and AI voice overs to speed up his workflow when creating presentations for his colleagues. The crew also discusses how AI will broadly impact other sectors.  

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June 26, 2023 56 mins

A conversation between Nick Mellem, Eric Palms, and Matt Starland about the future of passwords through the lens of IT. The team notes a general lag time behind current threats and the technology already available to upgrade security protocols and the lack of large-scale adoption and upgrades. Passwords may eventually have to be left behind for new technologies such as biometrics. It is largely agreed that there needs to be a chang...

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June 12, 2023 29 mins

A discussion with ITAL members Eric Brown and Scott Rysdahl with Micah Kryzer. Micah is a pentester by day but also works alongside the ITAL team. In this episode the crew overviews certificates, a big topic that transcends any one vendor or environment. Certificates are like an electronic passport meant to uniquely identify a person, computer or application on a network. This specific family of vulnerabilities discussed affects th...

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May 29, 2023 34 mins

An in-depth conversation with former CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) of the Minnesota Judicial and Metropolitan Council, Gretchen White. ITAL’s own Eric Brown and Gretchen discuss topics including the day-to-day grind of advocating for funding and implementing security protocols, how to prioritize security needs and access risk on a budget, reporting structure, and how to effectively impact change within an organization. ...

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May 15, 2023 34 mins

This week, we are speaking with Dennis Pelton about his expertise in hardware. He makes badges for all the major security conferences and loves to share his knowledge in this space. #security #hacking #wifi #rubberducky #hardware #defcon #schmoo #defcon #bsides

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May 1, 2023 18 mins

Continue the conversation with guest, Matt Starland, as we dive further into security in the news. How do these breaches happen and how can they be prevented? Find out today on The Audit. 

#Breaches #ThreatActors #CyberSecurity #TheAudit 

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April 17, 2023 75 mins

Traveling for Spring Break, vacation, or work? Join The Audit and guest ethical hacker, Matthew Wold, to hear best practices for keeping your journey cyber-secure. 

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April 3, 2023 32 mins

In this episode, The Audit discusses day-to-day operations in the industry with cybersecurity expert, Nate Ristine. From creating and hunting down phishing emails, to the emotional aspect of social engineering, find out what tools Nate uses to make it all happen. 

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March 20, 2023 28 mins

We have all heard about it, but do you really understand what the Dark Web is? 

On this episode of The Audit, Bill Harris presents on all things Dark Web, including the content available, the intension of the dark net, and a brief tour of what the dark web looks like. 

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March 6, 2023 52 mins

In this week's episode of The Audit, we will be talking about up-to-date security in the news stories, with cyber security expert and guest, Matt Starland. Tune in to hear about security breaches, hacking tactics, and all things cybersecurity. 
#cybersecurity #theaudit #itauditlabs 

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February 20, 2023 50 mins

Join the IT Audit Labs crew to talk about Pwnagotchi’s! We will review how a pwnagotchi collects keys/wpa/wpa2 information from 4-way wifi handshakes, and how to crack those keys/how the key exchange functions. It’s a pwnagotchi party!  

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Did you know that your Wi-fi is even vulnerable to attacks? Tune in to hear our guest, Dennis, talk about kill chain, DOS attacks, Wi-Fi reconnaissance, and more. For more information about relevant attacks and ways to protect your network, listen to The Audit today! #wifi #cybersecurity #itauditlabs #theaudit 

Follow our guest Dennis Pelton on Twitter @c0ldbru  

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January 23, 2023 36 mins

Breaches, phishing, attacker programming, and more, in this week of The Audit. Tales from the Trenches will talk about several scenarios our hosts have experienced with fraudulent situations, as well as ways these hackers implement their tactics. Tune in to The Audit today to hear more! #cybersecurity #protection #itauditlabs #theaudit 

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Vishing is happening constantly. Understanding what vishing is and being able to spot these tactics will help protect your information. The Audit presents three guests that won the DEFCON30 Vishing black badge. These guests are here to discuss their experience at DEFCON, as well as their knowledge on vishing. Join us to learn more. #itauditlabs #vishing #scam #security 


Special Thank you to the DC30 Vishing Competition Black Badge ...

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December 27, 2022 27 mins

In this podcast, there are several common tactics hackers use in order to gain your personal information. These hackers will phish and smish through different texts, emails, or even items you are buying on eBay. Knowing how to spot these hacking tactics will prevent you from clicking on the links or putting your personal information on the line.

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