Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #19

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Dr. Ryan Ko, Chair and Director of Cybersecurity for the University of Queensland

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

Do your cybersecurity skills meet foundational requirements for security analysts of tomorrow?

You won’t want to miss this informative episode with Dr. Ryan Ko, Chair and Director of Cybersecurity for the University of Queensland. Ryan talks about how the university is building programs around the critical skills needed by cybersecurity analysts of the future.

Ryan is a founder of, and contributor to, the CCSP certification and has developed a variety of masters and post-graduate degree programs in Cybersecurity. He makes his case for why a broad inter-disciplinary approach will be critical for security teams in the years ahead.

Ryan also talks about how new breaches and threats such as supply chain attacks are becoming the norm and some approaches for hunting down these threats.

Finally, he shares what critical tools SOCs need in order to detect and mitigate these complex threats and how SOAR platforms can play a useful role – if implemented correctly.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #18

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Tim Dudman, Senior Principal Consultant, Riskaware

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

Interested in hearing what some of the UK’s leading government cyber defense experts are doing to address their biggest concerns and challenges?

Then don’t miss this insightful episode with Tim Dudman, Senior Principal Consultant for Riskaware, where he shares his experiences in collaborating with academia, industry, and UK Defense funding to generate leading-edge cybersecurity capabilities.

Tim talks about some of the gaps he sees across the industry and how AI and SOAR platforms are fitting in and complementing many security architectures.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #17

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Jen Miller-Osborn, Deputy Director of Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

Want to hear about the latest attack trends, what to expect in the future and how best to prepare your defenses?

Then don’t miss this episode of our Packet Forensic Files series as Michael catches up with Jen Miller-Osborn from Unit 42 – the threat intelligence group at Palo Alto Networks.

Jen talks about some of the threat trends the team at Unit 42 has been seeing lately – including how ransomware attacks are becoming more sophisticated and targeted, how DDOS attacks are making a comeback, and what the recent Solarwinds “Sunburst” attacks have demonstrated.

She also provides some helpful tips for best practice cyber defense and talks about how the threat landscape might evolve over the next year or two.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #16

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Chris Bihary, Founder and CEO of Garland Technology

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, EndaceAre you struggling to see all the things happening on your network and ensure you are thoroughly monitoring and securing it?

You won’t want to miss our latest episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files series with special guest, Chris Bihary, CEO and Founder of Garland Technology.

Chris’s expertise as an innovator and network solution problem solver is unparalleled. In this episode, he shares his insights on the fundamentals for any robust network and security architecture. Chris talks about the complexity of security stacks and why the sheer number of both in-line and out-of-band vendor solutions is making it increasingly challenging to ensure network performance and security.

Hear how to give your teams more time and better data to effectively investigate and mitigate threats and issues. Finally, get Chris’s outlook on the digital world for the year ahead and things you can do to strengthen your network’s performance and security.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #15

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Brian Ford, Assistant Professor and former Cisco Engineer.

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

How is cyber security training and expertise affecting SecOps teams’ ability to effectively manage and secure their cyber infrastructures?

If you want to hear insights from someone with 30 years in the network security industry don’t miss our first episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files series for 2021 with special guest, Brian Ford, Assistant Professor at the State University of New York (Farmingdale) and former Cisco Security Expert.

Brian shares his insights into how focused threat hunting can make a huge difference, not only allowing analysts to hone their security skills, but also connecting an organization’s assets, architecture, policies and procedures to elevate its security posture.  Get some tips to sharpen your skills as a cybersecurity analyst and hear why “practice” is so important for being ready for the real thing.

Finally, Brian talks about why moving from reactive operations to more proactive threat hunting helps you to better stay ahead of threat actors.  Don’t miss some great tips on things you can do to become a smarter, more effective security expert.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #14

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Brett White, Cybersecurity Architect and Advisor.

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

Looking for insights into how to improve your cybersecurity posture? You won’t want to miss our last episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files for 2020. This episode features special guest Brett White, Cyber Security Advisor and Architect.

Brett has many years of experience at Juniper, Cisco and Palo Alto Networks architecting security solutions and advising clients on how to improve their security stacks and processes. He has also worked as both an in-house CISO and as a “CISO for hire”.

