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Don Pezet and friends cover a whirlwind of tech topics each week from interviews with industry experts and up-and-coming companies to commentary on topics like security, vendor certifications, networking, and just about anything IT related.

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Technado, Ep. 268: Intel's Wi-Fi 7 is Coming to PCs in 2024
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Intel plans to release Wi-Fi 7 to client PCs in 2024, Fedora 37 will offer support on Raspberry Pi 4 devices, Microsoft scripts will have stricter browser privacy protection, and post-quantum encryption was hacked by a single-core PC in an hour. And finally, in “Who Got Pwned”, the Twitter vulnerability exposed the data of 5 million account owners and Twillio had a data breach after an SMS phishing attack on employees.
Aug 11, 2022
Technado, Ep. 267: Linux 5.19 Released
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It was a bad week over at Intel, and the Technado team broke down all their current issues. In other news, they covered the launch of Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon, Linux 5.19 being released from a MacBook, Hackers gaining access to restaurant payment terminals, and the 911 proxy service imploding after a breach. And finally, in 'Tin Foil Hat Time,' they confirmed that CERN isn't trying to open a portal to hell.
Aug 04, 2022
Technado, Ep. 266: Heatwave Hits the Cloud
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Don was out on vacation, but Technado never rests! With Wes Bryan joining the show, the team discussed Microsoft's announcement that Windows 11 is available for hobbyist PC builders, the impact of the European heatwave on Google Cloud and Oracle servers, a hardcoded password in the Confluence app causing chaos, and 32-bit Linux remaining unpatched for Intel vulnerabilities. Finally, they looked at some updates to previous stories in Deja News, including Microsoft once again blocking macros by default and Windows 11 turning on settings to shut down ransomware.
Jul 28, 2022
Technado, Ep. 265: MFA Phishing Attack
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The Technado team was back together in the studio this week to discuss the new Intel Core i9-12900K benchmarks, Microsoft's shift in Windows development cycles, Unbreakable Oracle Linux 9's Btrfs support, Lenovo patching UEFI code execution vulnerabilities, and a phishing campaign that can get around MFA. Finally, the team talked about CIA hacker Joshua Shulte's conviction and how it compared to the Edward Snowden leak.
Jul 21, 2022
Episode 263: First Laptop With a RISC-V Processor Is Coming
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Don and Daniel are joined by Ronnie Wong this week to talk about the first laptop with a RISC-V processor that’ll come out soon. Then, the team discussed bypassing Windows 11 install restrictions, Azure capacity issues, Microsoft Exchange servers getting hacked, how HackerOne handled its own ‘internal threat' actor, and British army crypto scams.
Jul 07, 2022
Technado, Ep. 262: Cloudflare Outage Explained
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Don was back this week to help explain what happened at Cloudflare. Then, the team discussed the Windows 98 update for the Mars probe, the new Rocket 4 Plus Destroyer 2, Adobe Acrobat blocking antivirus access, and the poor benchmarks on the M2 MacBook Pro. Finally, they laughed about the IT worker in Japan who lost some important PII after a night at the bar.
Jun 30, 2022
Technado, Ep. 261: GPU Prices Drop
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Chris Ward joined the Technado team this week to talk about the falling prices for GPUs. He and the team also discussed Microsoft's Defender coming to macOS and Android, Ubuntu Core 22, a fitting tribute to Internet Explorer, hackers playing Doom on an IKEA lamp, and allegations of nepotism at Google.
Jun 23, 2022
Technado, Ep. 260: New Hardware Roundup
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It was a busy week in hardware news, as the Technado team looked at Microsoft's move to ditch HDD boot drives, a new Quantum chip saving 9 millennia of computing time, and macOS planning to block unknown USB-C devices. In other news, the guys covered the hack of online gun shops, Jack Dorsey's new Web 5 plan, and a Google engineer who fears their AI chatbot became sentient.
Jun 16, 2022
Technado, Ep. 259: Apple WWDC 2022 Recap
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Apple's WWDC is wrapped up, but how important were the announcements that came out of it? On this week's Technado, the guys break down the M2 processor specs, as well as the changes coming in macOS Ventura. In other news, they covered Microsoft adding WSL2 support in Server 2022, the FBI blocking an attack on a children's hospital, DuckDuckGo allowing certain Microsoft web trackers, and security concerns around Meeting Owl videoconferencing devices.
Jun 09, 2022
Technado, Ep. 258: Computex 2022 Highlights
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There were two big events generating headlines in the IT world: Computex and Google I/O. The guys covered the highs from Computex with Nvidia's Grace ARM server chip, AMD's Zen 4 releases, AMD's first PCIe 5.0 SSD, and Corsair's gaming laptop complete with a touch bar. Then, they lamented Google rehashing some past duds at I/O 2022 before looking at the upgrades in the new Framework laptop.
Jun 02, 2022
Technado, Ep. 257: Best Ransom Response Ever?
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It was a busy week in tech with FreeBSD 13.1 being released, hackers easily opening and starting Tesla's, Google vetting open-source software libraries for security, a ransomware gang trying to overthrow the Costa Rican government, and security warnings about VMWare products. But the best story had to be the Zambian bank's technical director who responded to a ransomware attack in a way many have wanted to for years. That'll teach 'em!
May 26, 2022
Technado, Ep. 256: Rocky Linux Fights Back
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Just when it seemed Rocky Linux was down for the count in its fight with Alma Linux to fill the CentOS gap, it's back with $26M in new funding. In other news, the Technado team discussed Western Digital's new 26TB drive, Windows 11 22H2 updates, CBL-Mariner 2.0 and CBL-Delridge Linux distros from Microsoft, and Nvidia's open-source Linux drivers. Finally, they talked about the NSA's promise of no backdoors in the new US encryption scheme.
May 19, 2022
Technado, Ep. 255: F5's Severe Exploit
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It was a good week for anyone who hates passwords, as Apple, Google, and Microsoft detailed their proposed Passkey standard. In other news, Microsoft Edge overtook Apple Safari, Asus unveiled some new keyboards, hackers took advantage of a BIG-IP vulnerability at F5, and WordPress sites are hacked within seconds of setup. Finally, they covered Heroku's admission that credentials were stolen in a recent attack.
May 12, 2022
Technado, Ep. 254: Built-In VPN for Edge
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It was another busy week in the tech world, with Microsoft announcing a built-in Cloudflare VPN in Edge, Verbatim rolling out a new write-once SSD, GRAID's new GPU-based NVMe, and an international 'Declaration for the Future of the Internet.' In Deja news, the guys gave an update on QNAP's remote hacking issues and the NTFS Linux driver. Finally, they rolled out a new segment called 'The More You Know' where they broke down where the tech giants make their billions.
May 05, 2022
Technado, Ep. 253: RIP macOS Server
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The team was back together for a busy week of news. Canonical launched Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, OpenBSD 7.1 came out with Apple silicon support, Tape storage usage rose in 2021, Microsoft disabled SMB1 in Windows 11 home, and hackers found an unremovable malware for Lenovo devices. The guys took a break from the news to play tech movie trivia and then finished off by saying goodbye to macOS Server and Fleetsmith before covering a critical Java security blunder.
Apr 28, 2022
Technado, Ep. 252: T-Mobile Plan Backfires
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There was a ton of news to cover as Wes Bryan sat in for Don. Malaysia tested out using AI for court sentencing, Oracle released Solaris 11.4 "CBE," Insteon seemed to go out of business, Dell's DDR5 module locked out upgrades, and GitHub described the theft of OAuth user tokens. Finally, the team looked at T-Mobile's failed attempt to exclusively buy back its hacked data.
Apr 21, 2022
Technado, Ep. 251: What’s up with Atlassian?
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The Technado team moved into their new studios just in time to celebrate Windows 3.1's 30th birthday. In other news, the guys also discussed the US government secretly removing malware from private networks, Raspberry Pi OS dropping the default user for security, Sonnet's new PCIe adapter, and AMD GPU drivers overclocking CPUs without permission. Finally, they looked at the ongoing outage at Atlassian and discussed alternatives.
Apr 14, 2022
Technado, Ep. 250: MailChimp Breach
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It was a big week for Technado as the guys hit their 250th episode and announced some changes to the show format to focus more on tech news. And speaking of news, it was a busy week. They discussed AlmaLinux coming to WSL, Microsoft adding Arm support to Azure VMs, the staggering amount of Chromebooks and iPads that went missing in Chicago, Samsung and Western Digital joining forces for ZNS SSDs, and Wyze Cam's handling of their security issues. In 'Who Got Pwned,' they dug into the issues at MailChimp before revisiting the Viasat modem attack in 'Deja News.'
Apr 07, 2022
Technado, Ep. 249: Cisco's David Alicea
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To wrap up Cisco month, the Technado team was joined by Systems Architect David Alicea. He talked about the importance of documentation when designing and implementing a network. In the news, the guys covered a price drop for Asus GPUs, the Island Browser's unicorn valuation, the FCC blacklisting Kaspersky, and how Lapsus$ got around MFA. Finally, they discussed not one but two tech giants falling victim to embezzlement.
Mar 31, 2022
Technado, Ep. 248: Cisco's Nick Russo
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Cisco's Nick Russo joined Technado this week to share his journey from the military to networking expert. He also shared his views on a common misconception about MPLS and segment routing. Then, in the news, the team discussed AMD backing AlmaLinux, Windows 11 adding a watermark for unsupported devices, a new phishing technique using BitB, the scoop on the OVHcloud datacenter fire, and the ex CafePress owner being hit with a fine for poor security practices.
Mar 24, 2022
Technado, Ep. 247: Cisco's Erica Cooper
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Cisco's Erica Cooper joined Technado to talk about how she became a Senior Technical Lead. She also shared her worst IT nightmare where they had to break the glass on an Azure Stack deployment. In other news, Microsoft releases DirectStorage, Apple announces the Mac Studio workstation, there's a UPC zero-day affecting APC systems, and Dell opts out of Microsoft's Pluton security for Windows. Finally, in a weird one, a man was caught smuggling 160 Intel CPUs into China after taping them to his body.
Mar 17, 2022
Technado, Ep. 246: Protegrity's Nathan Vega
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Protegrity's Nathan Vega joined the Technado team this week to talk about securing the most sensitive and valuable data on your network. He and the crew also discussed the rise in information privacy legislation and how you should approach compliance. Then, in the news, the guys covered AMD's EPYC "Milan-X" CPUs, a high-severity Linux vulnerability, and NVIDIA's stolen code being used to sign malware. Finally, they took another look at how technology is impacting the situation in Ukraine with Cogent cutting off Russia and the NSA providing tips to secure yourself from state-sponsored attacks.
Mar 10, 2022
Episode 245: Ukraine, Nvidia, & DisplayPort 2.0
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It was a big week in the news, so the crew got right to it this week. They covered DisplayPort 2.0 labels, confusion about Microsoft OneDrive for macOS, the plans for Linux's ReiserFS, Microsoft confirming their wiping tool leaves data behind, and Nvidia hacking it's hackers right back. Next, the guys spent some time looking at how big tech is impacting the situation in Ukraine. And finally, in an attempt to end on a lighter note, Don and Daniel tested their friendship with a version of the newlywed game. Adorable.
Mar 03, 2022
Technado, Ep. 244: Real Defense's Gary Guseinov
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Are mergers and acquisitions the way to drive innovation and growth in cybersecurity? Gary Guseinov of RealDefense shared his take on this week's Technado. Then, in the news, the guys looked at AMD passing Intel in market cap, the new Chrome OS Flex, new Ubuntu vulnerabilities, and Asustor NAS security issues. Finally, in 'DoH!,' the discussed a French father who used a jammer to keep his kids off social media and took down his area's internet in the process.
Feb 24, 2022
Technado, Ep. 243: Ventura's Justin Esgar
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Macs aren't just for creatives anymore. At least that's what Justin Esgar of Ventura Computers told us this week on Technado. He also shared his frustration with some other Mac misconceptions in 'What Grinds my Gears.' Then, in the news, the team covered the new Raspberry Pi bootloader, Intel's pay-as-you-go CPU, the results of Google's move to MFA, and a crowdfunding website taken down by hackers. Finally, in 'Tin Foil Hat Time,' they looked at a report of hackers framing people for crimes they didn't commit.
Feb 17, 2022
Technado, Ep. 242: LimaCharlie's Maxime Lamothe-Brassard
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From Canadian intelligence to Google X to LimaCharlie, Maxime Lamothe-Brassard shared his impressive IT journey on this week's Technado. He also discussed a new approach to cybersecurity modeled after the AWS model. Then, in the news, the guys covered Starlink's premium offering, auto-elevated profiles in Windows Terminal 1.13, a new Homeland Security cyber safety board, and Microsoft finally blocking macros. And finally, in 'Who Got Pwned," they discussed the cybersecurity researcher who hit back at North Korea.
Feb 10, 2022
Technado, Ep. 241: WiCyS's Lynn Dohm
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In this Technado, Lynn Dohm from Women In Cybersecurity, or WiCyS, came on to talk about the importance of diversity in the industry. She also talked about the wider issues affecting the cybersecurity workforce during the current staffing shortage. In the news, the crew covered Microsoft beefing up protection on certain accounts, the latest MacOS breaking Dropbox and OneDrive syncing, Apple paying a record bug bounty, and the latest Windows vulnerability. Finally, in 'Tin Foil Hat Time,' they shared a story about an IT worker that wasn't the one who interviewed for the job.
Feb 03, 2022
Technado, Ep. 240: Ernst & Young's Turja Chaudhuri
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Turja Chaudhuri, Ernst & Young's new Assistant Director of Cloud Practice, joined Technado this week to talk about adopting cloud practices and the importance of a multi-cloud setup. He also shared his origin story and how he's now mentoring aspiring cloud engineers. In the news, the guys broke down Microsoft's move to 'one Outlook,' a backdoor in AccessPress themes for WordPress, and a spooky Dark Souls 3 exploit. In 'Who Got Pwned,' they covered two stories about the unfolding situation in Ukraine: Hacktivists shutting down the rail system in Belarus, and a warning to US organizations of possible retaliatory hacks from Russia.
Jan 27, 2022
Technado, Ep. 239: Keysight Technologies' Chris Cain
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Chris Cain from Keysight Technologies, a leading manufacturer of testing and measurement devices, joined Technado this week to talk about some of the impressive applications of their products. He also shared how engineering students can remotely learn on lab equipment. In the news, the team covered Chrome limiting access to private networks, the public Pi-hole Adhole shutting down, Scammers using fake QR codes on parking meters, and Malware attacks on Ukraine's government. Finally, in Behind Bars, they discussed Russia's takedown of the REvil ransomware gang. It's about time!
