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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Spanish-Language Cybercrime Underground

April 20, 2018

Live from RSA Conference 2018, Flashpoint Editorial Director Mike Mimoso interviews intelligence analyst Liv Rowley about her RSA presentation on the Spanish-language cybercrime underground.  Liv talks about the defining characteristics of the Spanish-speaking underground, where it concentrates its criminal efforts, and how the level of sophistication there compares to other regions. Liv focuses on the […]

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Collective Intelligence Podcast, RSA Conference Mega-Podcast

April 20, 2018

Question: What do you get when you connect a bunch of friends who have worked in, or written about, security for a long time over a few drinks and fried chicken? Answer: A 62-minute dissection of the RSA Conference, security buzzwords (looking at you blockchain), marketing missteps, and lots more that’s top-of-mind in the industry. […]

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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Eva Galperin on Championing Privacy

April 18, 2018

Flashpoint Editorial Director Mike Mimoso talks to Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) about the high stakes of online privacy, defending human rights, and protecting vulnerable populations against surveillance and censorship. This conversation took place this week at RSA Conference 2018.  Eva shares her fascinating background, emigrating to the U.S. from the Soviet […]

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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Bruce Schneier on Data Collection and Privacy

April 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO—Flashpoint Editorial Director Mike Mimoso talks to security expert, cryptography pioneer and author Bruce Schneier about the security and privacy implications of rampant data collection by organizations. This podcast was recorded today at RSA Conference 2018. Mike and Bruce discuss whether market pressure can impose a change on these practices, or if legislation is […]

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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Episode 6 Magento Attacks

April 5, 2018

Flashpoint Editorial Director Mike Mimoso talks to Flashpoint Senior Malware Researcher Paul Burbage about the recent compromise of more than 1,000 Magento ecommerce platform admin panels. Threat actors used brute-force attacks to access sites guarded with default or known credentials. Once they had access, they were observed loading data-stealing malware and cryptocurrency mining software onto […]

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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Episode 5 Carbanak Arrest

March 27, 2018

Flashpoint Editorial Director Mike Mimoso talks to director of research Vitali Kremez about the arrest of the leader of the Carbanak cybercrime gang, announced Monday by officials at Europol.  Carbanak’s capabilities have been likened to those of a state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) operation. The gang is allegedly responsible for attacks and compromises of more […]

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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Episode 4, Memcached DDoS Attacks

March 14, 2018

Flashpoint Editorial Director Mike Mimoso talks to Chad Seaman and Lisa Beegle of the security intelligence response team at Akamai about the recent and record-setting Memcached DDoS attacks. The attacks leveraged Memcached servers that were exposed to the internet and topped out at well more than a terabyte of traffic used to take down targets. […]

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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Episode 3 Ronnie Tokazowski

February 27, 2018

Editorial Director Mike Mimoso talks with Senior Malware Analyst Ronnie Tokazowski about the staggering losses attributed to business email compromise (BEC) and what can be done to mitigate this threat. According to the FBI, BEC has cost businesses billions of dollars in losses in the last half-decade through schemes such as wire and tax fraud. […]

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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Episode 2 Patrick Wardle

February 13, 2018

Episode 2 of the Collective Intelligence Podcast features an interview with well-known Mac security researcher Patrick Wardle, chief research officer of Digita Security. Patrick has done important work uncovering vulnerabilities affecting the MacOS platform, as well as researching malware samples targeting Mac machines.  In this episode, Flashpoint Editorial Director Mike Mimoso and Patrick discuss two […]

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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Episode 1 Gary McGraw

January 30, 2018

Welcome to the first episode of the Collective Intelligence podcast, presented by Flashpoint and hosted by Editorial Director Mike Mimoso. Collective Intelligence features regular interviews with a diverse set of industry experts and Flashpoint analysts on the latest information security news and industry trends. In Episode 1, Mike talks to Gary McGraw, vice president of […]

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