Securiosity is a weekly cybersecurity podcast from Scoop News Group. Greg Otto and the CyberScoop team spend each week answering the overarching questions from the latest in security and privacy news.
How is information being shared during the pandemic?
Despite the world being in the state it’s in, there is still an internet to defend. Whether its information about criminals spinning up COVID-related scams, a run-of-the-mill ransomware attack, or some other form of cybercrime, information still needs to be shared between enterprises in order to keep things working as much as possible.
On this episode, Greg Otto talks to Dan Young, Founder of QuoLab, about what he’s doing to help keep the lines of information sharing open, especially in this heavily-remote workforce world we are all living in.
How important is API security?
Everyone loves APIs. They can simplify app development while saving time and money. Yet, like all technology, hackers can find holes in APIs that can lead to enterprises having to deal with the loss of their crown jewels. So, in turn, there are startups entering the marketplace that aim to secure APIs, no matter what type of business is putting them to use. In this episode, Greg talks to Roey Eliyahu, CEO of Salt Security, about API security and how important it is for enterprises to consider.
How do you fight off a ransomware attack?
Ransomware has been one of the biggest threats in cybersecurity over the past few years. Hospitals, governments, cities, companies, they've all been impacted by this wave of malicious behavior.
But what happens when an enterprise is hit? What goes on in the short term? How do you stop the bleeding? How do you recover? On this episode, Greg Otto talks with David Macias, president of ITRMS, a IT service provider based in California. Macias, a victim of a ransomware attack, tells us how he recovered, what he learned, and what he tells his clients to do in order to prevent a similar incident from occurring.
Is there a different way to battle phishing emails?
Security awareness training, in the form of phishing emails, is generally frowned upon. Whether you have been responsible for administering it, taking it, and/or failing at it, the practice generally elicits an eye roll. What if it didn't have to be that way?
CyberScoop Editor-in-Chief Greg Otto talks with Votiro CEO Aviv Grafi on the way he is making email content safe to click on -- no matter what.
What is a 'leaking sinkhole?'
In April, a small agency under the DOD released a bulletin that said a Chinese hacker group had been stealing data from cleared contractors via a leaking sinkhole. Shannon Vavra dug into that bulletin, and found the story behind it to be a very confusing mystery. In this episode, she talks about it with CyberScoop Editor-in-Chief Greg Otto.
Where is the weak link in your application security?
In this episode, CyberScoop Editor-in-Chief Greg Otto talks with AppOmni CEO Brendan O'Connor on how enterprises are dealing with application security. Sometimes security teams just click the wrong box or grant the wrong permission, and O'Connor talks about how to fold that into a organization's overall security strategy.