What is The Shared Security Podcast?
What are the hot topics taking place in the world of Cybersecurity? How does this affect your business and personal life? Cybersecurity- or known as Infosec – involves understanding the vulnerability of information, the potential people and other threats that could impact it, and the strength of the entities we trust to hold or process our information. We should be concerned about Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of our information.
How does new technology affect your privacy? What are the privacy concerns and shortcomings with the latest technology? Some people may say “Privacy is dead…” But does this mean we should no longer worry about protecting our personal information? If so, then presumably these people don’t need passwords for their online accounts, and they don’t need bathroom doors… Seriously, privacy is a complex matter of trust that involves how others collect, use and disclose information you share with them. You should always try to understand privacy implications when dealing with a new entity or device.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
When we connect everything we use to the Internet what are the risks and what should you be aware of from a business and consumer perspective? Increasingly, devices are becoming “Smart”, which means they can gather information, process it and communicate with other entities. With each new connection, there is potential vulnerability. You should understand the information security and privacy risks when you add a new Smart device to your life.
Mobile Devices and Apps
Mobile devices and applications are part of our daily lives. What risk does this technology pose and what do we need to know for the future? We all want to be able to communicate easily with each other, and with our Smart devices. All of our communications are now focusing around our smartphones and tablets. So the trust we put in our mobile devices affects nearly every part of our lives.
Social Media and Social Networks
What are the dangers and threats of Social Networks and how we use them? How do advancements in Social Media technologies affect you? Social Networks are based on users trusting each other, and the site. But they also represent big money for advertisers and site owners, as well as malicious attackers. So, you need to understand how using these services affects your information security and privacy.
In episode 128 for July 6th 2020: New TikTok privacy concerns, the rise of macOS ransomware, and details on new research about bad password choices. ** Links mentioned on the show ** Family Safety and Security with Andy Murphy from The Secure Dad Podcast https://sharedsecurity.net/2020/06/29/family-safety-and-security-with-andy-murphy-from-the-secure-dad-podcast EARN IT Act, Facial Recognition Fail, Can I Be Phished? Read more about TikTok Privacy Concerns, macOS Ransomware, Bad Passwords[…]
In episode 101 of our June monthly show: Scott and Tom discuss the privacy concerns with the EARN IT Act, more stories of facial recognition fail, and Scott talks about his new podcast, Can I Be Phished? Watch this episode on our YouTube Channel! ** Links mentioned on the show ** PETITION: Nearly 500,000 say Read more about EARN IT Act, Facial Recognition Fail, Can I Be Phished?[…]
In episode 127 for June 29th 2020: Family safety and security with special guest Andy Murphy host of The Secure Dad podcast. I really enjoyed this interview with Andy! If you’re looking for a podcast about home and family security, self-defense, and more you should definitely subscribe to his show! Watch the full interview on Read more about Family Safety and Security with Andy Murphy from The Secure Dad Podcast[…]
In episode 126 for June 22nd 2020: Details on the largest Distributed Denial of Service attack ever recorded, new security features in Dropbox, and the latest on new North Korean targeted cyber-attacks. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Zoom will provide end-to-end encryption to all users https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/zoom-will-provide-end-to-end-encryption-to-all-users/ AWS said it mitigated Read more about Largest DDoS Attack Ever, New Dropbox Features, North Korean Cyber-Attacks[…]
In episode 125 for June 15th 2020: Our top 5 tips for staying private and secure during a protest. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Privacy And Security While Protesting https://silent-pocket.com/blogs/news/privacy-and-security-while-protesting You Have a First Amendment Right to Record the Police https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/you-have-first-amendment-right-record-police Protecting Your Privacy if Your Phone is Taken Away Read more about 5 Tips to Stay Private and Secure During a Protest[…]
In episode 124 for June 8th 2020: Details on how the Minneapolis Police website may have been hacked, Zoom’s plan to implement end-to-end encryption, and why eBay and other sites may be port scanning your computer. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** After Anonymous Promises Retribution for George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Read more about Minneapolis Police Website Hacked, Zoom Encryption, eBay Port Scanning[…]
In episode 123 for June 1st 2020: The controversy continues over fact checking and First Amendment rights on Twitter, and why government mandated encryption backdoors are bad for everyone’s security. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Trump to sign executive order aimed at cracking down on Facebook and Twitter https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/28/trump-to-sign-executive-order-aimed-at-cracking-down-on-facebook-twitter.html The Read more about First Amendment Rights and Twitter, Encryption Backdoors[…]
In episode 100 of our May monthly show we discuss the history of the podcast, some of the most interesting cybersecurity and privacy news and events over the years, and speak with former guest Rachel Tobac, CEO and Co-Founder of SocialProof Security, about what she’s been up to and of course the David Lynch daily Read more about Episode 100 with Rachel Tobac and Kathleen Smith[…]
In episode 122 for May 25th 2020: Apple and the US Government dispute over law enforcement backdoors in Apple products, secure messaging app Signal starts to move away from using phone numbers as user IDs, and details on the EasyJet data breach affecting 9 million customers. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show Read more about Apple’s Law Enforcement Backdoor Dispute, Signal PINs, EasyJet Data Breach[…]
In episode 121 for May 18th 2020: A new Thunderbolt flaw could let hackers steal your data in under five minutes, new vulnerabilities in a popular WordPress plugin, and details on why the US Senate just rejected a plan to require a warrant to obtain Americans’ web browsing history. ** Show notes and links mentioned Read more about Thunderbolt Flaws, WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities, Patriot Act Vote[…]