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How to Be Cyber Smart this Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Ping Podcast – Episode 57

Episode 57: How to Be Cyber Smart this Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Be Cyber Smart (or more technically #becybersmart) is the ongoing theme of Cybersecurity Awareness Month (which happens to take place in October). But how does one go about getting smart when it comes to cybersecurity? National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Interim Executive Director Lisa Plaggemier joins us to offer tips and resources for individuals and businesses. Her two top tips are strong passwords and multifactor authentication (MFA). Lisa also tells us about the origins of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, why security is more important now than ever before, challenges in the cyber career field, and more.

Learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month and get helpful resources year-round at StaySafeOnline.org.

In headlines, hear about a cybersecurity awareness survey of EU businesses. And then, ransomware story number one focuses on Sinclair Broadcast Group. Finally, we’re horrified to learn about a ransomware attack on a candy maker – just before Halloween!

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Passwords: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly – Ping Podcast – Episode 43

Episode 43: Passwords: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Keeping track of all your passwords can be tough. But if you make remembering them too easy, you’re probably making your passwords too easy for hackers to crack. On the latest Ping Podcast, we discuss a British study that shows a majority of UK residents veer toward obvious passwords. We talk about why they’re obvious, and how to do passwords right to not only make them possible to keep track of, but to stay secure as well.

In another special segment, we take on a cybersecurity quiz that stumped the majority of those who’ve taken it. We go through the seemingly not too difficult questions and how people did on each one. Play along yourself to see how you’d do, and learn why simply checking the cybersecurity training box wasn’t enough to educate these test-takers.

In headlines, it’s two breaches and a warning. First, we talk about a Facebook (please don’t call it a) breach. And then, we hear from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on his cyber concerns. And finally, we discuss a breach of ParkMobile that exposed license plate numbers and other personal info.

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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, 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!