In this episode, Brett shares some recommended best practices for robust cybersecurity including the key foundational components of network-wide visibility and high-quality threat intelligence. He also highlights the importance of stepping back from focusing on technology alone and building a security strategy focused on your organization’s business goals, outcomes, and security imperatives.

Finally, Brett puts his predictions hat and suggests three future areas of cybersecurity to keep an eye on to improve your overall security strategy.

Packet Forensics Files will be back after the Christmas and New Year period with our next installment. In the meantime, we wish you a happy and safe Christmas and New Year. Take care.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #13

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Juliana Vida, Chief Technical Advisor for Splunk Public Sector.

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

How are Government agencies being pushed to transform in the new cybersecurity landscape?

If you want to hear insights from someone with extensive experience “on the inside” don’t miss the latest episode of Endace Packet Forensic Files with special guest Juliana Vida, Chief Technical Advisor for Splunk Public Sector.

Juliana had a long and highly distinguished career as a Navy Officer serving as a helicopter and ship pilot before ultimately becoming Deputy CIO for the US Navy. In this episode, she shares her insights into how some government agencies are changing their approaches to cybersecurity, what they are doing to stay ahead of threat actors, and some of the challenges they are facing.

Juliana discusses how security AI and machine learning tools are helping various groups and where they still need to evolve to help groups culturally embrace and effectively deploy these promising technologies.

Finally, she shares what cybersecurity basics are being implemented by the most secure and successful agencies, and where SOAR is helping to deliver the most impact for government organizations.

Don’t miss Juliana’s insights into the Government’s cybersecurity evolution!

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #12

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Paul Giorgi, CTO at DeFY Security.

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, EndaceSecurity Orchestration, Automation and Response, or SOAR is the hottest growth area in the cybersecurity industry and probably one of the most complex adoptions for most security teams to undertake.

You won’t want to miss our latest episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files Vidcast/Podcast series with special guest Paul Giorgi, CTO and Co-Founder of DeFY Security.

Paul has had many years of experience building and implementing security solutions with DeFY Security customers. In this episode he suggests some best practices tips on where to start when deploying a SOAR solution and how to make time for your SecOps teams with all the things they already have on their plates.

Paul shares his first-hand experience of where organizations tend to make the biggest mistakes when implementing a SOAR platform and how to best avoid those pitfalls.  Finally, he suggests some simple, high-impact areas to focus on with your SOAR deployment.  These are use-cases where SOAR can deliver immediate returns in efficiency and effectiveness for your security teams.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #11

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Kate Kuehn, Senior VP at vArmour.

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, EndaceWhat are some of the top things on the minds of CISOs in today’s COVID-affected, remote-working, rapidly digitally transforming world?

If you want to hear what’s dominating their thinking then don’t miss our latest episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files Vidcast/Podcast series with special guest Kate Kuehn, SVP at vArmour.

Kate is a seasoned security executive with years of experience as a CISO herself as well as working alongside many other CISOs. In this episode, Kate talks about what she sees are some of the biggest challenges that CISOs and their security teams face in response to digital transformation and rapid changes to their hybrid cloud and on-premise environments.

Kate shares her insights into what SecOps teams are doing to address those challenges and what things she thinks they are still missing. Finally, she reveals some must-haves for every CISO to consider as they select security tools and the gaps many organizations still have in their security stacks.

Don’t miss the chance to learn from Kate’s exceptional security insights.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #10

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Thomas Pore, VP of Technical Services for Plixer

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, EndaceConcerned about changes happening in the cybersecurity threat landscape?

Then you want to tune in for this latest episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files Vidcast/Podcast series with special guest Thomas Pore, VP of Technical Services for Plixer.

Thomas has years of experience in building security solutions and shares some of his thoughts on the current threat landscape – including there may be fewer changes than you think.

Thomas talks about the growing problems of insider threats, Covid-19 phishing scams and the importance of VPN monitoring to ensure you’re not missing breaches occurring outside your physical perimeter.

Finally, hear about how common protocols like RDP and DNS and how they are being leveraged to gain access and exfiltrate information from companies because of the lack of policing and monitoring of basic network services.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.