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.
Ring Mandates Two-Factor Authentication, License Plate Reader Data Sharing, RSA Conference Coronavirus Fears
In episode 109 for February 24th 2020: Kevin Johnson joins us to discuss how Ring made two-factor authentication mandatory following recent hacking incidents, California police have been caught illegally sharing license plate reader data, and details on IBM and other companies pulling out of the RSA conference due to coronavirus fears. ** Show notes and Read more about Ring Mandates Two-Factor Authentication, License Plate Reader Data Sharing, RSA Conference Coronavirus Fears[…]
In episode 97 of our monthly show we discuss how Chinese hackers caused the Equifax data breach, new coronavirus phishing attacks to be aware of, and how to stay (almost) anonymous online. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** U.S. Charges 4 Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hack https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/u-s-charges-4-chinese-military-officers-in-2017-equifax-hack/ Phishers impersonate Read more about Chinese Hackers, Coronavirus Phishing Attacks, How to Stay (Almost) Anonymous Online[…]
In episode 108 for February 17th 2020: The US charges four Chinese military hackers in the Equifax data breach, how Israel’s entire voter registry was exposed, and details on the encryption provider that was secretly owned by the CIA for the last fifty years. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** U.S. Read more about Equifax Hacked by China, Israeli Voter Registry Exposed, How the CIA Owned Encryption[…]
In episode 107 for February 10th 2020: preventing tax identity theft and other tax scams, the FTC taking a stand against companies that support robocallers, and details on the incident where videos from Google Photos were being sent to strangers. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Preventing Tax Identity Theft and Read more about Preventing Tax Identity Theft, FTC and Robocallers, Google Photos Incident[…]
In episode 106 for February 3rd 2020: What you need to know about Facebook’s new off-Facebook activity tool, details about the Ring Android app sending user data to third party trackers, and new developments in the Wawa credit card breach. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Off-Facebook Activity is a Welcome Read more about Off-Facebook Activity Tool, Ring App Third-Party Trackers, Wawa Credit Card Breach[…]
In episode 96 of our monthly we discuss the controversy of voting by smartphone in our elections, the Jeff Bezos hacking incident, and the recent Microsoft support security breach. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Seattle-Area Voters To Vote By Smartphone In 1st For U.S. Elections https://www.npr.org/2020/01/22/798126153/exclusive-seattle-area-voters-to-vote-by-smartphone-in-1st-for-u-s-elections Saudi Prince Allegedly Hacked Read more about Voting by Smartphone, Jeff Bezos Hacked, Microsoft Security Breach[…]
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[…]