In Episode S3E1 we talk with Greg Wendt, Executive Director of Security at Appsian. The focus of the conversation is data and compliance as it relates to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. We uncover some of the potential security risks associated with legacy databases and what can be done to protect sensitive data in a post-COVID world.
Greg Wendt is an Oracle® PeopleSoft security expert. During his 23-year career, he has been recognized as a leader in data security, application architecture, and business operations. He served as an ERP Application Architect at Texas Christian University where he was responsible for TCU’s PeopleSoft system and was Chairman of the Higher Education User Group’s multinational Technical Advisory Group (HEUG TAG). Greg has led criminal justice and cybersecurity courses focusing on hacking techniques.
In this episode, we examine Fast ID Online (FIDO) standards-based authentication that ends reliance on passwords, protects user credentials, and resists phishing attacks. FIDO supports the remote pandemic-era workforce by ensuring critical data residing on home-based systems and mobile devices remains secure and uncompromised.
Our guest, Steven Humphreys, CEO of Identiv, answers questions such as:
Why are home networks so much more vulnerable to malicious attacks than corporate networks?
Why is the use of passwords no longer advisable?
What devices are FIDO2 security keys compatible with?
Join us for a fascinating conversation that may change how you authenticate online.
In this episode, we take a look at how companies can protect sensitive data while using modern collaboration tools. Our guest is Devin Redmond, CEO, and Co-Founder of Theta Lake, the recognized leader in collaboration security and compliance for Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Teams, RingCentral, and Zoom.
Listen to learn how Theta Lake’s AI helps security and compliance teams more effectively scale their risk detection and the workflows for communication security, data loss protection, and supervision of modern video, voice, and unified collaboration systems.
In Episode S2E20, we examine the cybersecurity poverty line and its relationship with the industry-wide skills gap. We talk with George Finney, a CISO that believes people are the key to solving our cybersecurity challenges.
We discuss the habits organizations need to create to build a culture of cybersecurity awareness. George talks about his new book, Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future.
You won't want to miss this fascinating discussion.
Thousands of virtual appliances are being distributed with known, exploitable, and fixable security flaws and often on outdated operating systems. Organizations depend on virtual appliances for securing cloud workloads, firewalls, secure gateways, and encryption.
To help the cloud security industry keep pace with demand, Orca Security released the “2020 State of Virtual Appliance Security Report,” which analyzed 2,218 virtual appliance images from 540 software vendors for known vulnerabilities, to identify risks and provide an objective assessment score and ranking. As the enterprise migrates to the cloud at a rapid pace, the security of virtual appliances has fallen dramatically behind.
In this episode, we talk with Yoav Alon, Chief Technology Officer at Orca Security, and examine what went into creating this report and some of its top findings.
Mobolize, the recognized leader for providing an on-device Data Management Engine that provides security, connectivity, and optimization on mobile devices, recently announced a partnership with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, to offer security to mobile devices for enterprises. The addition of mobile protection adds an extra layer of proactive security controls and threat protection to quickly and uniformly block malicious web traffic for the growing use of mobile devices as employees work from home.
In Episode S2E18 we explore this new partnership as we speak with Colleen LeCount, Chief Revenue Officer at Mobolize, and Tim Knudsen, VP Product for Enterprise Security Products at Akamai. We uncover how this relationship will affect security and device performance for enterprise mobile device users.
Episode S2E17 is an informative discussion about how financial institutions are fairing in their quest to converge fraud, risk, and IT teams. We look at the state of the financial industry as it relates to fraud and how the pandemic has affected financial institutions. We examine some of the pain points banks suffer as they attempt to converge risk management solutions as well as the benefits of this convergence.
As our guest, we have Matt Tengwall, the General Manager of Verint Fraud & Security Solutions. He shares his unique insight into how technology often leads the way as financial institutions grapple with fraud, risk, and IT convergence.
In episode S2E16 we talk with Eric Solis, the CEO of MovoCash, and discuss how consumer demand for cashless payment is changing society and how financial institutions can offer competitive digital services while preventing fraud.
