A Daily Dose Of Cybersecurity. What's Your Serving Size?

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This episode of At The Edge is made possible by the generosity of our sponsor, Edgescan.


Sean Martin had the opportunity to attend the Dublin Information Sec 2018 [#InfoSecDublin2018] in Ireland. It was there where he met with Jenny Radcliffe, the People Hacker, and Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure.

Sean took a moment with each of them following their presentations, looking at social engineering, small/medium business security, email spoofing, and business email compromise. What does it take to be cyber-aware and cyber-secure? Listen in to find out.


To kick things off, Sean chats with Jenny Radcliffe. While Jenny gets to do some fantastic work in the social engineering world, she also hosts a successful podcast series, The People Hacker, which connects her with some of the top information security professionals from around the world.

During their chat, one of the more poignant points that Jenny makes is that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to how people and companies should approach cybersecurity and privacy.

If a company can keep their staff cyber safe, that leads to a safe and more secure organization.
— Jenny Radcliffe
 

After chatting with Jenny, Sean connected with Mikko who just got off stage telling stories of cyber fraud and hacking — two different things, by the way — while sharing pictures of the tracksuit hackers: Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek.

Mikko takes a clear view for cybersecurity in that it needs to be a permanent topic at the top management level of every leadership team and every board, regardless of company size. The reasoning behind this view is evident as Mikko tells some real stories about cybercrime and fraud - even attempts made at his own company.

Computer security needs to be a permanent topic at the top management level of every leadership team and every board, regardless of the size of the company.
— Mikko Hypponen
 

What does it take to be cyberaware and cybersecure? Listen in to find out.