open source and cybersecurity news


Episode Transcription:

[00:00:00] Mark Miller: 

The news cycle moves so quickly, it’s hard to keep up with what’s going on in the cybersecurity and open source communities. On top of that, the mass media platforms give cursory coverage to the real news, and focusing on sensationalistic breach and ransomware stories. That’s where “It’s 5:05!” is filling the gap.

This is Mark Miller, executive producer of “It’s 5:05!”. I’ve been in the technology industry since 1996. Along the way, I’ve worked with many of the people creating the open source projects that are the foundation of modern application development. I’ve worked and consulted for cyber security companies and am an active member in the DevOps and DevSecOps communities.

Through those types of relationships, I’ve developed a network of professionals who are constantly monitoring what’s really going on underneath the hood of the technology industry. We’ve decided to come together under one show to bring you daily audio updates of the news that interests us and influences how we think about cybersecurity and open source.

You might recognize some of the people involved. 

[00:01:20] James McCleod: 

This is James McLeod from London in the United Kingdom. 

[00:01:24] Edwin Kwan: 

This is Edwin Kwan from Sydney, Australia.

[00:01:27] Kadi Grigg: 

Hi, this is Kadi Grigg reporting from Alexandria, Virginia.

[00:01:31] Trac Bannon: 

Hello, I’m Trac Bannon reporting from beautiful Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. 

[00:01:35] Olimpiu Pop: 

This is Olimpiu Pop reporting from Transylvania, Romania.

[00:01:39] Ax Sharma: 

This is Ax Sharma from Manchester United Kingdom where it’s always raining.

[00:01:44] Pokie Huang: 

This is Pokie Huang from New York City. 

[00:01:47] DJ Schleen: 

This is DJ Schleen reporting from 6,300 feet above sea level in Golden, Colorado.

[00:01:54] Derek Weeks: 

Hello, this is Derek Weeks and I am reporting in from Bethesda, Maryland. 

[00:01:59] Mark Miller: 

Each day at 5:05 PM Eastern Time, we’ll bring the news that we found interesting that day in short segments so you can quickly filter through to see what interests you. For each episode. There is a page with links and resources mentioned in the show. 

We want to make it easy for you to keep up with the news the way we do. Each of the contributors to the show are specialists in what they do and will give you a unique slant on the day’s technology news.

Here’s a quick segment from one of the episodes. 

[00:02:37] Trac Bannon: 

Hello, I’m Trac Bannon reporting from beautiful Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. 

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Microsoft over its GitHub offering called Copilot. For the cost of $10 a month, this AI powered extension to GitHub can autonomously write code for you. By answering a few natural language prompts, GitHub co-pilot will generate code based on how it has been trained. And here’s the rub. 

Co-pilot is being trained using all of the public repositories on GitHub, including open source repositories. The argument brought in the lawsuit is that GitHub and Microsoft are financially profiting from code written by other people and without their consent. 

Many in the open source community, myself included, will be watching this unfold to see how the courts interpret this application of AI.

[00:03:28] Mark Miller: 

We have five to ten segments each episode, each segment by a different contributor from around the world. We currently have contributors in the UK, Romania, Australia, and the United States, with the intention of expanding our contributor network to include reporters on every continent.

So that’s what we’re doing. A daily cybersecurity open source update, featuring stories from around the world, available Monday through Friday at 5:05 PM. 

Sound good? Please consider joining us at 5:05. We’d love to have you as one of the members in our growing open source and cybersecurity news community. Find us on your favorite audio streaming platform by searching for “It’s 5:05!”. 

Thanks in advance for your support. Now let’s get to it.