Decoding Security is a bi-weekly cybersecurity podcast powered by SiteLock. Hosted by Web Security Research Analysts, Jessica Ortega and Ram Gall, each episode offers security tips, commentary on the latest industry news and events, and exclusive insights from security experts.
In a broad sense, there are two types of software: closed source and open source. Closed source would be things like your hosting provider’s proprietary website builder software or MacOS, while open source software are things that you can actually contribute to or modify to fit your needs, like WordPress or Ubuntu.
We Got Conned
The world's two larges hackers conferences were held in early August 2018 in Las Vegas, Black Hat and DEF CON 26. Straight on the heels of Black Hat was DEF CON 26. This hackers’ summer camp in Las Vegas also had its share of political controversy last week. Was an 11-year old really able to hack election results? Does your financial institution respect your 2-factor authentication? This week Security Analyst, Jessica Ortega and Web Security Research Analyst, Topher Tebow discuss their experiences at DEF CON 26, including diversity, politics, and legislation. Our hosts will also discuss the hot topic of biohacking medical devices and the new hotel security protocols in Las Vegas.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly... Bots
Almost 60% of Internet traffic comes from bots. That sounds scary, until you realize that not all bot traffic is malicious. There are even some bots that you actually want visiting your website. Security Analysts, Jessica Ortega and Ram Gall, take a look at the different types of bots out there, and what you should do about them.
Hack The Planet
According to pop culture’s portrayal of cybersecurity and hacking, it’s easy to be a hacker. Hacks and breaches not only dominate the real-world media, but they can be seen everywhere in TV and movies today, and more often than not, the portrayal is inaccurate. Security Analysts Jessica Ortega and Ramuel Gall take a candid look at Hollywood’s hype on hacking, so grab a bag of popcorn and tune in!
Many consider cryptocurrency to be the future of money since it eliminates disclosing personal financial information when purchasing goods and services online. So, what do you need to know? Security Analysts Jessica Ortega and Ramuel Gall highlight information you need to know about cryptocurrency and cryptojacking.
What Are You Wearing?!
The world of wearable tech extends beyond smart watches: fitness trackers, insulin pumps, and even homemade devices have risen to popularity as well. But just like any other device, they can be vulnerable to attack and may be collecting data you don’t want exposed. Learn about the security risks and best practices for wearable technology from Security Analysts Jessica Ortega and Ramuel Gall on the latest episode of Decoding Security.
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