Jan 20, 2022
Technado, Ep. 238: Cofense's Ronnie Tokazowski
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A business email compromise (BEC) could cost your company millions, so what are you doing to prevent it? In this episode, Ronnie Tokazowski shares his firsthand knowledge of BECs and what his company, Cofense, is doing to prevent them. Then, in the news, the guys covered Lenovo's ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 two-screen laptop, Microsoft's first Pluton-powered machines, Canon defeating its own DRM, and an open-source developer sabotaging his own apps. Finally, in Tin Foil Hat Time, they theorize on why desk phones are sending data to China.
Jan 13, 2022
Technado, Ep. 237: ReadyWorks' Paul Deur
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It's the first episode of the new year, and the team welcomed Paul Deur from ReadyWorks to talk about automating large enterprise transformation projects to help secure businesses. Paul also shared his company's origin story to highlight just how important automation can be for IT teams. In the news, the guys covered Dell's new repairable Luna laptop concept, a magnetic wireless webcam from Dell, Lenovo's vulnerability that allowed admin privileges, a university in Japan accidentally wiping 77TB of research data, and SEGA Europe's security snafu. Finally, in WTF, they discussed 'anti-5G' necklaces that were found to be radioactive.
Jan 06, 2022
Technado, Ep. 235: 2022 Predictions
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We made some big predictions at the end of 2020, but were any of them right? In this special episode, we cap off 2021 by looking back at how those predictions aged as well as making some guesses for 2022. Then, we end the year with a game of 'Classic Computer or Military Aircraft?' It was as weird as it sounds.
Dec 30, 2021
Technado, Ep. 234: Coalfire's Jason Hicks
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Jason Hicks, who recently joined Coalfire as a Field CISO and cybersecurity executive advisor, sat down with the Technado team to talk about his new role. He also shared his predictions for the AppSec industry in 2022. Then, the guys discussed last week's AWS US-EAST-1 outage, mouse movers for sneaky remote workers, SIP phones adding Microsoft Teams support, and the Log4j Log4Shell zero-day. Finally, in WTF, they talked about the racist blockchain record tied to McDonald's McRib NFT.
Dec 16, 2021
Technado, Ep. 233: Theta.'s Emmanuel Iroanya
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Emmanuel Iroanya, the Founder of Theta., joined Technado this week to talk about his vision to bring equity to technology. He also shared how the "built to last" concept isn't the right approach for software development. Instead, he says it should be "built to change." In the news, the guys covered Amazon launching EC2 M1 Mac instances, AWS rolling out private 5G, Microsoft Edge adding financing options, a threat actor running hundreds of Tor relays, the ransomware attack on Planned Parenthood, and a former tech worker charged in an insider data breach.
Dec 09, 2021
Technado, Ep. 232: ThingLogix's Rob Rastovich
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This week's guest Rob Rastovich isn't only the CTO of ThingLogix, but he's also a cattle rancher. Rob shared how he's using IoT tech to make the ranch moo-ve forward, as well as some of the recent innovations in the IoT world. In the news, the crew discussed Germany's regulations for slow ISPs, AWS updating their Linus distro more often, Intels secret cybersecurity warehouse in Costa Rica, and Linux malware hiding in Cron jobs. Finally, in 'That Makes no Sense,' they tried to unravel why adversarial image attacks are no laughing matter.
Dec 02, 2021
Technado, Ep. 231: Reflectiz's Idan Cohen
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Idan Cohen, Co-founder and CEO of Reflectiz, joined the crew to share how they detect website vulnerabilities and threats. He also discussed the risks of third and fourth-party code. In the news, the guys covered the Windows 10 21H2 release, Apple's move to let you fix your own devices, and Twitter stopping AMP support. Then two groups were pwned last week, with GoDaddy exposing WordPress data and Firefox users sharing login cookies on GitHub. Oops.
Nov 25, 2021
Technado, Ep. 230: You are TechY's Ellen Twomey
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Ellen Twomey is the founder and CEO of You are TechY, a program that helps moms find IT careers, and she was the guest on this week's episode. She talked about the state of the gender gap in IT, and her own journey in the industry. In the news, the team covered the launch of Microsoft's Windows 11 SE and Surface Laptop SE, Tor Browser's makeover, the new direction for CMMC 2.0, and Apple's reluctance to patch security holes in older versions of MacOS. Finally, in 'Who Got Pwned,' they learned that even the FBI isn't immune to hackers. (edited)
Nov 18, 2021
Technado, Ep. 229: 1touch.io's Zak Rubenstein
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On this week's Technado, Zak Rubenstein from 1touch.io joined the team to talk about the importance of identifying and securing sensitive data. Then, Ricky Doyle from Practice Labs popped by to share news of their merger with ACI Learning. Finally, in the news, the guys looked at Microsoft Edge launching for Linux, some big updates from AMD in the chip wars, a stolen shipment of EVGA RTX graphics cards, one of the worst cyberattacks in Canadian history, and charges against members of REvil.
Nov 11, 2021
Technado, Ep. 228: Deep Instinct's Chuck Everette
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How is deep learning different from machine learning or AI? Chuck Everette from Deep Instinct joined the show to explain that and how his company is using the technology to stop cyber threats. He also shared an article he wrote about the staggering amount of PII cybercriminals have. In other news, the guys discussed Facebook's move to the metaverse, virtual bezels for the MacBook's notch problem, Roblox discovering the cause of their three-day outage, an overhaul coming to Microsoft Defender for Windows, and Microsoft's thoughts on password spraying.
Nov 04, 2021
Technado, Ep. 227: Confiant's Louis-David Mangin
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Is nothing safe anymore? In this episode, Louis-David Mangin, or LD, joined to discuss the threat of malvertising. He highlighted what Confiant is doing to make online ads safer, and shared the story of a recent bust in the Netherlands. In cybersecurity-heavy news, the team looked at more digitally-signed rootkits, a hacker stealing the ID database of Argentina, Sinclair's crazy week, REvil being pushed offline, and Operation DarkHunTOR which nabbed 150 suspects worldwide.
Oct 28, 2021
Technado, Ep. 226: Cocoon's Jeff Bermant
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Jeff Bermant, Founder and CEO of Cocoon, joined Technado this week to talk about your browser data and why you should profit from it. After giving an overview of Cocoon's unique business model, he shared his feelings on the value of your data. In the news, the team broke down the Apple MacBook event, Frameworks' marketplace for DIY laptops, Ubunti's 21.10 release, and Azure's global outage affecting virtual machines. Finally, in the 'Behind Bars' segment, they covered the story of a Florida woman who hacked a flight and aircraft maintenance system.
Oct 21, 2021
Technado, Ep. 225: Digital Trust Networks' Ramesh Kesanupall
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It's not easy to make Don Pezet star-struck, but that's just what happened with this week's guest, Ramesh Kesanupalli, the founder of the Fido Alliance. Ramesh is currently working with Digital Trust Networks and the ADI Association, and he spoke about the importance of a digital identity standard. In the news, the team discussed if Windows 11's security features really slow down gaming, a new fingerprint option from Yubico, and Google turning on 2FA by default. A viewer sent in a fun story about a Dutch campground still using an Atari ST to manage bookings. In 'Who Got Pwned,' they covered a text message routing company's compromise. And finally, in 'Behind Bars,' they talked about a Bank of America employee getting caught in a business email compromise scheme.
Oct 14, 2021
Technado, Ep. 224: CryptoStopper's Greg Edwards
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Greg Edwards, CEO of CryptoStopper, joined Technado this week to talk about a unique way to stop ransomware in its tracks. He also discussed a tragedy where an infant may have died due to an attack on a hospital and what organizations should do to maintain services during a hack. The guys also welcomed ITProTV's newest Edutainer, Lauren Deal, who shared her background in front of the camera. In the news, the team covered the Facebook outage, Backblaze's interesting SSD research, Microsoft's Office 2021 announcement, the fallout from the Let's Encrypt expiration, and the true scale of Epik's data breach.
Oct 07, 2021
Technado, Ep. 223: Author Richard Spires
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What happens when you have experience as CIO of the IRS and the DHS? You write a book helping others to accomplish their IT career goals like this week's guest, Richard Spires. He shared some insights from his career and discussed his tips for advancing your IT career. Then, in the news, the team discussed Ubunti Linux adding a decade of support, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 8, EU moving forward with a USB-C mandate on phones, and Let's Encrypt's root certificate expiring. In 'Listener Mail,' they dug deeper into the UAE hacker-for-hire story and made recommendations for alternatives to ExpressVPN. Finally, in 'D'oh,' they covered Microsoft's Autodiscover debacle.
Sep 30, 2021
Technado, Ep. 222: cloudtamer.io's Randy Shore
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Randy Shore of cloudtamer.io joined Technado this week. He and ITProTV's Chris Ward broke down the buzzword "governance," discussing who it's for and why it's important. Then, in the news, the guys covered Microsoft's next step towards a passwordless future, Toshiba's microwave-assisted 18TB hard drives, new malware using Windows Subsystem for Linux to gain access, and a very bad week for ExpressVPN. They ended with a rare ransomware trifecta, as South Africa's justice system was targeted, a free REvil decryption key was released for the Kaseya attack, and the US begins sanctioning cryptocurrency payment systems tied to ransomware.
Sep 23, 2021
Technado, Ep. 221: Kubo's Tyler Browder
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Technado boldly went where no podcast has gone this week: to space. Well, not exactly. But they did speak with Tyler Browder who's company, Kubos, is a cloud-based mission control platform for satellite operations. Tyler shared his thoughts on the future of satellite and space tech. In the news, the crew looked at CentOS clone Rocky Linux getting tech support, Linus boosting Microsoft NTFS after a rant from Linus Torvalds, Iconic 9/11 footage lost thanks to Adobe Flash, hackers exploiting a CVE affecting Microsoft Office, and Apple patching a zero-day. Finally, in "D'oh!", they talked about a County IT Supervisor mining Bitcoin at work.
Sep 16, 2021
Technado, Ep. 220: Cisco's Chris DiSalle
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Chris DiSalle is a Senior Incident Response Consultant at the prestigious Cisco Talos Intelligence Group and was this week's guest on Technado. He talked about how he worked his way up to where he is today before he and the team discussed some pre-ransomware best practices. Then, in the news, the guys looked at ProtonMail's logging of IP address, a disgruntled former employee destroying 20 Gigabytes of a credit union's data on her way out, Microsoft announcing Visual Studio Code for the web, and a new BrakTooth Bluetooth vulnerability. Finally, in Deja News, they followed up on the leaked gun owner database in the UK. Lock and load!
Sep 09, 2021
Technado, Ep. 219: Atakama's Dimitri Nemirovsky
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Dimitri Nemirovsky, the Co-Founder and COO of Atakama, joined Technado this week to talk about his journey from lawyer to tech exec. He also explained the difference between cybersecurity and information security. In the news, the team focussed on the launch announcement for Windows 11, specifically when it will come out, how it will work on non-compliant PCs, and Microsoft disabling updates for unsupported installs. In other news, they discussed a Western Digital speed decrease on the SN550 SSD drive and a man arrested for hacking private photos from iCloud before looking at Deja News of another peripheral giving anyone admin rights on Windows 10.
Sep 02, 2021
Technado, Ep. 218: On Defend's Ben Finke
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On this week's Technado, the crew was joined by OnDefend's cofounder Ben Finke. Ben talked about some interesting tools to help blue-teamers, as well as helping the team dissect the latest T-Mobile hack. In the news, the guys discussed Apple's iCloud Passwords coming to Windows, Ubuntu getting certified for secure and regulated workloads, Cloudflare stopping a record-breaking DDoS attack, a Razer bug that affects Windows 10, and a massive Microsoft breach that included socials and medical records.
Aug 26, 2021
Technado, Ep. 217: NS1's Kris Beevers
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NS1 Cofounder and CEO Kris Beevers joined Technado this week where he shared his unique journey from robotics to application traffic automation intelligence solutions. He also shared how edge computing, edge networking, and edge data management work together for application success. In the news, the team discussed the release of Debian 11, Start11 bringing a familiar experience to Windows 11, a new all-Russian PC manufacturer’s release, and chip delays hitting 20 weeks. Finally, in ‘Deja News,’ they covered another shortage, this time with AT&T residential fiber.
Aug 19, 2021
Technado, Ep. 216: Storj’s John Gleeson
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This week’s Technado featured Storj COO John Gleeson, who talked all about their Zero Trust decentralized cloud object storage service. In the ‘What Grinds My Gears’ segment, he discussed how the term Zero Trust is often misused. In the news, the team covered the impressive new WireGuardNT, the new ability for Windows admins to block external devices with layered group policy, the latest on the ElasticSearch saga, Zoom settling with California over privacy concerns, and Google swapping Bluetooth for NFC in their Titan Security Keys. Finally, in ‘That Makes No Sense,’ they discussed the legitimacy of a new way to secure your phone from hackers.
Aug 12, 2021
Technado, Ep. 215: Confluera’s John Morgan
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John Morgan, the CEO of the cloud cybersecurity detection and response company Confluera, was this week’s guest. After sharing how he got to where he is, he talked about the current state of public cloud security. In the news, the team discussed Google moving on from Qualcomm processors in their phones, the end of Itanium chips, Amazon’s hefty GDPR fine, how a spoofed Brave.com got a lift from Google, and the most exploited vulnerabilities from the FBI and CISA. Finally, in the “D’oh” segment, they looked at the irony of a scam-baiting YouTube channel falling for a tech support scam. Oops.
Aug 05, 2021
Technado, Ep. 214: OneView Commerce’s Linda Palanza
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On this week’s Technado, OneView Commerce’s CEO Linda Palanza joined the team to discuss the future of commerce. After sharing how Covid has impacted the customer experience, she covered the importance of omnichannel. Then, in the news, the guys covered the new limits some states have put on power-hungry PCs like Dell’s Alienware, a new Windows 10 vulnerability that allows easy admin privileges, how a one-character type bricked some Chrome OS devices, seized VPN servers in Ukraine that weren’t encrypted, and a data breach at a UK gun retailer’s CRM. Finally, in Deja News, they shared an update on Kaseya’s efforts to recover data after their REvil attack.
Jul 29, 2021
Technado, Ep. 235: 2021 Favorites
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It's that time of year again where we look back at our favorite guests and articles from 2021 on Technado. Each of the hosts shares their favorites and we look back at clips of those episodes. What were your favorites?