We examine the "state of the industry" as it relates to cashless payments and bank fraud. We talk about the need for new banking standards and look at whether or not a government-backed digital dollar is a good idea.
Eric describes a better way of making cashless payments than just handing over a credit or debit card number that gives merchants access to your entire credit limit or bank balance.
In episode S2E15 we have a fascinating discussion with author and compliance expert, Karen Walsh. We dive into some of the cybersecurity and compliance challenges faced by small to medium-sized businesses.
Karen shares her expert insight into what SMBs need to know to protect their data, stay in compliance, and understand what is really important. In her characteristically charming way, she sorts through some of the industry's hyperbole and rhetoric to expose some simple cybersecurity and compliance truths.
Karen is working on a new book and offers some insights into what we can expect when it is published.
From adopting secure configurations with measures to protect and control access to cameras, to managing security threats with vulnerability scans during integration, and even ensuring the integrity and security of products over the supply chain with regular audits, in episode S2E14 we talk about designing 360-degree surveillance technology with the cybersecurity needs of end-users in mind.
Our guest is Jon Marsh. Vice President of Product at Oncam. Jon is responsible for Oncam’s overall product development. He spearheads the technology, design, and delivery of products, and ensures that the development of new solutions fit customer needs.
Join us for an interesting conversation about what camera manufacturers can and should be doing to protect their end user's network.
In episode S2E13 we talk with two experts about how physical security solutions must be designed with cybersecurity in mind. You can think of this as security for security. Nigel Waterton is Chief Revenue Officer, for Arcules, and Tim Palmquist is Vice President Americas, for Milestone Systems.
Together we uncover some interesting ways that Arcules uses the concept of Security by Design to bake cybersecurity elements into their cloud-based physical security solutions. We also talk about the unique relationship between Arcules and Milestone Systems. A relationship that provides each company with strategic advantages in the marketplace.
To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted operations around the world is the understatement of the decade. That being said, businesses and governments are under mounting pressure to restart their operations as quickly as possible. With social distancing and other measures helping to curtail the spread, organizations are turning their attention to a critical question: “How do we effectively restart operations while protecting our employees’ and citizens’ health and safety?”
In episode S2E12 we talk with Alan Stoddard, Vice President and General Manager, Verint Situational Intelligence Solutions. He says adjusting to these new conditions demands a pragmatic approach that addresses the potential risk to employees in various environments while also delivering a degree of confidence to customers that an organization is taking a meaningful, proactive posture to keep people safe and healthy. Also, as circumstances change, obtaining the insight to adapt to those changes, and implementing workplace health and safety tools are crucial for businesses to stay one step ahead and remain agile.
From financial services to education, nearly every industry relies on API feeds to remain competitive and generate revenue. In S2E11 former team leader of an elite Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) cyber unit and current CEO of Salt Security, Roey Eliyahu, cautions that API security must be part of an organization’s business continuity strategy. If left unprotected, a breach could have catastrophic repercussions for both revenue and brand reputation.
Listen to this episode to hear Roey explain how attackers choose which APIs to target, how they execute attacks, and how to protect against these threats.
In Episode S2E10 we talk with Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist, and Strategy Officer with KnowBe4. We discuss KnowBe4’s new research arm, KnowBe4 Research, and their first Security Culture Report that was recently released.
In the 2020 “Security Culture Report”, data was collected from 120,050 employees in 1,107 organizations across 24 countries. There were a total of 17 industry sectors examined in detail. Results from this year’s report revealed a large gap between the best performers and the poor performers when it comes to security culture. The best performers were from Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance and the worst performers were from Education, Transportation, and Energy & Utilities.
Security culture varies across industries. In the industry comparison report, all industries were compared according to their security culture scores and across each of the seven dimensions (Attitudes, Behaviors, Cognition, Communication, Compliance, Norms, and Responsibilities) of security culture.
Download a copy of the report here.
