7MS #330: Interview with Nathan Hunstad of Code42

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In today's episode, I'm excited to be joined in the studio by Nathan Hunstad, Director of Security at Code42. Nathan and I had a great chat about Code42's new security offering called Code42 Forensic File Search, which helps IT and security teams figure out where files are located across their enterprise - even if the endpoints are offline. This functionality lends itself to a number of interesting use cases and helps answer questions such as:

  • "Does known malware have, or has it ever had, a foothold in our environment?"

  • "Has a particular crypto-mining agent been installed on our employees’ computers? Who has it now?"

  • "What endpoints have or had copies of our company’s most sensitive files?"

  • "What files did an employee download or delete in the months before resigning?"

  • "What non-sanctioned collaboration applications are present in our environment?"

After today's podcast, be sure to check out this great video of Nathan demonstrating the power of Code42 Forensic File Search live!

Also talked about in today's episode:

  • Implementing host-based firewalls - here's a great blog and video on it

I want to thank Code42 for their support of the 7 Minute Security podcast. It's a pleasure to work together with them to help companies be more secure!

7MS #329: Active Directory Security 101

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Today's episode is brought to you by my friends at Netwrix. Their amazing Netwrix Auditor tool gives you visibility into what’s happening both on your local network and cloud-based IT systems and tells you about critical changes, and when and where people have been accessing data. Give it a spin right in your browser here, and then try it in your environment free for 20 days! www.netwrix.com

Welcome! Today I'm kicking off a new miniseries all about the fundamentals of Active Directory security. Rather than try to pile all the info into show notes, I'm going to start pumping everything into a living/breathing GitHub gist so we're all on the same page as this miniseries develops further. So, please feel free to check out that gist here!

I'll also embed it below (but it might look a little goofy until I change Ghost themes soon):

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7MS #328: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying - Part 5

Below are show notes for an episode of the 7 Minute Security podcast, a weekly podcast I publish that focuses on topics such as penetration testing, network configuration, blue-teaming and career advice. I welcome you to subscribe in your favorite podcast app so you don't miss an episode!

This episode is a cavalcade of fun! Why?

First, I've got a big announcement: I've accepted a new position.

"What?!" exclaimed my mom. "I thought you were president of 7MS, what the what?"

No worries, it's business as usual, and my responsibilities at 7MS aren't changing. But I'm also going to start writing blogs, nurturing a Slack channel and producing a podcast for somebody else each week. Tune in to find out who!

Oh, and I also conclude this episode with a song from my band, Sweet Surrender. A few years ago we wrote a goofy song to start our shows called Sound Check, and in this episode, I wanted to debut the sequel to that song...called MANDATORY ENCORE. Enjoy.

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