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

Monday, August 22, 2011

Another Week Of Recommended Podcasts Worth A Listen


Podcast-recommendations-01 Looking through my listened to podcast list for this past week, I'm going to recommend the following as potentially interesting:

 

August 22, 2011 in Apple, Enterprise, Networking, Open Source, Podcast, Podcasting, Security, Technology, Virtualization | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Friday, July 16, 2010

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #371 | 2010-07-16 | VMWare Fusion 3.1

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Today's podcast examines the latest version 3.1 of VMware Fusion for the Apple Mac OS X

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July 16, 2010 in Apple, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Macintosh, Podcast, Technology, Virtualization | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #369 | 2010-07-13 | OpenOffice.org News

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Today's podcast examines some recent news from OpenOffice.org that Petroleo Brasileiro SA is rolling out a big BrOffice.org deployment to over 90,000 systems; and that v3.21 of Open Office has been release with v3.3 expected this Fall 2010.  Two additional links mentioned in this podcast include: Open Document Format (ODF) and Oracle.

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.

July 13, 2010 in Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Open Source, Podcast, Productivity, Security, 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:

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

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Twitter Updates - Google, Amazon, Windows, Chrome, TweetDeck, iPad

The following is a summary of tweets posted to TechNewsRadio@Twitter over the last week:

  • This WEEK in GOOGLE42 bit.ly/9SYkfL Check out: Ribbit, Android Kindle app, Google Reader Play, Diaspora, Google Wave open to all
  • Per @LeviathanChrons the podcast novel "Leviathan Chronicles" has a big update on 5/26 http://bit.ly/8ZzfDq
  • Amazon has announced a Asia Pacific Region AWS datacenter in Singapore (EC2 S3 SimpleDB RDS SNS CloudWatch Cloudfront) http://bit.ly/9NMCNc
  • TechPodcast.com Roundtable is today - Sat. May 22nd at 1pm PT / 4pm ET - Stitcher Radio, Green Screen HowTo, 5 Top Windows Utilities
  • standardizing all my computers with Google Chrome as the default browser - it seems to be faster, more reliable, etc than Firefox
  • TweetDeck 0.3.4.1 seems like a nice upgrade: more meaningful icons, location, scheduled updates, translations, etc
  • OpenOffice.org is looking for proposals their 10th year conference in Budapest, Hungary from 08/31- 09/03/2010 http://bit.ly/b6d6cQ
  • Checking out Apple's "iPad : The Missing Manual—New from O'Reilly" - new book $25 - http://oreil.ly/90aNZO
  • Mark/Space has announced Android Calendar Sync Version 1.4 Beta bit.ly/aDLSrX
  • The new Apple OS X Snow Leopard Security Guide is now available online http://bit.ly/9Rm19H via PDF http://bit.ly/cSanMT
  • Slysoft.com has released AnyDVD6.6.4.2 with support for Avatar, more encryption updates & other fixes http://bit.ly/c0tub1
  • Willow Garage has a new open-source initiative for institutions and universities to build upon a robot platform bit.ly/9muTgs
  • OpenBook Specification for ePub (xhtml, css, etc) - some tools: Calibre & Adobe InDesign http://bit.ly/bGryk8
  • Just installed the new VMWARE 3.1 for Mac -- reports about Bootcamp VMs being faster seem true - more info: http://bit.ly/vmware31
  • PhatWare has announced WritePad for iPad - an advanced handwriting recognition software http://bit.ly/aSuNXT
  • Checking out Tweekdeck v0.34.2 (upgrade from v0.34.1) --- I wonder what is new?
  • Checking out PersonalBrain 5.5 (visual information management) for Mac, Windows, Linux http://bit.ly/bpWZ7Y [free 30 day demo]
  • AppleCentral.com is now the new "centralized" home for MacTech, Now Software, MacNews, MacsimumNews, MacMinute, etc
  • Manager Tools Effective Manager Conference at Denver Marriott City Center has been announced for June 7, 2010 http://bit.ly/akUuI3
  • SitePoint's newest book "Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works!" looks like a good HTML intro: http://bit.ly/cs7ZCk
  • How to Upgrade Your MacBook's Hard Drive bit.ly/benw4m -- Is a good reference!
  • Anyone interest in an Apple iPad meetup in San Diego, CA - Wednesday, June 9, 2010 http://bit.ly/985fSY

May 30, 2010 in Apple, Books, Collaboration, Conferences, Development, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Gadget, Linux, Macintosh, Media, Microsoft, Mobile, Networking, Open Source, Podcast, Reference, Security, Storage, Technology, Twitter, Weblogs, Windows | 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.

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

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #361 | 091201 | Server Laptop, GlassFish, Security Tools, & Conference Pointers

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Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines the following: a high-end server laptop called the "EUROCOM D900F Panther" from Eurocom; Sun's GlassFish Portfolio; and some recommended computer network security tools to check out.

The computer network security tools mentioned in this podcast included:
The podcast also contained pointers to the following conferences:
Additional links and references mentioned:

The craft beer recommendation for this show is Sierra Nevada's Torpedo Extra IPA.

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December 1, 2009 in Books, Collaboration, Conferences, Development, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Mobile, Networking, Open Source, Podcast, Security, Technology, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #358 | 091110 | Free PDF Editing, IBM's VMControl, Extreme Visualizations from HiperWall & Conference Pointers

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.

Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines: OpenOffice.org's free PDF editing extension; IBM's VMControl management tool for multi-vendor virtual machine deployments; and visualization news from media wall vendor HiperWall.

We reference the following upcoming conferences:
In addition, the following links were mentioned:

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November 10, 2009 in Conferences, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Networking, Open Source, Podcast, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, November 09, 2009

Twitter Updates - Microsoft, Outlook, Power, Mobile, Server, Mac, Security

Over the last week the following were posted to TechNewsRadio @ Twitter.com:

November 9, 2009 in Apple, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Gadget, Macintosh, Microsoft, Mobile, Networking, Recommendation, Technology, Tips, Twitter, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack