Tag: cybersecurity

People Line up to Vote

Episode 192: It’s Showtime! Are Local Governments Ready To Turn Back Election Hacks?

Election day is almost here. After years of warnings, are state and local governments ready for what Russia, Iran or any number of ransomware gangs have in store for them?

Vulnerability Warning

Episode 190: 20 Years, 300 CVEs. Also: COVID’s Lasting Security Lessons

In this episode of the podcast (#190), sponsored by LastPass, Larry Cashdollar of Akamai joins us to talk about how finding his first CVE vulnerability, more than 20 years ago, nearly got him fired. Also: Katie Petrillo of LastPass joins us to talk about how some of the security adjustments we’ve made for COVID might not go away any time soon.

Passwords Concept

Password Psychology: users know reuse is bad, do it anyway

More than 90% of employees know re-using passwords between accounts is a dangerous business, but two thirds of them do it anyway. Rachael Stockton of LastPass digs into the “why” of password insecurity in the latest LastPass Psychology of Passwords report.

Firm Uncovers Major Cyber-Espionage Campaign Against Telcos

The security firm Cybereason has uncovered a persistent cyber espionage attack on telecommunications companies worldwide to steal data on high-profile users and then spy on them.

FBI: Cybercrime Accounted for $2.7B in Losses in 2018

Organizations lost $2.7 billion to Internet-enabled theft, fraud and exploitation in 2018, with business e-mail compromise scams resulting in the highest of these financial losses, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).