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  • Episode 217: What Fighting Pirates Teaches Us About Ransomware
    by Paul Roberts on June 17, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Criminal gangs swoop in on unsuspecting merchants to seize their goods. Behind the scenes, rival nations turn a blind eye or offer them safe harbor, in exchange for cooperation. Sound familiar? It should. The post Episode 217: What Fighting Pirates Teaches Us About Ransomware appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F. Roberts.

  • Episode 216: Signed, Sealed and Delivered: The Future of Supply Chain Security
    by Paul Roberts on June 10, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    In this episode of the podcast (#216) we talk with Brian Trzupek, Digicert’s Vice President of Product, about the growing urgency of securing software supply chains, and how digital code signing can help prevent compromises like the recent hack of the firm SolarWinds. The post Episode 216: Signed, Sealed and Delivered: The Future of Supply Chain Security appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F. Roberts.

  • What SolarWinds Tells Us About Securing the Software Development Supply Chain
    by Brian Trzupek on June 7, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    The recent SolarWinds attack highlights an Achilles heel for enterprises: software updates for critical enterprise applications. Digital signing of code is one solution, but organizations need to modernize their code signing processes to prioritize security and integrity and align with DevOps best practices, writes Brian Trzupek the Senior Vice President of Products at DigiCert in this thought leadership article. The post What SolarWinds Tells Us About Securing the Software Development Supply Chain appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F. Roberts.

  • Episode 215-2: Leave the Gun, Take the McFlurry
    by Paul Roberts on June 1, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    In part II of our interview with Jeremy O’Sullivan of the IoT startup Kytch. We hear about how what Kytch revealed about Taylor’s soft ice cream hardware put him at odds with the company and its long-time partner: McDonald’s. The post Episode 215-2: Leave the Gun, Take the McFlurry appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F. Roberts.

  • The SOC Hop Needs to be a Relic of the Past
    by Steve Garrison on May 27, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Overworked, understaffed teams constantly jumping from one fire to the next – exhausted and reactive to events and alerts. The “SOC hop” is not sustainable. The post The SOC Hop Needs to be a Relic of the Past appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F. Roberts.

  • Episode 215-1: Jeremy O’Sullivan of Kytch On The Tech Serving McDonald’s Ice Cream Monopoly
    by Paul Roberts on May 25, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Jeremy O’Sullivan, co-founder of the IoT analytics company, Kytch brings us the cautionary tale of his company’s travails with the commercial ice cream machine manufacturer, Taylor, whose equipment is used by the likes of Burger King and McDonalds. The post Episode 215-1: Jeremy O’Sullivan of Kytch On The Tech Serving McDonald’s Ice Cream Monopoly appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F. Roberts.

  • Episode 214: Darkside Down: What The Colonial Attack Means For The Future of Ransomware
    by Paul Roberts on May 15, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Intel 471 CISO Brandon Hoffman joins us to to discuss Darkside, the ransomware group that attacked the Colonial Pipeline, why the crew may have bitten off more than it can chew and what the attack says about the state of America’s Critical Infrastructure. The post Episode 214: Darkside Down: What The Colonial Attack Means For The Future of Ransomware appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F. Roberts.

  • Want To Prevent Another SolarWinds? Start With Developers
    by Paul Roberts on May 14, 2021 at 1:52 am

    An all-star roundtable of security experts tackles the question of how to prevent another SolarWinds. The post Want To Prevent Another SolarWinds? Start With Developers appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F. Roberts.

  • Dispute Over Data Leak Highlights Legal Risks for UK Researchers
    by Paul Roberts on May 13, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    An expensive, months-long legal tussle between a UK engineer and a healthcare non-profit is spurring calls for reform to the country’s 30 year-old Computer Misuse Act, which Dyke and others contend criminalizes the work of ‘Good Samaritan’ security researchers acting in the public interest. The post Dispute Over Data Leak Highlights Legal Risks for UK Researchers appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F. Roberts.

  • Seeds of Destruction: Cyber Risk Is Growing in Agriculture
    by Paul Roberts on May 4, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    In this episode of the podcast (#213): Molly Jahn of DARPA and University of Wisconsin joins us to talk about the growing cyber risk to the Food and Agriculture sector, as industry consolidation and precision agriculture combine to increase the chances of cyber disruption of food production. The post Seeds of Destruction: Cyber Risk Is Growing in Agriculture appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F. Roberts.

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