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 105 for January 27th 2020: What are the new forms of fraud and cybercrime being found on the Dark Web? We discuss this fascinating topic with Emily Wilson, VP of Research at Terbium Labs. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Emily’s Dark Reading Article: Fraud in the New Decade Read more about Dark Web Fraud and Cybercrime with Emily Wilson[…]
In episode 104 for January 20th 2020: Details on the new critical Microsoft Windows vulnerability, why dating apps could pose a national security risk, and how new Apple privacy features are changing the way your data is sold. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Major Windows flaw was discovered and reported Read more about Critical Windows Vulnerability, Dating App Security Risk, Apple iOS Privacy Features[…]
In episode 103: The US Department of Homeland Security warns of Iranian cyber-attacks, Ring gets hit with a $5 million dollar class action lawsuit, and some quick tips on how to prevent calendar SPAM. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Iran maintains a robust cyber program and can execute cyber-attacks against Read more about Iranian Cyber-Attacks, Ring Class-Action Lawsuit, Preventing Calendar SPAM[…]
In episode 102: Details on the new California data privacy law, the Wyze data leak, and what is the ToTok app and could it be spying on you? ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Enter our Silent Pocket New Year’s Giveaway – Deadline to enter: January 11th 2020 https://kingsumo.com/g/jsz2pk/silent-pocket-faraday-bag-new-years-giveaway Details on Read more about New California Data Privacy Law, Wyze Data Leak, ToTok Spy App[…]
In episode 101: Start the new year off right by following our top 10 cybersecurity and privacy resolutions! ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Recommended Password Managers KeePass (free and open source): https://keepass.info/ Dashlane: https://www.dashlane.com/ 1Password: https://1password.com/ See if your site or service offer’s two-factor or multi-factor authentication https://twofactorauth.org/ Silent Pocket Read more about Top 10 Cybersecurity and Privacy Resolutions[…]
In episode 95 of our monthly show we’re joined by special guest Rebecca Herold, the “Privacy Professor”. Rebecca is a well known expert in the privacy and cybersecurity community and gives us an update on what she’s been working on, what her thoughts are on the current state of privacy regulations (CCPA, GLBA, etc), and Read more about Rebecca Herold “The Privacy Professor”[…]
Thank you for supporting and listening to the show this year! Initial data on our download numbers show that we’ve grown our audience by over 40% in 2019! Having said that, if you haven’t listened to our most popular episodes you should definitely check these out and add them to your playlist. See below for Read more about Top 10 Podcast Episodes from 2019[…]
In episode 100: Kevin Johnson, CEO of SecureIdeas joins us in this very special milestone episode to discuss the year that was 2019 and what Kevin’s “predictions” are for cybersecurity and privacy 2020. Thank you to Kevin for being our special guest! ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** The Nerf Dart Read more about The Year in Review and 2020 Predictions with Kevin Johnson[…]
In episode 99: Password reuse is still a very large problem, US government recommendations for securing Internet of Things devices, and yet another smart lock device security disaster. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Password reuse continues to be a major problem https://www.microsoft.com/securityinsights/Identity https://resources.hypr.com/top-recommendations/password-usage-study https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-hacks-ring-camera-8-year-old-girl-s-bedroom-n1100586 US government recommendations for securing Internet Read more about The Password Reuse Problem, US Government IoT Recommendations, Smart Lock Security Disaster[…]
In episode 98: A new report from the EFF details how we are tracked online by third-party corporations, more mass surveillance concerns in China and Australia, and a malicious app hijack attack on Android to be aware of. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** How You’re Tracked Online – Must Read Read more about How You’re Tracked Online, New Mass Surveillance Concerns, Malicious Android App Hijack[…]