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Eurotrashsec… the year that was!

2011 was a good year for the Eurotrash Security Podcast. We did some new stuff (being a media sponsor for the FIRST conference, and being 50% of the FIRST Podcast with Martin McKeay from the Network Security podcast), and we kept to an almost monthly schedule… which is much harder than you think. We also brought Ben (AKA Wicked Clown, AKA Mr Inappropriate) into the fold, and immediately started to need to edit out offensive content more often. A coincidence I’m sure ;)

In general 2011 was a big year for us… and 2012 could be even bigger. Eurotrashsec got nominated for a social security blogger awards in the best security podcast category! An honor to be sure… even if we don’t (and we won’t) win.

So what was up in 2011 for Eurotrashsec… well, the man behind the curtain, @xme, sent over some stats and a wicked mashup of episodes downloads overlayed on Google Maps… so let’s get to some stats.

General stats:

  • Total hits: 2.493.500
  • Total MP3 downloads: 103.346
  • Total unique IP’s: 56.152
  • Visits: 5.013
  • Unique visitors: 3.501
Nice to see that the podcast topped the 100,000 downloads in 2011. I’m sure Pauldotcom does that in a weekend, but we like to be niche… honest! It’s not to late to download the episodes you missed now you know ;) –> XML

Top-5 countries:

  • UK
  • US
  • BE
  • DE
  • FR
I’m pretty sure that the French listeners will be dropping after the last podcast… still we like to try and be equal opportunity offenders (we like to offend everybody equally that is). So looks like we need to move up the list to our German listeners next :D
I threw together some nice graphs in Excel (@wimremes is probably turning in his grave right now) that show the most popular episodes of 2011 and the downloads (full show and microtrash episodes). I also made a screenshot of @xme’s wonderful map overlay –> full version HERE

Let 2012 begin!

BruCON: Podcasters Meetup

For the first time in the history of security podcasters meetups, podcasters from three continents will join forces at Brucon on September 24th, 2010 to record a podcast episode while streaming live audio and video.

We would like to thank our awesome sponsors for helping to make this event possible:






We would also like to thank the BruCON organizers for providing the location, support and assistance to put this event together.

Cool, when will this take place

  • Date : September 24th
  • Time : 21:00-22:00
  • Place : Main auditorium @ the Brucon venue
  • More info on Brucon ? http://www.brucon.org

Who will be there ?

The following podcasts will be present at the meetup :

So what are you all up to ?

We’re podcasters. We podcast. Generally this means we talk into microphones while a recording device picks up the soundwaves we produce. On this occasion we will discuss topics provided by the audience and security-related questions from the audience. We will not provide general counselling or relationship advice.

We might randomly throw some swag your way, a helmet is optional.

After the recording you can join us in the Brucon lounge where we will chill out and partake in Seccubus Powerpoint Karaoke. Drinks are on us until 11pm. Whatever will happen AFTER that is still a big question. As the question is slowly answered, it remains BIG and might grow HUGE. More details soon.

I have a topic or a question for you!

Send everything you want to ask us : feedback@eurotrashsecurity.eu

It’s not too late to become a sponsor of this event. Apart from making our listeners very happy, it is a unique chance to showcase your brand to the security community. Occasions where you are represented to an audience of thousands on 3 different continents are rare. hit us up at feedback@eurotrashsecurity.eu for details.

* Cross-post from Eurotrashsecurity.eu and podcastersmeetup.com

Eurotrash’s 1st Birthday

Well who would thunk it…almost a year after the creation of Eurotrash and we’re still going strong! It’s been a wild and interesting ride, filled with great guests and good discussions. Not to mention the funny accents!

Almost a year ago, I sat down at BruCON with Dale, Craig and Wim to talk about maybe possibly starting a European podcast. As with many things it started off as an innocnet comment on twitter, which soon snowballed into an idea, and from there into a real podcast.

Listening back to the first episodes it’s easy to see we weren’t seasoned professionals. The ummms and errrrs have hopefully lessened a bit over time, but we’re still working to make things better behind the scenes. I always love looking back at things I’ve written, coded, or said in years past. It reminds me that even though you think you’re standing stillm you’re really not. Things can only get better from here… face it, they couldn’t get much worse :D

We’ve had so many great guests on the podcast in the last year it’s hard to remember them all. I’d like to thank everybody that’s been on the podcast as a guest, but most of all I’d like to thank Wim, Craig, and Dale for taking this unmolded idea and really making it into something we can be proud of. I’d also like to thank Xavier for being so generous with his time (sorting the website, hosting and being there when we needed him) and DualCore…. for just being excellent, and giving us a song when nobody had even heard of us.

If you’ve not had the joy of hearing us head over to iTunes or take a look at the Eurotrash RSS feed. I’m promise you, it’ll at least be entertaining, if not informative ;)

Rumours are already spreading of the plans for this years BruCON podcasters meetup. All I can say, is if Wim gets his way, it’s going to be an event to be remembered!

Here’s to another year of Eurotrash… may the trash be with you!

Eurotrash Microcasts – Shmoocon

Nothing in life goes completely to plan, and the Microcasts (affectionately called MicroTrash, by me at least) were nothing different. I had planned to collect a microphone I’d ordered and grab a few quiet moments at Shmoocon to chat to people and get some quick interviews. With that plan in my head, I firmly forgot my mic at the hotel, and when I did retrieve it, I had no time to talk to anybody. Still all was not lost. Since I got back from Washington I’ve taken the time to record a few interviews that I should have done while at Shmoocon. I’ve learnt a lot, about one-on-one interviewing, about editing, about iTunes and it’s tickled XML feed format… most of all, I’ve learnt that I say ahhhh and ummmm way too much!

Anyway, for those interested, here are direct links to the 3 Shmoocon Eurotrash Microcasts.

  • Microcast 1: An interview with Robin Wood – MP3
    • In this interview I chat to Robin Wood about his Social Zombies talk at Shmoocon, his current projects and what the future holds
  • Microcast 2: An interview with Dan Crowley – MP3
    • Dan was nice enough to run through his “Windows File Pseudonyms” talk and give some great technical content
  • Microcast 3: An interview with Doug Wilson – MP3
    • In the last of this series, I talked to Doug Wilson from Mandiant about the OWASP Broken Web Application project (http://owaspbwa.org)

Hopefully I’ll be a little more prepared for Blackhat Europe. Here’s hoping that I manage to record something.

Please let me know what you think of the Microtrash format –> feedback [AT] eurotrashsecurity [DOT] eu

If you want to subscribe to the Eurotrash Security Podcast, you can find it in iTunes, or just at the easy to find XML file to your favourite Podcast grabber


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