Sound Medical Advice – PSW #627
This week, we welcome Dr. Kevin Harris, Program Director for Information Systems Security and Information Technology Management at the American Public University System, to talk about The Ethics of Surveillance! In our second segment, we welcome back Bryson Bort, Founder, and CEO of SCYTHE, to demonstrate how to safely simulate ransomware and a multi-staged APT with lateral movement in your production environment! In the Security News, US-CERT Warns of Remotely Exploitable Bugs in Medical Devices, McDonalds Hamburgler Account Attack, No, YouTube isn't planning to jettison your unprofitable channel, McDonalds Hamburgler Account Attack, and how Memes could be our secret weapon against pesky bots!
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1. The Ethics of Surveillance – Dr. Kevin Harris – PSW #627
As advancements have been made in technologies new surveillance tools have been designed giving those charged with protecting citizen’s additional opportunities to prevent crimes or identify those who have violated laws or policies. While innovation has introduced a variety of new platforms there remains a concern of if the implementation of them is ethical. Additionally, there are concerns that surveillance has been and continues to be unequally applied.
Our guest for this segment is Dr. Kevin Harris, the Program Director for Information Systems Security and Information Technology Management at American Public University.
Dr. Kevin Harris is the Program Director for Information Systems Security and Information Technology Management, and serves as the alternate Cyber Center Director. He has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field with positions ranging from systems analyst to CIO. He performs research on the digital divide and works to ensure a trained cyber workforce in the country.
2. Simulating Ransomware Attacks with SCYTHE – PSW #627
Bryson Bort (Founder and CEO of SCYTHE) will demonstrate how to safely simulate ransomware and a multi-staged APT with lateral movement in your production environment! How would your organization protect, detect and respond to a ransomware attack? Bryson is also announcing the availability of the SCYTHE marketplace where red teams can collaboratively build and share threats and modules to extend the SCYTHE platform while also sharing market intelligence on what enterprises are looking for in their assessments.
Bryson is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a boutique cybersecurity consultancy, and Co-Founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. He is a Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity and National Security at R Street and the National Security Institute and an Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute. Prior, Bryson led an elite offensive capabilities development group. As a U.S. Army Officer, he served as a Battle Captain and Brigade Engineering Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army as a Captain.
3. Humans vs. Machines – PSW #627
Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon Echo, Amazon Kindle, Embedded devices Open to Code-Execution, This App Will Tell You if Your iPhone Gets Hacked, Two New Carding Bots Threaten E-Commerce Sites, and much more!