Episode 12

Published on:

29th Jul 2020

12: Gimme F5

In this week’s episode, we take a look at the recent critical vulnerabilities in F5, which scored a perfect 10 CVSS score, and Kev sheds some light on what made it such a perfect storm. 

We also have a little think about why companies with the most security tools and platforms in place feel the least secure. Does more always mean better?

Next, we debate the fact that there’s surely no debate around changing names like ‘blacklist’ and ‘whitelist’ for far more logical and inclusive terminology. Approve and deny lists, anyone? 

And what do £54m in cash, a lot of drugs, a torture chamber, and an encrypted phone system have in common? Let us – or the NCA – tell you. And no, it’s not a really great party. 

F5 vulnerability:


IBM security technology report:


NCA cracks EncroChat:


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About the Podcast

Cyber Humanity
The podcast taking cybersecurity personally
There's a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can't deny that a lot of the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.

Join Camille Mallon (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as 'Mr Nothing to CVE here...'), Emma Walker (), and other special guests as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.