Episode 17: Equifax and the Prosiliency Architect

September 26, 2017

The Equifax hack captured the data from an estimated 143 Million people (myself included) and as of September 26th, it claimed the jobs of the CIO, CISO and the CEO of Equifax.  

 

It's unfathomable that the breach could have been enabled by the username password combination 'admin/admin' but it appears that may have been the case.  Regardless, we talk about the event as well as ways you can mitigate the risk should it happen to you.

And we have a little beer and food along the way . . .

 

Location: Brick House Tavern - Kansas City Mo

The Beer: Vince's Rating: Stockyards Stocktoberfest, 9.357

The Food: Eddie's Rating: The Aloha Burger - 8.67

Equifax used the word 'admin' for the login and password of a database

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/14/equifax-used-admin-for-the-login-and-password-of-a-non-us-database.html

Equifax CEO Steps Down In The Wake Of Major Hack

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/equifax-ceo-richard-smith-steps-down_us_59ca50e9e4b01cc57ff57305

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 16: #HoustonStrong, Prosiliency in the Midst of a True Disaster

September 4, 2017

Hurricane Harvey . . . Let's get some context on what Houston has to recover from:

 • 50 inches of rain over 5 days (Some major freeways or highways have water up to the signs (16 or 20ft tall))
 • 30k to 40k homes are destroyed
 • 32k people in shelters
 • 1/2 million cars are potentially flooded
 • 75k without electricity

It's unthinkable what has happened in Houston.  But as technology professionas, we have to be vigilant in order to defend against disaster.   But how can you prepare for the likes of what Harvey has wrought?  On this episode, we talk to Bao Tran, Solution Architect at Revel Technologies.  Bao is helping people and businesses through one of the worst disasters in United States History.  Bao share is insights to:

1. Help you prepare for disaster

2. How he is helping customers recover

3. What's the most important thing you can do should you face disaster?

4. His stories from the trenches following a trying week in Houston

 

Location: The American Royal World Series of BBQ - Kansas City Mo

The Beer: Vince's Rating: The Curious Traveller Lemon Shandy, 8.23

The Food: Eddie's Rating: Heaven on a Stick - FinsUp BBQ, 8.99999

Hurricane Harvey Damages Could Cost up to $180 Billion
http://fortune.com/2017/09/03/hurricane-harvey-damages-cost/

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 15: The Night King and Security: The HBO Hack and Mitigating Issues in the Cloud

August 28, 2017

IT was the day after the eclipse, 2017, that we gathered to drink BBQ and eat beer (wait a minute . . . strike that . . . reverse it) at Burnt Ends BBQ in Overland Park KS.

On this episode, we talk about the HBO hack and how, if it DOES happen, its not the end of the world.  Additionally, we talk about the importance of doing security assessments and why hiring professionals to explore vulnerabilities is a great idea.

And, btw . . . we are not JUST judging beer anymore.  Eddie is now our food connisseur.

Location: Burnt Ends BBQ, OVerland Park KS

Vince: Good Island IPA. Rating: 6.89

Eddie: The Burnt End Bowl. Rating: 5.5/10

 

Context Articles

HBO Endures Yet Another Hack, but Refuses to Bend The Knee 

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/08/hbo-social-media-hack

Open AWS S3 bucket leaked hotel booking service data

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/22/open_aws_s3_bucket_leaked_hotel_booking_service_data_says_kromtech/

 

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 14: Power!

August 20, 2017

Vegas baby! On the 14th episode of the Prosiliency Podcast we visit Ceasar's Palace on the Las Vegas Strip and talk about one of the most high profile power outages in recent history . . . the Paris Casino outage.

Joining us is, friend of the show and Data Center Solution Architect, Mark Mason, AND  he offers a pretty tasty recipe in return.  

Location: Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill, Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas Nevada

Vince: Innis and Gunn, Original Scottish Ale. Rating:8.932

Eddie: Big Dog's Brewing Company Red Hydrant. Rating: 6.9

Mark: St. Bernardus Tripel. Rating: 7.5

 

Power restored after massive outage at Paris Las Vegas on the Strip

https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/power-restored-after-massive-outage-at-paris-las-vegas-on-the-strip/

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 13: When They Pay The Ransom

August 1, 2017

The Prosiliency Podcast goes on the road, once again, to Tampa/St. Petersburg for the AOS Executive Exchange.  Right before arriving, it was announced that Nayana, a South Korean Web Hosting company paid One Million Dollars to restore their data from a Linux Ransomware takeover.   Vince and Eddie talk at length about the ramifications of this draw upon their own Disaster Recovery War Stories to talk about the "4" in their Prosiliency Strategy  . . . Replicating Mission critical data to save your data center.

