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.
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston In episode 90 for October 14th 2019: How protesters in Hong Kong are avoiding facial recognition, Instagram’s new anti-phishing tool, and my recent epic smart device failure incident. Being a frequent traveler myself, I’m Read more about Hong Kong Protests, Instagram’s Anti-Phishing Tool, Smart Device Fail[…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 89 for October 7th 2019: Microsoft’s new OneDrive personal vault, updated privacy and security controls announced by Google, and the TSA’s announcement about the REAL ID deadline next year. I have a Read more about Microsoft OneDrive Personal Vault, Google’s New Privacy and Security Controls, REAL ID Deadline[…]
In episode 92 of our monthly show Tom and Scott talk about Amazon’s new smart glasses that work with Alexa, what webkey’s are and how they could be used for social engineering, and why you should always erase old hard drives and other data storage before selling or giving away computers and other electronics. Looking Read more about Amazon Smart Glasses, Webkey Social Engineering, Erase Your Old Hard Drives![…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 88 for September 30th 2019: DoorDash announces a data breach affecting 4.9 million people, recent voice assistant privacy changes, and ways that you can limit ad tracking on your mobile device. Are Read more about DoorDash Data Breach, Voice Assistant Privacy Changes, Limiting Ad Tracking[…]
On this special edition of the podcast we speak with Aaron Zar, co-founder and CEO of Silent Pocket. Silent Pocket has been a long time sponsor of the show and it was great to catch up with Aaron to get his thoughts on the current state of digital privacy. On the show we also discuss: Read more about Aaron Zar, Co-Founder and CEO of Silent Pocket[…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 87 for September 22nd 2019: Everything you need to know about Apple iOS 13, Venmo scams you need to be aware of, and new details about “Simjacking” attacks This week I had Read more about Apple iOS 13, Venmo Scams, Simjacking Attacks[…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 86 for September 16th 2019: All about end-to-end encryption with Max Krohn from Keybase.io. Are you looking for the very best products to protect your digital privacy? Well, Silent Pocket has everything Read more about End-to-End Encryption with Max Krohn from Keybase.io[…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 85 for September 9th 2019: Firefox will now block all third-party tracking cookies and more by default, serious vulnerabilities found in Apple iOS, and the latest on the huge database of Facebook Read more about New Firefox Privacy Protections, Apple iOS Zero-Days, Facebook User Phone Numbers Exposed[…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 84 for September 2nd 2019: “Ghost click” Android apps found on the Google Play Store, new privacy protections for Apple’s Siri voice assistant, and did you know that your credit card may Read more about Android “Ghost Click” Apps, New Apple Siri Privacy Protections, Credit Card Spying[…]
In Episode 91 of this very special episode of our monthly show, Tom and Scott are joined by special guests Kevin Johnson and Jayson E. Street back to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this podcast! We talk about the history of the show, what’s improved (or not improved) in the last 10 years from Read more about 10 Year Anniversary Episode with Kevin Johnson and Jayson E. Street[…]