Security Speaks

Vulnerability Research or Computer Fraud & Abuse ? Pen Testing or Breaking & Entering ?

September 29, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Security Speaks
Vulnerability Research or Computer Fraud & Abuse ? Pen Testing or Breaking & Entering ?
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Security Speaks
Vulnerability Research or Computer Fraud & Abuse ? Pen Testing or Breaking & Entering ?
Sep 29, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1

In this episode, Malcolm Harkins speaks with Scott Scheferman, Principal Cyber Strategist at Eclypsium.  HEADLINE NEWS have read recently " Legality of security research to be decided by the Supreme Court" , "Hackers acting in good faith gain protections in homeland security orders", "Iowa paid a security firm to break into courthouse then arrested the employee when they succeeded".  Malcolm and Scott explore these headlines and the dilemmas they create.  The discussion centers around where's the line of what is appropriate.   Malcolm & Scott share their perspectives from the decades they have both been in the industry with some examples from their respective roles at various organizations.  While there is no simple answer to this debate on when someone crosses the line from doing good to breaking the law, it is clear any stifling of efforts to search for and appropriately report vulnerabilities will make us all less secure. 

Guest:  Scott Scheferman https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottscheferman/
Host: Malcolm Harkins https://www.linkedin.com/in/malcolmharkins/

Sponsor: Cymatic https://cymatic.io/

Show Notes

In this episode, Malcolm Harkins speaks with Scott Scheferman, Principal Cyber Strategist at Eclypsium.  HEADLINE NEWS have read recently " Legality of security research to be decided by the Supreme Court" , "Hackers acting in good faith gain protections in homeland security orders", "Iowa paid a security firm to break into courthouse then arrested the employee when they succeeded".  Malcolm and Scott explore these headlines and the dilemmas they create.  The discussion centers around where's the line of what is appropriate.   Malcolm & Scott share their perspectives from the decades they have both been in the industry with some examples from their respective roles at various organizations.  While there is no simple answer to this debate on when someone crosses the line from doing good to breaking the law, it is clear any stifling of efforts to search for and appropriately report vulnerabilities will make us all less secure. 

Guest:  Scott Scheferman https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottscheferman/
Host: Malcolm Harkins https://www.linkedin.com/in/malcolmharkins/

Sponsor: Cymatic https://cymatic.io/