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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.

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.

Digital Right to Repair Movement seeks Allies at DEF CON

A grass roots movement to win a legal right to repair digital devices arrived at DEF CON in Las Vegas on Saturday with a message for an estimated 30,000 attendees: ‘fight for repair.’

Episode 156: Looming over Black Hat: doing Security at Massive Scale

In this episode of the Security Ledger Podcast (#156), we’re joined by Michael Coates, the former Chief Information Security Officer at Twitter and the CEO and co-founder of Altitude Networks.* With “hacker summer camp” kicking off in Las Vegas, Michael and I talk about the pre-eminent challenge for the information security industry: how to do security at the massive scale and speed of cloud environments like AWS.

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Episode 155: Disinformation is a Cyber Weapon and APTs warm to Mobile Malware

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.