In this week’s episode of the Podcast (#155): Jerome Segura of Malwarebytes joins us to talk about how disinformation campaigns and cyber crime are part of the same toxic cocktail in the world’s trouble spots, like Ukraine. Also: Adam Meyers of CrowdStrike joins us to talk about that company’s first ever report on mobile malware, which is gaining currency with advanced persistent threat (APT) groups.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:36 — 40.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode (#115), noted hardware enthusiast and hacker Joe Grand (aka “Kingpin”) told reporters from Bloomberg that finding an in-the-wild supply chain hack implanting malicious hardware on motherboards was akin to witnessing “a unicorn jumping over a rainbow.” They went with their story about just such an attack anyway. Joe joins us in the Security Ledger studios to talk about whether Bloomberg got it right. Also, Adam Meyers of Crowdstrike comes into the studio to talk about the U.S. Department of Justice indictment of seven Russian nationals. Adam talks about the hacks behind the charges and what comes next.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:26 — 37.1MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s Podcast (#85), we’re joined by Adam Meyers of the firm CrowdStrike to talk about that company’s Global Threat Report for 2018. Also: we continue our observation of Black History Month in the US by talking to prominent information security professionals from the black community. This week, our guest is Leon Johnson, a principal pen tester at the firm Rapid 7 about becoming the first person in his family to go to college and then finding his way to information security.
In this industry perspective, Dan Larson of the firm CrowdStrike argues that antivirus software is becoming less effective at stopping damaging cyber attacks, but that companies need to look before they leap when replacing it.
In-brief: emboldened by media attention for its escapades in the U.S. Presidential election, the hacking crew known as “Fancy Bear” is targeting political parties in France as well as Germany, the firm Trend Micro reported on Tuesday – the latest evidence of meddling in foreign affairs. (Editor’s note: updated to add comment by Michael Sulmeyer, Director of the Cyber Security Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center. PFR Apr 25 2017.)