Behind the Shield - A Virtual Guardian Podcast

Behind the Shield - A Virtual Guardian Podcast

Behind the Shield is a monthly webinar hosted by Virtual Guardian, an ESI family company. Our team of experts are veteran threat smashers, ethical hackers, and experienced security professionals who speak in terms of lessons learned – and how identification, protection, response and resilience help organizations stay ahead of digital criminals. After each live webinar, the content is reproduced as a podcast for your listening enjoyment. Check out virtualguardian.com/events to register to participate in live episodes to ask questions and experience without commercial interruptions.

Episodes

March 28, 2024 56 mins

Expert panelists (including our new panelist Jason Williams) and host Marco Estrela bring you behind our shield to discuss current cybersecurity topics ripped from the headlines.

This episode's all Hot Topics format includes: The Volt Typhoon announcement, Cyberattack on US healthcare payment system, SEC Cyberse...

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Expert panelists, including our guest Matt Konwiser from this month's sponsor IBM Security, and host Marco Estrela discuss current cybersecurity topics ripped from the headlines.

This episode's Hot Topics include: Open AI’s concerns about #GenAI, the data security of AI boy/girlfriends, Matt’s take on the #Apple...

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Virtual Guardian's BTS panelists and guest Jane Arnett of Check Point cover hot topics, revisit the highs and lows of cybersecurity in 2023, and make their predictions and wishes for 2024. 

 

Hot Topic Sources:

Article title: Hackers Extort Victim with SEC Whistleblower Complaint

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/hackers-extort-victim-with-sec-2694993/#:~:text=In%20an%20unintended%20consequence%20of,isn%27t%20even%20require...

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We didn't have time to get to all of our Hot Topics in the Nov 2nd Behind the Shield!  Ready for a little more  cyber news from Marco, Bill and Patrick?

Bonus Hot Topics:

  1. AI Kidnapping Hoaxes: https://www.darkreading.com/black-hat/virtual-kidnapping-ai-tools-enabling-irl-extortion-scams
  2. Johnson Controls Breach - An Update from Patrick from last week's discussion. https://www.msspalert.com/news/johnson-controls-struck-by-king-si...
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November 7, 2023 65 mins

November 2023 Episode (Recorded on 11.02.2023) – Special #AIWeek Episode

Expert panelists, including our guest Chris ‘Tito’ Sestino of HiddenLayer, and host Marco Estrela discuss current cybersecurity topics ripped from the headlines.

Hot Topics:  Credit card fraud while traveling; AI generated phishing attacks, Johnson Controls Breach, Emerging AI Regulations & Effects

Spotlight: “Securing AI Innovation: Safeguarding AI Amid E...

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September 26, 2023 50 mins

September 2023 Episode (Recorded on 9.21.2023)

Expert panelists and host Marco Estrela discuss current cybersecurity topics ripped from the headlines.

Hot Topics: MGM and Caesar’s Cyberattack, TransUnion Data stolen, Microsoft AI Employee Accidental Leak, Canadian Airports DOS, Clorox Breach

Extras:  CISCO’s $28B purchase of SPLUNK, NaviLogic’s name change to Virtual Guardian

 

Sources:

Topic 1: Bill #1

Article title: MGM and Caesa...

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August 10, 2023 61 mins

August 2023 Episode (Recorded on 8.3.2023)

Hot Topics: Cybersecurity labeling for smart devices, New 4-Day disclosure requirement by SEC, Chinese Malware’s Potential Impacts to US, WormGPT, JumpCloud hack linked to North Korea, US’s Data Breach Record

Extras:  Rapid Fire Q&A for the panel; Remembering Kevin Mitnick, 1990s “Most Wanted Computer Outlaw”

Sources:

Topic 1: Patrick #1

Article title: Cybersecurity labeling for smart ...

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June 20, 2023 57 mins

June 2023 Episode (Originally Aired Live on 6.15.2023)

Hot Topics: US-based white hat researcher, Eaton Zveare, discovers serious flaws in well-known carmaker; Phishing controversy using pay raise as bait; Making progress in the war against cybercrime.

Special Guest Panelist: Graham Cluley of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast.

Spotlight: Rudolph Araujo, Arista Networks: IoT, Ransomware, Insider Threats and Your Data: Th...

