Security In Five Podcast

Security In Five Podcast

Security In 5 podcast brings you security news, tips, opinions in the area of Information, IT and general security...all in about five minutes. Easy to listen to, easy to understand and adding awareness to help you strengthen your personal and business security posture. Be aware, be secure.... Show More

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October 30, 2020 8 min

This week's tools, tips and tricks goes through a few quotes from experts over the years. It also shows how things really haven't changed with the goals of cybersecurity from 40 years ago to today.

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A few episodes ago I talked about the increased use of business issued comptuers for personal reasons. This epsiode talks about this from the employee's point of view and why you should think twice about what you should and should not do on business owned devices.

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This episode goes over the top breaches and their fines. This also talks about the average cost of a breach and if your company can handle the cost of being non-compliant.

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Mimecast released a report from a study they conducted about remote worker's behavior at home. This epsiode talks about the findings and what you can do to make your education more engaging and proactive to curb these behaviors.

Source: https://www.mimecast.com/resources/ebooks/cybersecurity-awareness-company-issued-computers-survey/

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This episode talks about insider threats and a story out of New York on an employee hacking his former employer. Is your company and security controls sufficient to block these actions if an employee did this to you?

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This week's tools, tips and tricks talks about Microsoft Attack Surface Analyzer. This IT Admin took can help identify any security gaps as you build out or install new sofware on PCs.

Source - https://github.com/Microsoft/AttackSurfaceAnalyzer/tree/release/v2.2

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North Carolina is the first in the country to open a hotline to report cybercrimes. This episode goes through the details of this hotline and what it could mean for the industry as a whole moving forward on the fight against cybercriminals.

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British Airways was hit with a huge fine from a breach that they had in 2018. The size of the fine was actually reduced but still significant from how the breach happened. This epsiode goes into the security failures that let the hackers walk away with credit card details.

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This episode talks about research from Check Point on the most impersonated brands used in phishing attacks. Know what the hackers are using most can help you add a little more caution when seeing emails and ads around these brands.

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The Internet of Things Strikes Again. This episode talks about a hacking group that is selling access and footage from home security cameras and what you can do if you have these in your home.

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This week's tools, tips and tricks talks about checksum values. What they are, why download sites post them and how to check them.

Source: https://technastic.com/check-md5-checksum-hash/

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Playstation released an update to their console operating system called update 8.00. This epsiode goes through the new security and provacy features and talks about a new revelation that the voice chats may be recorded.

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The war on cybercrime is a silent one. Thie episode talks about a story from Microsoft how they teamed up with other tech companies to take down one of the biggest botnet infrastructures.

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Source - https://www.securityweek.com/tech-companies-take-down-trickbot-malware-infrastructure

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Security and privacy are becoming more and more important for users. Signal has released new features that you should seriously consider if you are a heavy communicator. This episode goes over why Signal's security posture is the best available.

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Amazon Prime Day is this week, along with other retailer's sales, and that means phishing will be on the rise. This episode talks about the things you can do to be aware of these attacks and how to avoid them.

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This week's tools, tips, and tricks is for all the parents and guardians. Children are spending more time online for various reasons and not everything on the Internet is proper for a child's eyes. This episode goes over Safe Search Kids a filtered search engine for kids.

Safe Search Kids - https://www.safesearchkids.com/

Search Engine - https://www.kidzsearch.com/

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Ring, which is owned by Amazon, is releasing a new product in their security line. This home security device is groundbreaking and very intriguing if it works. This episode talks about what it is and how it will work.

Source - https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-ring-camera-drone-actually-flies-inside-your-home-always-home-cam/

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Internet of Things strikes again! This time the adult toy industry has a problem that could put users in a seriously uncomfortable situaiton. This epsiode has all the details.

Source (with pic of the device) - https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/06/qiui-smart-chastity-sex-toy-security-flaw/

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Last week Microsoft Azure cloud services had a significant issue with Azure AD and users unable to authenticate for a period of time. This episode goes through the problem and the explanation from Microsoft on what happened.

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Google is getting tired of people thinking the Android software is not as secure as it could be. This episode talks about a new program intended to bring transparency and push 3rd party vendors who are releasing vulnerable devices to fix them faster.

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