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Defensive Security is a weekly information security podcast which reviews recent high profile cyber security breaches, data breaches, malware infections and intrusions to identify lessons that we can learn and apply to the organizations we protect.

Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 236

Get well soon, Mr. Kalat!
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 235

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/20/steffan_needham_aws_rampage_prison_sentence_voova/https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/study-shows-programmers-will-take-the-easy-way-out-and-not-implement-proper-password-security/https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/50-shades-of-greyhat-a-study-in-how-not-to-handle-security-disclosures/https://matrix.org/blog/2019/04/11/security-incident/index.html
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 234

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-wipe-us-servers-of-email-provider-vfemail/https://www.securityweek.com/russian-state-sponsored-hackers-are-fastest-crowdstrikehttps://www.zdnet.com/article/icann-there-is-an-ongoing-and-significant-risk-to-dns-infrastructure/https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/password-managers-no-more-secure-1/https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-do-these-things-now-to-protect-your-network/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 233

https://www.securityweek.com/hackers-using-rdp-are-increasingly-using-network-tunneling-bypass-protections https://www.zdnet.com/article/trojan-malware-is-back-and-its-the-biggest-hacking-threat-to-your-business/ https://www.csoonline.com/article/3336923/security/phishing-has-become-the-root-of-most-cyber-evil.html https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-attack-via-msp-locks-customers-out-of-systems/d/d-id/1333825 https://www.dlapiper.com/~/media/files/insights/publications/2019/02/dla-piper-gdpr-data-breach-survey-february-2019.pdf
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 232

https://www.zdnet.com/article/popular-wordpress-plugin-hacked-by-angry-former-employee/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/notpetya-an-act-of-war-cyber-insurance-firm-taken-to-task-for-refusing-to-pay-out/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/employees-sacked-ceo-fined-in-singhealth-security-breach/ – https://www.zdnet.com/article/firms-fined-1m-for-singhealth-data-security-breach/ https://www.securityweek.com/new-variant-bec-seeks-divert-payroll-deposits https://www.zdnet.com/article/oklahoma-gov-data-leak-exposes-millions-of-department-files-fbi-investigations/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 231

https://lifehacker.com/why-smart-people-make-stupid-mistakes-1831503216 https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-tribune-publishing-malware-20181230-story,amp.html https://www.securityweek.com/was-north-korea-wrongly-accused-ransomware-attacks https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/staff-lapses-and-it-system-vulnerabilities-are-key-reasons-behind-singhealth-cyberattack https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2019/01/hhs-releases-voluntary-cybersecurity-practices-health-industry/153835/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/data-of-2-4-million-blur-password-manager-users-left-exposed-online/ https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/12/iranian-phishers-bypass-2fa-protections-offered-by-yahoo-mail-and-gmail/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 230

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/11/hacker-backdoors-widely-used-open-source-software-to-steal-bitcoin/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/marriott-data-on-500-million-guests-stolen-in-4-year-breach/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/12/what-the-marriott-breach-says-about-security/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 229

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/11/internet-con-men-ripped-off-pathe-nl-for-e19m-in-sophisticated-fraud/ https://lifehacker.com/how-password-constraints-give-you-a-false-sense-of-secu-1830564360 https://www.csoonline.com/article/3319704/data-protection/the-end-of-security-as-we-know-it.html https://www.careersinfosecurity.com/breach-settlement-has-unusual-penalty-a-11669 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bje8na/massive-data-leaks-keep-happening-because-big-companies-can-afford-to-lose-your-data https://www.zdnet.com/article/city-of-valdez-alaska-admits-to-paying-off-ransomware-infection/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 228

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-is-how-artificial-intelligence-will-become-weaponized-in-future-cyberattacks/ https://www.securityinfowatch.com/article/12434583/everyone-needs-to-take-responsibility-for-cybersecurity-in-the-workplace https://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-coldfusion-servers-under-attack-from-apt-group/ https://www.securityweek.com/troubled-waters-how-new-wave-cyber-attacks-targeting-maritime-trade https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/77676/malware/industrial-facilities-malware.html
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 227

https://www.zdnet.com/article/equifax-engineer-who-designed-breach-portal-gets-8-months-of-house-arrest-for-insider-trading/ https://www.csoonline.com/article/3314557/security/ransomware-attack-hits-north-carolina-water-utility-following-hurricane.html https://www.securityweek.com/insurer-anthem-will-pay-record-16m-massive-data-breach https://blog.sucuri.net/2018/10/malicious-redirects-from-newsharecounts-com-tweet-counter.html https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2018/09/26/sec-hits-voya-financial-advisors-with-1m-fine-over/ https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/debunking-cybersecurity-thought-humans-are-weakest-link
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 226 redux

Note: this episode is being re-released to fix a problem with the mp3 download. https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/bec-as-a-service-offers-hacked-business-accounts-for-as-little-as-150/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ic3-issues-alert-regarding-remote-desktop-protocol-rdp-attacks/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/10/supply-chain-security-is-the-whole-enchilada-but-whos-willing-to-pay-for-it/  
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 225

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pa8emg/russian-indicted-jp-morgan-chase-hack https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-government-releases-post-mortem-report-on-equifax-hack/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/phishing-alert-north-korean-hacking-attacks-shows-your-email-is-still-the-weakest-link/ https://www.verizon.com/about/news/lifting-lid-cybercrime
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 224

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-destructive-ransomware-has-made-crooks-6m-by-encrypting-data-and-backups/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/reddit-announces-security-breach-after-hackers-bypassed-staffs-2fa/ https://www.databreachtoday.com/art-steal-fin7s-highly-effective-phishing-a-11286 https://www.wired.com/story/notpetya-cyberattack-ukraine-russia-code-crashed-the-world/
SecurityWeek

Ready or Not, Here Comes FIDO: How to Prepare for Success

Planning and Preparation Are Key to Successfully Adopting FIDO Standards for “Simpler, Stronger Authentication” read more
SecurityWeek

Amazon, Microsoft, May be Putting World at Risk of Killer AI, Says Report

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies that could spearhead a global AI arms race, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. read more
The Register

The Joy of Six… critical security patches: Cisco small biz switches open to hijacking via web UI

Turn it on, download these fixes, crank it up – and rip the KNOB off Cisco has emitted a fresh round of software updates to address security holes in its network switches and controllers.…

New FISMA Report Shows Progress, Gaps in Federal Cybersecurity

No major incidents mixed with continuing gaps in implementation paint an improving, but still muddy, picture of cybersecurity in the federal government.
ZDNet

A botnet has been cannibalizing other hackers’ web shells for more than a year

Neutrino botnet is hijacking servers by taking over other hackers' PHP and Java web shells.