17 episodes

Cybersecurity Sessions is a concise yet insightful monthly podcast featuring security leaders from Netacea, alongside other technology experts.

At Netacea we are interested not just in the technology behind cyber-attacks, but also the intent. How do they affect different businesses, sectors, and even wider society? What stories are out there of cybersecurity woes and wins?

To find out, we invite experts from all over the tech world to share their experiences and learnings. No subject is off limits for discussion on the Cybersecurity Sessions.

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Cybersecurity Sessions is a concise yet insightful monthly podcast featuring security leaders from Netacea, alongside other technology experts.

At Netacea we are interested not just in the technology behind cyber-attacks, but also the intent. How do they affect different businesses, sectors, and even wider society? What stories are out there of cybersecurity woes and wins?

To find out, we invite experts from all over the tech world to share their experiences and learnings. No subject is off limits for discussion on the Cybersecurity Sessions.

    Newsworthy Data Leaks

    Newsworthy Data Leaks

    Not a week goes by without a massive data leak being reported in the news – both in tech publications and across mainstream media. According to Atlas VPN, 5.9 billion credentials were leaked in 2021 alone. But it’s not just credentials under attack; personal data, payment information, sensitive corporate data, and even source code are all at risk of being leaked.

    But how is so much data leaked so often? What do criminals do with this data once they have it? How much risk does this pose to the public, and what can be done about it?

    To find out, we’ve invited Jurgita Lapienytė, Chief Editor of CyberNews, to talk us through some of the most notable data leaks reported in the media in recent years.

    Jurgita Lapienytė – Chief Editor, CyberNews
    Jurgita Lapienytė aims to bring the most complicated cybersecurity topics to a broader audience, hoping that more and more people will find themselves chatting about ransomware over dinner. Before joining CyberNews, Jurgita spent more than a decade in business journalism. Her investigative pieces have brought more justice and transparency to the transport, showbiz, retail, and catering sectors.

    Key points

    How cyber-warfare has influenced cybercrime in the past 12 months
    The shift from record-breaking to modest ransomware demands
    GDPR and how our right to privacy has affected our perception of data leaks

    • 31 min
    The Behavioral Science of Cybersecurity

    The Behavioral Science of Cybersecurity

    If a stranger walked into your workplace and asked you your name and email address, would you co-operate? What if they asked you to open a door for them, or to use your laptop or phone, all whilst wearing a shirt that said “CHALLENGE ME” on it?

    This is the malicious floorwalker, an example of the behavioral interventions staged by the UK Ministry of Defence to educate their workforce about security threats and put their teachings into practice. In this episode, Cyril speaks with Si Pavitt (Head of the Ministry of Defence Cyber Awareness, Behaviours and Culture Team) and Steve Dewsnip (Behavioural Scientist at Atkins) to find out how gamifying psychological theory delivers surprising results across as diverse an organization as the UK’s Ministry of Defence.

    Guests
    Si Pavitt
    Si Pavitt is the Head of the Ministry of Defence Cyber Awareness, Behaviours and Culture (CyAB&C) team under the 2* Directorate of Cyber Defence and Risk (CyDR). He is primarily responsible for setting the strategic direction for socio-behavioural change as it relates to cyber-secure behaviour across Defence. He also provides consultancy to Defence human vulnerability and social engineering activities.

    Stephen Dewsnip
    Stephen Dewsnip is a Behavioural Scientist and Organisational Change Consultant from Atkins Global. Working in the highly collaborative MOD Cyber Awareness Behaviours & Culture (CyAB&C) team, Stephen is responsible for the design and delivery of behavioural interventions to promote cyber-secure behaviours.

    Key points

    Why you should incentivize positive actions rather than police security best practices
    How to use social engineering to reinforce the need to challenge suspicious behavior
    The importance of protecting psychological wellbeing during behavioral exercises

    • 41 min
    How Skewed Analytics Leads to Bad Marketing

    How Skewed Analytics Leads to Bad Marketing

    In a recent Netacea report, 60% of businesses reported a minor financial impact caused by bots skewing their analytics, and with the busiest eCommerce period of the year fast approaching, businesses need to fight back.

