Author: Paul Roberts

Episode 160 Right to Repair’s Summer of Love – Sort of.

call it Right to Repair’s “Summer of Love.” Summer 2019 saw developments on a number of fronts in the nation-wide battle to win a digital right to repair. In this podcast, we talk with Nathan Proctor of US PIRG’s Right to Repair campaign and Kyle Wiens of iFixit about the developments.

Episode 159: Deep Fakes and Election (in)Security with ZeroFOX

In this weeks podcast, we delve into the myriad challenges to election security with Sam Small, the Chief Security Officer at the firm ZeroFOX

Episode 158: How NotPetya has Insurers grappling with Systemic Cyber Risk

We talk to Bruce McDonnell of the East West Institute about how insurers are responding.

Episode 157: Do we need an FDA for Software? Also: operationalizing Threat Intelligence

Sarah Zatko of the Cyber Independent Testing Lab joins us to talk about CITL’s big new study of firmware security. In our second segment, we’re joined by Allan Thomson who is the Chief Technology Officer at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions to talk about the growing use of cyber threat intelligence and the need to evolve cybersecurity practices to keep ahead of fast-evolving threats.

Huge Survey of Firmware Finds No Security Gains in 15 Years

A survey of more than 6,000 firmware images spanning more than a decade finds no improvement in firmware security and lax security standards for the software running connected devices by Linksys, NETGEAR and other major vendors.