Talos Takes

Talos’ spin on security news

Join Talos researchers and analysts as they address the top news and trends in cyber security. The rotating cast of hosts and guests will cover everything from breaking news, to attacker trends and emerging threats.

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  • Talos Takes : Episode 7
    2020-02-21

    Talos Takes Ep. #7: How attackers are capitalizing on coronavirus fears

    With the RSA conference just days away, notable vendors such as IBM and AT&T have withdrawn from the annual event over coronavirus concerns. The fast-spreading disease has captured headlines across the globe, and adversaries are trying to strike quickly. Continuing our look at attackers' use of current events to spread malware, Nick Biasini and Earl Carter sit down to discuss malware campaigns that are hoping to scare victims into opening malicious emails and documents on coronavirus.

    Hosted By:
    Nick Biasini@InfoSec_Nick
    Featuring:
    Earl Carter@kungchiu and Jon Munshaw
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    Run Time: 4:52

    Keywords
    • news
    • cyber news
    • malware
    • spam
    • coronavirus
    • maldocs
    • RSA

  • Talos Takes : Episode 6
    2020-02-14

    Talos Takes Ep. #6: Big Game Hunting

    With the Equifax attack back in the headlines, we take a closer look at Big Game Hunting this week on Talos Takes. Why do threat actors look at these massive targets, and what do they hope to get out of it? Is there anything smaller organizations can learn from these high-stakes campaigns?

    Hosted By:
    Nick Biasini@InfoSec_Nick
    Featuring:
    Earl Carter@kungchiu and Jon Munshaw
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    Run Time: 4:35

    Keywords
    • Big Game Hunting
    • APTs
    • big name
    • threat actors
    • state-sponsored actors
    • malware
    • cyber attacks

  • Talos Takes : Episode 5
    2020-02-07

    Talos Takes Ep. #5: The evolution of ransomware

    2019 was a huge year for ransomware. Cities across the U.S. had their government services attacked, and adversaries changed up their techniques in the hopes of making a larger profit and infecting more users. What other changes do we see coming to the ransomware space? Are adversaries' motivations changing at all? And will defense techniques change along with them?

    Hosted By:
    Nick Biasini@InfoSec_Nick
    Featuring:
    Earl Carter@kungchiu and Jon Munshaw
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    Run Time: 4:14

    Keywords
    • ransomware
    • ransom payments
    • extortion
    • RATs
    • trojans

  • Talos Takes : Episode 4
    2020-02-03

    Talos Takes Ep. #4: What's the best way to manage your passwords?

    Talos Takes is finally back with its own feed and a new episode. Nick Biasini and Earl Carter discuss the best password practices. Should you use a password manager? What are some best practices? And what does all of this have to do with Disney Plus?

    Hosted By:
    Nick Biasini@InfoSec_Nick
    Featuring:
    Earl Carter@kungchiu and Jon Munshaw
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    Run Time: 5:37

    Keywords
    • passwords
    • password managers
    • accounts
    • data breach

  • Talos Takes : Episode 3
    2020-02-03

    Talos Takes Ep. #3: The basics of malvertising

    We've all seen the supposed stories online that promise to give you "The one secret to weight loss doctors WON'T tell you about." Or "You won't believe who Kim Kardashian is talking about now." So how harmful are these malicious ads? Why do some of them deliver malware, and others don't? In this episode of Talos Takes, Nick Biasini and Earl Carter dive into the basics of malvertising.

    Hosted By:
    Nick Biasini@InfoSec_Nick
    Featuring:
    Earl Carter@kungchiu and Jon Munshaw
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    Run Time: 6:14

    Keywords
    • malvertising
    • malicious ads
    • advertising
    • malware
    • spam

  • Talos Takes : Episode 2
    2020-02-04

    Talos Takes Ep. #2: How to keep your fancy new IoT toy secure

    The holidays have come and gone, and so have the sales. Maybe you got a new drone, or a home AI assistant. So what should you do to make sure those new toys don't turn against you? Nick Biasini and Earl Carter have some tips for you.

    Hosted By:
    Nick Biasini@InfoSec_Nick
    Featuring:
    Earl Carter@kungchiu and Jon Munshaw
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    Run Time: 5:07

    Keywords
    • IoT
    • tech
    • smart devices
    • patching
    • smart
    • vulnerabilities

  • Talos Takes : Episode 1
    2020-02-04

    Talos Takes Ep. #1: How to avoid common holiday shopping scams

    We first brought you this episode in the Beers with Talos feedback in December. We're uploading this to the Talos Takes feed for posterity now, and let's face it, these holiday shopping reminders can apply to any time you're shopping online.

    Hosted By:
    Nick Biasini@InfoSec_Nick
    Featuring:
    Earl Carter@kungchiu and Jon Munshaw
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    Run Time: 4:18

    Keywords
    • holiday
    • shopping
    • scams
    • holiday shopping
    • online scams
    • spam