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 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[…]
In episode 120 for May 11th 2020: The latest on the GoDaddy security incident affecting 28,000 customers, fake Microsoft Teams notification emails and Zoom downloaders, and details on new features to the Firefox built in password manager. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** GoDaddy notifies users of breached hosting accounts https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/godaddy-notifies-users-of-breached-hosting-accounts/ Read more about GoDaddy Security Incident, Fake Downloaders, Firefox Lockwise[…]
In episode 119 for May 4th 2020: The use of thermal cameras and other technology to monitor the workplace for COVID-19, more details about Apple and Google’s contact tracing framework, and are virtual security conferences the new normal? ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** A new era of workplace surveillance due Read more about Workplace Surveillance, Apple and Google Contact Tracing Tech, Virtual Cybersecurity Conferences[…]
In episode 118 for April 27th 2020: A discussion about the end of passwords and what the future may hold with special guest Andrew Shikiar executive director of the FIDO Alliance. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Find out more about the FIDO Alliance https://fidoalliance.org/ https://twitter.com/fidoalliance How FIDO works and eliminates Read more about The End of Passwords as We Know It[…]
In episode 99 of our April monthly show: Apple and Google’s controversial efforts to create contact tracing technology, fighting COVID-19 criminal activity, and what the new normal means for startup companies. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Apple and Google to build contact tracing technology https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/0410/1129902-apple-and-google-to-build-contact-tracing-technology/ COVID-19 Cyber Threat Coalition https://www.cyberthreatcoalition.org/ Read more about Contact Tracing Controversy, Fighting COVID-19 Criminal Activity[…]
In episode 117 for April 20th 2020: More problems for Zoom with tens of thousands of compromised credentials and zero-day exploits, the $5 million dollar reward for information on North Korean hackers, and why it might not be the best idea to post your senior year pictures on Facebook. ** Show notes and links mentioned Read more about Zoom Hacked Accounts, North Korean Hackers, Facebook Senior Pictures[…]
In episode 116 for April 13th 2020: Privacy concerns with COVID-19 contact tracing apps, the FBI’s new warnings about business email compromise scams, and how to prevent unwanted and SPAM phone calls. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Help speed up contact tracing with TraceTogether https://www.gov.sg/article/help-speed-up-contact-tracing-with-tracetogether COVID-19 contact tracing: Canadian company Read more about Contact Tracing Apps, Business Email Compromise Scams, SPAM Phone Calls[…]