Author: Paul Roberts

Working the phones at a campaign

Episode 175: Campaign Security lags. Also: securing Digital Identities in the age of the DeepFake

In this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (Episode #175), sponsored by Digicert: its been three years since the hacks made famous during the 2016 election, but online campaigns still struggle with basic security. Andrew Peterson of the firm Signal Sciences joins us to talk about why. Also: in part 2 of our podcast we’re joined by Dan Timpson, Chief Technology Officer at Digicert to talk about the fast expanding terrain of securing online identities in an age of ubiquitous computing, deep fakes and connected devices.

Episode 174: GE’s Very Bad Day – Unpacking the MDHex Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned of critical vulnerabilities in a range of products by GE. We speak with Elad Luz, the head of research at CyberMDX, which discovered the holes.

Hawaii Missile Alert

Seven Years Later, Scores of EAS Systems sit Un-patched, Vulnerable

Two years after a false EAS alert about an incoming ICBM sowed terror in Hawaii, and seven years after security researchers warned about insecure, Internet connected Emergency Alert System (EAS) hardware, scores of the devices across the U.S. remain un-patched and vulnerable to cyber attack, according to security experts.

Soleimani Funeral Procession

Episode 173: Iran’s Cyber Payback for Soleimani Killing may have a Long Fuse

As it weighs further response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, Iran is almost certain to consider the use of cyber attacks. We talk with Levi Gundert at the firm Recorded Future about what cyber “payback” from Tehran might look like.

DEF CON vote machine hacking

Episode 172: Securing the Election Supply Chain

In this episode of the podcast (#172), Jennifer Bisceglie, the founder and CEO of Interos to talk about the links between America’s voting infrastructure and countries with a history of trying to subvert democracy.