Jul 22, 2021
Technado, Ep. 213: Horizon3.ai’s Snehal Antani
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Snehal Antani, the Co-founder and CEO of Horizon3.ai, joined Technado this week to discuss penetration testing-as-a-service. He also talked about the important distinction between vulnerable and exploitable in cybersecurity. In the news, the team covered Microsoft’s new Windows 365, the Linux kernel cutting IDE support, Google Drive replacing Backup and Sync with Drive File Stream, and Gmail deploying BIMI security. Finally, in Deja News, Don’s prediction of a Microsoft distro of Linux came true with CBL - Mariner.
Jul 22, 2021
Technado, Ep. 212: CompTIA’s Dr. James Stanger
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Technado welcomed an old friend this week, CompTIA’s Chief Technology Evangelist Dr. James Stanger. He shared some more insights on the future of CompTIA certs, and warned cybersecurity pros against focussing on the ‘attack du jour.’ Wes Bryan and Ronnie Wong filled in for Don and Daniel, breaking down news like Microsoft Edge passing Firefox in usage, a new Microsoft Teams certification, New York City’s new cyberdefense center, a Kaspersky password manager flaw, and SEO poisoning targeting people with malware. Finally, they looked at some new tech that lets you generate a QR code to easily share your home WiFi info with guests.
Jul 15, 2021
Technado, Ep. 211: CompTIA’s Randall Edwards
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The Technado team kicked off CompTIA month with a bang, welcoming CompTIA Product Manager Randall Edwards to the show. Randall talked about some of the new certifications like Data+, as well as the updates to Cloud+ and Server+. He also shared the impact work-from-home has had on the cloud. In other news, the team discussed Windows 10 version 21H2's launch, Microsoft suspending SQL server on Windows Containers beta, an active exploit called PrintNightmare, and the REvil ransomware affecting MSPs through Kaseya. Then, in WTF, they laughed at a California driver with a SpaceX Starlink dish bolted to his hood. Finally, they read some listener mail where they learned people aren’t that excited for Windows 11.
Jul 08, 2021
Technado, Ep. 210: Pathlock’s Kevin Dunne
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Kevin Dunne, the President of Pathlock, was this week’s guest on Technado. He shared his views on the importance of the Zero Trust Security model. He also announced the launch of version 5.0 of their Access Orchestration platform. In other news, the guys discussed the key takeaways from Microsoft’s Windows 11 announcement, Microsoft Teams 2.0 dropping Electron, Firewalld preparing for a major release, WD My Book’s disastrous week, and Microsoft admitting to signing rootkit malware. And finally, in the ‘tinfoil hat’ segment, the team recapped the shocking end of the John McAfee story and the conspiracies surrounding it.
Jul 01, 2021
Technado, Ep. 209: ThreatX’s Andrew Useckas
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Andrew Useckas, one of the founders and the current CTO/CISO from ThreatX joined Technado this week to talk about how their web application protection and DDoS mitigation platform has evolved over the past year. Then, in ‘What Grinds my Gears,’ he shared his frustration with layer 8 security and ineffective end-user security training. In the news, the guys discussed a new DuoModo Thunderbolt 3 expansion box from Sonnet, the release of CentOS replacement distro Rocky Linux, Intel adopting SiFive’s new RISC-V cores, Intel’s newest CPU microcode update, and hacks affecting Peloton exercise machines. To wrap things up, they laughed at the revelation that ransomware payments may be deductible in “That Makes no Sense.”
Jun 24, 2021
Technado, Ep. 208: Lookout’s Victoria Mosby
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This week on Technado, the team welcomed Victoria Mosby from Lookout to discuss the state of mobile device security. Spoiler alert: It could be better. She also shared her work to help women break into STEM and cybersecurity careers. In the news, the crew covered the Windows Server 2022 announcement, a new Visio web app included with Microsoft 365, Apple neglected Intel Macs in macOS Monterey, Google Chrome once again showing the full URL, and the story behind the Fastly internet outage last week. Finally, in the ‘D’oh!’ segment, they judged a prominent congressman who shared his Gmail password and a pin number on Twitter. Oops.
Jun 17, 2021
Technado, Ep. 207: YouTuber John Hammond
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It was an extra-long Technado this week, but that’s because there was an extra special guest: YouTuber John Hammond. In addition to creating cybersecurity videos, John is a researcher at Huntress, which he discussed in Rapid Fire Questions. Then, the crew played a fun new game, trying to identify if something was a rapper or malware. John stuck around for the news, where the team started by giving updates on some recent stories about Apple AirTags and Amazon Sidewalk. In other news, the guys discussed Microsoft’s rebrand of Windows Virtual Desktop, the unveiling of MacOS Monterey at WWDC, the US treating ransomware like terrorism, and malware targeting Windows containers.
Jun 10, 2021
Technado, Ep. 206: Socially Awkward
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The guys were without a guest this week, so they played a new game called ‘Socially Awkward’ where they shared their thoughts on some of the week’s trending IT topics. This week, that included Amazon Sidewalk, the future of wearables, and a new use for Apple’s AirTags. In ‘New Tech This Week,’ they discussed the lackluster announcements from Microsoft Build, before looking at the launch of AlmaLinux OS 8.4, a severe VMware vulnerability, the FBI teaming up with haveibeenpwned.com, and an illegal Bitcoin mine raid.
Jun 03, 2021
Technado, Ep. 205: AWS Trainer Jorge Negrón-DeJesús
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AWS Trainer Jorge Negrón-DeJesús joined the Technado team to talk about AWS Academy and the importance of certifications. In ‘Science & Tech News,’ he talked about the recently released AWS Security Hub that gives you a comprehensive view of your security alerts and security posture across your AWS accounts. In the news segment, the guys discussed Microsoft killing off Internet Explorer (again), SSDs with built-in ransomware protection, malware masquerading as ransomware, the spike in cyber insurance premiums, and a macOS malware secretly taking screenshots. Finally, in ‘That Makes No Sense,’ they laughed about a Photoshop update that has Adobe users upset.
May 27, 2021
Technado, Ep. 204: Votiro’s Richard Hosgood
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Richard Hosgood from Votiro was this week’s guest on Technado with Don Pezet. He talked about their unique approach to protecting companies from malicious files before venting about inadequate anti-phishing training that doesn’t do enough to protect enterprises in the ‘What Grinds my Gears’ segment. In the news, the team looked at the latest on the Colonial Pipeline attack, DarkSide’s interesting PR efforts, Cloudflare’s plan to end CAPTHCAs, and the underwhelming enhancements coming to Windows 10. Finally, in ‘Behind Bars,’ they collectively rolled their eyes at the man arrested for driving his Tesla from the back seat.
May 20, 2021
Technado, Ep. 203: Valtix’s Douglas Murray
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It was a busy week at Technado with Don Pezet. First, Don was out, but ITProTV Edutainer Adam Gordon filled in. Douglas Murray from Valtix joined to talk cloud security, including the new concerns being raised as cloud-native computing adoption increases. Next, industrial control systems expert Dr. Guillermo Francia from the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity came on to help the team understand the Colonial Pipeline malware attack. He also discussed best practices for securing critical infrastructure. Finally, in the news, the guys covered an annoying Windows Defender bug in Windows 10, Microsoft shelving Windows 10X, and a Netflix IT executive’s sentencing for taking kickbacks from vendors.
May 13, 2021
Technado, Ep. 202: Georgetown’s Chuck Brooks
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Georgetown University faculty member and world-renowned cybersecurity expert Chuck Brooks was this week’s guest, where he talked about a range of topics from the rise of AI to the US cyber defense systems. In Science and Tech News, he shared his Forbes article on the key cybersecurity trends to know for 2021. Then, in the news, the guys started the shocking revelation that 1.5 million people still pay for AOL! In other news, they looked at an Argentinian buying Google’s domain for cheap, a new browser that aims to charge a subscription fee, warnings against upgrading to Ubuntu 21.04, and an Experian data leak. Finally, in Deja News, Don reluctantly admitted Peter was right to assume defense attorneys would line up to appeal convictions that relied on Cellebrite’s phone crackers.
May 06, 2021
Technado, Ep. 201: DevGraph’s Ravi Duddukuru
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DevGraph’s Ravi Duddukuru joined the team this week to talk about the future of developer tools. Then, in Science and Tech News, he discussed the reasons behind the growth of cloud spending and reasons for migration. In the news, the guys covered Ubuntu’s release of 21.04, the conspiracy theories surrounding the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses, ransomware gangs shorting their victims’ stocks, the hacking of Cellebrite’s iPhone cracker, and QNAP removing a backdoor. Finally, in Deja News, they reviewed how the University of Minnesota’s apology was received by the Linux Foundation.
Apr 29, 2021
Technado, Ep. 200: YouTuber NetworkChuck
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This week was the big one celebrating the 200th episode of Technado with Don Pezet. It started with NetworkChuck sharing his origin story and playing the game “Linux Distro or Band.” There were some giveaways and shoutouts from special guests sprinkled in for good measure, as well as the unveiling of the all new Technado website at http://techna.do. In the news, Chuck stuck around to discuss Apple’s latest product launches, plans to secure the US power grid, and the Linux Foundation banning a university for submitting buggy code. Thanks for helping us hit 200!
Apr 23, 2021
Technado, Ep. 199: Cisco’s Utkarsh Srivastava
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Cisco Network Consultant, speaker, and podcaster Utkarsh Srivastava joined Technado this week to share his vast knowledge of things like machine learning and artificial intelligence. In the ‘Buzzword Breakdown’ segment, he talked about his recent blog post outlining the ethics of AI. Then, in the news, the crew discussed Microsoft’ use of boiling liquid to cool servers, the Microsoft acquisition of Nuance, and the causes of Facebook’s massive data leak. In ‘Behind Bars,’ they looked at the arrest of a suspect who wanted to blow up an AWS data center. Then, in “Deja News,' they dug deeper into the php.net GitHub incident. Finally, in ‘WTF,’ they confirmed that COVID-19 vaccines won’t get you connected to the Internet. Bummer.
Apr 15, 2021
Technado, Ep. 198: Red Hat’s Christopher ‘CRob’ Robinson
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Christopher “CRob” Robinson, who leads Red Hat’s Product Security Program Management, was this week’s guest on Technado. After filling the team in on how the IBM acquisition impacted Red Hat and the future of Ted Hat Insights, he talked about how branded vulnerabilities get under his skin in ’What Grinds my Gears.” In the news, the guys discussed Arm’s new Armv9 architecture, the ruling in the case between Oracle and Google, Microsoft killing Cortana on mobile, Apple knowingly selling MacBooks with defective displays, and the Azure DNS issue that took Microsoft offline. Finally, in ‘Who Got Pwned,’ they discussed a whistleblower report the shed new light on Ubiquiti’s breach.
Apr 08, 2021
Technado, Ep. 197: Cisco’s Jason Gooley
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Jason Gooley from Cisco joined the podcast this week and shared the story of how he got into the industry. In ‘What Grinds my Gears,’ he talked about the lack of diversity in tech and shared some of the steps Cisco is taking to address the issue. Finally, he told the crew about his work with the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation. Then, in the news, the team covered the launch of Plan 9 from Bell Labs, Cisco’s moved to network as a service with Cisco Plus, a big iPhone vulnerability, OpenSSL fixing a high-severity flaw, and PHP’s Git Server being hacked. They closed with ‘Behind Bars,’ looking at the sentence for a disgruntled IT admin who wiped Microsoft user accounts at his old company.
Apr 01, 2021
Technado, Ep. 196: Cisco’s Ferdinand Soto
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Ferdinand Soto joined Technado this week to talk about his journey from the military to a job as a Security Systems Engineer at Cisco. In the new segment, ‘Origin Story,’ he shared details about Cisco’s VTIP program for veterans. Then, in the news, the guys discussed Windows Terminal coming to Windows 10, the Victoria University of Wellington accidentally wiping all their desktop PCs, the staggering 3 billion spoofed emails sent daily, a researcher hiding ZIP and MP# files in a PNG on Twitter, and Acer being hit with a $50 million ransomware attack. Then, in ‘Behind Bars,’ they covered the sentencing of a Russian man in a Tesla extortion plot.
Mar 25, 2021
Technado, Ep. 195: Model9's Eyal David
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In this week’s episode, Eyal David from Model9 joined Technado to talk about the future of the mainframe. In ‘Science and Tech News,’ he discussed the role the cloud plays in that future. In other news, the guys looked at 7-Zip’s first official Linux version, a tool called Zoom Escaper to get you out of meetings, Apple’s move to randomize Mac serial numbers, a costly fire at OVH’s cloud datacenter, and hackers getting access to Verkada cameras. And finally, in the segment ’That Makes No Sense,” they pondered why Panasonic made a farting robot. Why, Panasonic? Why?
Mar 18, 2021
Technado, Ep. 194: TenisiTech’s Sarah Tenisi
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Sarah Tenisi from TenisiTech was this week’s Technado guest, sharing her experiences running a successful MSP for the past nine years. She also helped breakdown digital transformation as it relates to MSPs in the segment “Buzzword Breakdown.” In the news, the team discussed Seagate’s planned 100TB multi-actuator HDDs, vertical tabs in Microsoft Edge, a URL bit flipping proof of concept, a costly gaffe from Gab’s CTO, and a significant hack that affected Microsoft Exchange Server. Finally, in WTF, they looked at a robot that can give a tattoo using 5G. (edited)
Mar 11, 2021
Technado, Ep. 193: Vigilante’s Adam Durrah
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Adam Durrah, the Director of Intelligence for Vigilante, joined Technado this week to talk about what sets Vigilante apart in the threat hunting world. In “What Grinds my Gears,' he shared his frustrations about the tone of misinformation and disinformation campaigns, before using his insight on Russia’s hacking prowess to weigh in on the SolarWinds sage in ‘Deja News.’ Then, in other news, the team looked a Framework’s new modular laptop, Fry’s Electronics going belly up, Microsoft cutting Windows 10 long-term support in half, Kali Linux releasing 2021.1, and a new VMware server vulnerability.
Mar 04, 2021
Technado, Ep. 192: CyberGRX’s Shane Hasert
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This week, the Technado crew welcomed Shane Hasert from CyberGRX to talk about the big issue of third-party app security. In the ‘What Grinds my Gears’ segment, he dove into his issues with the current state of third-party cyber risk management, or TPCRM. Then, in the news, the team discussed changes to the LastPass free service, Chrome OS taking moving past MacOS for second place in worldwide usage, Amazon announcing new bare metal EC2 instances, new malware affected 30,000 Macs, and the Brave browser’s response to leaking onion addresses in DNS traffic. Then, in the ‘WTF’ segment, they ogled a laptop with a whopping seven screens.
