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New Strains of PoS Malware Continue to Rise

Two new kinds of point-of-sale malware have emerged recently and have been seen in use against various targets.

Malware

‘People Have a Right to Free Speech, But a Bot Doesn’t’

In the era of disinformation, manipulation and influence operations, platform providers, enterprises, and government agencies are working to find policy and technical solutions.

Rsac2019, Government

Decipher Podcast: RSA 2019

Dennis Fisher, Fahmida Rashid, Mike Mimoso and Jessy Irwin gather to talk about RSA Conference.

Podcast

Tech Giants Weigh In on U.S. Federal Data Privacy Law

There is bipartisan consensus in Congress that a federal data privacy law is necessary. Public policy experts from Google, Microsoft, and Twitter discussed the issues lawmakers will need to address to craft meaningful privacy regulation at a panel at RSA Conference.

Government, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Rsac2019

FBI Intensifies Its Focus on Cybercrime

FBI Director Christoper Wray said the bureau considers cybercrime and other cyber attacks to be an unprecedented threat right now.

Fbi, Government Security

Improve Risk Perception, Get Better Decisions

Humans are fundamentally wired to take risks, and their decisions are all about taking risks in order to gain some kind of a benefit. Poor decisions are because risks are not straightforward to understand, Andy Ellis, CSO of Akamai Technologies. If the information is presented differently, there would be better decision-making.

Risk, CISO, Rsac2019

Security Education: Running With Scissors

The lessons we learned as children can be applied to security education and training.

Rsac, Security Training

‘Who Knows What These Computers Are Doing?’

The ever-growing complexity of modern computing devices is making it more and more difficult to secure them.

Rsac, Encryption

Don’t Despair, Good Privacy Days Ahead

The future of privacy is neither futile or pretty good. New regulations are on the way, but there will also be more challenge about rampant surveillance, ACLU tech fellow Jon Callas said.

Privacy, Rsac2019

Decipher Podcast: Yonathan Klijnsma

Yonathan Klijnsma of RiskIQ has been researching the Magecart skimming group for several years and speaks with Dennis Fisher about Group 4's tactics and targets.

Podcast, Magecart

Huawei and the 5G Conundrum

The U.S. and Chinese company Huawei have been butting heads over the upcoming 5G rollouts, with the U.S. citing national security concerns. However, banning Huawei equipment could have an impact on when 5G will be available in certain parts of the world.

5g, Networking

Privacy, Policy, and the Illusion of Control

Congress seems intent on passing federal data privacy legislation, but simply giving consumers more control won't be enough.

Privacy

Deciphering Sneakers

Sneakers isn't just one of the best hacker movies of all time, it's a spiritual successor to WarGames and one of the most entertaining movies ever. Full stop.

Podcast, Hacker Movies

ICANN Warns of ‘Ongoing and Significant’ Threat to DNS

A series of DNS-hijacking campaigns against government agencies and other organizations has led ICANN to call for full deployment of DNSSEC and other protective measures.

DNS Security

A Traveler’s Guide to OPSEC

Traveling can be a lot of fun, but it can also present myriad challenges when it comes to keeping your information and devices secure. A few simple steps and a little advance planning can go a long way to increasing your operational security.

OPSEC, Rsac2019