Cyber Crime

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Ready for the EU's GDPR compliance deadline? Many companies aren't | Salted Hash Ep 16

CSO senior editor Michael Nadeau joins host Steve Ragan to talk about predictions for 2018, including the looming GDPR compliance deadline.

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The people you call when you've had a breach | Salted Hash Ep 15

Rob Lee, faculty fellow at the SANS Technology Institute, talks with host Steve Ragan about his group's work to help companies out of sticky situations, plus the state of the security industry and predictions for 2018.

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Are mass transit systems the next cybersecurity target? | Salted Hash Ep 14

Host Steve Ragan talks with Stan Engelbrecht, director of the cybersecurity practice at D3 Security, about the inherent flaws in security defenses for public transportation systems -- and what can be done.

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What is the cyber kill chain?

Concerned about your network defense? Watch this short video to learn the 7 stages of the cyber kill chain, a framework created by Lockheed Martin to outline the phases of a targeted cyberattack.

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What keeps IT administrators up at night? Ransomware, for one | Salted Hash Ep 8

A solid backup policy and frequent awareness training can reduce the risk of ransomware, but unintentional breaches by insiders are still a worry for administrators. Watch as Steve Ragan and Michael Nadeau talk security strategy.

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Ransomware marketplaces and the future of malware | Salted Hash Ep 6

Would you give up a customer's data or credentials if that was the demand in a ransomware attack? That's just one of the nightmare scenarios that Steve Ragan and Rick McElroy talk about on this week's episode.

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U.S. Cyber Command gains status | Salted Hash Ep 1, Pt 2

Reporters Steve Ragan and Fahmida Rashid discuss the implications of the U.S. Cyber Command's recent elevation in status, putting it on the same level as the military’s other functional combatant commands.

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Kaspersky Lab, U.S. Cyber Command, Hollywood hacking and ransomware | Salted Hash Ep 1

Reporters Steve Ragan and Fahmida Rashid unpack the hottest topics in the security realm: Kaspersky Lab's Russia connection, the new status for the U.S. Cyber Command, Hollywood's hacking woes and ransomware.

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GPS spoofing, jamming and real-world threats | Tech Talk Ep 1, Pt 3

The panelists talk about GPS spoofing, and rumors about hacking as a factor in recent ship collisions. Plus, they sort out the difference between GPS spoofing and GPS jamming.

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Choosing Windows for your organization should get you fired

No operating system gets hit by ransomware attacks like Windows. If you want to keep your data safe, you need to migrate to a different operating system.

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Area 1 Security stops phishing campaigns before they become attacks

Area 1 Security scours the web to find signs of brewing phishing campaigns in order to stop them before they can become actual attacks.

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WannaCry was a Windows 7 phenomenon

The weakness of Windows 7’s Defender was partly to blame for the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.

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Who you gonna call?: Getting ready for the next cyber disaster

Today's cyber and terrorist threats are getting worse and more frequent, but you can limit the damage and lessen the likelihood of a successful attack. What are those who deal these issues everyday trying to tell us and how can we put...

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Microsoft to NSA: WannaCry is your fault

Microsoft’s top lawyer said government’s stockpiling of malware is the reason why the WannaCry ransomware attack happened.

Self-propagating ransomware: What the WannaCry ransomworm means for you

Many IT professionals were caught by surprise by WannaCry largely because they didn't expect ransomware to spread across their networks on its own.

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Why WannaCry won’t change anything

Despite the damage and uproar over the massive WannaCry ransomware attack, it’ll take a lot more before the world take security seriously.

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Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they're starting to get in each other's way, according to a report released this morning. That translates into a smaller average attack size.

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8 ways to manage an internet or security crisis

IT, communications and security experts share tips on what to do when your business is hit with an IT-related disaster, such as a cyberattack, an ecommerce site crash or a software failure.

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