Feb 25, 2021
Technado, Ep. 191: SPHERE’s Rita Gurevich
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Rita Gurevich from SPHERE Technology Solutions joined the team this week to tell the story of why she started the security assessment and remediation services company. She also vented about cloud security in the ‘What Grinds My Gears’ segment. In the news, the guys tackled Western Digital’s new WD Green SSD launch, HPE releasing SSD replacements for 10k RPM HDD server drives, an aggressive sales tactic from Canonical based on Ubuntu VMs on Azure, a novel software supply chain vulnerability that affected 35 major companies, and a Yandex employee selling access to users’ inboxes. Finally, in an adorable WTF segment, they had a laugh at the lawyer who showed up to a Zoom court hearing with a cat filter on his camera.
Feb 18, 2021
Technado, Ep. 190: ITProTV’s Kathy Chambers
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ITProTV’s newest edutainer, Kathy Chambers, was this week’s guest on Technado to talk about the new audit courses she’s hosting. She also played ‘Virus or Gibberish,’ where the panel tried to guess if something was a real virus or made up based only on its weird name. Trojan Panda Banker, anyone? In the news, the crew looked at Google Cloud’s big revenue losses in 2020, Ubuntu 21.04 switching to Wayland, Raspberry Pi OS adding a Microsoft repository that phones home, and Google booting The Great Suspender Chrome extension for being malware. In listener mail, they dissected the attempted hack of a Florida town’s water treatment plant. Finally, in the WTF segment, the team talked about how scientists have taught spinach to send email. Lookout, Popeye.
Feb 11, 2021
Technado, Ep. 189: PathSolutions’ Tim Titus
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The CTO and founder of PathSolutions, Tim Titus, joined the Technado team this week to discuss the trouble with troubleshooting. In a new segment, What Grinds my Gears, he vented about inaccurate reporting and how it can frustrate network technicians. Then, in the news, the guys talked about Microsoft rolling out Application Guard for Office365, a warning from cable ISPs to heavy uploaders, OneDrive’s new 64-bit version, a decade-old Sudo bug that can lead to root-level access in Linux, and the takedown of Emotet malware. Finally, in Who Got Pwned, they looked at a warning about a new social engineering method used against security researchers.
Feb 04, 2021
Technado, Ep. 188: NNT’s Mark Kedgley
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This week, Mark Kedgley from New Net Technologies (NNT) was the guest on Technado to talk about NNT’s Change Tracker for catching suspicious behavior on your network. He also talked about a medical records breach discovered in 2019 that is still exposing PII in this week’s Deja News segment. In other news, the guys discussed Red Hat’s no-cost RHEL option, the uncensorable Web on the Brave browser, Tucows closing its downloads site, DDoSers taking advantage of Microsoft RDP, and SonicWall being hacked by zero-days in its own products.
Jan 28, 2021
Technado, Ep. 187: Swimlane’s Nick Tausek
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Nick Tausek from Swimlane joined Technado this week to discuss security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR). He also shared an article he wrote about closing the security workforce gap before giving his thoughts in a Deja News segment about the way Parler data was archived before it went offline. In other news, the team looked at a Thunderbolt 4 monitor from LG that was released at CES, how Windows 10X compares to Chrome OS, Systemd 248 unlocking encrypted volumes via TPM2, a scary Windows 10 bug that can corrupt a hard drive, and BitLocker’s lock-screen bypass flaw.
Jan 21, 2021
Technado, Ep. 186: Fortified Health Security’s Preston Duren
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On this week’s Technado, the guys were joined by Preston Duren of Fortified Health Security. Preston talked about the unique challenges facing healthcare IT, as well as the things about MSSPs that ‘mildly irritate’ him. In the news, the team discussed the origins of AWS, Apple’s privacy labels impacting Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, a Ubiquiti security breach, and an Nvidia warning about graphics driver flaws. Finally, in the WTF segment, they looked at the cybersecurity fallout from the Capitol riot and Parler getting cutoff by AWS.
Jan 14, 2021
Technado, Ep. 185: ACI Learning’s Brett Shively
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For the first episode of 2021, Technado welcomed ACI Learning’s Brett Shively who talked about the state of adult learning and the recent merger with ITProTV. Then, the team discussed how some tech businesses are evolving by exiting Silicon Valley and even taking over shopping malls. In the news, they looked at Slack starting the year with an outage, Brexit’s mention of Netscape and Mozilla Mail, Linus Torvalds rant about Intel and ECC, Dell’s new automated webcam shutter, and a team that turned RAM into Wi-Fi cards to exfiltrate data from air-gapped systems. Finally, they put on their tinfoil hats and looked at a schematic for a 5G chip in vaccines that was really just a guitar pedal.
Jan 07, 2021
Technado, Ep. 184: 2020 Favorites
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It’s the final episode of 2020, so what better time than to look back at the year that was on Technado with Don Pezet? In this episode, Don, Daniel, and Peter are joined by their old teammate, Justin, as they look back at their highlights of the year. Each of them shares their favorite guest as well as their favorite news article from the past 12 months.
Dec 31, 2020
Technado, Ep. 183: 2021 Predictions
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As 2020 nears a close, it’s time for an annual Technado tradition: trying to guess what the heck is going to happen next year. In this episode, Don and Peter are joined by Adam and Wes to predict what the big hardware of 2021 will be, as well as the buzzword of the year. Also in this episode, Peter tries to get back at Don for laughing at his mispronunciations of tech terms throughout the year by quizzing him and the others on the meaning of IT acronyms. And finally, they look at one last news story about aliens during Tin Foil Hat Time.
Dec 24, 2020
Technado, Ep. 182: Security Compass’ Rohit Sethi
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Rohit Sethi from Security Compass joined the Technado team this week to talk about their platform to drive secure application development. Then, in Deja News, he gave his opinions on the new IoT cybersecurity law. In other news, the crew reported on the google services outage, Cloudflare and apple collaborating on a new internet protocol, CentOS Linux 8 shifting to CentOS Stream, new security measures for Microsoft 365, and the big nation-state attack on Solarwinds that FireEye discovered.
Dec 17, 2020
Technado, Ep. 181: Cyberbit’s Adi Dar
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This week on Technado, Adi Dar from Cyberbit came on to talk about the importance of real-world cybersecurity training and shared how his company’s cyber ranges can help. He also led a discussion about the effect Covid-19 has had on the cybersecurity workforce. Then, in the news, the team looked at an overhauled interface and CarPlay integration for Microsoft Teams, AWS targeting Microsoft’s SQL, the Salesforce acquisition of Slack, security issues facing devs in Docker, and a breathtaking zero-click exploit for iPhones.
Dec 10, 2020
Technado, Ep. 180: Microsoft’s Jeff Mitchell
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On this week’s Technado, the team was joined by Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect Jeff Mitchell. After learning about his career path, Jeff shared some cool innovations with Azure enterprise-scale landing zones for cloud migrations. In the news, the crew covered a prolonged AWS outage, Microsoft’s Pluton security chip, Linus Torvalds’ thoughts on the Apple M1 hardware, a 2FA bypass flaw in cPanel, and a hacker selling credentials for C-level executives.
Dec 03, 2020
Technado, Ep. 179: Denim Group’s Dan Cornell
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Dan Cornell from Denim Group joined Technado with Don Pezet this week to talk about their ThreadFix platform for security program management. He also vented about the misnomer that developers don’t care about security. Then, in the news, the crew discussed the FCC taking spectrum from the auto industry and giving it to Wi-Fi, a ChromeOS alternative called Ubuntu Web Remix, the worst passwords of 2020, a security hole and sketchy patch for TCL TVs, and a spearphishing attack on GoDaddy employees.
Nov 26, 2020
Technado, Ep. 178: ITProTV’s Chris Ward
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TProTV’s newest Edutainer and resident ITIL whiz Chris Ward joined Technado to talk about his upcoming courses like HVIT. He also shared his worst IT nightmare where an exploding transformer taught him a lesson about redundancy. In the news, the team looked at the new M1 processor-equipped computers from Apple, some issues related to Big Sur and Mac apps, Yubico’s first foray into biometrics, a bug in Ubuntu Gnome that gave users root access, and a former Microsoft engineer’s sentencing after a $10mm gift card heist. Finally, in the WTF segment, they unraveled the strange story of a deceased neo-nazi Canadian spam king.
Nov 19, 2020
Technado, Ep. 177: CertNexus’ Lindsay Bachman
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Sticking with the CertNexus theme, Director of Certifications Lindsay Bachman joined Technado to talk about what goes into making a brand new certification. She also spoke about the power of adding certs and degrees for job seekers. Then, in the brand new segment ‘News from Captain Obvious,’ the team was shocked to hear Ransomware gangs don’t always delete your data like they promise. In the news, they covered an Arm CPU monster targeting Intel and AMD, Windows updates clocked by Thunderbolt issues, Fedora’s discussion about retiring NTP and deprecating SCP, a Hotels.com provider exposing travelers’ data, and the impact of AI on security careers.
Nov 12, 2020
Technado, Ep. 176: CertNexus’ Jeff Felice
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It’s CertNexus month at Technado, so we went right to the source with an interview from CertNexus CEO Jeff Felice. After talking about what new certifications are on their roadmap, Jeff and the team discussed the pros and cons of degrees and certifications for IT workers. In other news, the team talked about a new AWS computing region in Europe, Brave Browser stopping CNAME deception, the public beta of SpaceX Starlink, Windows 10 removing Flash, and WordPress patching a 3-year-old RCE bug.
Nov 05, 2020
Technado, Ep. 175: Salt Security’s Roey Eliyahu
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Salt Security’s Roey Eliyahu joined Technado to discuss one of the most vulnerable things security teams often overlook: APIs. They dissected an API issue at Uber that left accounts open to attack. Then, in the news, the guys covered Vint Cerf’s plan for Internet in space, Microsoft throttling availability of their October 2020 Windows 10 update, Ubuntu’s Groovy Gorilla, and a group of hackers stealing from the rich and giving just a little to the poor. Finally, in the run-up to the US elections, they discussed a largely unsuccessful hack from China masquerading as McAfee Antivirus as well as a successful ransomware attack that affected a Georgia county’s election database.
Oct 29, 2020
Technado, Ep. 174: UWF’s Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh
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This week on Technado, Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh from the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity joined the panel to share many of the amazing things their center is doing. He also helped the team understand the implications of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020. In the news, the guys discussed the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, Microsoft ending Office 2010 support, a warning from the US Cyber Command to patch a TCP/IP bug, a for-profit botnet proxy service, and the hacking charges filed against Russian military officers.
Oct 22, 2020
Technado, Ep. 173: Symmetry Systems’ Mohit Tiwari
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Symmetry Systems’ Mohit Tiwari joined Technado this week to talk about his journey from university professor to start-up CEO. He explained the company’s focus on data store and object security before sharing his worst IT nightmare with the group. In the news, the team looked at a cyberattack that affected online classes in Massachusetts, Microsoft’s role in taking down the TrickBot botnet, VS Code coming to Raspberry Pi and Chromebook, VMWare’s ESXi Arm edition, and Apple paying out more than a quarter-million-dollar bug bounty. Finally, in the WTF segment, they dissected the story of a library employee’s $1.3M toner theft.
Oct 15, 2020
Technado, Ep. 172: NetEnrich’s Brandon Hoffman
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The new CISO at NetEnrich, Brandon Hoffman, was this week’s guest on Technado, where he discussed the role of the SOC in a company’s security strategy. He also shared his take on a new worm phishing campaign in the segment “Who Got Pwned.” After the break, Don and Daniel dissected Microsoft’s explanation for their Azure AD outage in “Deja News.” Finally, they talked about new x64 emulation that will help Windows on ARM, AT&T shelving DSL, OWC’s new Thunderbolt 4 hub, and leaked Windows XP code that could impact current Windows versions.
Oct 08, 2020
Technado, Ep. 171: Nerdio’s Bas van Kaam
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Microsoft MVP and Nerdio CTO Bas van Kaam joined Technado this week to talk about all things cloud. He also helped the crew breakdown the major Microsoft Office 365 outage. In other news, the team looked at how an old TV took out a Welsh village’s broadband for 18 months, the drop in Firefox’s usage compared to their CEO’s compensation, the new Red Pro and Purple drives from Western Digital, a corporate phishing test that backfired, and a major cyberattack affecting UHS hospitals.
Oct 01, 2020
Technado, Ep. 170: CloudKnox’s Balaji Parimi
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In this episode of Technado, Balaji Parimi from CloudKnox joined the crew to talk about staying secure across multiple cloud providers. He also discussed a study that shows that large cloud providers are less likely to be breached. In other news, the team talked about Microsoft’s Linux kernel update, the quality of Walmart’s Gateway computers, an FBI report about credential stuffing attacks on banks, the Zerologon attack, and how much IoT traffic is from a single botnet.
Sep 24, 2020
Technado, Ep. 169: Gravwell’s Corey Thuen
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This week, Technado welcomed back an old friend, Corey Thuen from Gravwell, to tell us all about their Big Bang product launch. Corey also talked about some of the unique ways people are using Gravwell to analyze their data. In other news, the team discussed Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of ARM, and debate how much they’d sell one of their arms for. Then they looked at Yubico’s new USB-C Yubikey, the resurfacing of Microsoft’s underwater data center experiment, Gartner’s hot takes on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, and a scary WordPress plugin flaw.
Sep 17, 2020
Technado, Ep. 168: Untangle’s Heather Paunet
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Heather Paunet from Untangle joined the Technado crew this week to talk about how organizations can develop the best cyber security possible while still meeting budgetary restraints. She also added her expertise to a discussion on the recent Twitter hack and the role working from home may have played. In other news, the team looked at the new Fedora ThinkPad laptop from Lenovo, Western Digital getting creative with how they define RPM, a proposed ‘911’ for security flaws, Apple’s approval of notorious malware, and how the FBI botched their hack warning to the DNC back in 2016.
Sep 10, 2020
Technado, Ep. 167: Netdata’s Costa Tsaousis
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What do you do when you create a groundbreaking network monitoring tool? You post the source code on GitHub and Reddit for all the world to use. This week’s guest, Costa Tsaousis of Netdata, tells the Technado crew about the nightmare that led him to create the product and why he chose to go open source. Then, in the news, the team discussed a US plan to invest $1B in AI and quantum computing, a breakdown of the CenturyLink/Level(3) outage, why a Microsoft Teams Retention Policy is so important, a Russian “tourist” offering up loads of cash for a Tesla employee to inject malware, and a disgruntled AWS engineer burning his bridges (and 456 Cisco WebEx VMs) on his way out the door.
