Purple Squad Security
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.
December 1, 2019

Episode 66 - Fireside Chat with Adrian Cheek

Adrian Cheek stops by to talk about taking down criminal websites, passive DNS, and threat hunting

Adrian Cheek stops by the show this week to have a nice fireside chat with me. We talk about passive DNS, which Adrian first introduced to me a few years ago, and then move on to threat hunting. Adrian has a very interesting history and it was a joy to speak with him.

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November 17, 2019

Episode 65 - Fireside Chat with The Gibson

I sit down with The Gibson to chat about the Fediverse, SMB Security, and life in general

I'm trying a slightly different format for the next few episodes, and I'd appreciate any feedback you may have.

In this episode I sit down with The Gibson, mayor of hackers.town, to talk about a variety of things from the Fediverse, working with the under-serviced SMB market, old school technologies, and the Infosec community as a whole. We're all over the place, but it's a good thing. Just a nice casual conversation talking about things that interest us.

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November 3, 2019

Episode 64 - Fireside Chat with Tanya Janca

I sit down with Tanya Janca for a fireside chat about her new company, Security Sidekick

I'm trying a slightly different format for the next few episodes, and I'd appreciate any feedback you may have.

In this episode I sit down with the amazing Tanya Janca for a fireside chat about her new company, Security Sidekick. They seem to have some pretty ambitious goals, and I couldn't think of anyone better to help make those a reality.

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October 20, 2019

Episode 63 - Backdoors & Breaches with John Strand

John Strand (@strandjs) stops by to chat about physical security assessments, Backdoors & Breaches, and the InfoSec community!

Oh what I treat I have for you today! John Strand, former SANS instructor, long time co-host on Enterprise Security Weekly, Founder of Black Hills Information Security, and a whole lot more has taken time out of his busy schedule to stop by and talk about Backdoors & Breaches, the new IR card game from BHIS. Naturally we talk about more than just the game, but it was all as amazing as I had hoped. I trust you will enjoy listening to this one about as much as I enjoyed recording it.

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October 6, 2019

Episode 62 - #ginfosec with InfoSecSherpa - Empathy as a Service

Tracy "InfoSecSherpa" comes back for another #ginfosec episode to talk about Empathy as a Service

It's been long enough, and it's time for Tracy "InfoSecSherpa" to return for another #ginfosec episode! This time around we're going to talk about Empathy as a Service, a talk that she recently did at DerbyCon. Soft skills will get you everywhere, and Tracy has some great advice to share about a topic she's very passionate about.

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September 22, 2019

Episode 61 – Anniversaries and Updates

John talks about the 2 year anniversary of the show as well as other behind-the-scenes details.

Ah, I love anniversaries. This is an anniversary episode celebrating 2 years of Purple Squad Security! Just a few personal rants and discussions for those interested in a bit of a behind the scenes view of things here at the show. No guests, just me blathering on about stuff. Enjoy!

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September 1, 2019

Episode 60 – Tabletop D&D with Ken Johnson & Seth Law from Absolute AppSec

Ken Johnson and Seth Law from the Absoute AppSec Podcast join me for another Tabletop D&D episode!

The hiatus is over! Welcome back everyone to the latest episode of the Purple Squad Security podcast! In this episode we have Ken Johnson and Seth Law from the Absolute AppSec Podcast joining me for the latest session of Tabletop D&D. Enjoy!

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Want to hear about a new Infosec con?  If you're in and around the Waterloo region area in October, why not check out Cyber City!  This is Waterloo region's premier information security conference.  Tickets are on sale now!


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June 23, 2019

Episode 58 – Malware Analysis with Kyle Andrus

Kyle Andrus comes back to talk about what malware analysis is and some starting points for getting into it.

Often times in information security, we look upon penetration testing and red teaming with awe and view those professions as the "sexy" side of security.  Truth be told, the defensive side has a lot of exciting opportunities as well!  Kyle Andrus joins me this week to talk about malware analysis, which I think is definitely one of the sexier sides of defense. Some links of interest:



Want to hear about a new Infosec con?  If you're in and around the Waterloo region area in October, why not check out Cyber City!  This is Waterloo region's premier information security conference.  Tickets are on sale now and the CFP is open until July 31st, 2019.  Don't wait, and come participate today!  


We have a new store!  Come check out the various Purple Squad Security goods you can buy to share your following and help the show.  From stickers to mugs, we have a few items up for sale:

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June 9, 2019

Episode 57 – Tinker After Dark – Tinker Tales by the Fire

Tinkers back! With the green light to speak as he wants, we get some excellent stories and great retrospectives!

There were more than a few of you who were anxiously awaiting his return, and he's back!  Tinker joins me once again to share some stories from his adventures in hackerland.  In addition, I have given Tinker free reign to speak as he chooses, and naturally I participate as well.  Fair warning, this is not safe for work or sensitive ears.  I do ask that you try not to be offended, as his stories and reflections on those events makes for one excellent episode.

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We have a new store!  Come check out the various Purple Squad Security goods you can buy to share your following and help the show.  From stickers to mugs, we have a few items up for sale:

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May 26, 2019

Episode 56 – John Reads: Choose Your Own Red Team Adventure

John reads a Choose Your Own Adventure story that was posted on Medium related to Red Teaming!

A few weeks ago, Sam King on Twitter mentioned me in a tweet that included a link to a Medium post, but not just any Medium post.  Tim MalcomVetter had posted up an "Choose Your Own Red Team Adventure", which I thought was just amazing!  I used to read a lot of choose your own adventure books as a kid, so I was naturally excited!  For this episode, I will be going through the story the first time, reading aloud as I try my hand at red teaming against a customer.  I hope you enjoy!

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May 12, 2019

Episode 55 – Talking Privacy with Matt Beland

Matt Beland stops by to talk about privacy and what that means for a security professional.

CORRECTION: Early in this episode I mentioned that Amazon would ask for your email password when signing up for a new account.  I meant to say Facebook, not Amazon.  The practice has since been discontinued, but I wanted to make it clear that this was a Facebook practice, not Amazon.  Amazon has not, to the best of my knowledge, ever done something like this.  Sorry for the mixup.


For most security professionals, we view the CIA triad as our grail.  No, not the US government agency that works around the world doing a lot of questionable things, but rather the more tame version of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability.  For today's episode, Matt Beland joins me to explain privacy and how it's not all about Confidentiality as I, and I'm sure a few of you, may have thought.

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