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China's government appears to be suppressing information on serious, exploitable security vulnerabilities in software, a study by Recorded Future found.

Podcast Episode 92: Uncle Sam Ices Tech Acquisitions and RSA Conference 2018

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#92): Adam Isles of The Chertoff Group joins us to talk about the growing specter of software supply chain risk the recent trend of the US Government shooting down major tech acquisitions by Chinese firms.  Also: with the RSA Conference * kicking off in San Francisco, we hear from two experts from LookingGlass, this week’s podcast sponsor, about how to make sense of the hot threat intelligence space. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses an audience. He is willing to speak to Congress about Facebook's role in spreading propaganda. (Image courtesy of Facebook.)

Podcast Episode 91: Fighting Fake News with or without Facebook and whats with all the Cryptojacking?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#91): with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying he will testify before Congress, we ask Harvard’s Matthew Baum about what Congressmen and women should ask him and how to best fight fake news. Also: Adam Kujawa of Malwarebytes updates us on that company’s latest quarterly threat report and helps us answer the question “what’s with all the cryptomining”?

A Boeing factory worker. The company revealed disruptions linked to the WannaCry malware last week. Image courtesy of Boeing.

Podcast Episode 90: WannaCry zombie haunts Boeing, UL tests for cyber security and Harvard war games election hacking

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s podcast, Episode #90: has the WannaCry ransomware returned from the dead? We talk with an expert from Juniper Networks about what might be behind the outbreak at Boeing. Also: Underwriters Lab and Johnson Controls join us on the podcast to talk about a recent milestone: UL’s award of the first ever Level 3 certificate for cyber security. And we speak with one of the organizers of one of an election security table top exercise last week at Harvard’s Kennedy School. 

Uber's self driving Volvo at the accident scene in Tempe, Arizona.

Podcast Beta Deaths: are we driving too fast towards Autonomous Vehicles?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger Podcast (Episode #89) we talk with Beau Woods of The Atlantic Council and the advocacy group I Am The Cavalry about the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was struck and killed by an autonomous vehicle operated by Uber. Also: following Facebook’s privacy meltdown with Cambridge Analytica, we’re joined by Konstantinos Komaitis, the Director of Policy Development at the Internet Society about what real social media privacy reforms should look like. And a new Ponemon Institute survey finds companies are convinced that insecure Internet of Things devices will result in them being hacked – but they’re not doing anything to stop it.

A new study finds that crypto currencies and in-game loot are helping cyber criminals launder cash.

Podcast Episode 88: Inside Russia’s DragonFly Group and How Cyber Crooks Launder Money

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger Podcast (#88) we do a deep dive with researcher Vikram Thakur of the firm Symantec on “Dragonfly,” the Russian hacking group whose actions prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to issue a joint statement last week warning of intrusions into critical infrastructure in the US. Also: how do cyber criminals cash out all the loot they make from online scams? In our second segment we’ll talk to researcher Mike McGuire of the University of Surrey, who has been studying that question.