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Listen up 4 – CYBERSECURITY FIRST! Purple teaming – learning to think like your adversaries

byPaul DucklinArticle 4 of Week 4 of Cybersecurity Awareness month!To access all four presentations on one page, please go to:https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/tag/sos-2021We sign off from this article series with a fascinating interview with Michelle Farenci, Information Security Engineer at Sophos.Michelle knows her stuff – she’s a cybersecurity
Publish At:2021-10-28 00:42 | Read:3211 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast Security leadership #BeCyberSmart #Cybermonth blue t

Listen up 3 – CYBERSECURITY FIRST! Cyberinsurance, help or hindrance?

byPaul DucklinThis is the third in our collection of Naked Security Podcast minisodes for Week 4 of Cybersecurity Awareness month.To access all four presentations on one page, please go to:https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/tag/sos-2021This time, we talk to Dr Jason Nurse, Associate Professor in Cybersecurity at the University of Kent, about the controversial
Publish At:2021-10-28 00:42 | Read:1728 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast Ransomware Security leadership #BeCyberSmart #Cyberm

Listen up 2 – CYBERSECURITY FIRST! How to protect yourself from supply chain attacks

byPaul DucklinHere’s the second in our series of Naked Security Podcast minisodes for Week 4 of Cybersecurity Awareness month.To access all four presentations on one page, please go to:https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/tag/sos-2021This article is an interview with Sophos expert Chester Wisniewski, Principal Research Scientist at Sophos, and it’s f
Publish At:2021-10-28 00:42 | Read:1784 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Podcast Ransomware Security leadership #BeCyberSmart

S3 Ep 23.5: An interview with cybersecurity expert John Noble CBE

byPaul DucklinCan we regulate cyberspace? Is GDPR working? What about encryption? And how to protect healthcare at this critical time?In this special episode of the Naked Security Podcast, we talk to an insightful cybersecurity expert with a storied history in the industry, John Noble CBE:LISTEN NOWClick-and-drag on the soundwaves below to skip to any point
Publish At:2021-03-15 12:13 | Read:1954 | Comments:0 | Tags:GDPR compliance Government security Podcast Security leaders

The massive coronavirus pandemic IT blunder with a funny side

byPaul DucklinJournalist Liam Thorp, who writes for the Liverpool Echo in England, recently published an amusing story that he subtitled, “Hilarious mix-up may have highlighted a potential issue with the vaccine roll-out.”As you can imagine, medical mix-ups rarely end well, especially when they involve calculations that determine drug doses.But,
Publish At:2021-02-19 14:55 | Read:1984 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security leadership coronavirus precision units Virus

Naked Security Live – When is a bug bounty not a bug bounty?

byPaul DucklinWe discuss bug hunting – how to do it professionally, how NOT to do it, and how to react when bugs are reported to you:Watch directly on YouTube if the video won’t play here.Click the on-screen Settings cog to speed up playback or show subtitles.Related readingFor futher information, please take a look at the following:Have a domain
Publish At:2021-02-15 13:25 | Read:1774 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security leadership Video Vulnerability bug-hunting Naked Se

Beware of technical “experts” bombarding you with bug reports

byPaul DucklinWe’re all appalled at scammers who take advantage of people’s fears to sell them products they don’t need, or worse still products that don’t exist and never arrive.Worst of all, perhaps, are the scammers who offer products and services that do exactly the opposite of what they claim – making their victims pay up s
Publish At:2021-02-09 13:07 | Read:2080 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security leadership Vulnerability bug bounty fake support ca

Ghost hack – criminals use deceased employee’s account to wreak havoc

byPaul DucklinMany, if not most, organisations will tell you that they have processes and procedures that they follow when employees leave.In particular, most companies have a slick and quick procedure for removing ex-staff from the payroll.Firstly, it doesn’t make economic sense to pay someone who is no longer entitled to the money; secondly, many cou
Publish At:2021-01-26 13:43 | Read:1956 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security leadership Security threats anti-ransomware ransomw

Get back into the cybersecurity groove for 2021

byPaul DucklinA lot of technical articles, especially in the fields of computer science and information security, put you on the horns of a dilemma.To become an expert, you first need to read the article; yet to understand the article, you first need to be an expert.Well, here on Naked Security, we go out of our way to avoid this sort of “cybersecurity
Publish At:2020-12-31 09:49 | Read:2763 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Privacy Security leadership Security threats se

S3 Ep8: A conversation with Katie Moussouris [Podcast]

byPaul DucklinHi, everyone – for S3 Ep8, we’ve gone live a day early to take into account the US Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. (Followed, of course, by Black Friday, so if you’re splashing out online, please take care out there!)This week, we talk to hacker and vulnerability disclosure pioneer, Katie Moussouris. Katie Moussouris, CEO of
Publish At:2020-11-25 11:55 | Read:2141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast Security leadership Vulnerability @k8em0 bug bounty

How Cybersecurity Leaders Can Chart the Seas of Business Communication

As organizations prepare for the remainder of 2020, cybersecurity leaders can use this opportunity to review their communication style and improve how they share key messages across the organization. Taking time to refine business communication can help those in security and technical leadership roles heighten the effectiveness of their messaging and ensure
Publish At:2020-06-03 09:20 | Read:2557 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Business Continuity C-Suite Chief Information Security

3 Things to Do Today to Help Combat the Gender Gap in Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity industry has a problem: In 2019, women made up only 20 percent of the cybersecurity workforce. This statistic would be alarming in any industry given the amount of research that espouses the benefits of more balanced, diverse workforces. But it is especially troublesome in cybersecurity, where we already face a serious skills shortage. So,
Publish At:2020-03-10 10:01 | Read:3183 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Cybersecurity Jobs Security Leaders Security Lea

Career and Management Advice to Improve Diversity From 21 Leading Women in Cybersecurity

Women in cybersecurity now represent 20 percent of the workforce, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. There’s still a long way to go in closing the industry gender gap, especially when you consider that women make up over half the U.S. workforce. However, the security industry has also made progress, and that’s something to be proud of. In 2013,
Publish At:2020-03-05 08:37 | Read:3125 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Collaboration Cyber Resiliency Cybersecurity Job

How to Avoid Cybersecurity Job Burnout and Go From Unsung Hero to Valued Contributor

Many in cybersecurity view the profession as a calling. Yet that same passion that brought you to your first cybersecurity job could also leave you feeling underappreciated and cause you to slide toward burnout. The flame of our passion can bring warmth, but without proper handling, it can also consume many of the things we care deeply about, including our o
Publish At:2020-02-28 11:15 | Read:2467 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Cyber Resiliency Cybersecurity Jobs Incident Response (

A Road Map for Better Government Cybersecurity From North Dakota

Imagine the impact on the government cybersecurity landscape if the mantra for every U.S. state were something like, “Every student, every school, cyber-educated.” It’s the first I’ve heard about an objective this bold, and it comes from a state that gets little media exposure: North Dakota. The small Great Plains state has establishe
Publish At:2020-02-25 08:22 | Read:4146 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cybersecurity Jobs C

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