Sep 03, 2020
Technado, Ep. 166: Talk Python Training’s Michael Kennedy
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If you want to talk Python, you can’t go wrong with Python Software Foundation Fellow and host of two Python podcasts, Michael Kennedy. After discussing his podcasts, Python Bytes and Talk Python To Me, Michael played a game of ‘Python, Python, or Python,’ where he and the panel guessed if headlines were about snakes, programming, or Monty Python. In the news, the team talked about the viability of a new password generator called DiceKeys, Ubuntu backporting WSL 2 to earlier Windows builds, a Chrome feature that’s causing strain on global root DNS servers, a major Gmail bug fix, and concerns about Malicious AWS community AMIs.
Aug 27, 2020
Technado, Ep. 165: Acceptto’s Shahrokh Shahidzadeh
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Want to live in a world without passwords? This week’s podcast guest, Shahrokh Shahidzadeh from Acceptto, came on to talk about how it’s possible with continuous behavioral authentication. He also shared his perspective on the launch of Dropbox’s new password manager. In the news, the crew discussed Amazon’s new quantum computing service, Braket, Microsoft’s efforts to add transparency in Windows 10 updates, an exploit targeting Apache Struts Surfaces on GitHub, newly released speed tests from SpaceX Starlink, and a bug which meant Instagram wasn’t deleting photos and direct messages.
Aug 20, 2020
Technado, Ep. 164: Sam Rubin & John Prisco
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It’s two for one this week on Technado, where the team talks to both Sam Rubin of The Crypsis Group and John Prisco from Quantum Xchange. After surviving a hurricane last week, John came on to talk about Quantum Xchange’s growth since we last spoke, as well as a newly-released DoE blueprint for a quantum internet. But first, Sam’s security expertise helped the guys breakdown news including a leak of passwords for 900+ enterprise VPN servers, scam browser extensions that made it in the Chrome Web Store, an IP breach from Intel finding it’s way online, pro-Trump hackers defacing popular subreddits, and a Zoombomber crashing the Twitter hack hearing in a colorful way.
Aug 13, 2020
Technado, Ep. 163: Garmin & Twitter Security Threats
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With a hurricane bearing down on our scheduled guest, the Technado team decided to focus on more news in this week’s episode. First, in “Who Got Pwned,” the crew discussed the difficulties Garmin had trying to pay their ransom. Then, in “Behind Bars,” they looked at the updates to the Twitter breach that saw 2 Florida teenagers in custody. In other news, they talked about the death of Cortana on iOS and Android, a recently patched Zoom exploit, and a new tool to detect shadow admin accounts in AWS and Azure. Finally, they tried to maintain a straight face while discussing Boot Hole, a new way to install boot-level malware.
Aug 06, 2020
Technado, Ep. 162: QSTAC’s Ben Brennan
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Ben Brennan stopped by Technado this week to talk about how his company’s QSTAC data can improve the quality of IT teams as well as his book, Badass IT Support. Then, the group discussed how IT workers are like flat earthers. In the news, the panel looked at the reorg at Intel, a supercomputer collaboration between Nvidia and the University of Florida, how masks are messing with facial recognition, and a multi-day ransomware outage at Garmin. Finally, they look at the implications of a security breach at a major genealogy database.
Jul 30, 2020
Technado, Ep. 161: CompTIA’s Dr. James Stanger
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Since we’re focusing on CompTIA this month on Technado, we decided to go right to the source and speak with Dr. James Stanger. He talked about all things CompTIA, from the changes they’ve seen from COVID-19 to the growing emphasis on security. Then, he helped the team dissect the high-profile Twitter breach from earlier in the week in the “Who Got Pwned” segment. In other news, the Technado crew looked at the Cloudflare outage, Google pushing back on Microsoft’s Chrome RAM reduction, the latest in the EU-US data privacy act, the exposure of VPN logs for millions of users, and a cloud provider’s interesting approach to a ransomware attack.
Jul 23, 2020
Technado, Ep. 160: Covered 6's Lee McWhorter
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Getting a CompTIA cert is a big accomplishment. Getting all of them? That’s podcast-worthy. In addition to holding all the current CompTIA certifications, this week’s guest Lee McWhorter is also the CTO of Covered 6, a security training firm focussed on veterans. After an interview, Lee helped breakdown ‘Who Got Pwned’ due to home routers riddled with flaws and running unpatched Linux. In other news, the Technado team discussed Intel’s Thunderbolt 4 specs, Fedora’s approval of Nano as the default terminal text editor, billions of leaked credentials on the dark web, and the seizure of the BlueLeaks server. They ended with a new segment, “Behind Bars,' where a hacker was caught after flaunting his wealth on Instagram.
Jul 16, 2020
Technado, Ep. 159: Microsoft’s Christiaan Brinkhoff
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An old friend of the show, Christiaan Brinkhoff, returned this week after joining Microsoft on the Windows Virtual Desktop team. After letting us know what he’s been up to since we last spoke, he talked about the impressive new features in WVD including management through the Azure portal. In the news, the Technado team looked at Huawei’s first foray into PC’s, Discord’s attempt to rebrand itself, Microsoft sneaking Edge into updates, a new Mac ransomware, and the sentencing of a former Yahoo engineer who snooped on more than 6,000 email accounts.
Jul 09, 2020
Technado, Ep. 158: Thycotic’s Joe Carson
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Joe Carson, the Chief Security Scientist at Thycotic, joined the Technado crew to talk about the importance of privileged access management. He also shared some facts on the Estonian language before helping dissect a data leak at Twitter. Then, the hosts put on their tinfoil hats to debunk the conspiracy theory that Bill Gates wants to microchip vaccines. In the news, they discussed Apple’s Xcode 12, an Arm-based supercomputer in Japan, Microsoft’s addition of Linux protections to Windows, and a Detroit man who allegedly hacked a hospital.
Jul 02, 2020
Technado, Ep. 157: Coalfire’s Mike Weber
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Mike Weber from Coalfire was this week’s guest, and he told the team about an experiment where they were able to cause 3D printers to catch fire with a remote attack. Mike also gave an update on a story from several episodes ago where 2 of his coworkers were arrested during a physical pen-testing job at a courthouse in Iowa. Then, in the news, the crew discussed Apple’ WWDC announcements including macOS 11 Big Sur and the move from Intel to ARM chips. In other news, they reviewed a massive DDoS attack Amazon mitigated, how hackers used Google Analytics to steal credit cards, and how Windows 10 managed to slash RAM usage for Chrome and Edge browsers.
Jun 25, 2020
Technado, Ep. 156: Vartai Security’s John Dileo & Johnny Mac
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We were fortunate to not only be joined by John Dileo, the cofounder and managing principal of Vartai Security, but also Johnny Macluf, the director of threat research. After learning about them and the company, they shared their thoughts on a honeypot set up by researchers that was infected in just three days. In the news, the team discussed Apple’s move to ARM chips, a sketchy Hackintosh system, and overhaul to the Windows 10 Insider Program, and if Zoom is the next Huawei. Finally, they unpacked the bizarre story of a couple cyberstalked by eBay employees.
Jun 18, 2020
Technado, Ep. 155: Corelight’s Alex Kirk
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Alex Kirk, a Security Engineer at Corelight, joined the podcast this week to talk about Zeek, a Raspberry Pi version of their product, and Corelight’s virtual CTF games. He also gave his take on Honda’s crippling cyberattack in this week’s segment of Who Got Pwned. In the news, Peter, Justin, and Daniel looked at one app developer’s COPPA violations, a bug-hunting bot, and IBM’s homomorphic encryption toolkit. In Linux news, they talked about Linux Mint dumping Ubuntu Snap and one author’s view that “Linux sucks in 2020.”
Jun 11, 2020
Technado, Ep. 154: I.T. Career Questions’ Zach Hill
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Our old friend Zach Hill from the YouTube channel I.T. Career Questions joined us this week as we kicked off a month focussed on getting started in the IT field. Zach also gave his views on a 128MB memory stick marketed as an "anti-5G" device. In other news, the team discussed the issues with the Windows 10 May 2020 update, a beefier Raspberry Pi, OpenSSH deprecating SHA-1 logins, the Blue Mockingbird malware gang, and an ongoing Russian hacking campaign.
Jun 04, 2020
Technado, Ep. 153: ITProTV’s Megan Brewster
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We go behind the scenes on this week’s episode to talk to Megan Brewster, the person responsible for scheduling all our great guests on Technado. Megan also gave her thoughts on a strange odometer-based conspiracy theory in our new segment, Tin Foil Hat Time. In the news, the crew discussed faster SD cards, Microsoft’s new Windows Package Manager, the confusing Microsoft Lists, and eBay’s port scanning policy.
May 28, 2020
Technado, Ep. 152: Instructor Dennis Hunter
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Dennis Hunter is an instructor at Cisco, Cyber Synergy Consulting Group, and Wake Technical Community College. He joined the Technado team this week to talk about his tech journey, give insight into Cisco’s Stealthwatch, and help breakdown the European breach that led to supercomputers mining cryptocurrency. In other news, the team discussed IBM’s sponsorship of distributed computing to fight COVID-19, Chrome blocking resource-draining ads, and the Edison Mail app mixing up users’ mailboxes.
May 21, 2020
Technado, Ep. 151: Microsoft’s Jeffrey Snover
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PowerShell, I am your father. That’s right – Jeffrey Snover, the father of PowerShell was this week’s guest on Technado. We talked about where the original idea came from, as well as what he’s working on now at Microsoft. He also responded to some mean tweets from the haters. In the news, the team discussed the new Caddy Web server, an update to Google Authenticator for 2FA, Xiaomi’s data leak, and how favicons can hide malicious code.
May 14, 2020
Technado, Ep. 150: ITProTV’s Mike Rodrick
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The Technado with Don Pezet team is celebrating Powershell all this month, and what better way to kick it off than with ITProTV Edutainer Mike Rodrick? Mike talked about all the new features in PowerShell 7 and how they compare to previous versions. In other news, the panel discussed the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, the Windows 10X release plan, Backblaze’s slashing of S3 prices, and a zero-day exploit in the Sophos firewall.
May 07, 2020
Technado, Ep. 149: Vectra’s Chris Morales
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Chris Morales is the Head of Security Analytics at Vectra, and joined the podcast this week to talk about incident response and threat management programs. He also discussed an interesting research report on privileged access. In this week’s Who Got Pwned, the team looked at Nintendo accounts being hacked with proceeds laundered through Fortnite currency. In other news, they discussed why Microsoft doesn’t trust Thunderbolt, an Australian coronavirus tracking app, and Wifi 6E.
Apr 30, 2020
Technado, Ep. 148: RIT’s William York
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) grad student and DoD contractor William York joined the Techando crew to talk about security and his recent presentation at BSides in Tampa, FL. In the new WTF segment, the crew discussed how the 5G conspiracy spread across Europe and into the US. In the news, they talked about GitHub moving to a free model for teams, Fedora 33 enabling Systemd-Resolved, and why you shouldn’t share your high school senior photos (or anything) on Facebook.
Apr 23, 2020
Technado, Ep. 147: QuoLab’s Dan Young
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Digital forensics expert Dan Young joined the Technado crew this week to share his expertise and tell us about QuoLab’s software. He told the team about all of the COVID-19 related scams, including a malware version of the Johns Hopkins pandemic map. In other news, the crew discussed Microsoft moving to digital-only events, moving China Telecom out of the US, a critical VMware bug, and the truly sad news that we won’t get new emojis in 2020.
Apr 16, 2020
Technado, Ep. 146: Sysadmin Today’s Paul Joyner
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The host of the Sysadmin Today podcast, Paul Joyner, was nice enough to sit in for this episode. After learning about his podcast, the team discussed who got pwned in a Bill Gates-themed crypto Ponzi YouTube scam. In the news, they talked about Ubuntu 20.04, the crash at the SBA’s online loan processing system, and an OpenWRT bug putting people at risk.
Apr 09, 2020
Technado, Ep. 145: CyberX’s William Price
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William Price from CyberX was this week’s Technado guest. In addition to talking cybersecurity, William broke down why security professionals should attend the SMB Cybersummit virtual event. Next, the group talked about how Zoom has turned into a milkshake duck. Don’t worry – they explain. In the news, they discussed a pause in non-essential Microsoft Windows updates, European users reporting Azure capacity issues, and malicious teddy bears from hackers. Registration for the SMB Cybersummit is live at https://smbcybersummit.com/
Apr 02, 2020
Technado, Ep. 144: Smashing Security’s Graham Cluley
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Podcaster, speaker, and cybersecurity pioneer Graham Cluley joined Technado from “merry olde England” to offer his expertise on some of the cyber threats facing businesses today. The main story covered the plethora of free services available to IT teams during the Covid-19 outbreak like Cisco AnyConnect VPN and Sophos Home Commercial Edition. In other news, they discussed npm joining GitHub, the blurry lines separating the iPad Pro from the MacBook Air, and some crafty kids using negative reviews to get out of virtual classes.
Mar 26, 2020
Technado, Ep. 143: Lookout’s Aaron Cockerill
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In many cases, you’re more susceptible to phishing attacks when you’re on a mobile device. In this episode, Aaron Cockerill from Lookout joins to discuss how companies can mitigate those risks. In the news, the team discussed how the global pandemic is impacting IT departments. They also talk about Intel’s big change for power supplies, Systemd Homed, and Avast’s issue with an unsandboxed exploit.
Mar 19, 2020
Technado, Ep. 142: CyberPulse’s Sandor Slijderink
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With so much focus on B2B cybersecurity, we asked Sandor Slijderink of CyberPulse to join us to talk about securing our home networks. He also had some great input about the recent Clearview AI breach. In the news, the team discussed big tech’s effort to share remote work tools during the Coronavirus outbreak, the new 80-core Ampere Altra processor, and an AMD CPU vulnerability. (edited)
Mar 12, 2020
Technado, Ep. 141: MyBlockchainExperts’s Joseph Holbrook
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We told Joe to come back when he’d finished his book, and he didn’t disappoint. He came in with his book, “Architecting Enterprise Blockchain Solutions,” and gave his take on West Virginia dropping their blockchain voting app. In the news, the crew discussed the new Mac Pro’s expensive yet flawed wheels, a change to Microsoft’s Cortana, and a change to Unity 8 (aka Lomiri).
