Welcome to the first episode of 2 dropped tables and a microphone of 2018! We jump right back into the swing of things with a discussion of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities and then we take a look at our crystal balls for our cybersecurity predictions for the coming year.

Topic 1 – Meltdown and Spectre!

Who does it really affect (the most)?

Can you patch? (potential AV issues?)

Is there actually a performance hit?

https://doublepulsar.com/important-information-about-microsoft-meltdown-cpu-security-fixes-antivirus-vendors-and-you-a852ba0292ec

https://thehackernews.com/2018/01/meltdown-spectre-patches.html

https://threatpost.com/experts-weigh-in-on-spectre-patch-challenges/129337/

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3246280/hardware/meltdown-and-spectre-patches-where-to-start-and-what-to-expect.html

Topic 2 – 2018 Predictions

Predictions for 2018

What did we see as trends in 2017?

What do we predict for infosec in 2018?

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