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Cyber Job Training & Matchmaking, Plus Another Ransomware Roundup – Ping Podcast – Episode 47

Episode 47: Cyber Job Training & Matchmaking, Plus Another Ransomware Roundup

Employers across the U.S. – and around the world for that matter – are struggling to fill cybersecurity jobs, and our home state of Indiana is no exception. To talk about the shortage, as well as cyber job training opportunities for students and career changers, we welcome Dr. Marc Rogers, Purdue University professor & executive director of the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program. He discusses the newly launched Cyber Seek Indiana website, which serves as a matchmaker for cybersecurity careers, from jobseekers to employers. Dr. Rogers also details the Cyber Apprenticeship Program, which gives participants real-world experience in cybersecurity as part of their training. And finally, he gives us a brief state of the cyber threat landscape as it stands now.

In headlines, we do a sort of ransomware roundup, as there are so many ransomware stories out there today. First, hear about the FBI recovering more than half the ransom from the Colonial Pipeline hack. Then, we touch on the JBS meats ransomware attack, the idea of triple extortion, and a couple additional ransomware impacts. And finally, learn what cybersecurity debt means and why it’s not helping stop all these attacks.

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Cyber Crime as Terrorism, Plus Ransomware Updates – Ping Podcast – Episode 46

Episode 46: Cyber Crime as Terrorism, Plus Ransomware Updates

In a special double interview edition of the podcast, we start by examining the idea of cyber crime as terrorism. Emma Schroeder & Trey Herr with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative argue that many still do cybersecurity wrong. Why? In part, because they don’t meet cyber threats on their terms. Hear how they say cyber crime should be viewed and some tips for government entities in particular to better defend – including a Hunger Games idea. For more information, check out Emma & Trey’s op-ed.

For our second interview segment, we welcome cybersecurity writer and former IT pro Lance Whitney to help us tackle headlines, starting with a couple of high-profile ransomware issues. First, he updates us on the status of the DarkSide group following the Colonial Pipeline attack. Then, Lance details an FBI warning to healthcare providers to be on the lookout for Conti ransomware in particular. And finally, we discuss another threat targeted at consumers, called vishing – that’s voice phishing – and how hackers are using Amazon in this scheme. Find more from Lance at TechRepublic.

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Missed our previous episodes? You can get them anywhere you listen to podcasts, or go to our full episode list.

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New episodes are usually released every other Wednesday. Have a special request for a topic or a question for our network engineers to address? Email us at podcast@firewalls.com and it could be on our next show. Thanks in advance for any listens, follows, subscribes, reviews, comments, shares, and generally spreading the word!