South Korean Company Agrees to Pay Hackers $1 Million Bitcoin Ransom to Unlock Its Files

http://gizmodo.com/south-korean-company-agrees-to-pay-hackers-1-million-b-1796262254

Location: TradeWinds Resort, St. Petersburg Florida
Eddie: Tampa Bay Brewing Company Florida True Blonde Ale - Rating: 7.3
Vince: Big Storm Brewing Hella-City Lager Pilsner Beer - Rating: 3.16

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 12: The Tesco Outage or “When a Backup aint a Backup”

July 17, 2017

The Prosiliency Podcast goes "Home Sweet Home" to Overland Park Kansas for the Kansas City VMUG and right before recording, the Nationwide Tesco Outage occurs.  Eddie and Vince draw upon their own Disaster Recovery War Stories to talk about the most fundamental part of Disaster Recovery . . . When a Backup aint a Backup. 

Location: Buffalo Wild Wings, Overland Park KS
Eddie: Henry's Hard Soda (We forgot to get the rating!)
Vince: Pabst Blue Ribbon (brewed in Milwaukee WI and Los Angeles CA) 5.5

Shoutout to Shawn Godinez, huge friend of the show, at http://www.virtuallyinclined.com

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 11: Data Center Superheroes: Managing the Global Data Center and Owning your Challenges

July 4, 2017

The Prosiliency Podcast heads to Wichita KS to talk with Monty Yingling, Data Center and Intrastructure Manager for a Global firm. Monty has all the same challenges with modernizing his Data Center against threats of cyber-terrorism and disaster but what sets him apart is that his challenges exist all over the world.  Whether its Brazil, Canada, London, Australia or, even, Wichita, Monty and his team are the foundation of a business doing commerce on a global scale.  This means having VERY frank conversations with the CEO of the threats and obligations of doing business in the 21st century.

Location: River City Brewery, Wichita KS
Eddie: Boulevard Saison Brett 7.126
Vince: River City Brewing Transatlantic IPA 4.173
Monty: River City Brewing Cherry Seduction 1.129

 

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 10: WannaCry, WannaCrypt, and the New Reality of Ransomware

May 29, 2017

The Prosiliency Podcast heads back to Bourbon Street in the Big Easy to talk BC/DR with Veeam's own Tom Sightler at VeeamOn! In this episode, we drink beer (of course) and talk about the most recent ransomware scares with WannaCry and WannaCrypt and, as a result, we come to some conclusions about this New Reality of Ransomware in which we all live.

Location: World of Beers, New Orleans Lousiana, VeeamOn

Vince's Beer: Abita Strawberry Harvest - 7.98

Eddie's Beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager - 7.692

Tom's Beer: North Coast Old Rasputin - 6.95

 

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

 

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Episode 9: Endpoint Protection and the Flying Car

May 10, 2017

The Prosiliency Podcast, aka DR in a Bar, is an irreverent, profane and always real look at life and technology from both inside and outside the data center.

The Prosiliency Strategy is a Proactive Strategy to enable your Data Center to be the most resilient in case of Disaster.  Prosiliency is the interesection between art and science where your data is never lost . . . and your business is never down.

In this, our 9th episode, we look at automation trends that affect our daily lives through the lens of Disaster Recovery and bring light to questions that will be addressed in the wake of automation and the evolution of the automobile.

And of course we enjoy a little beer along the way . . .

Vince's Beer: The Torn Label Monk and Honey - Rating: 9.15 (!)

Eddie's Beer: Founder's Rubaeus Nitro - 6.77 (with a line over it . . . whatever that means)

Larry Page invests in the Flying Car

http://www.businessinsider.com/ceo-google-invested-flying-car-larry-page-kitty-hawk-2017-4

Kevin Smith's The Flying Car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsSCBxzlDbU

Travis Kalenic of Uber predicts self driving automobile Fleet by 2020

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/04/25/uber-targets-2020-demo-flying-ride-hailing-network/100857374/

 

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

 

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Episode 8: Building a Prosiliency Business Case, The Future of Offline Media, and Charlie Murphy

April 23, 2017

The Prosiliency Podcast, aka DR in a Bar, is an irreverent, profane and always real look at life and technology from both inside and outside the data center.

In this our 8th episode, we examine how to build a business case for executing a Prosiliency strategy in your data center and we welcome our first guest to the Podcast, Darren King.

Darren King is a Disaster Recovery professional specilizing in tape/offline media. We talk about the the future of tape, where you should consider using it, and its viability in a Prosiliency strategy.

And, of course, we enjoy a little beer along the way . . .

Our Location: Conrads, Liberty Mo.

Eddie's Beer: Breckenridge Vanilla Porter Nitro - Rating: 4.8 (to the 17th power?)/10

Vince's Beer: North Coast, Brother Thelonius - Rating: 8.75/10

Darren's Beer: Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA - Rating: 7.23214/10

(And yes, I know I screwed up the acronym of ABV. I will correct this on the next podcast)

Links:

Ransomware-As-A-Service: The Next Great Cyber Threat?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/03/17/ransomware-as-a-service-the-next-great-cyber-threat/#1b3ac544123a

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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