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May 23, 2023 60 mins

May 2023 Episode (Originally Aired Live on 5.18.2023)

Hot Topics: Cisco IOS vulnerabilities and UQAM’s 2023 Report on geopolitical cyber incidents.

Spotlight: Amber Borgersen, Product Manager for IBM Security's Threat Management functionalities - the QRadar Suite, discusses “SIEM is dead! Or is it…?”

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April 27, 2023 62 mins

April 2023 Episode (Originally Aired Live on 04.19.2023 in front of a live audience at Esterel Resort, Quebec Canada)

Panelists: Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Byron Acohido (lastwatchdog.com), VG CEO Patrick Naoum, Co-Founders of NaviLogic Bill Strub and Bob Bennett, and VG’s Sr. Director Cybersecurity and host of the show, Marco Estrela.

Hot Topics:

Topic 1:  Article title: Six arrested in Quebec as police dismantle internatio...

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March 21, 2023 58 mins

March 2023 Episode (Originally Aired Live on 03.16.2023)

Hot Topics: Multi Factor Authentication Blind Spots, T-Mobile's Security Breach (API Attack vector), TikTok ban (US & Canada governments), Return of IceFire Ransomware.

Sponsor/Spotlight: Branden Williams, VP of IAM Strategy at Ping Identity: "Fostering Collaboration to Build Trust in an Untrustworthy World.

This is a recording of an event that took place live. To attend ...

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February 21, 2023 61 mins

Hot Topics: Mortgage Broker 8Twelve’s leak (where everything went wrong), Reddit cyberattack, AI in the wrong hands, and clickbait article of the month: “Cyber Apocalypse 2023: Is The World Heading For A ‘Catastrophic’ Event”.

Spotlight Speaker & Sponsor: Mike Britton, CISO for Abnormal Security (sponsor), brings guest customer Joel Godbout, Cybersecurity Manager at PCL Construction, to discuss “Securing Your Cloud Email Platfo...

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January 24, 2023 59 mins

Monthly cybersecurity podcast from Virtual Guardian experts and friends. This episode is a special "Year In Review" featuring 7 panelists talking the most memorable 2022 cybersecurity hacks and events, followed by their wishes and predictions for 2023. This event originally aired on 1/19/2023. To join future Behind the Shield events and ask your questions live, visit www.virtualguardian.com/event.

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November 21, 2022 58 mins

Monthly cybersecurity podcast from Virtual Guardian experts and friends. 

Hot Topics: Empire, Maple Leaf Foods breach; Ransomware attack on Boeing; Twitter verified users; Breaches across Australia; LockBit ransomware mastermind arrested. Spotlight by OVHcloud: Hyper Resilience and the Future of Data Centers.

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October 26, 2022 57 mins

Expert panelists and host Marco Estrela discuss current cybersecurity topics ripped from the headlines. Spotlight on "Zero Trust" with speaker Brad Stocking of IBM Security.

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September 27, 2022 58 mins

The Virtual Guardians are back! Hot Topics include: 18 year old hacks Uber, Sephora's fine under the CCPA, and the summer attacks in Quebec on big targets like Bombardier, The National Research Institute, The City of Laval, Bell Technical Solutions, and Montmorency College. September's Spotlight is by Halcyon. Speaker Chris Vincent, Senior VP of Go-To Market Strategy, talks "The Truth About Ransomware".

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August 31, 2022 33 secs

What's Behind the Shield all about? Check out our quick 30-second commercial for more info! 

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August 25, 2022 54 mins

Come behind the shield and inside our cyber war room for a breakdown of the world’s latest cybersecurity events! After Hot Topics, the  spotlight is on Tim Chase (Field CISO, Lacework): Secure Your Cloud: First Easy Steps. This is an encore presentation of Behind the Shield. Enjoy it live every month: Register at virtualguardian.com/event.

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July 21, 2022 57 mins

The Virtual Guardians take you behind the shield for a breakdown of the world’s latest cybersecurity events. Thank you to our June critical and spotlight sponsor: Jane Arnett of Check Point. Learn more about Behind the Shield and register for a future live event. This is a recording from the live webinar on 6/16/22.

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July 21, 2022 59 mins

The Virtual Guardians take you behind the shield for a breakdown of the world’s latest cybersecurity events. Thank you to our May critical and spotlight sponsor: NaviLogic. Learn more about Behind the Shield and register for a future live event. This is a recording from the live webinar on 5/19/22.

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