Tag: critical infrastructure

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.

China is altering vulnerability reports to cover up delays in disclosing serious security holes in common software.

Podcast Episode 87: Vulnerability Reports Down the Memory Hole in China and the Groups Hacking ICS

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger Podcast (#87) we speak with Priscilla Moriuchi of the firm Recorded Future about China’s efforts to cover up delays in publishing information on serious and exploitable software security holes. Joe Slowick of the firm Dragos Security joins us to talk about the hacking groups targeting industrial control systems and Ken Munro of the firm Pen Test Partners tells us why the UK’s new report on securing the Internet of Things isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. 

US diplomats stationed in Cuba reported feeling ill after sonic attacks launched from a mysterious source. But is that what really happened? New research suggests maybe not. (Image courtesy of US embassy.)

Podcast Episode 86: Unraveling the Cuban Embassy’s Acoustic Mystery

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#86) we speak with Dr. Kevin Fu of the University of Michigan about research he conducted that casts doubts on reports of mysterious acoustic attacks on US embassy employees in Havana, Cuba. Also: Chip Block of Evolver talks about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s expanded cyber security guidance. And finally: thousands of radiologic sensors were deployed in the U.S. following the attacks of September 11 2001. We’ll look at new efforts to secure those systems from cyber attack.