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Brilliance Security Magazine Podcast

Brilliance Security Magazine Podcast

By Steven Bowcut
Illuminating the intersection of physical and cyber security with interviews, product reviews, and security-related news and information.
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Shadow Code: The Hidden Risk to Your Website

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Shadow Code: The Hidden Risk to Your Website

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Cashless Payment Services and Preventing Fraud
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. 
October 19, 2020
Cybersecurity and Compliance Challenges Faced by SMBs, with Karen Walsh
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. 
October 12, 2020
Designing 360° Cameras with Cybersecurity In Mind
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. 
October 5, 2020
A Discussion about Security by Design with Arcules and Milestone Systems
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.
September 28, 2020
How We Can Effectively Restart Operations While Protecting Our Employees’ and Citizens’ Health and Safety
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.
September 21, 2020
API Protection - The Overlooked Business Continuity Strategy
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.
September 14, 2020
Security Culture Report Finds a Large Gap Exists Between the Best and Worst Performers for Security Culture
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.
September 7, 2020
Shadow Code: The Hidden Risk to Your Website
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.
August 31, 2020
Shoring Up Security in a WFH World
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.
August 24, 2020
COVID-19’s Impact on Business Security
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.
August 20, 2020
The State of DDoS Weapons
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.
August 17, 2020
What You Need to Know About Leakware
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.
August 10, 2020
Account Takeover Fraud
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. 
August 3, 2020
2020 State of the Public Cloud Security Report
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:
July 28, 2020
Essential COVID-19 Supplies via the Darknet
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.
July 28, 2020
IoT Revolution Leads to Increased Risk of Cyberattacks
Episode S2E1 is a fascinating interview with Hardik Modi from NETSCOUT. We talk about the IoT revolution and some interesting findings from NETSCOUT's latest industry report.
July 21, 2020
A Security Report Worth Reading
In this episode we talk about the new Malwarebytes 2020 State of Malware report and why I think you should read it.
February 11, 2020
Applying High Tech Security Technology for SMBs
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.
January 30, 2020
Brilliance Security Magazine's Inaugural Foray in the World of Podcasts
Due to reader suggestions and the growing popularity of podcasts, we are adding this medium to Brilliance Security Magazine.  Here you will find short but informative podcasts designed for security professionals and those interested in cyber and physical security. 
January 27, 2020