June 6, 2018
Welcome back to the Hurricane Labs Podcast for Splunk! Your podcast hosts on this episode are Kelsey, Tom, Brian, and Tim (somehow all of us are apparently very broken, but we've still managed to get a few thoughts out about Splunk).
In this episode we will be discussing quite a few topics, including:
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Time dedicated to our absolutely amazing host intros...
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The Hurricane Labs in-house created Broken Hosts App for Splunk, because we don't want you to find out your data is missing before you go to search for it. You can find the app on the featured section of our very own Splunk Apps page.
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Some of the cool new features that are a part of Splunk 7.1 (Note: there are a few things mentioned here that have either come and gone, or that Splunk has addressed since the recording of the podcast). We have also created a couple of related screencasts about Goodbye Changeme and an overview of what the 7.1 UI looks like. Make sure you check those out too.
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Phantom - how it's helping security teams with automation and orchestration, and also why we're excited about it.
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A few fun stories about Splunk's Annual Partner Symposium and then it pretty much goes downhill from there. Thanks for listening in!
P.S. As Tom so nicely mentioned at the end, if you've been willing to put up with us for this podcast you should definitely do yourself a favor and check out our Splunk Tutorials Page and some of our other helpful resources on the Hurricane Labs website. Anddd we're on Twitter to, if that's your thing: @hurricanelabs. Thanks!
February 10, 2017
duh duh duhhhh the INTERNET OF THINGS *said in a loud, obnoxious wrestling announcer style voice*
Podcast Topic (aka rant): On this episode Kelsey, Josh, Rob and Tim will be chatting (and yelling) about the Internet of Things...
Kelsey's Disclaimer: Kelsey personally apologizes for any vulgar language that may occur during the podcast XD
Are you asking some of the same questions below? Then pop in those earpods and listen in!
- Why would I possibly want a smartwatch?
- What in the heck does "IoT" actually mean?
- Why would I want my toaster on the Internet?
- What makes security different for IoT devices?
- We can't even secure printers tho...?
- Is the "convenience" worth the risk?
Related articles and plugs:
If you have any thoughts, opinions, or just want to tell us how great you think we are, feel free to Tweet at us, leave us a comment on LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. And, as always, thanks for putting up with our shenanigans.
October 26, 2016
Hey Splunkers, it's been a while, but we're back! This is the Hurricane Labs Podcast for Splunk: Third Edition, and we're going to call this the "It's not magic, it's Splunk" segment. Your hosts on this podcast are Kelsey Clark (marketing person who no longer wants to host this particular podcast), Steve McMaster (SOC department lead), Tom Kopchak (Splunk admin department lead), and Tim Baldwin (who gets told what to do by Steve and Tom, is the only one who actually does any work, and is one of HL's Splunk engineers).
In this podcast, we'll be discussing Tim and Tom's .conf presentation highlights surrounding Splunk and monitoring, as well as conversing about new and upcoming features that connect with the admin side of things and also some of the improvements we're seeing on the security side of things.
Disclaimer: We like to keep these podcasts interesting and informative, as well as realistic and down to earth; however, gotta toss it out there that we do NOT speak on the entire behalf of Hurricane Labs, nor do we speak on the behalf of Splunk>. We're here to discuss our thoughts surrounding Splunk and hope you can fish something (anything) useful out of our deep pool of knowledge.
Oh, and if you are going to be around tomorrow at our big annual Information Security Summit
, make sure you check out Tom and Steve's talk (it's Thursday after the keynote, so you should be caffeinated and ready to hear about how you can win at compliance!!! Woo!). See presentation details here
Feel free to Tweet us with any questions, thoughts, concerns, and/or other random things. You can find us on Twitter at @hurricanelabs
, or if you need someone to yell at you can always find Kelsey at @unfoldmybrain
May 13, 2016
(...but really). Is ransomware the biggest threat in cybersecurity right now? Which side of the "to pay, or not to pay" argument do we land on? What does the future of ransomware look like? How do enterprises and users avoid this malicious software that locks down their critical business data?
These and other questions (that are less ridiculous than the podcast title), will be discussed by Kelsey Clark (host and marketing person), Corey Ham (penetration tester), Tom Kopchak (doer of stuff and things), and Marc Fears (SOC team and first time podcaster!). This is Episode .09: The "Isn't ransomware hosted in Transylvania?" Episode. Listen if you dare...
Articles of reference:
February 26, 2016
So, what's really going on with the Apple-FBI encryption debate and what are the major concerns surrounding it? Also, did you hear about that hospital that was hit by ransomware? Interested in some "official" Hurricane Labs tips on how you can avoid this type of attack? Listen in!
This is Hurricane Labs' InfoSec Podcast Episode .08: The "No, You Can't Close Pandora's Box" Edition, featuring Kelsey Clark (marketing person and list maker), Corey Ham (pen tester), Tom Kopchak (someone in charge of something), and Nathan Burrows (the thing Tom's in charge of).
December 18, 2015
What can, or should, the Internet and Social Media companies do to fight terrorism? How do we wade through the murkiness of cyber defense and offense when it comes to war? What happened with the DDoS attack on the Internet's backbone and is it worth worrying about?
This is Episode .07: The "Blurred Lines and the Murkiness of Cyberwar" Edition, featuring Kelsey Clark (Host and Marketing Person), Tom Kopchak (Doer of Stuff and Things), Rob Palcisko (Intern turned Full-Time Network Engineer); and Neil Madaczky (Splunk and The Webs).
Show note articles:
November 9, 2015
No, you can't magic data... But we will be talking about some things you can do with Splunk! Welcome to the first edition of the Hurricane Labs Podcast for Splunk, with your hosts Bill Mathews (@billford), Tim Baldwin, Ian Gillespie (@ianisgood), and Kelsey Clark (@k1clark).
Topics of Discussion:
Side note... During our discussion about IoT, Fitbits, and exercise, we went on a thrilling tangent about "Zombies, Run!", which is an app that is supposed to simulate you being chased by zombies in order to help you during your running workout.
Thanks for tuning in!
October 1, 2015
This is Episode .06: The "Out of Sight and Beyond Oversight" Edition, featuring Kelsey Clark (Host), Corey Ham (Pen Tester), Tom Kopchak (Senior Security Engineer & Ops Team Lead), and first time podcaster John Haprian (Director of Technical Services). Episode .06 topics of discussion include: EMV stuff, Volkswagen probs, something about 'Whammies,' and more.
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August 28, 2015
This is Episode .05: The "Oh, so life really does have consequences..." Edition, featuring Kelsey Clark (Marketing Person), Corey Ham (Pen Tester), Tom Kopchak (Senior Security Engineer & Ops Team Lead), and Barton Yadlowski (Splunker & Data Scientist).
Just a quick show note: Tom references a blog article he wrote a while back during the podcast, which is called "Watch Your Backdoors." So, check that out if you haven't already.
Also, if you have any thoughts, comments, or ideas about topics you would like us to discuss on our podcast, feel free to reach out to Hurricane Labs on Twitter (@hurricanelabs) and Kelsey via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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