    How do bots affect businesses’ data, marketing campaigns and paid media planning? Host and Principal Security Researcher Cyril Noel-Tagoe is joined by Spike’s Head of Paid Media Matt Wilkinson to discuss the effect bots will have on marketing analytics this Black Friday and how to keep your enterprise’s analytics safe from automated threats during periods of peak traffic.

    • 23 min
    Tales from Tracking Cybercriminals

    Tales from Tracking Cybercriminals

    Illicit forums and dark web marketplaces are so closely guarded that it’s almost impossible to know how many stolen user accounts, digital assets, or data leaks are exposed, let alone who is responsible. But the more we can uncover, the better we can defend against attacks and hold threat actors accountable.

    In this bonus episode, Cyril is joined by his boss and Netacea’s Head of Threat Research, Matthew Gracey-McMinn. They swap stories from the trenches of cyber-threat intelligence gathering, where they infiltrate criminal forums and marketplaces to root out attackers and their tactics in stealing accounts, data and digital resources from businesses and individuals.

    Matthew Gracey-McMinn, Head of Threat Research at Netacea
    Matthew is an experienced cyber threat intelligence professional with an MPhil from the University of Oxford. Matthew leads the Threat Research team at Netacea, which researches and investigates the impact of malicious bots on online businesses and their customers, both augmenting Netacea’s bot management solution and providing distinct threat intelligence services.

    Key points

    Building an effective threat research team and function
    How threat researchers gain access to criminal communities
    The team’s most interesting findings and successful investigations
    How threat intelligence strengthens other areas of security like bot management

    • 31 min
    Shining a Light on Bots (Bonus episode from 'Phishy Business')

    Shining a Light on Bots (Bonus episode from 'Phishy Business')

    Bonus episode: Cybersecurity Sessions host Cyril Noel-Tagoe was recently featured on the Mimecast podcast series Phishy Business. Cyril joined hosts Alice Jeffery and Brian Pinnock, plus fellow guest, Mimecast Senior Product Manager Dr Kiri Addison, for a fascinating conversation about bots and what they are used for (both good and bad).

    About Phishy Business

    Fed up with the same old cybersecurity stories? Come with us on a journey that explores the lesser-known side. Whether it’s social engineering, taking criminals to court or the journalists hunting down hackers — our new podcast series, Phishy Business, looks for new ways to think about cybersecurity. Mimecast’s very own Brian Pinnock and Alice Jeffery are joined by guests from a range of unique security specialisms. Each episode explores tales of risk, reward and just a dash of ridiculousness to learn how we can all improve in the fight to stay safe. For more tales of risk, reward and ridiculousness, subscribe to Phishy Business on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    • 30 min
    Mental Health & Neurodiversity

    Mental Health & Neurodiversity

    Stress and burnout in cybersecurity is widespread, especially since the pandemic. The cyber skills gap and increasingly aggressive attacks have led to workloads growing massively. This is on top of long-standing worries like workplace bullying, long hours spent in front of screens, and the expectation to be available to work ‘whenever and wherever’.

    Cyril Noel-Tagoe invites security awareness consultant and mental health coach Lisa Ventura to the podcast to offer helpful advice and information to those working in cybersecurity. She also shares her own experiences as a neurodiverse person, which comes with its own challenges and advantages within the industry.

    Lisa Ventura, Founder at Cyber Security Unity
    Lisa Ventura is an award-winning cyber security awareness consultant and is the Founder of Cyber Security Unity, a global community organization that is dedicated to bringing individuals and companies together to help combat growing cyber-threats. She is also a mindset and mental health coach with specific experience supporting those in cybersecurity with their mental health and managing stress and burnout.

    Key points

    How we can manage the stresses of working in cybersecurity to look after our mental health
    The harm bullying causes in workplaces and how to approach this issue
    Challenges and advantages of building a cybersecurity career as a neurodiverse person

    • 28 min

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