Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sqlmap - a little how-to, and getting your developers involved in using it.

Mr. Boettcher and I discussed SQLMAP, a tool that can automate the process of pentesting databases and even registries on Windows.  We discuss some functions of the program and why developers should get training on these.

Mr. Boettcher and I talk about how Infosec professionals should help to educate QA and Developers to be able to look at their processes and incorporate security testing, using tools like sqlmap in the Software lifecycle.


SQLMAP links

SQLMAP Wiki and more detailed documentation -

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Part 2 with Georgia Weidman!

It only gets better in Part 2 of our Interview with Georgia Weidman, Author, Security Researcher and Creator of the Smartphone Pentesting Framework.


She talks about how people underestimate the mobile platform for pentesting purposes, and we even find out that in addition to Teaching a class on exploit development at BlackHat this year, she's going to be helping a great organization overseas.

We also got her talking about some do's and don'ts of pentesting! ;)

Please enjoy!


Georgia's book on No Starch:

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Nmap (pt1)

So, I uploaded this little tutorial of nmap, a very nice tool I use on a regular basis, both at home and at work.

I did some basic scans, showed off the command line and the Windows 'Zenmap' version, as well as discussed some regularly used switches.

The next video I do about nmap will discuss more switches, the Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE), and how to format reports and the output nmap provides.



Nmap icon courtesy of

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Part 1 with Author and Mobile Security Researcher Georgia Weidman!

We have a real treat the next two weeks.  Author and Mobile Security Researcher Georgia Weidman, who we also found out will be providing exploit development training at Black Hat this year.

She is the author of an awesome book "Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking" (

She sat down with us over Skype and gave a nice talk about where she came from,  and why she wrote the book, and even what she's about to do in the future (that's next week) ;) You'll have to listen next week to find out the awesome trip she's about to take.


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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Establishing your Information Security Program - Part 2

This is the continuation of our podcast from last week with Phil Beyer.
We started out talking about risk registers, and we end the podcast with a little Q&A about positions in companies (Chief Risk Officer, Chief Data Protection Officer), and whether these positions are useful.

 Risk registers -

Intro "Private Eye", transition "Mining by Moonlight", and Outro "Honeybee" created by Kevin MacLeod ( 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Choose your adventure!

Hello valued Listener! I want to do another video, and I thought that you might want to decide which one piece of software I highlight. So here are three options:

1. Nikto
2. Nmap
3. OpenVAS

You can send me your choice to my twitter (@bryanbrake) or to my gmail account (

I will be taking input until 0000 UTC on Sunday July 6th (1800 Saturday 5 July US/Eastern). You can only vote once.

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