Episode 27: IRS Breached, Hospitals Make Headlines and Talking Healthcare with ID Experts Rick Kam

May 29, 2015

Cybercriminals filing fraudulent tax returns after stealing taxpayer information from the IRS's "Get Transcript" tool is the top story of the week. May appears to be a rough month for the Healthcare sector on a variety of fronts based on data from SurfWatch Labs. This is highlighted by another insurance breach, at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and another insider breach, by an employee at Medical Management LLC.

This week's guest is Rick Kam, president and co-founder of ID Experts. We chat about Ponemon's Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data as well as other concerns in the Healthcare sector. The interview starts at 14:15.


Episode 26: Venomous Hype, Repeat Breaches and the Mobile Malware Myth with Damballa’s Brian Foster

May 15, 2015

A point-of-sale breach at FireKeepers Casino Hotel was the top trending target from this week's SurfWatch Labs' data. The Venom bug was announced by CloudStrike. Several companies saw attacks for the second or, in one case, third time. And one cybersecurity company is accused of spreading FUD and faking data breaches in order to land clients.

This week's guest is Brian Foster, CTO of Damballa. After making headlines with research claiming that the mobile malware threat is overrated, he stops by to elaborate on the report. The interview starts at 13:00.


Episode 25: Healthcare Gets Criminal, Cyber Risk Grades and Small Business Security with Endurance International Group’s David Bryson

May 7, 2015

In Episode 25 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the gang recaps the latest cyber news including two studies -- one from Onapsis finding the security of SAP applications is "slipping through the cracks" and one from Ponemon finding increasing cybercrime in the Healthcare sector -- the latest SurfWatch Labs' data and cyber risk grades, and Uber once again finding itself in the headlines.

This week's guest is David Bryson, Chief Legal Officer for Endurance International Group, and he helps us close out National Small Business Week with a chat about their recent small business cybersecurity survey. The interview starts at 12:40.


Episode 24: Dire Warnings for Energy, Twitter’s Earnings Mishap and Threat Intelligence with SurfWatch Labs’ Adam Meyer

May 1, 2015

In Episode 24 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the team runs through the week's top new targets and stories including Gen. Keith Alexander once again warning that Western energy companies are a prime target for hackers, Twitter's stock plummeting more than 20% after research firm Selerity discovered and tweeted about Twitter's Q1 earnings early, and phishing attacks involving CareerBuilder.

This week's guest is SurfWatch Labs chief security strategist Adam Meyer. He swung by to chat about threat intelligence and how it can be used to help connect the server room to the board room in order to help inform business leaders of an organization's cyber risk. The interview starts at 13:20.

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