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7 Minute Security

Dec 27, 2018

Matt McCullough (a.k.a. Matty McFly on Slack) joined me in the studio to talk about his wild and crazy path to security. He started literally with no technical experience, but through a lot of hard work, aggressive networking and taking advantage of educational and career opportunities, Matt now rocks a SOC job. Matt...

Dec 19, 2018

Today's episode is brought to you by my friends at is the most efficient and cost-effective solution to prevent Active Directory users from setting a weak or compromised password. It's in compliance with the latest NIST password guidelines, and is the only enterprise solution to protect...

Dec 13, 2018

Last week I had the fun privilege of speaking twice at the Minnesota Goverment IT Symposium on the following topics:

  • Forensics 101: This was a "reloaded" talk that I started earlier this year (and covered in episode 299 and 300). At a high level, the talk covered:

Dec 6, 2018

On a recent security assessment I was thrown for a loop and given the opportunity to do a two-part physical pentest/SE exercise - with about 5 minutes notice(!). Yes, it had me pooping my pants, but in retrospect it was an amazing experience. This is the mission I was given:

  • See if you can get the front desk staff to...

Nov 28, 2018

Today's episode talks about some SIEMple tests you can run on your SIEM (OMg see what I did there? I took the word simple and made it SIEMple. Genius stuff, right? And there's no extra charge for it!). And if you're just now starting to shop around for a SIEM, this episode also has an extensive questionnaire you can use...