This is the 41st episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by the Streetwise Security Zone. This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded April 29, 2015. Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:
Important Podcast Update!
While we haven’t finalized the details we’re hoping to rename the podcast as “Shared Security”. We have been discussing the fact that the privacy and security topics we’ve been covering are really spreading to more than just social media. Now, we see the important stories as being ones that relate to who and what we trust as connected individuals and businesses. So, we’ve decided that it might be time to rename the podcast to be more inclusive of important security stories beyond just social media, and we’ve decided on a new name for the program…
We think Shared Security brings to mind not only social media, but mobile technology, cloud technology, and as I’m sure you’ve heard by now, The Internet of Things (IoT). So our new podcast, Shared Security, will try to bring you timely stories, news and tips for living securely in a connected world. The name also brings to mind the fact that we will increasingly need to share our thoughts on what the risks are and how to deal with them. You can expect the same level of insight and practical guidance, just on a broader scope. We haven’t yet figured out how we will officially change the program name people see on iTunes or the feed for RSS. So for the moment, the feed and official title will be the same…Social Media Security. However, with this episode we’re going to try to cover a broader range of stories, when appropriate. Stay tuned for additional rebranding changes as we roll them out.
As always, we’d like to hear your thoughts!
Scott and Tom
- Recent Facebook and Instagram vulnerabilities
- Security for the Internet of Things will get really, really bad before it gets good
- Samsung TV’s are listening to you
- Trend Micro and Ponemon released a study on personal information, privacy and the connected world.
- In this report, they mention that Gartner predicts 25 billion connected devices by 2020 – I think that’s a low estimate- The report breaks down the value of certain types of personal information to attackers, like your health condition (for an American it’s $82.90 per record)
- Discussion about The 2015 Verizon Data Breach Incident Report
- Commentary on the risks from Internet of Things
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