Tag: trends

Concept of IOT, internet of things.

Report: Organizations say IoT devices pose ‘catastrophic risk’, then shrug

The majority of corporations fear that a “catastrophic” security incident stemming from the Internet of Things (IoT) is an imminent risk. However, those same organizations still lack simple knowledge of how many IoT devices they have in their organization and how they are being used, let alone have oversight for how to protect them, according to new findings.

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab said crypto-mining is replacing ransomware thanks to the growing popularity of digital currencies.

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:30 — 39.5MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | 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.

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 | Download (Duration: 42:12 — 48.3MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | 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.

Hacking diversity: the information security has a diversity problem. In recognition of Black History Month, we ask how to solve it.

Episode 85: Supply Chain Attacks and Hacking Diversity with Leon Johnson

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:26 — 37.1MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s Podcast (#85), we’re joined by Adam Meyers of the firm CrowdStrike to talk about that company’s Global Threat Report for 2018. Also: we continue our observation of Black History Month in the US by talking to prominent information security professionals from the black community. This week, our guest is Leon Johnson, a principal pen tester at the firm Rapid 7 about becoming the first person in his family to go to college and then finding his way to information security.