Episode 15: Adware, NSA vs Gemalto, Cyber Headlines and Botnets with Incapsula’s Tim Matthews

February 27, 2015

In Episode 15 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the gang discusses another week packed full of big cybercrime stories including controversies at two of the biggest players in tech: Lenovo over the Superfish adware and Gemalto over the alleged NSA hacking of its SIM encryption keys. Other headlines from the week include yet another government agency choosing to pay ransomware, Targets latest breach costs, the Anthem damage spreading to millions of non-customers, and the rise in medical ID theft.

This week's guest is Incapsula's VP of marketing Tim Matthews. We spoke to Matthews a few weeks back about botnets, how they may be affected by proposed legislation and the latest DDoS trends. The interview starts around the 22:00 mark.

Episode 14: Infectious Porn, Bitcoin Woes, Cyber-Espionage and Breach Trends with Gemalto’s Tsion Gonen

February 20, 2015

In Episode 14 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the gang discusses the busy week of cybercrime news including another consumer goods breach, infected porn and food websites, attacks on the financial sector and Bitcoin, and the recent espionage headlines.

This week's guest is Tsion Gonen, chief strategy officer for Identity & Data Protection at Gemalto, which recently released its 2014 Breach Level Index report, and we discuss some of the current trends that stood out in the more than one billion publicly compromised records in 2014.

Episode 13: Tasty Account Hijackings, Dangerous Dating Apps and Cyber Investing with PureFunds’ Andrew Chanin

February 13, 2015

In Episode 13 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the gang discusses the top headlines of the week including Chipotle, Intuit's TurboTax, more cyber news from the White House, and the dangers of employees finding Valentine's Day love via dating apps. 

The guest this week is PureFunds CEO Andrew Chanin. PureFunds created the first cybersecurity exchange-traded fund back in November 2014, and just this week it surpassed $200 million in assets.

Episode 12: Anthem’s Massive Breach, Other Headlines and Replacing User Names and Passwords with TextPower’s Scott Goldman

February 6, 2015

In Episode 12 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, writers and analysts from HackSurfer and SurfWatch Labs discuss the latest headlines including sexy espionage against the Syrian opposition and this week's massive breach that may affect as many as 80 million Anthem customers. 

This week's guest is Scott Goldman, the CEO of TextPower, which just received a patent for its text messaging authentication system. He discusses how the authentication model has been upside down and how TextPower's SnapID can eliminate user names and passwords.