Tag: cyberattack

DarkSide Pipeline Cyber Attack & More News – Ping Podcast – Episode 45

Episode 45: DarkSide Pipeline Cyber Attack & More News

The cyber world crosses into the real world in the week’s top story – as a ransomware attack attributed to DarkSide shuts down the Colonial Pipeline. We take a deep dive into the latest high profile cyber attack which severely affected the gas supply up and down the east coast. Hear what the White House is doing about it, how Russia may or may not be involved, and why attacks like this could be just the beginning.

In other headlines, we learn about new IoT (internet of things) vulnerabilities discovered by Microsoft. And finally, a coronavirus-themed phishing test gone horribly wrong for a UK train company.

How to listen

Listen to Ping – A Firewalls.com Podcast using the player above…

Or just about anywhere you prefer to listen to podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeart, Pocket Cast, Castro, Castbox, PodchaserYouTube, and of course via RSS, to name a few). Moreover, please rate and review us wherever you listen. And remember to subscribe or follow where you can to get the latest episodes as soon as they’re released

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

Learn even more about network security through our blog, which features new content every week, and our knowledge hub.

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!

Hospitals & Healthcare Under Attack – Ping Podcast – Episode 32

Episode 32: Hospitals & Healthcare Under Attack

Federal agencies came together with an unprecedented warning for hospitals & healthcare providers: ransomware attacks are coming. But what can these organizations do to protect themselves? Why are they so vulnerable to attack? And why are successful cyber attacks against healthcare facilities so devastating? For answers to those questions and more, we welcome SonicWall’s Barbara Vibbert, an expert in healthcare IT and network security in general. Barbara outlines cyber threats specific to hospitals and offers solutions that they – and we – can implement to protect them. Plus, find out why ransomware cells targeting healthcare are like Dillinger targeting banks.

Get some healthcare cybersecurity tips from Barbara’s latest blog.

In headlines, hear why Marriott is paying up in the U.K. for a breach that affected Starwood hotels. And then, we stay in Great Britain to get a glimpse at the volume of email threats the BBC receives. Finally, hear which cybersecurity skills are in most demand next year and for years to come as we look at the U.S. job market.

How to listen

Listen to Ping – A Firewalls.com Podcast using the player above…

Or just about anywhere you prefer to listen to podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, OvercastTuneIn, iHeart, Pocket Cast, Castro, Castbox, PodchaserYouTube, and of course via RSS, to name a few). And now we’re on Amazon Music, too! Moreover, please remember to subscribe or follow where you can to get the latest episodes as soon as they’re released. And please rate and review us as well!

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

Learn even more about network security through our blog, which features new content every week.

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!