Celebrate the holidays with some new Chet Chats

Filed Under: Apple, Data loss, Law & order, Malware, Mobile, Podcast, Vulnerability

Chet Chat logo with wreathSome of you have noticed I have been posting much lately. I have been on holiday, but still keeping the Chet Chat podcast alive.

I will continue the Chet Chat's throughout the holiday season, as we may take a much needed break the bad guys won't. Take 15 minutes each week and join us for the security news and opinion you will need to know when it's time to come back to the office.

Sophos Security Chet Chat episode 37 was recorded on November 29th, 2010. David Schwartzberg a specialist with our data protection team joined me via Skype to chat about the news and some new full disk encryption options. Our news topics included WikiLeaks cables confirming Aurora attacks, Iran admitting Stuxnet damage, the new zero day in Windows and whether China actually hijacked 15% of the internet.

We also talked about the challenges of encrypting SSD drives and efforts we have taken in SafeGuard Enterprise 5.50.8 to improve initial encryption performance and overhead. Knowledgebase article 112217 is available detailing the new features found in SGN 5.50.8.


(29 November 2010, duration 16:38 minutes, size 11.98MBytes)

You can also download this podcast directly in MP3 format: Sophos Security Chet Chat 37. All of our past podcasts are available from http://podcasts.sophos.com.

Michael Argast joined me once again on December 7th for Chet Chat 38. Topics discussed included the latest QuickTime patch, the upcoming release of ChomeOS, the business challenge of people bringing new smartphones from home and of course the latest WikiLeaks gossip.


(7 December 2010, duration 16:15 minutes, size 11.71MBytes)

You can also download this podcast directly in MP3 format: Sophos Security Chet Chat 38. All of our past podcasts are available from http://podcasts.sophos.com.

Sean Richmond from Sophos Australia linked up with me for Chet Chat 39. We last talked to Sean in April and he was eager to share his viewpoints on the hottest topics this week. We chewed the fat over today's Patch Tuesday release, RIM's new agreement with India on lawful interception, the "Do Not Track" proposal by the FTC, Chrome's new Flash sandbox and whether DDoS is really a sensible way to advance freedom of speech.


13 December 2010, duration 17:34 minutes, size 12.66MBytes)

You can also download this podcast directly in MP3 format: Sophos Security Chet Chat 39. All of our past podcasts are available from http://podcasts.sophos.com.

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Chester Wisniewski is a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos Canada. He provides advice and insight into the latest threats for security and IT professionals with the goal of providing clear guidance on complex topics. You can follow Chester on Twitter as @chetwisniewski, on App.net as Chester, Chester Wisniewski on Google Plus or send him an email at chesterw@sophos.com.