Beers with Bad Guys

Partnering with Hackers

This week on Beers with Bad Guys, I sat down with Managing Partner Kevin Conley to talk about Secure Network Strategic Partners. Secure Network has partners across the country and in a number of countries around the world. We do penetration testing and the forensics...

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Would you rather your business burn down or be hacked?

This week on Beers with Bad Guys I was joined by Jim Ockenden, our new security advisor and managing partner Kevin Conley. We ask the question, “what do you think is worse? Your business being hacked or your business building burning down”. Now I can see that that is...

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Hackers Are Remote Workers Too

This week on Beers with Bad Guys, Kevin and I sat down to talk about the remote worker. Most people in the past year were sent home to work during the pandemic. This has opened up your business to severe vulnerabilities. We look at everyone being sent home to work as...

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BEERS WITH BAD GUYS -EPISODE 20

This week I sat down with Managing Partner John Clary to talk about the group Darkside. If you have not heard, this group is responsible for the recent Colonial Pipeline hack. Now the gas shortage was not their intent behind the attack, but it shows just how...

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From NURSE to HACKER

Steve sat down with Edgar Bustos who has been a penetration tester at Secure Network for the past three years. Now Bustos moved to Auburn, NY when he was fourteen years old. He did not know any English but started high school a month later anyways. After graduation he...

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Bullshit We Hear

We have three of the managing partners for Secure Network sit down to tell us all the bullshit they have heard for the past twenty-five years.  “We just need an external penetration test” -Bullshit, 95% of breaches and hacks are because someone hacked into the inside...

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Hafnium Exchange Service hack

This episode is a quick look at the Hafnium Exchange Service Hack. It is believed that the threat actor is operating out of China but that has not been confirmed yet.  Four specific types of vulnerabilities CVE 2021-26855 server side vulnerability which allows...

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Project Human Malware

In this episode we did a bit of an Ocean’s Eleven move but it was for a real client which made it even cooler.  Back ground We were hired by a Defense Contractor, who got threatened. So we had to figure out how someone could get into their system. We could do...

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WHY ARE THERE SO MANY HACKERS? EPISODE 012

Why are there so many hackers? Well hacking is actually quite easy now. Getting started just takes a couple of clicks and boom you are in. Since you can get a computer pretty cheap, a specific skill set is not needed and all of the tutorials on the dark web; learning...

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BEATING BIOMETRICS – EPISODE 011

There are many different types of biometrics but here are the most common. Retinal scanners (eyes), Hand & Finger Scanners, Facial Recognition, Vocal Verification and DNA Scanning. During this Beers With Bad Guys the guys are explaining a deep dive they went on...

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The “B-WORD” – It’s not what you think

This past week crazy indents have been happening that involve lawyers. Now lawyers tend to get involved when the “B-word” is used, this “B-word” is not the same one you grew up with, our “B-word” is actually breach. In the legal world if they use breach then it means...

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COVID SCAMS – Don’t fall for it! Episode 009

Cyber security issues in 2020 reached historical highs. With crime being completely out of control our phones were ringing off the hook. With this rapid rise in crime the hackers preyed on everyone's vulnerabilities by  targeting things like COVID-19,...

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Amazon Selling Malware Infested Hard Drives

CNYCentral interviewed our Investigator Bob Clary. After purchasing ten 120GB hard drives from Amazon. Bob discovered that six of the ten were purchased from KESU manufacturing and that those six had a trojan worm in them. The six drives originally came from a company...

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Beers with Bad Guys – Episode 008

How Hackers steal from Your Business:  Redirected Payment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWQZbNV78xo&list=PLKWD_7hbp5LTn5gc66yVQVw9Udr-tD14J Whether it is your business, the purchasing of heavy equipment, real estate, a boat or even an exocitic car. The...

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Beers With Bad Guys Episode 003 -Choose US

On this episode of Beers with Bad Guys, we will be talking about why you should hire us to check out your network. Our goal is to add another layer of security to your network.  What do we do? We engage with your organization to make sure your network is secure...

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Beers with Bad Guys Episode 002 -Cyber Insurance

On this episode of Beers with Bad Guys, we focus on Cyber Insurance. Every Friday we get a phone call from a company that is in great duress. Then four hours later, their insurance company calls and says they will handle the situation themselves. Now we have listed...

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Beers with Bad Guys Episode 001 – Ransom Notes

Have you received a “Ransom Note”? Are you worried that your company could actually be held at ransom? Not sure what to do about it? Watch episode one of Beers With Bad Guys to listen about ransom notes from a digital security and Ransomware perspective. Nowadays...

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