In Episode S2E9 we talk with Ameet Naik a security evangelist at PerimeterX. PerimeterX, a leading provider of application security solutions that keep digital businesses safe, recently released “Shadow Code: The Hidden Risk to Your Website.” This second annual survey of security professionals uncovers the extent and impact of third-party scripts and open-source libraries used in web applications across organizations.
Join us for this fascinating discussion about Shadow Code and why it is a problem for developers.
In Episode S2E8 we talk with Zeev Draer, vice president of corporate strategy for Niagara Networks, and we discuss some steps corporations can take to shore up their security posture in this new “work from home” world we find ourselves in.
Zeev describes for us some of the operational differences between attackers and defenders - and why is that important.
In Episode S2E7 we have a delightful conversation with Adam Kujawa, Director of Malwarebytes Labs. Adam talks about Malwarebytes' insightful new report that was released on August 20, 2020. This report, titled "Enduring from Home: COVID-19’s Impact on Business Security," combines Malwarebytes telemetry with survey results from 200 IT and cybersecurity decision-makers from small businesses to large enterprises to unearth new security concerns in remote work environments.
You'll not want to miss this episode, as Adam lays out some of the more interesting findings from this important report.
DDoS attacks continue to grow in frequency, intensity, and sophistication. Listen to this episode of the Brilliance Security Magazine Podcast to learn more about why DDoS attacks are increasing and what can be done.
In Episode S2E6, we discuss the new A10 Networks report on the State of DDoS Weapons. Our guest is Paul Nicholson, Senior Director of Product Marketing for A10 Networks.
Paul walks us through why this report is essential to the industry and the methodology used to collect the data reflected by the report's findings. We review many of the more interesting and significant results that can be found in the report.
It’s no secret that cybercriminals are always upping the ante, but while ransomware is still in the spotlight, it's even more devastating cousin, leakware, doesn’t receive as much attention. In this episode, we talk with Nir Gaist, a senior information security expert and ethical hacker to learn more about leakware - what it is, how cybercriminals are leveraging it to increase ransom payments, and what can be done to prevent it.
S2E4 is an exciting discussion with Will LaSala, the Director of Security Solutions, Security Evangelist, at OneSpan. Will offers his expertise to examine account takeover fraud, what it is, how it works, and how to avoid it.
Recent news reports indicate that 15 Billion consumer credentials were found for sale on the dark web. And about 25% of the leaked credentials include account information related to banking and other financial services – making it extremely easy for hackers to conduct account takeover attacks on consumers’ financial accounts. Coupled with the current remote work conditions, consumers are prime targets for financial-related cyber-attacks in the coming weeks.
S2E3 is a discussion with Avi Shua, Co-Founder and CEO of Orca Security. Avi takes us through some of the more interesting findings of this new industry report.
This study shows that public cloud environments are rife with neglected workloads, authentication issues, and lateral movement risk
The world of cybersecurity isn’t fair. Security teams need to secure everything, but attackers need only find one weak link. For most organizations, cloud workload security is dependent upon the installation and maintenance of security agents across all assets. This rarely happens, as this report shows.
Listeners can download this complete report at: https://info.orca.security/2020-state-of-public-cloud-security-report
S2E2 is an in-depth look at how and what supplies, essential for preventing and treating COVID-19, end up on the darknet. We interview Dr. David Maimon, an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University. Dr. Maimon is engaged in a year-long study, funded by the National Science Foundation, which will allow researchers in Georgia State University’s Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group (EBCS) to examine threats related to the sale of critical COVID-19 supplies via darknet markets.
Security technology will allow us to implement some pretty amazing defenses. The brightest technology minds around the world examine new and existing threats and vulnerabilities. Each new exploit brings the industry’s defensive methods and strategies to a sharper point.
One of the practical problems that continually surfaces in security technology is one of application. It does little good to devise highly technical defensive solutions if they are, in the end, too complicated for average businesses to deploy and manage.
Listen to what we learned about one company that addresses this problem every effectively.
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