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  • Episode 200: Sakura Samurai Wants To Make Hacking Groups Cool Again. And: Automating Our Way Out of PKI Chaos
    by Paul Roberts on January 22, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    In this episode of the podcast (#200), sponsored by Digicert: John Jackson, founder of the group Sakura Samurai talks to us about his quest to make hacking groups cool again. Also: we talk with Avesta Hojjati of the firm Digicert about the challenge of managing a growing population of digital certificates and how automation may be an answer. The post Episode 200: Sakura Samurai Wants To Make Hacking Groups Cool Again. And: Automating Our Way Out of PKI Chaos appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Researchers Test UN’s Cybersecurity, Find Data on 100k
    by Paul Roberts on January 11, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Independent security researchers testing the security of the United Nations were able to compromise public-facing servers and a cloud-based development account for the U.N. and lift data on more than 100,000 staff and employees, according to a report released Monday. The post Researchers Test UN’s Cybersecurity, Find Data on 100k appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Episode 199 COVID’s Other Legacy: Data Theft and Enterprise Insecurity
    by Paul Roberts on January 8, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    In this episode of the podcast (#199), sponsored by LastPass, we talk with Shareth Ben of Securonix about how massive layoffs that have resulted from the COVID pandemic put organizations at far greater risk of data theft. In our second segment, we’re joined by Barry McMahon, a Senior Global Product Marketing Manager at LogMeIn, to talk about data from that company that weighs the security impact of poor password policies and what a “passwordless” future might look like. The post Episode 199 COVID’s Other Legacy: Data Theft and Enterprise Insecurity appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Episode 198: Must Hear Interviews from 2020
    by Paul Roberts on December 31, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Trying times have a way of peeling back the curtains and seeing our world with new eyes. We The post Episode 198: Must Hear Interviews from 2020 appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Update: Neopets Is Still A Thing And Its Exposing Sensitive Data
    by Paul Roberts on December 28, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Neopets, the virtual pets website has exposed a wide range of sensitive data online including information that might be used to identify site users, security researchers report. The post Update: Neopets Is Still A Thing And Its Exposing Sensitive Data appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Update: DHS Looking Into Cyber Risk from TCL Smart TVs
    by Paul Roberts on December 22, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said the agency was assessing the cyber risk of smart TVs sold by the Chinese electronics giant TCL, following reports that the devices may give the company “back door” access to deployed sets. The post Update: DHS Looking Into Cyber Risk from TCL Smart TVs appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Episode 197: The Russia Hack Is A 5 Alarm Fire | Also: Shoppers Beware!
    by Paul Roberts on December 18, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    In this podcast, sponsored by LastPass, former U.S. CISO Greg Touhill joins us to talk about news of a vast hack of U.S. government networks, which he calls a “five alarm fire” reportedly set by Russia. The post Episode 197: The Russia Hack Is A 5 Alarm Fire | Also: Shoppers Beware! appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Episode 196: Building the Case Against Sandworm with Cisco Talos
    by Paul Roberts on December 10, 2020 at 2:03 am

    Cisco’s Matt Olney, the Director of Talos Threat Intelligence and Interdiction and Craig Williams, the Talos Director of Outreach about the case against The post Episode 196: Building the Case Against Sandworm with Cisco Talos appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Episode 195: Cyber Monday Super Deals Carry Cyber Risk
    by Paul Roberts on December 3, 2020 at 3:52 am

    While many organizations think the notion of keyboards, monitors and other hardware “spying” on them as the stuff of “James Bond” movies, Yossi Appleboum of Sepio Systems says that the threat is real – and much more common that either companies or consumers are aware. The post Episode 195: Cyber Monday Super Deals Carry Cyber Risk appeared first on The Security Ledger.

  • Containers Complicate Compliance (And What To Do About It)
    by Zoë Rose on November 30, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    If you work within the security industry, compliance is seen almost as a dirty word. You have likely run into situations like that which @Nemesis09 describes below. Here, we see it’s all too common for organizations to treat testing compliance as a checkbox exercise and to thereby view compliance in a way that goes against its entire purpose. There are challenges when it comes to compliance, for sure. Organizations need to figure out whether to shape their efforts to the letter of an existing law or to base their activities in the spirit of a “law” that best suits their security needs—even if that law doesn’t exists. There’s also the assumption that a company can acquire ‘good enough’ security by implementing a checkbox exercise, never mind the confusion explained by @Nemesis09. Podcast Episode 141: Massive Data Breaches Just Keep Happening. We Talk about Why. However, there is truth behind why The post Containers Complicate Compliance (And What To Do About It) appeared first on The Security Ledger.

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