Monday, August 12, 2013

DEFCON 21 (and 20 oops!)

Defcon-21-badge+stuffDEFCON 21 was in Las Vegas, NV from August 02-04, 2013 and we were there.  Our real-time posts, references, and links are available over on @Technewsradio on Twitter.  

We have a detailed report (PDF) from the sessions attended if you are interested.  Just drop us an email to get the full report or a request via message on Twitter.  A podcast summary is planned but not promised at this time.

Things that we are "worried about" from an Enterprise computing perspective:

  • Social Engineering against users is like a hot knife cutting butter. Only defense seems to be training and awareness. Traditional information assurance (IA) protections: virus scanning, IDS, firewall, etc are not effective.
  • You can't secure what you don't manage.
  • Basic system administration tools and infrastructure services in the Microsoft Windows world can be used for evil: PowerShell, .NET, DNS, browsers, PKI, and SCOM.
  • USB is not your friend.
  • Mobile computing and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are really not your friend.
  • Cloud computing could be your friend but probably won't.
  • Developers writing code for an organization without a security focus is just asking for trouble.
  • If you think your stuff is secure just because you have it behind a lock and a key you are in denial.
  • In a year or less, penetration testing is going to include inexpensive mobile assault options via semi-autonomous very-small drones and robots.

P.S. x 1: We were also at DEFCON 20 and have that report available if you are interested. Just drop us an email or message on Twitter for a link.

P.S. x 2: There are also DEFCON 18 and DEFCON 19 reports.  They are surprisingly still relevant IMHO -- same bat channel.

August 12, 2013 in Business, Conferences, Current Affairs, Development, Enterprise, Networking, Security | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Saturday, August 13, 2011

This Week's Tech Podcasts Worth A Listen

Tech-podcasts-01 Here is a pointer to some recent technology related podcasts that might be of interest:

If you have a suggestion or a link to a good technology podcast to let others know about then drop us an email, message @technewsradio, or leave a comment below.

August 13, 2011 in Apple, Business, Current Affairs, FriendsInTech.com, Media, Mobile, Podcast, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Friday, July 09, 2010

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #367 | 2010-07-09 | Amazon's Improving Cloud of Computing

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Today's podcast is a couple of tech tidbits that examine recent news from Amazon S3 with regards to:

Feel free to follow along with Steve Holden at: TwitterFriendFeed, and/or Delicious.  For tech news only updates follow TechNewsRadio on Twitter.

This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.

July 9, 2010 in Business, Development, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Media, Networking, Podcast, Security, Storage, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #362 | 091215 | Parallel Development, RFID, Ubuntu & Conference Pointers

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.

Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines the following topics:

Links mentioned in this podcast includes:

We also play a promo for FriendInTech.com's Christmas Special that is expected to be release on Monday, December 21, 2009.

Feel free to follow along with Steve Holden at: Twitter, FriendFeed, and/or Delicious.  For tech news only updates follow TechNewsRadio on Twitter.

This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.

December 15, 2009 in Business, Conferences, Development, Enterprise, Gadget, Linux, Open Source, Podcast, Security, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #353 | 091006 | Cloud Computing Services, NEC Projector, iPod Case, Conference Pointers

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast mentions the following links:

We are giving away a Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer in the Black/Steel color pattern with a 15" laptop compartment to celebrate the start of our 5th year of podcasting.  Listen to the podcast for directions.

We also played a promo from the Geek Cred Podcast.

Sorry, no microbrew recommendation or podcast recommendation.  Hopefully next week.

Feel free to follow along with Steve Holden at: Twitter, FriendFeed, and/or Delicious.

This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

October 6, 2009 in Apple, Business, Conferences, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Gadget, Media, Mobile, Podcast, Recommendation, Tech Rag Tear Outs, Technology, Tips | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #351 | 090217 | IBM Mashups, Tech Sprawl, Word 2007 & Conference Pointers

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

Today's Tech Rag Tear Outs podcast covers four main topics: Software Developer Times' overview of IBM's Mashup Center, "Taming Technology Sprawl" via the Wall Street Journal, more info on the Word 2007 native format from PC World, and two conference pointers.

The microbrew beer recommendation is the Black Toad Dark Ale from Black Toad Brewing based out of Chicago, Illinois.

The technology podcast recommendation is Mobile Tech Roundup.

This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

February 17, 2009 in Business, Conferences, Development, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Microsoft, Podcast, Recommendation, Security, Tech Rag Tear Outs, Technology, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #349 | 090203 | Embedded Programming, Cloud Computing, and Conference Pointers

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast covers embedded programming news from Software Developer Times, cloud computing news from Information Week, and some potentially interesting conference pointers.  Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Our microbrew recommendation is the Kennebunkport IPA from KBC Brewing Company.

And our podcast recommendation for this show are recent FriendsInTech.com interviews:

This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

February 3, 2009 in Business, Conferences, Development, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Linux, Microsoft, Mobile, Networking, Open Source, Podcast, Recommendation, Storage, Tech Rag Tear Outs, Technology, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #348 | 090120 | Content Management, Network Security, Military Resources, SUN Servers, NAS & Conference Pointers

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

Today's TechNewsRadio.com's podcast covers seven topics: Enterprise Content Management (ECM); network security; military how-to guides; Sun's latest SunFire x4150 servers; personal-sized network attached storage (NAS) appliances ; and conference pointers.  After the technical content there is a Tom Bihn  product review update.

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

The microbrew beer recommendation for this podcast is the Fat Weasel Pale Ale by River Trent Brewing in Ukaih, CA.

The recommend podcast resource to checkout for this podcast is the "main feed" at IT Conversations.

January 20, 2009 in Business, Conferences, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Microsoft, Open Source, Podcast, Portal, Reference, Security, Tech Rag Tear Outs, Technology, Tips, Weblogs, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #347 | 090113 | Jobs, Aircell, VMWARE, Displays, Tom Bihn, & Conferences

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

Today's TechNewsRadio.com's podcast channel examines the following topics: ComputerWorld.com IT job & skill forecasts for 2009; Aircell Internet access for airplanes; a VMWARE open source play with Infrastructure Toolkit; top displays with Samsung 245T & Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP; a short review of Tom Bihn's Checkpoint Flyer Travel Bag & Briefcase; and then a run down of some potentially interesting conferences that are coming up soon.

Other links mentioned in this podcast include:

The microbrew recommendation for this show is the Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

January 13, 2009 in Apple, Business, Clothing, Conferences, Development, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Mobile, Networking, Open Source, Podcast, Recommendation, Tech Rag Tear Outs, Technology, Tips, Travel | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #342 | 080122 | EMC Flash Drives, IBM IOPES Email Search, Interview with PacketTrap & Conference Pointers

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

Today's Tech Rag Tear Outs podcast examines news from Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on EMC, and an article from eWeek on IBM's new OmniFind Personal Email Search application called IOPES.  Following the news is an interview with PacketTrap about their network monitoring tool PT360

After the interview there are several conference pointers:

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Our sponsor SCOTTEVEST has some new gear that you should check out:

January 22, 2008 in Business, Conferences, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Microsoft, Networking, Open Source, Podcast, Podcasting, Storage, Tech Rag Tear Outs, Technology, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack