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50th Episode Spectacular – And Headlines, Too – Ping Podcast – Episode 50

Episode 50: 50th Episode Spectacular – And Headlines, Too

We celebrate 50 episodes of cybersecurity podcasting as we reach the 50th episode of Ping, A Firewalls.com Podcast. On this special edition, we take a look back at some key podcast moments and how they fit into the cyber world. With each clip, we also update where things stand now, and whether progress has been good or bad. Hear about a work from home warning, our first pod from home, diversity in cyber careers, hospitals targeted by ransomware, and cyber policy under President Biden. Plus, we throw in a little Christmas surprise. And stay tuned till the end for a thank you to all our guests!

In headlines, we hear about a refund scam targeting Amazon and other ecommerce sellers. Then, we discuss some startling Pegasus spyware discoveries. And finally, we outline how China has been called out for the big Microsoft Exchange hack.

How to listen

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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!

Helping Cyber Insurance Help Cyber Security – Ping Podcast – Episode 49

Episode 49: Helping Cyber Insurance Help Cyber Security

Cyber insurance is meant to protect businesses from cyber attacks. But does it help or hurt cyber security as it stands now? Cyber Research Analyst Jamie MacColl with the UK’s Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) gives us a primer on cyber insurance. He takes us through the state of the industry, its relationship to ransomware in particular, and what can be done to make cyber insurance better.

Read Jamie’s research paper on the subject, titled Cyber Insurance and the Cyber Security Challenge.

In headlines, we hear about a massive ransomware attack affecting hundreds of businesses worldwide. Then, we discuss a series of Android apps that stole Facebook logins from users. And finally, we dive into the hashtag #infosecbikini and why it trended on Twitter last week.

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!

eXtending Network Security – Ping Podcast – Episode 48

Episode 48: eXtending Network Security

The network perimeter barely exists in 2021, and that means extending network security beyond the traditional edge. Aaron Chen and Shane Davis with Sophos join us to discuss the networking needs of businesses in 2021, including remote access security and visibility, performance in the face of increasing security demands, and more. How can they address those needs? We talk about the latest technologies introduced by Sophos, including XDR (extended detection & response), the XGS firewall series, and Xstream protection (including the special second Xstream processor included in XGS firewalls).

In headlines, we discuss some cybersecurity actions by the U.S. government, both against Russia and on the homefront. Then, we hear about a survey that shows business owners are ready to pony up for ransomware attacks. And finally, we talk about a nuclear cyber attack blamed on a North Korean group.

How to listen

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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!

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.

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!

You’ve Got Email…Security Vulnerabilities – Ping Podcast – Episode 44

Episode 44: You’ve Got Email…Security Vulnerabilities

Most cyber threats enter your network via email. So naturally, anytime new email security vulnerabilities emerge, it’s big news. Security researcher, engineer, & tech columnist Ax Sharma joins us to discuss a recently discovered method for bad actors to manipulate HTML emails. He tells us how with just some simple code, the “external sender” warning from many organizations can either disappear, or change. We talk about why email security vulnerabilities like this put an even greater onus on the user, and how to combat the issue. On top of that, Ax provides greater detail on the recent Facebook story, involving the data leak of more than 500 million users. Hear how it went down, and what could happen next.

In headlines, it’s a mix of ransomware and SolarWinds. First, we talk about a ransomware attack on the DC Metro Police Department. And then, we hear a new update that Russia may not be done with its SolarWinds breach victims. And finally, we discuss the state of ransomware today, its cost and why paying rarely solves everything.

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