Encryption, Bug bounties, Security Research, Privacy

Ransomware Task Force, Year of the Linux Desktop?, & Ring Doorbell Encryption – PSW #702

July 16, 2021

The White House announces a Ransomware Task Force, how much money Microsoft has paid out to security researchers last year, Amazon rolls out encryption for Ring doorbells, how a backdoor in popular KiwiSDR product gave root to a project developer for years, Trickbot Malware returns with a new VNC Module to spy on its victims, and some of the absolute funniest quotes about cyber security & tech in 2021! Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/psw for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

Ransomware Task Force, Year of the Linux Desktop?, & Ring Doorbell Encryption

Hosts

Jeff Man

Jeff Man - #HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems

@MrJeffMan

Cryptanalyst, infosec analyst, pioneering ex-NSA pen tester, PCI specialist and certified security curmudgeon. Currently a Sr. InfoSec Consultant for Online Business Systems.

Lee Neely

Lee Neely - Senior Cyber Analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

@lelandneely

Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian - Founder at Security Weekly

@securityweekly

Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

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