After a busy week in infosec, we needed help sorting the wheat from the chaff. Enter IANS most prolific and acerbic faculty member, Dave Shackleford, to deliver the smackdown of truth on proposed updates to the ubiquitous NIST Framework, the present and future states of ransomware in the age of WannaCry, and the real value of President Trump's new cybersecurity executive order.
The WannaCry ransomware attack garnered global attention, but what should organizations be doing today to defend themselves against these types of attacks in the future? What’s the likelihood of a copycat attack in the near future? Was this simply a test for future, larger attacks?
IANS Faculty Dave Kennedy, president and CEO of TrustedSec and frequent guest on major news networks such as CNN and Fox, stops by the IANS studio to review the latest details surrounding the WannaCry attack and offer tips for thwarting future attacks, from disabling SMB-1 to implementing application whitelisting.
Special Guest David Dewey, head of research at Pindrop Security, drops by to talk about Pindrop's comprehensive report on the frightening state of call-center fraud. We discuss how phone fraudsters, aided by VOIP and other call-manipulation technologies, are costing large enterprises millions in account takeovers, fraudulent purchases and returns, bogus money transfers and the occasional mayhem just for the lulz.
If it's springtime in New England, it must be time for faculty member Kevin Beaver to join us on the podcast to examine the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report better known as the DBIR. This week we dive into the 10th annual report and talk about what the findings say about our seeming inability to eradicate even basic security shortcomings like lousy passwords, porous web apps and our insatiable penchant for clicking on stuff. Any stuff.
Kevin and I also spend a few minutes talking about the Trump administration's efforts to improve security in federal government agencies and departments. And Kevin tells us why his passion for racing souped-up Mazda Miatas maybe isn't so crazy after all.