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New Year, New Threats – Ping Podcast Episode 10

Episode 10: New Year, New Threats

The calendar has left 2019 in the rearview and so have we, so for our first 2020 edition of Ping: A Firewalls.com Podcast, we celebrate the new year with a look to the future. Andrew and Kevin countdown 20 predictions and trends for the new year – most of which relate to network security (guess the ones that don’t) – with the help of industry mainstays like Fortinet, Sophos, WatchGuard, SonicWall, Experian, and the RAND corporation (that one may involve a prediction that doesn’t relate to network security). The list includes warnings about election interference, smishing scams, and positive developments in artificial intelligence to name a few.

Our Network Engineer Gerald Lunford urges you to use the new year as a reason to get a checkup on your firewall to ensure it’s firing on all cylinders in our Engineer’s Minute. Check out all of the expert security services our certified engineers offer.

In our Headlines, we talk about some encouraging news about corporate cybersecurity spending, a few security tips expert Kim Komando shared with NASA, and two ransomware attacks in December – one affecting a school system and the other a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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