Tag: hacking

Hooded Hacker Concept

As Election Day Nears, Kremlin Leans on Hackers-for-Hire

The DOJ indicted a Russian national for his role in a campaign to undermine the U.S. election…and mine some cryptocurrency along the way. It is the latest evidence of Russia’s willingness to use cyber criminals to conduct state-sponsored espionage.

electronic voting

Spotlight Podcast: Taking a Risk-Based Approach to Election Security

In this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by RSA, we take on the question of securing the 2020 Presidential election. Given the magnitude of the problem, could taking a more risk-based approach to security pay off? We’re joined by two information security professionals: Rob Carey is the Vice President and General Manager of Global Public Sector Solutions at RSA. Also joining us: Sam Curry, the CSO of Cybereason.

Airbreak Project CPAP board

Episode 182: Hackers take Medical Devices ‘off label’ to Save Lives

In this episode of the podcast (#182) Trammell Hudson of Lower Layer Labs talks to us about Project Airbreak, his recent work to jailbreak a CPAP machines and how an NSA hacking tool helped make this inexpensive equipment usable as a makeshift respirator.

Watergate Plumbers

Episode 171: Stopping the 21st Century’s Plumbers – Defending Digital Campaigns from Hackers

In this week’s episode of the podcast (#171): as voters go to the polls in the UK and primaries loom here in the U.S., we sit down with Michael Kaiser, the CEO of a new group: Defending Digital Campaigns and Joel Wallenstrom, the CEO of secure collaboration platform Wickr to discuss efforts to extend an information security lifeline to political campaigns in an era of epidemic campaign hacking and online disinformation.

Episode 162: Have We missed Electric Grid Cyber Attacks for Years? Also: Breaking Bad Security Habits

In this episode of the podcast #162: according to the non profit that oversees it, the first disruptive hack of the U.S. grid happened in March of this year. Our guest, Joe Weiss, said it really happened more than a decade ago and that hundreds more like it have been overlooked or mis-classified. Also: Rachel Stockton of the firm LastPass* joins us to talk about changing users troublesome password behavior to make companies more secure.