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May 23 · 24 minutes
BIG-IP and Microsoft Fixes, and AWS Hot Patches

This month we talk to Tenable research manager Scott Caveza about three recent patching stories, where F5 and Microsoft offered fixes in a regular cycle, and how Amazon Web Services released hot patches to repair earlier vulnerabilities in fixes for Log4J.

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May 13 · 35 minutes
The State of OT Security, a Year Since Colonial Pipeline

On this edition of the podcast, we look at the conversation around operational technology (OT) and attacks on critical infrastructure, as we mark a year since the Colonial Pipeline incident.

We're joined by Tenable's VP of operational technology Marty Edwards to talk about lessons learned, what work there is still to be done by practitioners, industry and researchers, and where the problems remain.

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April 21 · 31 minutes
Spring4Shell and Patches for VMware and Microsoft

This month we take a deep dive into the most recent Java related vulnerability, and ask what the situation was with this, how it got confused with another vulnerability, and how significant it is to the wider threat landscape - or was it just riding on the memory of Log4J?

We also look at the April patches from Microsoft, and two lots of fixes from VMware.

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March 28 · 51 minutes
Security Research: How to Get the Job, and What to Expect

Have you ever sat in the audience at a conference, watched a video of a presentation, or listened to an interview on a podcast or TV, and seen a researcher and thought ‘how do I get to do that?’

Tenable now has a wide selection of researchers, covering security response, zero day research, audit and compliance and writing software plugins.

With more companies employing full time researchers now, we talked to two from Tenable about what the job entails, what you need to know to get hired, and what a typical day or week looks like. Joining this month are research senior managers Ivan Belyna and Jesus Garcia Galan.

 

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March 21 · 24 minutes
The Remaining Top Vulnerabilities, and Important Patches

This month we look at newly-released, important-rated patches from Microsoft, and a new blog from Tenable's Security Response Team where more vulnerabilities from 2021 were discussed, and why they did not make the final top five in our Threat Landscape Retrospective.

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February 28 · 21 minutes
Important Patches and Critical Vulnerabilities - SAP, Cisco and Microsoft

This month we look at new patches released by Cisco, Microsoft and SAP, and while there were some very critical vulnerabilities patched, we also saw Microsoft change tact with a significantly reduced patch bundle and with no critical patches released.

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February 23 · 25 minutes
Black History Month: Pioneers, Hidden Figures and Diversity

As it is Black History Month in North America in February, we talked to the co-chairs of [email protected], the diversity and inclusion group for African-American employees of Tenable, about the recognition of black leaders in technology, efforts to increase the hiring of people of color in cybersecurity, and how the industry is responding to that.

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January 31 · 44 minutes
The Threats, Vulnerabilities, Attacks and Incidents That Made 2021

In our first look at the research highlights of 2022, we take a deep dive into Tenable’s 2021 Threat Landscape Retrospective, and look at the incidents, attacks and notable vulnerabilities that made up the past year.

We also look at new advisories from January 2022, with new patches from Microsoft and ZoHo, and the new CVEs in Apache Log4j 1.x.

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December 22 · 41 minutes
Log4J, Fixes For ZoHo and SonicWall and December Microsoft Patches

This month we take a look back at the impact of Log4J and how both the industry and Tenable were able to respond to this major incident that affected so many users globally. There are also fresh fixes from SonicWall and ZoHo for ManageEngine, and the final batch of patches from Microsoft as it rounds off a quieter year.

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November 30 · 35 minutes
Will the CISA Directive Create a More Secure Government?

The recent Binding Operational Directive from CISA will see a number of U.S. government departments receive better instruction on which vulnerabilities need to be patched, and to do so within a six month time frame.

On this episode of the Tenable Research podcast, we look at what the vulnerabilities are, how they are determined, who is affected and what this could mean for other governments around the world, and other businesses also.

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Nov 18 · 32 minutes
Common Attacks on Active Directory

This time we’re joined by Tenable’s security strategist Sylvain Cortes, as we look at the types of attacks being targeted at Active Directory, how attackers look to get a foothold into enterprise networks by exploiting AD, and what steps you can take to better secure yourself and your AD environment.

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Sept 30 · 66 minutes
OMIGOD: Critical Vulnerabilities in Atlassian, OMI and Microsoft, and Remote Working Trends

This month we review new blogs from Tenable’s Security Response Team on a vulnerability in Atlassian’s Confluence Server, review what made cybersecurity say “OMIGOD” and look at another light load of patches from Microsoft. We also look at new research on remote working statistics, and look at technology investment and attack trends which were discovered.

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Sept 8 · 19 minutes
Hold the Door - VPN Vulnerabilities Unlock Entry to Your Network

On this edition of the Research podcast, we talk to Satnam Narang and Claire Tills about the Security Response Team’s recent research blog around SSL VPN vulnerabilities. That blog looked back at how three particular flaws in major VPNs are frequently exploited, so we look at when these vulnerabilities were disclosed, what the impact of them are, who has been attempting to exploit them and who the targets have been.

