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!
Alert for Ransomware Attack Victims: Here's How to Respond
As ransomware continues to pummel organizations, if they do get hit, then from an incident response standpoint, what are the essential steps they should take to smooth their recovery? Veteran ransomware-battler Fabian Wosar, CTO of Emsisoft, shares essential steps and guidance for recovery.
Jul 23
Analysis: Implications of the Pegasus Spyware Investigation
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of ongoing investigations into the use of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware to spy on dissidents, journalists, political rivals, business leaders and even heads of state - and discussion of whether the commercial spyware business model should be banned.
Jul 23
Overcoming Cyberthreat Intelligence-Sharing Hurdles
While some organizations are improving their ability to share threat intelligence with other entities within the same sector, cross-sector cyber info collaboration is still often a hurdle. But cyber fusion centers can help to automate that process, say Errol Weiss of the H-ISAC and Anuj Goel of Cyware.
Jul 16
Analysis: Changing Nature of Ransomware Attacks
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of comments from the former head of Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency, Robert Hannigan, on the changing nature of ransomware attacks. Also featured: Disrupting the ransomware-as-a-service business model; supply chain security management tips.
Jul 16
Educating and Training Future Cybersecurity Pros
Rob Clyde of ISACA discusses his ideas for how to raise up the next generation of "cyberwarriors" to serve on the front lines of active defense against cyberthreats.
Jul 14
Moving Forward With Identity-Centric Security
Richard Bird of Ping Identity discusses IAM solutions and "zero trust" for the new world in which identity is the perimeter.
Jul 12
Expert Analysis: The Battle Against Ransomware
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features three segments on battling ransomware. It includes insights on the Biden administration's efforts to curtail ransomware attacks, comments on risk mitigation from the acting director of CISA, plus suggestions for disrupting the ransomware business model.
Jul 9
Kaseya Ransomware: 'Largest Attack I've Witnessed So Far'
Since Friday afternoon, Mark Loman of Sophos has been immersed in studying the scope and impact of the ransomware attack spread through Kaseya VSA's remote management platform. And he's learned enough about it to say without reservation: This the largest ransomware attack he's seen.
Jul 4
Analysis: Why Ransomware Is No. 1 Cyberthreat
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion about why the head of Britain's National Cyber Security Center says the No. 1 cyber risk is not nation-state attackers but ransomware-wielding criminals. Also featured: Western Digital IoT flaws; an FBI agent tracks cybersecurity trends.
Jul 2
A Venture Capitalist’s View of Cybersecurity
Roger Lang, who has experience in SaaS and fintech and has invested in various cybersecurity companies, says that education is the key to making real progress on cybersecurity issues.
Jun 30
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