Mar 05, 2020
Technado, Ep. 140: Cubed Mobile’s Tzachi Zach
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The Co-founder and CPO of Cubed Mobile, Tzachi Zach, joined Technado this week to talk about a self-contained smartphone workspace that is a big step forward for mobile device security for enterprises. He stuck around to give his opinion on which platform has better MDM security, Android or iPhone. Then, in the news, the guys talked about Safari snubbing long-life HTTPS certificates, a ransomware attack on a gas pipeline, and an odd data breach for Slickwraps.
Feb 27, 2020
Technado, Ep. 139: ThreatX’s Chris Brazdziunas
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The Chief Product Officer of ThreatX, Chris Brazdziunas, was nice enough to call into the show this week to talk about their next-gen Web Application Firewall (WAF). It was a good week to have her, too, since the team talked about a new report showing a third of vulnerabilities lack a fix. In other news, the hosts debunked a Coronavirus myth, discussed the new GitHub command line experience, and scared Peter with a new botnet that spreads via Wi-Fi.
Feb 20, 2020
Technado, Ep. 138: AppOmni’s Brendan O’Connor
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Brendan O’Connor joined the Technado with Don Pezet this week to talk about how his previous roles as Security CTO at ServiceNow and CSO at Salesforce led him to create AppOmni. After discussing data leaks in SaaS apps, the group played “Leaks of Legend,” where Don quizzed them on recent high-profile breaches. In the news, they talked about the merger of Microsoft’s Windows and hardware teams, an Irish investigation into Tinder, and how an artist duped Google Maps with a fake traffic jam.
Feb 13, 2020
Technado, Ep. 137: Circadence’s Brad Hayes
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Brad Hayes from Circadence was a great addition to this week’s Technado, providing expertise on cyber defense, autonomy, and IT training. He and the hosts discussed LabCorp getting pwned, as well as a shakeup at IBM, a new all-Chinese computer, and fraudulent transactions plaguing the Chrome web store.
Feb 06, 2020
Technado, Ep. 136: Swimlane’s Cody Cornell
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The crew welcomed Cody Cornell, the CEO of Swimlane, on this week’s episode. Cody talked all about security process automation. He also stuck around as the team discussed the big news of the week, the launch of Motorola’s rebooted Razr with a folding screen. In other news, they broke down Microsoft’s sneaky Chrome switch from Google to Bing, the Jeff Bezos phone hack report, and the first ten years of Apple’s Ipad.
Jan 30, 2020
Technado, Ep. 135: Progress’ Greg Mooney
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On this week’s episode, the team is joined by Greg Mooney from Progress, the company behind products like WhatsUp Gold and iMacros. Greg has an interesting background spanning marketing, engineering, and even IT security, and helped the team understand the implications of California’s CCPA law. In the news, the crew discussed Opera’s strange evolution from a browser to a predatory loan provider, a proof-of-concept exploit for the Microsoft-NSA crypto bug, and a list of the evilest companies around. Unsurprisingly, it featured more than a few tech giants.
Jan 23, 2020
Technado, Ep. 134: Headliner’s Neil & Oliver
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Neil and Oliver from Headliner were guests on this week’s episode, talking all about the state of the podcasting industry and their innovative approach to podcast marketing. In the news, the team discussed a Firefox security concern, Linus Torvalds’ thoughts on ZFS in Linux, and how a billion medical images are unprotected online.
Jan 16, 2020
Technado, Ep. 133: ITProTV’s Anthony Sequeira
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It’s a new year, and that means big changes for Techando. Not only is there a new set and updated format, but there’s also a new team member, security specialist Daniel Lowrie. This week’s show featured ITProTV’s newest Edutainer, Anthony Sequeria, who helped break down Cisco’s slew of security patches along with the other news of the week. The team also looked at who got pwned in 2019.
Jan 09, 2020
Technado, Ep. 132: Vigilante’s Christian Lees
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Vigilante’s CTO Christian Lees was the final Technado guest for 2019, talking all about his work on the dark web to keep his client’s data safe and secure. As for the news, with the end of the decade just days away, Peter, Don, and Justin looked back at some of the biggest tech busts of the 2010's. Apple’s trash can Mac, anyone? Microsoft Surface RT?
Dec 30, 2019
Technado, Ep. 131: Feeding America’s Brian Bauer
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Technado team is celebrating with Brian Bauer of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Brian is an ITProTV member and the winner of the IT Pro to Go contest. In the news, the guys spec out a $52k Mac Pro, talked about the rise of WebAssembly, and looked at Ring’s recent issues with a hacker.
Dec 23, 2019
Technado, Ep. 130: Darknet Diaries’ Jack Rhysider
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In this episode, the Technado team talks with Jack Rhysider, creator and host of the Darknet Diaries podcast about "hackers, breaches, APTs, hacktivism, cybercrime, and all the things that dwell on the hidden parts of the network." In the news, they discussed IBM's latest supercomputer, Google Maps incognito mode, and the end of HBO's Silicon Valley.
Dec 16, 2019
Technado, Ep. 129: Brave Software’s Yan Zhu
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This week on Technado, the team is joined by online privacy advocate Yan Zhu who shares how the Brave browser is taking a new approach to safe and secure browsing. She also talks about her important work at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In the news, they discussed the .org domain takeover, a critical HPE SSD patch, and HackerOne paying out a bounty of their own.
Dec 09, 2019
The Technado, Episode 128: CyberArmor’s Shauli Rozen
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With the short week for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, the Technado team decided to have a little fun by looking back at some of the dumbest tech headlines from 2019. Romanian witches online, flat-earthers, and fake food for virtual dogs - what a time to be alive. Then, Shauli Rozen joined all the way from Israel to talk about a zero-trust environment in DevOps. (edited)
Dec 02, 2019
The Technado, Episode 127: Security Sidekick’s Tanya Janca
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The team had a blast this week talking with hacker, mentor, and diversity in tech advocate Tanya Janca about her new venture, Security Sidekick. The news was less pleasant with articles about Iran shutting down the internet in response to protests, Google crashing thousands of browsers, and thousands of hacked Disney+ credentials popping up for sale. This is why we can’t have nice things.
Nov 25, 2019
The Technado, Episode 126: Upsolver’s Ori Rafael
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The whole team is back together, and this week they were joined by Upsolver’s Ori Rafael who gave a crash course on Frictionless Data Lake Ingestion and ETL. In the news, they discussed an amusing error that caused some very late Valentine’s texts to send, the impact of Docker’s new corporate overlord, and how even American robots are losing their jobs to cheaper options offshore.
Nov 18, 2019
The Technado, Episode 125: Central Texas College’s Joe Welch
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This week on Technado, Don and Justin talked with Joe Welch, Professor of Computer Information Technology & Systems faculty member at Central Texas College, about what students need to do to get into IT as well as the new ways CTC is keeping students engaged. In the news, the team discussed all of the news coming out of Microsoft's Ignite conference in Orlando.
Nov 11, 2019
The Technado, Episode 124: Come See ITProTV Contest Winners
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This week on Technado, the team welcomes some special guests - the winners of the Come See ITProTV contest. They also discuss Azure’s $10 Billion defense contract and an Indian nuclear plant that suffered a malware attack.
Nov 04, 2019
The Technado, Episode 123: Absolute Cyber Defense’s Barry Mo
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Pen testing isn’t just for enterprise-level businesses. In this episode, the team talks with Barry Morgan of Absolute Cyber Defense about what pen testing looks like at small businesses. They also breakdown Google’s supercomputer announcement, and discuss theories on why phishing emails are so bad grammatically.
Oct 28, 2019
The Technado, Episode 122: OpenLegacy’s Marty Bakal
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Marty Bakal joins the team this week to offer a glimpse of hope to people stuck using legacy systems. In the news, Don, Justin, and Peter look at an issue with Samsung's fingerprint scanner. They also cover all of the announcements coming out of Google. Anyone in the market for a $649 Chromebook?
Oct 21, 2019
The Technado, Episode 121: Baffin Bay’s Joakim Sundberg
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In this Technado, Don explains to a confused Peter and Justin how you can fit Azure in a backpack. The team also talks about MacOS Catalina and Fedora dropping 32-bit support before bringing in Joakim Sundberg from Baffin Bay Networks to talk about predictive threat detection.
Oct 14, 2019
The Technado, Episode 120: Lawrence Systems’ Tom Lawrence
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Do you want a folding phone? It’s Microsoft week at Technado, as the team breaks down all of the big announcements from both hardware and software that came out in the last week. Then Lawrence Systems’ owner and YouTuber Tom Lawrence calls in to talk about the issues affected managed service providers today.
Oct 07, 2019
The Technado, Episode 119: PeopleSec’s Joshua Crumbaugh
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How can you rob a bank over the phone? In this episode of Technado, PeopleSec’s Joshua Crumbaugh shares that story of social engineering and several other red team pen-testing stories. In the news, the team discusses the new CentOS release and a pesky vBulletin exploit.
Sep 30, 2019
The Technado, Episode 118: Stridepoint’s Todd & Nathan
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Todd and Nathan from Stridepoint came up from Tampa to talk all about end-user security training. What’s more fun than phishing your own staff? In the news, the team discussed the wifi 6 standard, pen-testing gone wrong, and the controversial comments from open source legend Richard Stallman.
Sep 23, 2019
The Technado, Episode 117: Trapezoid’s Robert Rounsavall
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Robert Rounsavall from Trapezoid joins to talk about the importance or firmware security. Peter, Don, and Justin also break down a strange affect the new iPhone is having on people, as well as the release of the BlueKeep exploit from Metasploit.
Sep 16, 2019
The Technado, Episode 116: Don & Peter’s Tech News
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Things are almost back to normal at the ITProTV studios. With the new video equipment up and running, Peter and Don discuss the week’s top news stories including exposed Supermicro server BMC ports, Samsungs folding phone woes, and how trolls managed to destroy Jeremy Renner’s fan app. Is nothing sacred anymore?
Sep 10, 2019
The Technado, Episode 115: Don & Daniel’s Tech News
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With the ITProTV studios closed for maintenance, a short staff, and a hurricane bearing down on their offices, Don and Daniel found a way to persevere and still bring you this week’s Technado. They talk about the good and bad news surrounding ransomware and another Microsoft contribution to the open-source community.
Sep 04, 2019
The Technado, Episode 114: ISACA’s Jo Stewart-Rattray
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This week’s guest joined the show from over 10,000 miles away (yes, we measured). ISACA’s Jo Stewart-Rattray shared her IT journey and talked about her experience working with the UN on behalf of ISACA and SheLeadsTech. Back in the Northern Hemisphere, Peter, Justin, and Don talked about the week’s news including the fallout from CenturyLink’s massive outage and a string of ransomware attacks plaguing Texas towns.
Aug 27, 2019
The Technado, Episode 113: Tribute’s Sarah Haggard
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Sarah Haggard joins the Technado team this week to talk about her new mentorship app, Tribute. After debating which dating app it most resembles, they get into why mentorship is important. In the news, the crew covered all the big stories coming out of Black Hat and DefCon, including a cautionary tale about using ‘NULL’ as a vanity license plate.
Aug 19, 2019
The Technado, Episode 111: ITProTV’s Daniel Lowrie
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Daniel Lowrie stopped by the studio ahead of his presentations at CompTIA’s ChannelCon conference to give Justin and Peter a sneak peek at his sessions. He also hung out as they looked back at the week’s news, including the Capital One data breach and John McAfee’s recent escapades as a fugitive from the law.
Aug 05, 2019
The Technado, Episode 110: Deb Armstrong & Clem Craven
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Deb Armstrong & Clem Craven flew all the way from the UK to join the Technado crew. Well, not exactly. But the pair from BT (British Telecom) did come on the show to talk about their unique approach to security training. Then, Peter, Justin, and Don recap the week’s news, including some hefty fines for a couple of companies that mishandled data.
Jul 29, 2019
The Technado, Episode 109: TitanHQ’s Rocco Donnino
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On this week’s Technado, our hosts chat with Rocco Donnino from TitanHQ about how they help MSPs secure customer data. In the news, they talk zip bombs, an update to the Zoom issue on Mac, and a new laptop that will never need a dongle. Finally, they have some fun with FaceApp while giving all their facial data to the Russians.
Jul 22, 2019
The Technado, Episode 108: Linux Trainer Ross Brunson
It was another busy week in tech, but rest assured, the Technado crew had it covered. They tackled an OpenPGP attack, bricked Raspberry Pi 4's, Canonical’s GitHub hack, and the sale of an Instagram star’s used bath water. Then, Linux Training Architect Ross Brunson joined the team in studio to geek out on all things Linux.
Jul 15, 2019
The Technado, Episode 108: Linux Trainer Ross Brunson
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It was another busy week in tech, but rest assured, the Technado crew had it covered. They tackled an OpenPGP attack, bricked Raspberry Pi 4's, Canonical’s GitHub hack, and the sale of an Instagram star’s used bath water. Then, Linux Training Architect Ross Brunson joined the team in studio to geek out on all things Linux.
Jul 15, 2019
The Technado, Episode 107: The Week in Review
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With the shortened work week due to the holiday in the US, Peter, Justin, and Don still found time to get together and discuss the week’s big news stories. Don was excited to hear news on Microsoft’s potential Linux distro, while everyone on the panel was happy to see people actually being held accountable for major data breaches. Finally, they look back at the Windows logos of the past for a Stranger Things promotion.
Jul 09, 2019
The Technado, Episode 106: Denim Group’s John Dickson
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With Peter out on vacation, Don and Justin were able to cut loose a little. They covered a big Verizon BGP route leak and a laptop that claims to be un-hackable. Then, John Dickson of Denim Group called in to discuss building resilient software that will withstand attacks. (edited)
Jul 01, 2019
The Technado, Episode 105: CompTIA’s Dr. James Stanger
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The Technado team was joined by CompTIA’s Chief Technology Evangelist, James Stanger, this week. Peter, Don, and special guest Wes Bryan talked with him about CompTIA’s roadmap, future predictions, and their upcoming ChannelCon event. Then Justin rejoined to talk about the week’s news, including some Windows 10 stories and an update on the Target outage.
Jun 25, 2019
The Technado, Episode 103: Active Countermeasures’ COO
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Apple’s monitor stand stole the headlines from WWDC, but in this episode of Technado, Peter, Justin, and Don look at the conference’s less flashy announcements. Then, they talk with the COO of Active Countermeasures, Chris Brenton, about the state of threat hunting.
