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 82 for August 19th 2019: The BioStar2 biometric security data breach, wormable vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, and the FBI trying to harvest your social media data. Can you believe that this week Read more about Biometric Security Data Breach, Critical Windows Vulnerabilities, FBI Data Harvesting[…]
This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for August 12th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: My summary of last week’s BSides Las Vegas security conference, how a single text message to your iPhone could get you hacked, and how Stingray surveillance devices can still be used on new 5G networks. Read more about BSides Las Vegas, iMessage Exploit, 5G and Stingray Surveillance[…]
This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for August 5th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: everything you need to know about the Capital One data breach, changes in the payouts from the Equifax settlement, and Nextdoor app scams. If you happen to be in the cybersecurity industry this week is Read more about Capital One Data Breach, Equifax Settlement Payouts, Nextdoor App Scams[…]
In episode 90 of our monthly show we discuss medical device security with John Nye, Senior Director of Cybersecurity Research and Communication at CynergisTek. Do you use an insulin pump, have a pacemaker or other medical device implant? Are you concerned about medical device security and what the future holds for technology like this? If Read more about Medical Device Security with Special Guest John Nye[…]
This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 29th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Details on the Equifax breach settlement, why your Android phone could be exploited by simply watching a video file, and encryption backdoors being requested by world-wide governments. Can you believe that its almost August and Read more about Equifax Settlement, Android Video File Exploit, Encryption Backdoors[…]
This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 22nd 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: The FaceApp privacy panic, Facebook’s 5 billion dollar fine from the FTC, and what you need to know about two new types of Amazon scams. Traveling internationally this summer? If so, make sure you protect Read more about FaceApp Privacy Panic, Facebook’s 5 Billion Dollar Fine, Amazon Brushing Scams[…]
This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 15th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Zoom video conferencing zero-day, massive fines being issued for violating GDPR, and who might be listening when you talk to your Google Assistant. Looking to protect your laptop, smartphone, and key fobs this summer? Well Read more about Zoom Zero-Day, GDPR Fines, Google Assistant Recordings[…]
This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 8th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Amazon confirms that Alexa recordings are kept forever, details about one of the largest Facebook malware campaigns, and my top three tips for staying private on vacation. Summer is upon us and that means it’s Read more about Amazon Alexa Recordings, Facebook Malware Campaign, Top 3 Tips to Stay Private on Vacation[…]
This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 1st 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: The US cyber-attack on Iran, the sad state of cybersecurity in the US government, and what you need to know about malvertising campaigns. Don’t you hate air travel? I know I do! Rude people, crowds, Read more about US Cyber-Attack on Iran, Poor Government Cybersecurity, Malvertising Campaigns[…]
In episode 89 of our monthly show Scott and Tom discuss everything you need to know about home security with physical security expert, Patrick McNeil. We delve deep into the world of locks, lock bumping, doors, windows, surveillance cameras, alarms, and much more. If you’ve always wanted to know how best to protect your home Read more about The Home Security Episode – Locks, Doors, Cameras, and More![…]