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23 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
US and Allies Pin Microsoft Exchange Hack on China
Adam discusses the latest cybersecurity news headlines, including hacking accusations against China, new Department of Justice indictments, and an important update in the Kaseya ransomware incident. Nathan Beu and Christina Powers of West Monroe join to talk about the increasing importance of cyber due diligence.
35 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
The Biggest Ransomware Attack of All Time?
Levi and Adam discuss the latest cybersecurity news headlines, including a major cybersecurity probe in China and a reported attack on Ukraine. Dmitry Smilyanets joins later in the episode to chat about what is being referred to as the largest ransomware attack on record, and the Russian group believed to be behind it.
35 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
A Sad Ending for John McAfee
Adam discusses the biggest cybersecurity news stories, including the death of John McAfee, an attack against a South Korea submarine firm, and cyber insurance's moment of reckoning. Ondrej Krehel joins to talk about the ins and outs of digital forensics.
15 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
A Crackdown on Cybercrime Marketplaces
Adam discusses the latest cybersecurity news, such as the US Department of Justice's announcement that it seized the servers and domains of SlilPP, a well-known online marketplace where criminal groups assembled to trade stolen login credentials.
34 minutes | May 28, 2021
When Russia Is the Victim
Adam discusses three cybersecurity incidents targeting nation states—including one disclosed by a Russian government agency and another targeting Belgium. Hande Guven and Kirill Boychenko join later in the episode to discuss their research on the Turkish dark web.
38 minutes | May 17, 2021
When Pipelines Run Dry
Levi and Adam discuss the latest news on the Colonial Pipeline attack, and what the future of ransomware might look like. Andy Ellis, the former CSO of Akamai, joins later in the episode to talk about advising and investing in cybersecurity companies.
30 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
An Ambitious Effort to Combat Ransomware
Two ransomware incidents in the last week highlight just how bad the issue has gotten—and a new Ransomware Task Force is taking aim at the problem. Vishaal 'V8' Hariprasad joins to talk about the state of the cyberinsurance industry.
38 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
The Response We've Been Waiting For
Adam and Levi discuss the Biden administration's response to Russia's widespread compromise of federal and private sector networks, which includes a host of sanctions. Chris Finan joins to chat about defending critical infrastructure.
41 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
It's Been a Strange Year for Cybersecurity
The podcast celebrates its one-year anniversary. Levi and Adam reflect on how cyber threats have changed during the pandemic, and discuss the latest news, including an attack on a water facility and ransomware incidents.
22 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Ransomware Hasn't Gone Anywhere
This week we talk about several stories that suggest the threat of ransomware is getting worse, despite SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange getting most of the attention. And Dmitry Smilyanets joins to discuss his recent interview with one of the most noteworthy ransomware gangs, REvil.
48 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Losing Control of Cyber Weapons
Adam and Levi chat about the latest cybersecurity news, including new advanced persistent threat groups from China and updates on the SolarWinds breach. Cybersecurity reporter and author Nicole Perlroth joins to discuss her new book.
24 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Critical Infrastructure Under Siege
On this week's episode, we're joined by Evan Wolff, a former senior advisor for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security, who walks through the biggest cybersecurity challenges facing our outdated infrastructure sectors. Plus, we chat about the latest news, including "The Long Hack" and indictments against North Korean hackers.
24 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
How To Get a Hacker To Trust You
New information on the SolarWinds hack, plus details about two global law enforcement takedowns. Threat intelligence analyst Dmitry Smilyanets joins to talk about how he gains the trust of hackers and the law enforcement officials who track them down.
41 minutes | Jan 23, 2021
New President, New Cybersecurity Leaders
Adam and Levi discuss President Joe Biden's first cybersecurity appointments, as well as why the SolarWinds breach is far from over. Eric Cole joins later in the show to discuss his experience hacking for the CIA and more.
35 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Storming the Capitol has Cybersecurity Implications
The year kicks off with a protest that's bound for the history books. Adam discusses the profound infosec repercussions of the storming of the Capitol, as well as the latest news on the SolarWinds hack. Neil Daswani, the co-director of the Stanford Advanced Security Certification Program, joins to talk about the biggest breaches of 2020.
25 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
December 18, 2020 — Ending the Year Off With a Bang
The attack against FireEye turns out to be an even bigger problem, with countless government agencies also compromised. And Vinny Troia, CEO of Night Lion Security, joins to talk about his efforts tracking down the hacking collective known as The Dark Overlord.
32 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
December 11, 2020 — A Cybersecurity Giant Gets Breached
Adam and Levi break down a busy week in cybersecurity, which included a potentially game-changing Supreme Court case and a breach at one of the biggest cybersecurity firms. Steve Durbin of the Information Security Forum joins to say what makes him optimistic about cybersecurity during challenging times.
38 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
December 4, 2020 — Building a Cyber Strategy
COVID-19 researchers are dealing with a flood of attacks from foreign hackers, and new research revealed a global spearphishing campaign aimed at companies involved in the storage and transport of vaccines. Jonathan Reiber, Senior Director for Cybersecurity Strategy and Policy at AttackIQ, joins to talk about crafting defense cyber policy during his time in the Obama administration.
37 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
November 20, 2020 — CISA Shakeup
Adam and Levi discuss big personnel changes at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and new threat research around attacks on COVID-19 vaccine developers. Carole Theriault joins later in the episode to talk about her award-winning cybersecurity podcast, Smashing Security.
36 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
November 13, 2020 — Solving a $1 Billion Mystery
Adam and Levi chat about a $1 billion cryptocurrency wallet that changed hands recently, as well as the latest news on election security. Sounil Yu, CISO-in-residence at YL Ventures and the former chief security scientist at Bank of America, stops by to discuss cyber investing.
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