State Of Security Episode 12

January 5, 2017

This episode completes 2016 and in it, I answer questions from listeners. I cover topics such as the DNC hack, working with mentees, the idea of a "Great Firewall" for the USA and a variety of others. Weighing in at around an hour, there is some very cool stuff here, if I do say so myself. :)  


State of Security Episode 11

September 14, 2016

The State of Security Podcast is BACK!

This time around, we discuss changes to the format and some of the upcoming changes in content we will be experimenting with over the next few months. We also decided to release more than one episode a month, when possible. The sound quality is now much improved and we have retained a firm to do post audio processing for us, so hopefully, the sound will now be amazing! :)
This episode features an interview with @thetokenfemale (Lisa Wallace) as she tears into the history of malware, her memories of early days of AV and some advice for women in infosec. Check it out!
As always, thanks for listening, and spread the word - State of Security is back with a vengeance! :)  

State of Security Episode 10

February 8, 2016

In this episode, I ask some of my friends and members of the infosec community a simple question - "What was the single biggest thing you learned about infosec in 2015?". Some of the answers are very personal, all are insightful and everyone was very kind to share their thoughts with the world. Thanks to all who participated!

This is the first episode made with call-ins and Garage Band. More will follow. Thanks for listening! 

State of Security Episode 9

October 23, 2015

This episode runs around an hour and features a very personal interview with me in the hot seat and the mic under control of @AdamJLuck. We cover topics like security history, my career, what I think is on the horizon, what my greatest successes and failures have been. He even digs into what I do every day to keep going. Let me know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening! 


State of Security Episode 8

September 1, 2015

This time around we riff on Ashley Madison (minus the morals of the site), online privacy, OPSec and the younger generation with @AdamJLuck. Following that, is a short with John Davis. Check it out and let us know your thoughts via Twitter - @lbhuston. Thanks for listening! 


State of Security Episode 7

July 31, 2015

This episode is a great interview with Mark "Phork" Carey. We riff on the future of technology & infosec, how machine learning might impact security in the long term, what it was like to build the application-centric web with Sun, lessons learned from decades of hardware hacking and whole lot more! The short for this month is with @pophop, so check out what the self-proclaimed "elder geek" has to say as he spreads some wisdom. Let us know what you think and send in ideas for other folks you would like to hear on the podcast. You can reach me on Twitter here


State Of Security Episode 6

June 30, 2015

This time around, we get one of the most personal episodes yet - a behind the curtain look of what it is like to manage the incident response team in a highly publicized breach, under strict regulation, for 6+ months. The insights here and examinations of the personal and professional impacts are profound. We also close this episode with our new "shorts" segment - this time with an insight from @sempf. Thanks for listening, and as always, let us know what you think on Twitter - @microsolved or @lbhuston. Stay safe out there! 


State Of Security Episode 5

May 27, 2015

This is one of my favorite episodes so far! I spend about 45 minutes with Josh Anderson, who riffs on IT and ICS/SCADA security threats, career advice, how he compares his life to characters on TV's "24" and a whole lot more. Very relaxed, generous in time and content, this interview with one of America's Premier ICS Security Gurus (I just gave him that title...) is fun and lively. 

Special shout out to Kent King for his mentorship in this episode, as well. 
Let us know what you think on or via Twitter. Thanks for listening! 

State Of Security Episode 4

April 28, 2015

In this episode, I am joined by John Davis from MicroSolved, Inc. We riff on techniques for developing modern security policies that users actually read, rational risk assessment, ideas for crowd sourcing policy/process management, and a bit of history.

Give it a listen and let us know what you think!

State Of Security Episode 3

March 30, 2015

In this episode, I sit down for a chat with @Sempf to discuss application security, working with development teams and more. Bill goes so far as to suggest two (2!) simple steps to help increase the security effectiveness of organizations. Check it out!

As always, you can read more on or engage with us on Twitter (@microsolved@lbhuston) and let us know what you think.