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Aug 24 · 46 minutes
Light Patches, Router Issues and a Year of Zerologon

This month we look at new blogs from Tenable’s security response team, including on a year of Zerologon, vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Servers and Pulse Secure, and a widely spread flaw in wifi routers which could affect thousands of users globally.

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Aug 2 · 21 minutes
Black Hat 2021 and the Return to Conferences

As the first major security conference prepares to take place, Tenable's chief security strategist Nathan Wenzler talks to Dan Raywood about what the conference scene could look like going forward, what people can expect from the experience and what virtual and in person delegates will be looking to gain from attending.

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Research Podcast
July 21 · 44 minutes
Nightmare, Ransomware, Patches Everywhere

In this episode we talk to security researchers Claire Tills and Satnam Narang on a busy month in cybersecurity headlines, from an MSP facing a major ransomware situation, to Microsoft’s attempts to keep up with the PrintNightmare issue, and evaluating July’s bumper Patch Tuesday offering.

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June 28 · 45 minutes
Back to Reality, Ransomware and Patch Tuesday

Welcome back to the Tenable Research Podcast. In this new episode we look back at June’s Microsoft patches, and ask Tenable senior research engineer Satnam Narang what he feels the reasons are for the number of patches generally decreasing both monthly and annually.

We are also joined by director of product management Ray Carney, as we look into the increase of ransomware in 2021, what have been the causes of this increase, and what the threat landscape looks like currently.

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December 10 · 52 minutes
Security Research in 2020

We’re joined by four members of the Zero Day Research team - Nick Miles, Jimi Sebree, Chris Lyne, and Evan Grant - to talk about what it’s like being a security researcher in 2020. Conferences mostly cancelled, vendor responses fluctuating, concerns about selecting targets and promoting work - it’s complicated out there for researchers. As always, Satnam breaks down the latest vulnerability news for us.

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Nov 13 · 50 minutes
Benchmarks and You: Making the Right Match

On this episode, we talk about November Patch Tuesday - Satnam highlights some of the vulnerabilities and we discuss the new, limited format for the advisories from Microsoft. Our guest this month is Grant Dobbe who gives us a crash course on compliance benchmarks and how to pick the right one for you. The key lesson: don’t try to put a jet engine on a Cessna.

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Sep 10 · 58 minutes
The Joys of Compliance (No Kidding)

We kick things off with this month’s vulnerability news as well as some primary research Satnam has done into questionable advertisements on TikTok. Then, we speak with Justin Brown about the joys of audit and compliance. Specifically, he talks about how his team works to develop and improve over 100,000 configuration checks.

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August 13 · 27 minutes
Automate all the things

Our guest this month is Luke Tamagna-Darr and he tells us about some of the automation projects his team is working on, including predicting CVSS vectors when they are missing from vulnerability descriptions. As always, Satnam walks us through the latest vulnerability news as well as the work Tenable Research has done to identify devices impacted by Ripple20.

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May 14 · 38 minutes
What's the deal with Web App Scanning?

Satnam walks us through May’s Patch Tuesday which, even at 111 vulnerabilities, was a bit calmer than prior months’ releases. We also talk about vulnerabilities in vBulletin, Cisco, Salt Framework and Sophos XG Firewall - and more. Satnam highlights primary research including flaws Tenable Research found in Instacart’s website and social media scams. To round it out, Eric Detoisien, Director of Research for WAS Content, joins us to talk about web application scanning and how his small-but-brilliant team develops WAS plugins.

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April 16 · 27 minutes
Analyzing Digital Loops and Whorls: OS Fingerprinting

As per usual, we’re talking about Microsoft Patch Tuesday with the added bonus of a record-breaking Oracle Critical Patch Update. All told, the releases covered 563 CVEs! Satnam discusses vulnerabilities in VMware vCenter and Zoom, as well as some primary research the SRT has done about protecting the remote workforce. Our guests this episode are Jesus Galan, Research Manager of Vulnerability Detection and Greg Betz, Research Manager for Asset Competitiveness. They joined us to talk about OS fingerprinting.

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March 11 · 27 minutes
Hello EternalDarkness, My New Friend

On this episode, we talk about Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for March which covered a whopping 115 vulnerabilities! However, CVE-2020-0796 stole the show. Satnam walks us through the vulnerability, how it compares to EternalBlue and what practitioners need to know. Giuliana Carullo from the Tenable Vulnerability Database team also joined us to continue the conversation about automation and how her team models the vulnerability landscape.

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February 26 · 18 minutes
Automating Vulnerability Intelligence Feeds the Right Way

On this episode, we talk about February’s Patch Tuesday, the release of a PoC for CVE-2020-0618, and exploitation of a vulnerability in the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin for WordPress. We also speak with Ryan Hoy about the Vulnerability Intelligence Feeds and the work his team does developing and improved the plugin automation framework.

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