Jun 10, 2019
The Technado, Episode 102: CIT’s Marco Rubin
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Will 5G endanger our lives? What would Mona Lisa look like in person? Are my Snapchat messages really vanishing? Peter, Justin, and Don tackle all these hard-hitting questions this week and also interview Marco Rubin from the Center for Innovative Technology in Virginia.
Jun 03, 2019
The Technado, Episode 101: MasterPeace Solutions’ Drew Cohen
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In this week’s episode, MasterPeace Solutions’ Drew Cohen introduced the crew to an innovative dev environment where employees are encouraged to start side gigs. Peter, Justin, and Don also looked at the week’s news, making sure to get angry with Apple, Microsoft, and Google.
May 28, 2019
The Technado, Episode 100: Security Compass & Mosyle
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It’s time to celebrate! On this week’s Technado, the boys pop some champagne to mark the 100th episode. But it wasn’t all fun and games. In addition to recapping the week’s news, they talked with Altaz Valani of Security Compass and Alcyr Araujo from Mosyle.
May 20, 2019
The Technado, Episode 99: SnapLogic & D3 Security
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James Markarian with SnapLogic joins Justin, Peter, and Don to talk about his vision for a data privacy bill of rights. Also, D3 Security’s Stan Engelbrecht calls in from Canada to discuss what they’ve been up to since we last spoke at RSA in 2018. Finally, we look at the news of the week, including plenty of Microsoft stories.
May 10, 2019
The Technado, Episode 98: Pradeo, AFCEA, & Bandura Cyber
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It was a busy week for interviews at Technado. First, Pradeo’s CTO Vivien Raoul warned the team about an Android app that was collecting more data than it should. Next, The EVP of the Fort Knox Gold Vault Chapter of AFCEA Kathryn Thompson joined to talk about AFCEA’s efforts for diversity and inclusion. Finally, Bandura Cyber’s CSO Todd Weller explained the importance of threat intelligence-driven network security.
May 06, 2019
The Technado, Episode 97: Google's Flutter & ThreatQuotient
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This weeks’ Technado featured two great interviews. First, Justin and Peter talk to Matt Carroll from Google’s Flutter team about the innovate app-development platform. Then, Don joins to interview an old friend, ThreatQuotient’s Jonathan Couch to hear what they’ve been up to since we last spoke at BSides Las Vegas. And, as always, the three look at the top tech news from the week.
Apr 29, 2019
The Technado, Episode 96: Enveil’s Dr. Ellison Anne Williams
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Justin joined Peter and Don as a permanent part of Technado, and not a moment too soon. His math degree helped the team understand Dr. Ellison Anne William’s from Enveil as she broke down their homomorphic encryption capabilities. They also covered the rough week from Microsoft and how video games could save Notre Dame Cathedral.
Apr 22, 2019
The Technado, Episode 95: Cypient Black’s Nathan Lesser
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Nate Lesser from Cypient Black joins Don and Peter to talk about the unique challenge of securing company executives. Then Wes joins to shed some light on some big hardware announcements out of Intel, as well as several Microsoft stories. (edited)
Apr 15, 2019
The Technado, Episode 94: Brian - SyncDog & Aviv - Votiro
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It’s a doubleheader this week on the Technado, as Peter and Mike chat with Brian Egenrieder from SyncDog while Don and Adam interview Aviv Grafi from Votiro. Peter, Mike, and Cherokee also looked at the news of the week including all the products Google killed off and a scary GPS flaw.
Apr 08, 2019
The Technado, Episode 93: Refirm Labs’ Terry Dunlap
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In this episode, Peter and Don reconnect with Terry from Refirm Labs to talk about how they detect security flaws in firmware for connected devices. Mike Rodrick also joins in to look at the week’s news including a Huawei compromise, and Intel chip shortage, and the new CRAP cert from ITProTV.
Apr 01, 2019
The Technado, Episode 92: CyberInt’s Daniela Perlmutter
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Don was joined by Cherokee and Technado newbie Adam Gordon this week. The three spoke with CyberInt’s Daniela Perlmutter about their global managed detection and response services. They also covered the news, including plain-text passwords, Linux development, and the MySpace meltdown.
Mar 25, 2019
The Technado, Episode 91: Cofense's Tonia Dudley
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In this episode, Peter, Don, and Ronnie discuss the recent Citrix data breach and some of the hot stories that came out of RSA 2019. They'll also talk to Tonia Dudley from Cofense about the ways they're battling phishing scams.
Mar 18, 2019
The Technado, Episode 90: Stardog’s Michael Sachse
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With Peter out at RSA, Don turns to Daniel Lowrie and Justin Dennison to look at the week’s news about Microsoft and Cryptocurrency. They’ll also talk with Michael Sachse from Stardog about their knowledge graph platform and how it helps with data analysis.
Mar 11, 2019
The Technado, Episode 89: CyberGRX’s Fred Kneip
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This week, Don and Peter talk with Fred Kneip from CyberGRX about easing the headache of risk assessment. Justin also joins to talk about the week’s news, including fingerprint scanners, the new HoloLens, and the Momo challenge hoax on YouTube.
Mar 04, 2019
The Technado, Episode 88: Gula Tech Adventures’ Ron Gula
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Ron Gula is an old friend of Don and Peter’s, having interviewed him back in 2016 at RSA when he was with Tenable Network Security. In this episode, we hear all about his successful IPO, as well as his new investment firm, Gula Tech Adventures. Daniel Lowrie also joins to help recaps the week’s top tech stories.
Feb 25, 2019
The Technado, Episode 87: LatentView's Krishnan Venkata
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It’s time for more fun with big data! In this episode, Peter and Don talk with Krishnan Venkata from LatentView Analytics about some interesting examples of big data implementations. Then, Ronnie joins to talk tech news including a TLS 1.3 attack, trouble for containers, and your Bandersnatch data on Netflix.
Feb 15, 2019
The Technado, Episode 86: Microsoft MVP Christiaan Brinkhoff
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Microsoft MVP and FSLogix Cloud Architect Christiaan Brinkhoff joined Peter and Cherokee all the way from the Netherlands to talk Azure and his upcoming book project. In the news, the team covered a costly DNS outage, iOS 12.1.4, and the bizarre case of a missing cryptocurrency password.
Feb 11, 2019
The Technado, Episode 85: CyberArk’s Joe Garcia
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Joe Garcia from CyberArk was kind enough to come all the way up from Tampa to join Peter and Don in the studio to talk about Conjur and all the other cool things happening at CyberArk. The three also discussed the week’s news, including who is listening in on your private conversations this week, a chromium ultimatum, and a beefy new Intel processor.
Feb 01, 2019
The Technado, Episode 84: Clairvoyant’s Shekhar Vemuri
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In this episode, Peter and Don talk to Clairvoyant's Chief Technology Officer Shekhar Vemuri about their AI-powered data security tools. Then Ronnie Wong joins to help recap the week's top news stories, including a big change coming to Chromium.
Jan 25, 2019
The Technado, Episode 82: Packet's Bruce Wang
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Bruce Wang from Packet joined the group this week to talk about the bare-metal cloud services they offer, including some details about upcoming features. Don, Peter, and Justin also recapped the bleak week that was for the cybersecurity world before struggling to keep a straight face talking about Slack’s new logo.
Jan 18, 2019
The Technado, Episode 82: ITProTV's Vonne Smith
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ITProTV’s Microsoft Office guru Vonne Smith joins the team this week to talk about Office 2019 and 365. The three also look at the biggest news from CES, including a suicidal robot that didn’t look both ways when crossing the street.
Jan 11, 2019
The Technado, Episode 81: ITProTV’s Jo Peacock
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In this episode, ITProTV’s Jo Peacock joins the group to talk about how to become a trainer. The trio also looks at the news from the week including a major internet outage and hacked billboards. And finally, they somehow tackle the age of question of whether helicopters can fly in the rain.
Jan 04, 2019
The Technado, Episode 80: Security Weekly's Jeffrey Man
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With 30 years in IT, Jeff Man has some good stories to tell. In this episode, Peter and Don talk to the Security Weekly host about all things tech, as well as Jeff’s day job in IT.
Dec 27, 2018
The Technado, Episode 79: 2019 Week 51 in Review
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As 2019 comes to a close, Peter and Justin look back at the top stories for the week and make some predictions for 2019. In this “all-ginger” episode, the two discuss why it was a bad week to be either a tech giant or a package thief.
Dec 21, 2018
The Technado, Episode 78: ReadyTalk’s Adam Shamblin
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Adam Shamblin from ReadyTalk joins us today, along with ITProTV’s Daniel Lowrie, to talk about the product, Electron, and unified communications. The team also talks about some news in the container space and the fight against package thieves.
Dec 17, 2018
The Technado, Episode 77: Microsoft MVP Thomas Maurer
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If you’re plugged into the Microsoft community, you’ve heard of Thomas Maurer. In this episode, Thomas will give Don and Cherokee his take on all things Azure. This week also sees a return of the latest tech news from the week.
Dec 10, 2018
The Technado, Episode 112: IT Career Questions’ Zach Hill
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Don is out in Las Vegas at CompTIA’s ChannelCon event, so he grabbed Zach Hill from IT Career Questions to chat about what he’s been up to and what he’s seen at the conference. Don also roped in Daniel Lowrie to look at the week’s major stories, including the AT&T bribery scandal and North Korea’s state-sponsored hacking windfall.
Dec 10, 2018
The Technado, Episode 76: Tameika Reed of Women in Linux
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This is a packed episode. Not only do Don and Justin dissect the news coming out of the AWS re:invent conference, but Don also talks with the founder of Women in Linux, Tameika Reed.
Dec 03, 2018
The Technado, Episode 75: Microsoft’s Taylor Brown
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Containers might be a new buzzword for many, but Microsoft has been in that game for years. In this episode, Peter and Don talk to Taylor Brown from Microsoft about his history with the Hyper-V team and his predictions for the future of containers.
Nov 19, 2018
The Technado, Episode 74: Okta’s Matias Brutti
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Dealing with your own data’s security is stressful enough, so how does Okta deal with handling sensitive data for so many customers? In this episode, Peter and Mike talk to Matias from the identity management company to learn how they handle all that information.
Nov 12, 2018
The Technado, Episode 73: Microsoft’s Bob Familiar
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In this episode of Technado, Peter and Don learn all about the Microsoft Technology Centers around the world. They’re joined by the director of the Boston center, Bob Familiar, who shares his technology journey and what makes the technology centers so unique.
Nov 05, 2018
The Technado, Episode 72: Gravwell’s Corey Thuen
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Who knew big data could be so much fun? After talking with Corey and his team at last year’s Wild West Hackin Fest, we decided to check back in and see what they’ve been up to. Corey gives Peter and Don an update on all the growth, as well as some insight into Russian trolls on Reddit.
Oct 29, 2018
The Technado, Episode 71: Interview with Joseph Holbrook
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Joseph Holbrook has done it all in tech, and is currently an author, speaker, and evangelist for blockchain. On this Technado, Peter and Don talk about the uses for the technology, as well as one of Joe’s other passions - the Google cloud.
Oct 22, 2018
The Technado, Episode 70: CompTIA’s Rob Winchester
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A contingent from CompTIA was in town, and we couldn’t let them get away without getting them on the podcast. So Peter and Wes, ITProTV’s resident CompTIA guru, grabbed Sr. Manager Rob Winchester to get his insights into the latest certs and a peek into how things work behind the scenes at the IT industry’s top trade association.
Oct 12, 2018
The Technado, Episode 69: Week 40 in Review
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The team is back from Microsoft Ignite and have plenty of stories to tell. Don sits down with Cherokee and Mike to recap the week including the big announcements, tops sessions, and their thoughts on the conference overall.
Oct 08, 2018
The Technado, Episode 68: Week 39 in Review
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With Microsoft Ignite taking place in Orlando, there are a bunch of stories ranging across the Microsoft spectrum to discuss. In addition, Peter and Don discuss some Yubico announcements and a few news stories about some popular web browsers.
Sep 28, 2018
The Technado, Episode 67: Week 38 in Review
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Don and Peter go beyond the news in this week’s Technado. After talking about some follow-ups to stories from last week, they look at several IT horror stories straight from the ITProTV members. Which is your favorite?
Sep 21, 2018
The Technado, Episode 66: Week 37 in Review
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The EU was making some headlines this week. In this episode, Peter and Don look at the goings on across the pond, as well as the big news from Apple with their largest iPhone yet. Finally, they reviews some emergency preparedness tips for protecting your data during hurricane season.
Sep 14, 2018
The Technado, Episode 65: Week 36 in Review
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It was a busy week for Microsoft in the news. Don and Peter also take a look at some new exploits to keep an eye on. And finally, the pair talk about some stories out of New Zealand.
Sep 10, 2018
The Technado, Episode 63: Week 34 in Review
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It wasn't a great week for Huawei. In this episode, Peter and Don look at what went wrong for the Chinese phone manufacturer, as well as the strategies used in the fight against election hacking. Finally, they cover how maintaining your computer's health can impact your employee's health.
Aug 24, 2018
The Technado, Episode 62: Week 33 in Review
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In this week’s episode, Peter and Don bring in Evan Leibovitch from the Linux Professional Institute to talk about their 20th anniversary as well as the new certs they’re adding. Then, they touch on the top news stories of the week.
Aug 20, 2018
The Technado, Episode 61: Week 32 in Review
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Peter and Daniel are fresh off a trip to BSides in Las Vegas, and in this case, what happened in Vegas is public knowledge. The two discuss their favorite parts of the trip, and share the top 3 interviews from the con.
Aug 14, 2018
The Technado, Episode 60: Week 31 in Review
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Rob Carson of SemperSec was in the studio this week to talk with Don about life on the front lines of security consulting. Then Don and Peter review the news of the week, with a Microsoft-heavy slant.
Aug 06, 2018
The Technado, Episode 59: Week 30 in Review
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There are big changes coming to the ITIL curriculum. In this episode of Technado, Don will talk with ITIL expert Jo Peacock before joining Peter to talk through the week’s IT news.
Jul 30, 2018
The Technado, Episode 58: Week 29 in Review
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It was a week of celebrations, and Peter and Daniel marked Amazon's Prime Day, Slackware's birthday, and emoji day. They also cover a myriad of Microsoft stories out of Redmond.
Jul 20, 2018
The Technado, Episode 57: Week 28 in Review
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The summer is in full swing, and on this week’s Technado, Don Pezet and Peter VanRysdam talk about the changes to Apple’s Mac books, some surprisingly exciting news for Notepad in Windows, and how not to sneak a snake on a plane.
