Category Archives: Podcast

Smashing Security #137: Porn trolling lawyers, Insta hacking, and Ctrl-Alt-LED

Erection your honour! Lawyers find themselves behind bars after they make porn movies in an attempt to scam internet users, boffins in Israel detail a way to steal data from an air-gapped computer, and Instagram coughs up $30,000 after a researcher finds a simple way to hack into anybody’s account.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast.

Epsiode 537 – Truly Effective Security Programs Are Business Focused

Cybersecurity is technical in nature but it’s really a business problem to solve. This episode how aligning to the business will take your security program to the next level.  Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** – Ko-Fi Security In Five Don’t forget […]

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The importance of IT asset management within digital transformation processes

In this Help Net Security podcast, Marco Rottigni, Chief Technical Security Officer for Qualys across EMEA, talks about the importance of IT asset management within digital transformation processes. He illustrates why it’s crucially important to understand what you have, and how to build security in versus bolting it on. Here’s a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. Hello, my name is Marco Rottigni and I work for Qualys as a Chief Technical Security Officer … More

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Episode 536 – Microsoft Making Multi-Factor Mandatory On Cloud Service Providers

Most companies use Cloud Service Providers (CSP) when they move to Office365 for many reasons. However, most CSPs will retain high level access to your email and files and not every CSP has they same level of security practices. This epsiode talks about Microsoft’s new mandatory rollout of multi-factor authentication on CSPs.  Be aware, be […]

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Episode 535 – Tools, Tips and Tricks – OSINT Framework

This week’s tools, tips and tricks covers the OSINT Framework. This episode goes over the website, what you can find on it and why you should add this to yout collection. Source: OSINT Framework Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** – Ko-Fi […]

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ST06: Building Resilience with Cyber Threat Intelligence with Mo Cashman, Martin Ohl, and Leon Ward

McAfee’s Director of Solution Architects and Principal Engineer, Mo Cashman and Solution Architect, Martin Ohl team up with ThreatQuotient’s VP of Product Management, Leon Ward to discuss the lies and myths of threat intelligence.

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Episode 534 – Mozilla Is Tagged With 2019 Internet Villian, I Say Congrats

Mozilla was tagged by UK ISPs as 2019’s Internet Villain. This epsiode talks about why, why Mozilla should be proud and you as a user should applaud this. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** – Ko-Fi Security In Five Don’t forget to […]

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Smashing Security #136: Oops, we created Iran’s hacking exploit

Mac users of the Zoom video conferencing app are warned their webcams could be hijacked, security firms warn of how scammers are deepfaking audio to steal from businesses, and our guest owns up to the role he played in an Iranian cyberattack against US organisations.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Charl van der Walt.

Episode 533 – IoT Strikes Again – Turns Out Amazon Is Keep Your Recordings Forever

Amazon Echo devices record your voice and creates transcripts on what you said. After a letter from a US Senator more of the curtain is being pulled back on Amazon’s privacy practices. This epsiode talks about what has been revealed about Amazon’s retention practice and what this means for your privacy.  Be aware, be safe. […]

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Episode 532 – IoT Strikes Again – Insecure Devices Need To Be Discarded

Millions of IoT devices from security cameras to baby monitors contain severe security vunlerabilities. Many vendors are not reponding to the reports, patches are not being creates and in some cases the devices cannot be fixed. This epsiode talks about a shared recommendation from researchers on what to do if you have these devices on […]

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Episode 531 – Average Breaches Cost Over $4 Million, Are You Ready

A report from Radware and Merrill Lynch details that the cost of a breach in 2019 is over $4.5 million. This episode talks about the report and the areas where the costs are felt the hardest.  Source Report. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of […]

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Episode 530 – Why You Should Not Pay The Ransom From Ransomware

The past few weeks two cities in Florida were hit by ransomware and they eventually paid the ransom. This episode talks about the danger of doing that and what you can do to help prevent damage from a ransomware attack.  Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a […]

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Episode 529 – Have A Happy And Safe 4th Of July Weekend

I wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** – Ko-Fi Security In Five Don’t forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. —————— Where you can find Security In Five —————— […]

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Smashing Security #135: Zombie grannies and unintended leaks

We take a bloodied baseball bat to Android malware, and debate the merits of a social media strike, as one of the team bites the bullet and buys a smart lock for the office.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Oli Skertchly.

Episode 528 – Things To Thnk About Before Using A Password Manager

Passwords managers can provide increased security and management capabilities around your accounts and passwords. This episode talks about a great article I came across about things to think about before using a password manager. Source article by Stuart Schechter. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup […]

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Episode 527 – Minnesota Cop Awarded Half Million After Colleagues Looked Up Her Data

Here’s another story about abuse of access. This epsiode talks about this case and what the State of Minnesota is doing to enable the citizens to protect their data stored on state systems.  Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** – Ko-Fi Security […]

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Smashing Security #134: Sextortion, silicone face masks, and a DDoS doofus

Scammers steal millions by impersonating a French politician, we offer fashion tips for DDoS attackers, and hear how a small town fought a sextortionist preying on young women.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Jessica Barker.

Podcast Two Year Anniversary – The Top 10 Episodes

Two years ago on June 9th, 2017 I released the first episode of Security In Five. Here we are two years later, 500+ episodes recorded and no signs of slowing down. The podcast’s longevity and the energy to keep up the dail episode schedule is all because of the listeners and feedback I have received. […]

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DevSecOps Podcast Episodes Recap

The week of April 15th I dedicated every Security In Five podcast episode to DevSecOps and the push to move security left. I was motivated to talk about this push because it’s a concept and challenge I deal with almost daily with my own projects and working with clients. DevSecOps, or DevOps if you are […]

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ST03: Cloud Technology Trends with Wayne Anderson and Dan Flaherty

In this episode, we’ll hear from Wayne Anderson, Enterprise Security Architect at McAfee and Dan Flaherty from the cloud security product team speak on a wide range of topics from upcoming technology trends in the market, to adversarial machine learning, cloud models for security, and a look back at the RSA conference.

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