Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Usernix Enigma 2016 - Hacking Health: Security in Healthcare IT Systems

A great talk by Avi Rubin - slightly sarcastic at times - on the IT security in the healthcare industry, a particularly challenging industry when it comes to security. While it has become very good at safety, security is still lagging behind. Avi even mentions an argument I was opposed once when doing a security assessment for a hospital: "if it delays us by 5 seconds, it will cost lives."

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Usenix Enigma 2016 - NSA/TAO Chief on Disrupting Nation State Hackers

This is not often that the chief of one of the biggest exploitation team from one of the biggest intelligence agency in the whole world gives a talk about his job, and more specifically about how to make his team's job harder.

Do not expect any ground shaking revelations: everything he says have been said before. But private companies and government agencies are still failing to implement the tools and steps he talks about.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This is what happens when you reply to spam (TED Talk)

What happens when you reply to a "too-good-to-miss-offer" coming in an e-mail? Good things? Bad things? Comedian James Veitch decided to find out for you. He went into a weeks-long exchange with a spammer and kept engaging his correspondant, and tells his story in this TED Talk.

This is hilarious and totally surrealistic. Most of all, this is really interesting.

James Veitch: This is what happens when you reply to spam email