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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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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!

Safe Harbor and More Cybersecurity Laws – Ping Podcast – Episode 42

Episode 42: Safe Harbor and More Cybersecurity Laws

With recent attacks/breaches like SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange, cybersecurity is an ever increasing priority. But beyond avoiding attack – which is a pretty big incentive – what other incentives do businesses have to invest in cybersecurity? Cynthia Brumfield, cybersecurity analyst, writer, and creator of the Metacurity newsletter, joins us to discuss safe harbor laws on the docket in a growing number of states. These laws would offer businesses liability protection if they take reasonable cybersecurity measures. We also talk data protection regulations at the state level, and hear about what the federal government is doing to prioritize cybersecurity as well.

Check out Cynthia’s article on Safe Harbor Laws at CSOOnline and subscribe to Metacurity to catch up on the latest cybersecurity news.

In headlines, it’s a ransomware trifecta. First, we talk about a cyber insurance company under attack by a potentially familiar foe. And then, we go inside a ransomware attack on British fashion retailer FatFace and get a look at the ransom negotiations. And finally, we hear about a ransomware cell hanging it up, and offering refunds, too!

How to listen

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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!

SonicWall’s 2021 Cyber Threat Report – Ping Podcast – Episode 41

Episode 41: SonicWall’s 2021 Cyber Threat Report

SonicWall’s 2021 Cyber Threat Report is here. And we mark the occasion by taking a spin through the highlights of this document to get an expansive look at the cyber threat landscape. Brook Chelmo with SonicWall discusses why the report calls 2020 cybercriminals’ perfect storm, as abrupt shifts to remote work and other pandemic-related factors opened many new avenues for hackers to exploit. We talk about the continued rise in ransomware, the unwelcome return of cryptojacking, ongoing IoT security concerns, and much more.

Follow along while you listen by getting your own copy. Find the SonicWall 2021 Cyber Threat Report.

In headlines, we discuss a Microsoft Exchange breach that some are calling one of the largest hacks ever. And then, we hear about indictments related to a crime chat service. And finally, they’ve come for the beer! Is there no line?

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How to listen

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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!

Network Spring Cleaning – Ping Podcast – Episode 40

Episode 40: Network Spring Cleaning

Spring – at least meteorological spring – is upon us. And one tradition of the season is spring cleaning, when you take a look at your stuff and decide what stays and what goes. Our own Anthony Mercho joins us to do his best Marie Kondo when it comes to your network setup. But instead of whether a firewall, access point, or configuration brings you joy, he explains why organizations need to audit their network’s overall performance and security.

We discuss factors for change, like potential returns to the office as virus cases wane and technology advances in firewalls over the past few years. Plus, hear why WiFi 6 may be the right reason to upgrade your wireless setup for better productivity.

In headlines, we talk about Congress addressing the SolarWinds breach, learn about zero trust networks and why Microsoft and the NSA are on board, and finally, the continued concerns related to ae water system hack in Oldsmar, Florida.

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, 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!

Psychology & Cyber Crisis Response – Ping Podcast – Episode 39

Episode 39: Psychology & Cyber Crisis Response

Training employees in cybersecurity is a must for a protected organization. But gone are the days when a yearly table-top exercise will keep you covered. Rebecca McKeown, an independent Chartered Psychologist and special advisor to Immersive Labs, joins us on this episode to shed light on micro-drilling, and how best to train for crisis response. After all, cyber attacks are certainly crises. She discusses why this approach of cognitive readiness is effective for a wide range of reasons, and how organizations can implement the technique. We also talk about how remote work makes this even more effective, and how working from home can affect employees in general.

In headlines, hear about the top 25 brands used in phishing attacks. And then, learn about who the most likely targets of malicious emails are – watch out Australia. Finally, we discuss military and nuclear facilities being hit with malware in Kashmir & Pakistan.

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, 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!