Government Information Security Podcast
Government Information Security Podcast
Exclusive, insightful audio interviews by our staff with government/security leading practitioners and thought-leaders. Transcripts are also available on our site!
Cryptocurrency Conundrum: How to Make Dirty Bitcoins Clean?
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how cybercriminals are turning to cryptomixing services to conceal the proceeds of ransomware activities from law enforcement officials. Also featured: Criminals exploit a misconfigured FBI server and the future of zero trust.
Nov 19
The Ransomware Files, Episode 2: Bridging Backup Gaps
This is the second episode of "The Ransomware Files," a podcast miniseries focused on stories of resilience in the fight against ransomware. An Australian company, Matthews, saw its backups corrupted and attackers release its data. The company recovered however, and has greatly improved its IT security defenses.
Nov 18
A Security Strategy for the Blockchain
Ari Redbord of TRM Labs, who has had an extensive career in law enforcement, points out that 2020 was a pivotal year for putting cybersecurity on the agenda throughout the government. He discusses securing cryptocurrecy, the blockchain and other elements of the "digital battlefield."
Nov 16
Feds' Ransomware Smackdown: Attackers' Days Numbered?
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the progress made by law enforcement agencies in the effort to crack down on ransomware. Also featured: Evil Corp banking malware still active; XDR market trends.
Nov 12
Deter Cybercriminals: Declare a Clear Response to Attacks
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
Nov 5
Tackling Growing Pandemic Cyberthreats in Healthcare
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, cybersecurity threats and related risks continue to grow, including ransomware, external threats and especially those involving healthcare insiders, says Denise Anderson, president of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Nov 4
Ransomware Gangs Are Not Infallible
The latest ISMG Security Report features the fallibility of ransomware gangs and why victims should always seek help from a reputable response firm, law enforcement or other qualified expert. Also featured: Data protection advice and why the remote work model might make securing data easier.
Oct 29
Why Healthcare Entities Fall Short Managing Security Risk
Why do so many HIPAA -covered entities and their vendors do such a poor job managing security risk and safeguarding patient's protected health information? Many critical factors come into play, say Roger Severino, ex- director of HHS OCR, and Bob Chaput, founder of security consultancy Clearwater.
Oct 27
Why Hive Attacks Are the Latest Menace to Healthcare Sector
Several characteristics of the Hive ransomware group make the threat actor particularly menacing to its victims, which include healthcare sector targets, says Adam Meyers, vice president of intelligence at security firm CrowdStrike.
Oct 26
Case Study: Intrusion Prevention, Detection in the Cloud
Chronic disease management firm Omada Health has been changing its approach to cloud intrusion prevention and detection, which is reducing time spent on investigating false positives, says the company's information security leader, Bill Dougherty.
Oct 25
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