DISCARDED: Tales from the Threat Research Trenches is a podcast for security practitioners, intelligence analysts, and threat hunters looking to learn more about the threat behaviors and attack patterns.

“Did I miss you in Orlando?”: The Rise of SMS Phishing

In this podcast episode, Proofpoint senior threat researcher, Adam McNeil, joins us to talk about conversational SMS phishing.
Apr 17, 2023

Staying Ahead of Cloud-Based Threats: Insights on today's threat landscape

In this episode, Eilon Bendet, from the Proofpoint cloud threat research team, joins us to discuss the cloud threats he is seeing. 
Apr 7, 2023

Cat-phishing Dogfighters

Sarah Sabotka, Senior Threat Researcher at Proofpoint, joins us on this episode to discuss her background in animal cruelty investigations.
Mar 21, 2023

Prank or Propaganda? TA499 Pesters Politics

In this episode, Zydeca Cass, Senior Threat Researcher at Proofpoint, joins the show to discuss Russia-aligned threat actor TA499. Zydeca dives into what makes tracking this threat actor so unique.
Mar 7, 2023

A Venture Mindset: North Korean Actors Go Beyond Espionage

In this episode, we dive into the isolated world of North Korean aligned actors with Sr. Threat Researcher, Greg Lesnewich.
Feb 21, 2023

Why Do We Click? Understanding the Psychology of Social Engineering

In this episode, we have Dr. Bob Hausmann, Learning and Assessment Architect, joining us to discuss the psychology behind user engagement with phishing.
Feb 8, 2023

New Year, New Threats: Prepping for the 2023 Threat Landscape

In this episode, Threat Research Managers, Alexis Dorais-Joncas, Rich Gonzalaz and Daniel Blackford, join us to share their perspectives on the 2023 threat landscape.   
Jan 24, 2023

Confidence, confusion, cashout: How pig butchering is blindsiding victims

In this episode of Discarded, Selena Larson and Crista Giering are joined by Proofpoint team members: Tim Kromphardt, Email Fraud Researcher, and Genina Po, Threat Analyst, to discuss socially engineered attacks and how victims are tricked. 
Jan 10, 2023

Holiday Happy Hour: 12 Faves of Threat Research

As the end of year is rapidly approaching, it’s important to reflect back on some of the top learnings for the year.
Jan 3, 2023

AMA Answers From the Threat Research Trenches

In this highly entertaining episode of DISCARDED, Selena Larson and Crista Giering host a wild round of “Ask Me Anything,” with Sherrod DeGrippo, VP of Threat Research and Detection, and Daniel Blackford, Threat Researcher at Proofpoint. 
Dec 13, 2022

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