Beers with Talos EP26: Talos is Holding a Conference, and the Evolving Battle at the Edge

Beers with Talos (BWT) Podcast Episode 26 is now available.  Download this episode and subscribe to Beers with Talos:

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EP26 Show Notes: 

Recorded 3/29/18 - Joel is sitting out this week and Bill Largent from the Outreach team fills in. We are pretty sure he was just running late trying to live on Joel Mean Time which, coincidentally, is now a GitHub project thanks to Moses (link below). We cover a wide range in this episode, so stay with us! We chat about the Talos Threat Research Summit coming in June, we wonder where the carrots to match the sticks in security are, and weigh the value of finding your own damn vulns. The last part of the show starts with discussing GoScanSSH which ends up being a discussion on the larger battle for the edge.

The Timeline:

The Roundtable

01:00 - Bill (filling in for Joel): No - nothing.  He's a team player.
01:49 - Craig: “0Day Malware” is not a thing stop it. Pool robot gets assasinated
07:33 - Matt: Screencaps grandma-style, petty footie grounds crews
09:48 - Mitch: The Joel Meantime is now a github repo
12:55 - Nigel: The Reds, How AC won Reagan the White House
16:25 - Bill: Wait, I’m offended by soccer, let’s talk baseball

The Topics

17:40 - The Talos Threat Research Summit - the what, when, and where. Details at the link below.
29:00 - Tying incentives to security - carrots, sticks and briskets
36:35 - Buying vs. Discovering vulnerabilities - why finding vulns creates greater value over time
46:20 - New stupid contest - email address below
48:10 - GoScanSSH and the rolling battle for control of the network edge

The Links:

Craig’s radio face:

Joel Mean Time github project:

Talos Threat Research Summit Info and Reg:

GoScan blog post:


Featuring: Craig Williams (@Security_Craig), Joel Esler (@JoelEsler), Matt Olney (@kpyke) and Nigel Houghton (@EnglishLFC). Special guest: Matt Watchinski (@KMX2600)
Hosted by Mitch Neff (@MitchNeff).

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