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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Cisco Talos on VPNFilter Malware Attacks

June 4, 2018

More than a half-million connected devices—mainly routers and network-attached storage boxes—were infected by malware known as VPNFilter. The VPNFilter malware attack is a state-sponsored operation disclosed last month by researchers at Cisco Talos. VPNFilter is a multistage malware linked to a Russian-speaking advanced persistent threat group, and it lays the groundwork for future espionage activity and […]

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Collective Intelligence Podcast, Andy Ellis on Zero-Trust Security Model

May 8, 2018

Flashpoint Editorial Director Mike Mimoso talks to Akamai Chief Security Officer Andy Ellis about the company’s implementation of a zero-trust security model. As such, Akamai has evolved beyond traditional approaches to network security, authentication and authorization, to a model where users, devices and applications are treated as the perimeter. As a result, security controls are […]

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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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