Jul 13, 2018
The Technado, Episode 64: Week 35 in Review
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It was a cloudy day in Florida, but also a cloud-heavy week in the news. Don and Peter also discussed some good news - more hackers are going to jail. And finally, there was a big announcement from our friends at Comptia.
Jul 13, 2018
The Technado, Episode 56: Week 27 in Review
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Order is restored, as Peter and Don reunite to talk about the news of the week. There were plenty of Apple stories, including some new hardware rumors, as well as Microsoft stories, like the problems with the latest build of Windows 10. Finally, the two talk about why you should leave your phone at home when you head to the floor of parliament.
Jul 06, 2018
The Technado, Episode 55: Week 26 in Review
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In this week’s episode, Don and Daniel talk with Titan HQ’s Dryden Geary about Datto Con and GDPR fallout. The pair also cover the week’s top tech stories, including Fedora 29 and some fancy new SD cards.
Jul 02, 2018
The Technado, Episode 54: Week 25 in Review
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Reunited, and it feels so good! Don and Peter are back in the studio to talk about Android messages, cryptocurrency hacking, and two of the worst padlocks ever made.
Jun 22, 2018
The Technado, Episode 53: Week 24 in Review
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With Don still on the lamb, Peter teams up with Technado veteran Daniel to look back at the week's news. Microsoft dominated the headlines, with stories ranging from Office redesigns to patch Tuesday updates.
Jun 15, 2018
The Technado, Episode 52: Week 23 in Review
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Did your Apple WWDC expectations come true? In this episode, Peter and special guest Wes look at all the new features from Mac’s Mojave announcement. They also discuss the rest of the week’s news, including Microsoft’s purchase of GitHub.
Jun 08, 2018
The Technado, Episode 51: Week 22 in Review
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Peter and Don are coming off the high from the semi-centennial episode, but have plenty of great stories to pick themselves up. In this episode, the pair looks at the launch of Parrot 4.0 and RedHat conference sessions while also making predictions for Apple’s upcoming WWDC.
Jun 01, 2018
The Technado, Episode 50: Week 21 in Review
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It’s the semi-centennial episode of the Technado! To celebrate, Don and Peter take you on a tour of the studio. But don’t worry...they still cover the week’s top stories like the malware attack affecting wireless routers.
May 29, 2018
The Technado, Episode 49: Week 20 in Review
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It was a quiet week in the tech news world, but that means Don and Wes can dig a little deeper. The duo talk Intel, Windows 10, and the efail exploit and what it means for the future of email privacy.
May 22, 2018
The Technado, Episode 47: Week 18 in Review
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In this week's episode, Peter and Don discuss the new release from Ubuntu, several security stories, and a happy ending for one of the show's previous interview guests.
May 07, 2018
The Technado, Episode 46: Week 17 in Review
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Reunited and it feels so good! Peter and Don are back in studio to go over all the news out of RSA and the tech world in general from the last few weeks. Amazon workers, get your bottles ready!
Apr 27, 2018
The Technado, Episode 45: Week 16 in Review
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Peter and Daniel went out west to the land of Danny Tanner for the RSA security conference. In this episode of the Technado, they look back at their favorite sessions and share their favorite interviews from the event.
Apr 20, 2018
The Technado, Episode 44: Week 15 in Review
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What’s the deal with Intel’s new Coffee Lake i9 chips? In this episode, Peter and Don welcome in Wes Bryan to break down the pros and cons of the new chip announcement. The crew also covers the week’s news stories.
Apr 13, 2018
The Technado, Episode 43: Week 14 in Review
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Don’t worry - it’s still the podcast you know and love. But the ITProTV Podcast has a new name. Welcome to the Technado, where Peter and Don explore the whirlwind of tech stories from the week. This week features a new Linux kernal, brand new Intel chips, and the great migration to Google Plus.
Apr 06, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 41: Infosec Review
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We’ve got even more great content from Infosec World 2018. In this episode, Peter and Daniel talk about some of their favorite interviews from the conference and share them with you. And somehow, the travel got everyone confused, because we accidentally called this week 12 again. But fear not - this is all new content.
Apr 02, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 41: Week 12 in Review
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The team is on the road this week in beautiful Orlando, Florida for the InfoSec 2018 conference. In this special episode, Peter and Don discuss their favorite interviews from the event, including Jordan Detection and HackerOne.
Mar 23, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 40: Week 11 in Review
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With Peter out of town, Don wrangled ITProTV Edutainer Daniel Lowrie to come and discuss the week’s news. And what a week it was! The duo covers everything from the AMD meltdown to prison tattoos.
Mar 19, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 38: Week 9 in Review
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With the Mobile World Congress wrapping up in Europe, Don and Peter had plenty of gadgets to discuss, both good and bad. They also are joined by Patrick from VendorHawk who tells them how to maximize their Saas investment.
Mar 02, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 37: Week 8 in Review
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We revisit with some old friends this week, as Peter and Don talk with Assaf Eyal of Verint. After meeting at RSA 2017, Assaf tells us more about how Verint uses AI to improve threat detection and help smaller teams stay safe. After that, we delve into the news of the week, including one misguided company's attempt to hack their hacker.
Feb 23, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 36: Week 7 in Review
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What does Plum, a wine serving and preserving appliance, have to do with tech? In this episode, Peter and Don interview their founder to hear how he went from building a security startup to chasing a life-long passion and creating an IoT device that won't be part of the next hack on your network.
Feb 14, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 35: Week 6 in Review
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In week 6 of 2018, we’ve got a host of operating system stories to cover from Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, and Mac. After that, Don and Peter talk fake news.
Feb 12, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 33: Week 4 in Review
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Spectre patches are the story that just won't go away. After Don and Peter discuss which patches to stop installing, they cover some interesting cloud scenarios before wrapping up with a Jeopardy story for the ages.
Jan 29, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 32: Week 3 in Review
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Things have calmed down from the holidays and CES, allowing Peter and Don to get deeper into some cloud news, Apple ‘text bombs,’ and finding a new home for Amazon’s North American headquarters. Doesn’t that sound fun?
Jan 22, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 31: Week 2 in Review
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The fallout from meltdown and spectre has continued. But luckily, we have some fun news from CES to talk about as well. Who doesn’t love a good 65" computer monitor?
Jan 12, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 30: Week 1 in Review
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It’s a brand new year, but we’re starting off with some old problems. Well, at least a problem that could affect chips going back over the last 20 years. In this episode, Don and Peter breakdown Meltdown and Spectre, along with the other top stories of the week in tech.
Jan 05, 2018
ITProTV Podcast 29: IT Year in Review - 2017
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It was an exciting year in the world of IT. In this episode, Peter and Don look back at the best and worst stories, from tech advancements to malicious hacks, while also looking ahead with predictions for 2018.
Dec 29, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 28: What's Up with Bitcoin?
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It's the cryptocurrency everyone is talking about, but what is Bitcoin and how does it work? In this episode, Don and Peter welcome expert Duncan Kabinu to learn all about the technology behind Bitcoin and blockchain, while also offering predictions for the coming year.
Dec 26, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 27: Week 51 in Review
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As 2017 comes to a close, Don and Peter look at the news from week 51 of the year. Amazon AWS made some announcements and Google tried an end run around Microsoft's policies. All in all, a fun week!
Dec 22, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 26: Kali Linus as a Daily Driver?
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Kali Linux is a great distro for penetration testing, but some people think it makes a great daily driver. In this episode, Peter and Don talk with Daniel, who has done just that, to get his opinion.
Dec 19, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 25: Week 50 in Review
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In this episode, Peter and Don take a look at all the news from week 50 of 2017. With KubeCon taking place in Austin, there is more Kubernetes news that anyone working in the cloud will be happy to hear. And there are updates on the High Sierra exploit and Intel Management Engine. Enjoy!
Dec 15, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 23: Week 49 in Review
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People are still under attack from the hackers of the world, but AWS was there to bring us some good news this week. Don and Peter also talk about Apple's design process. And I'm not going to sugar-coat it: Don hates facial recognition.
Dec 08, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 22: Week 48 in Review
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So much to look back at this week. It all started with sales a-plenty on cyber Monday and ended with a slew of announcements from the Amazon AWS conference. In the middle, there was the small issue of a High Sierra root vulnerability, so hide your MacBook and buckle in!
Nov 30, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 21: Recapping BSides Delaware Part 2
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Wrapping up our coverage from the BSides Delaware Security conference, Don and Peter take a look at interviews from some of the conference speakers. They also share a great story about FEMA volunteers during Hurricane Irma.
Nov 28, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 20: Recapping BSides Delaware Part 1
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Don and the team took a trip to Delaware for the BSides Security conference. In this episode, Don shares his interviews with the people who helped put on the event and gets their insights into the world of cybersecurity.
Nov 21, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 19: Wrapping Up the Wild West Hackin' Fest
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There was so much good content from the Wild West Hackin' Fest, and in this episode, Don and Peter look at the interviews that didn't fit neatly into a category. Consider it a potpourri of cybersecurity content.
Nov 16, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 18: Coolest Tech at Wild West Hackin' Fest
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We've got even more from the Wild West Hackin' Fest. In this episode, Don and Peter take a look at some of the cool emerging tech and techniques shown off at the event, from big data analysis to threat detection and data exfiltration.
Nov 14, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 24: Interview with xByte Technologies
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Many people are fine buying a server from Dell as is, but what about when you need something a little beefier? In this episode of the ITProTV Podcast, Don and Peter talk with Ryan from xByte about their unique approach to the custom hardware marketplace.
Nov 11, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 17: Hands-On Labs at Wild West Hackin' Fest
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Hearing about the latest penetration testing techniques is one thing, but getting to try them out is an entirely different experience. In this episode, Don Pezet tells Peter VanRysdam all about the hands-on labs at the Wild West Hackin' Fest and shares interviews from the events.
Nov 07, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 16: Recapping the Wild West Hackin' Fest
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Don and the team packed up and headed out west to the first Wild West Hackin' Fest in Deadwood, South Dakota. Despite some travel delays, he was able to bring back a full report. In this episode, he and Peter take a look at a day one recap as well as some of the interviews Don gathered with the speakers.
Nov 03, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 15: Dealing with a DDOS Attack
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If you have a website, it's really not a matter of if, but when it will be attacked. For the ITProTV website, when was this past weekend. In this podcast, Peter VanRysdam and Don Pezet take you through the timeline of a massive DDOS attack and discuss lessons learned for when, not if, it happens again.
Oct 25, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 14: Where Does My Mobile Data Go?
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When you download a mobile app, you understand you'll be sharing some data with them. But do you know who they're sharing your data with? In this episode, Peter VanRysdam and Don Pezet talk with Pradeo's CTO Vivien Raoul about where your data is going and what to do about it.
Oct 24, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 13: KRACK is Whack, ROCA is Worse
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If you spent this week destroying your wifi routers and dusting off your ethernet cables, you're not alone. With the KRACK vulnerability scaring pants off the Internet, we decided to put together our own crack team of Peter VanRysdam, Don Pezet, and Wes Bryan to put us at ease and help us through this difficult time. And also to focus on the real threat, ROCA.
Oct 19, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 12: Avoiding the Tech Governance Gap
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What organizations say isn't always what they do. When it comes to cybersecurity, that can be catastrophic. In this podcast, Don Pezet talks with IT Pro and ISACA board member Rob Clyde about how organizations can bridge that gap and avoid potential pitfalls.
Oct 17, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 11: They're Taking Our IT Jobs
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There has been much talk in the news recently about jobs reports, unemployment, and other riveting statistics. One thing we know for sure is tech jobs are on the rise. In this episode, Peter VanRysdam and Don Pezet break down some of those numbers and look at the specific positions and skillsets IT employers are looking for.
Oct 12, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 10: Preventing a Beachhead
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Give hackers and inch and they'll take, well, all your data. That's why it's so important to prevent beachheads, the term for a small stronghold hackers use to mount their attacks on your network. In this podcast, Don Pezet talks with Skyport Systems CEO Art Gilliland about how you can stop hackers before they get in.
Oct 05, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 9: Patch Testing & Modeling
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Recent breaches have brought the importance of patch testing and modeling to the forefront. In this episode, Don Pezet brings in Pensa CEO Tom Joyce to talk about some of the tools available to help you avoid embarrassing mistakes.
Oct 03, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 8: Win10 Inline Ads (Audio)
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To follow suit with Apple, Microsoft has shifted to giving the O/S away recently. But there had to be a catch, right? In this episode, Don Pezet and Wes Bryan talk about some of the inline ads that are embedded in Windows and how to remove them.
Sep 21, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 7: Equifax Breach (Audio)
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It's been a busy week in the world of IT, but the most notable story is the massive data breach at Equifax. Early reports are blaming a security hole in Apache Struts, so Don Pezet and Daniel Lowrie help us understand just what that means.
Sep 19, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 6: Choosing a Linux Distro (Audio)
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RedHat, Manjaro, Slackware, Ubuntu - there are so many Linux distributions available, so how do you choose? In this episode, Don Pezet and Daniel Lowrie talk about all the options and wax poetic about their first distros. They say you never forget.
Sep 18, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 5: Whitewood Security (Audio)
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Up until now, random numbers have actually been anything but. And if you need entropy in your workflow, that's not ideal. Don Pezet talks to Richard Moulds of Whitewood Security about how they've changed the encryption game.
Sep 14, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 4: What's ITIL (& Why Should You Care) Audio
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If you're in IT, chances are you've heard a thing or two about ITIL. But what is it? Jo Peacock tells Don Pezet how it's something that could drastically change the way your company works for the better. And she should know...she wrote the book on it!
Sep 12, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 3: Last Minute Disaster Planning (Audio)
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It's hurricane season, and so far it's been an active one. But regardless of your location, there are natural disasters to contend with. In this episode, Don Pezet and Daniel Lowrie help you understand how to prepare for the worst for your IT infrastructure.
Sep 07, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 2: Cloud Redundancy (Audio)
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Put your stuff in the cloud, they said. That way, it's always available, they said. Well, what about when cloud services like AWS have outages? In this episode, Don Pezet and Justin Dennison talk all about the importance of cloud redundancy.
Sep 05, 2017
ITProTV Podcast 1: Getting Certified in IT (Audio)
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In this premiere episode of the ITProTV podcast, Don Pezet and Wes Bryan talk about what they know best: getting certified in IT. With roughly a million certifications between them, they know a thing or two about what certifications to focus on and how to prepare for them.
Aug 31, 2017