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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 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 226

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/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 223

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/personal-info-of-15m-singhealth-patients-including-pm-lee-stolen-in-singapores-most https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/labcorp-still-recovering-from-ransomware-attack-a-11235 https://www.securityweek.com/cyber-axis-evil-rewriting-cyber-kill-chain https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/prolific-hacking-group-steals-almost-1-million-from-russian-bank/#p3 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/government/us-charges-12-russian-intelligence-officers-for-hacking-dnc-running-dcleaks/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 222

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3285982/data-protection/4-reasons-why-cisos-must-think-like-developers-to-build-cybersecurity-platforms.html https://www.csoonline.com/article/3287655/phishing/stop-training-your-employees-to-fall-for-phishing-attacks.html https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/cryptojacking-displaces-ransomware-as-top-malware-threat-a-11165 https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Infrastructure/Incident_Reports/2018-06-28_Github
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 221

https://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/security-projects-cisos-should-consider-gartner.html Data breach defendant must hand over computer forensics reports: court https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/26/digitally_signed_malware/ https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/californias-new-privacy-law-its-almost-gdpr-in-us-a-11149 https://blog.erratasec.com/2018/06/lessons-from-npetya-one-year-later.html
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 220

https://www.wired.com/story/exactis-database-leak-340-million-records/ https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/06/19/opm-breach-fraud/ https://www.tenable.com/blog/should-you-still-prioritize-exploit-kit-vulnerabilities  
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 219

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3276584/ransomware/what-does-a-ransomware-attack-cost-beware-the-hidden-expenses.html https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/mental-health-provider-pays-ransom-to-recover-data-a-11040 https://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/data-security/did-we-see-our-first-data-breach-of-the-gdpr-era.html
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 218

https://www.zdnet.com/article/wannacry-ransomware-crisis-one-year-on-are-we-ready-for-the-next-global-cyber-attack/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/enterprise-vulnerability-management-as-effective-as-random-chance/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/enterprise-codebases-plagued-by-open-source-vulnerabilities/ https://www.databreachtoday.com/nuance-communications-breach-affected-45000-patients-a-11002
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 216

https://www.verizonenterprise.com/verizon-insights-lab/dbir/
Computerworld

And that was actually the CLEAN version!

It's more than a few years back, and this oilfield services company is implementing a new email filter, says a pilot fish working there."It was part of an email security product," fish says. "The filter could identify emails containing...

Review: How StackRox protects containers

With the rise of cloud computing and later DevOps, containerization has never been more popular. But cybersecurity has yet to fully catch up. Even security applications designed to work natively in the cloud have trouble protecting the most popular...

Dark web goldmine busted by Europol

What’s the safest way to buy counterfeit banknotes? Not on the dark web market, as 235 people have just discovered to their cost.
Security Affairs

Google will shut down consumer version of Google+ earlier due to a bug

Google announced it will close the consumer version of Google+ before than originally planned due to the discovery of a new security flaw. Google will close the consumer version of Google+ in April, four months earlier than planned. According to G...

Teen SWATter who had 400 schools evacuated lands 3 years in jail

George Duke-Cohan is the British teen who posed as a worried father whose daughter had called him mid-flight during a hijacking.