BBS #0007 – Social Media Security & Privacy

Recorded February 16, 2018

Social Media Security & Privacy

How to keep yourself and your privacy secure on social media, that’s the topic of discussion on episode 7 of the Binary Barbershop. Gus and Gabe get into specifics with regard to actions you and your family can take with your social media accounts to keep yourself safe. The social media platforms discussed in episode 7 focus on Facebook and LinkedIn as they are the two largest platforms for personal and professional use. Gus and Gabe discuss password creation and use, privacy settings and how you share information and interact with others online. The guys finish up the episode with some general best practices that can be utilized across any social media platform to help you keep you and your family’s information safe.

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US CERT – “Staying Safe on Social Media” https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST06-003

US CERT – “Socializing Securely: Using Social Networking Services” – https://www.us-cert.gov/security-publications/socializing-securely-using-social-networking-services

 

BBS #0006 – Jackpotting & Personal Device Privacy

Recorded January 31, 2018

Jackpotting & Personal Device Privacy

In episode 6 of the Binary Barbershop Gus and Gabe discuss the rise of a new criminal trend making its way into the United States targeting ATM’s in systematic, team-based attack. While not a direct threat to any one person these attacks bring about many interesting and important questions with regard to the safe use of ATMs. Gus and Gabe will discuss some things you can do to keep yourself safe when using ATMs as well as other self service point of sale or transaction based machines. Gus and Gabe also discuss a recent series of discoveries by the United States military which deals with the collection of GPS related data from smart fitness devices such as fitbits, for example, and the ability to aggregate user data to map out detailed information about military facilities. Gus and Gabe explain how this is done, how the features affect you as a user of these devices (including cell phones) and what you can do to use them safely. Lastly Gus and Gabe discuss some exciting things they have planned for future episodes and how they look to continue bringing interesting, informative and entertaining content to everyone.

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Jackpottinghttps://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/01/drug-charges-tripped-up-suspects-in-first-known-atm-jackpotting-attacks-in-the-us/

Fitness Trackershttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a-map-showing-the-users-of-fitness-devices-lets-the-world-see-where-us-soldiers-are-and-what-they-are-doing/2018/01/28/86915662-0441-11e8-aa61-f3391373867e_story.html?utm_term=.40cdfc46789f

BBS #0005 – Sharenting & New CES Tech

Recorded 1-17-2018

Summary

In Episode 5 of the Binary Barbershop Gabe and Gus hash out some of the lessons learned and feedback they’ve received from the first 4 episodes of the podcast. Gus shares some information on an interesting new piece of malware infecting Android phones as well as some of his favorite cyber and tech blogs. Gabe discusses a recent experience with his Apple device’s battery life and provides some helpful advice that listeners can use to help avoid their own potential issues. Gabe also shares a personal story that ended up correlating with a Today Show special about “Sharenting” and the issue of parents sharing too much information on social media and the risk it can pose to children. Next, the guys take a look at the benefits of trying to always see the potential risks or vulnerabilities associated with new technologies and how it can help protect your network and information. Finally, Gabe and Gus spend the remainder of the time discussing some of the new technologies and devices that were introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show, some of their potential security risks and give their general opinion on the new technologies.

Links/Sources

 

Our Website – www.binarybarbershop.com

Our email address – info@binarybarbershop.com

Twitter – @BBScyberpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BinaryBarbershop/

Threatpost – https://threatpost.com/

Krebs – https://krebsonsecurity.com/

CyberWire – https://www.thecyberwire.com/

Dark Reading – https://www.darkreading.com/Default.asp

Security Thinking Cap – https://securitythinkingcap.com

Naked Security – https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/

Hack Read – https://www.hackread.com/

WIRED Security – https://www.wired.com/category/security/

Skygofree Malware – https://securelist.com/skygofree-following-in-the-footsteps-of-hackingteam/83603/

Today Show story – https://www.today.com/parents/today-parenting-team-new-rules-sharenting-t10811

BBS #0004 – Securing the Network

Recorded 12-13-2017

Summary

On episode 4 of the Binary Barbershop Gabe and Gus get into some of the specifics of securing your home network. The guys will talk about the physical and logical configuration and setup of your network and networked devices.They’ll get into hardening your router for a more secure configuration as well as discuss the benefits of having a guest network at home. In addition to that the guys will talk about dedicated security devices and applications that can be utilized at home to help increase your home security and add additional layers of security. Finally the guys will discuss one of the most important pieces of any security program, awareness. They will discuss the importance of maintaining an awareness of what is going on within your network, how devices are being used and what you can do to maintain awareness. Stay tuned as well for future YouTube recordings of our podcast and tutorials!

Links/Sources

Smart Teddy – https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2016/02/02/fisher-price-hero-vulnerable-to-hackers/#2ea7a50a2fe7

Fing Box – https://www.fing.io/fingbox/

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Twitter – @BBScyberpodcast

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BBS #0003 – Getting Into the Cyber Biz

Recorded 12-6-2017

Summary

In this episode of the Binary Barbershop Gabe and Gus sit down to discuss a question that is asked a lot in their field. “How do I get into the cyber security field”? The guys will break down two general paths that are taken into the cyber security and information security field. They will discuss more traditional routes through college and educational institutions for obtaining a degree and formal training. Additionally they will discuss the less traditional routes that are available to professionals, students and veterans. Gus and Gabe will discuss free resources for training and education available to anyone as well as excellent resources for disabled veterans. The guys will talk about what is required, once in the industry, to maintain relevance and qualifications in order to stay competitive, what kind of mindset you need and the soft skills that are certain to give anyone looking to transition into cyber an edge. Lastly the guys will talk about special considerations that should be taken into account by anyone looking to make a move in the cyber security field.

Links/Sources

W2CCA – http://www.w2cca.org/

Professor Messer – https://www.professormesser.com/

Cybrary – https://www.cybrary.it/

Udemy – https://www.udemy.com/

Our Website – www.binarybarbershop.com

Our email address – info@binarybarbershop.com

Twitter – @BBScyberpodcast

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BinaryBarbershop/

BBS #0002 – Industry Gap in Cyber Skills

Recorded 10-6-2017

Summary

In this episode of the Binary Barbershop, hosts Gus and Gabe dive head first into the issue of cyber security skills gaps within the private and public sectors. The guys lay out what exactly the skills gap is, providing some interesting insight from the CSIS and discuss the exact areas that are most lacking. Next the guys break down some of the various ways that this lack of cyber security skills in the IT field has a direct effect on the public, what the public can do to protect themselves and how organizations can better address the issue. Finally Gus and Gabe will talk about ways the skills gap can be closed through education and awareness as well as scholarship opportunities and a better image of the cyber security field in general.

Links and Sources

OPM Breach – https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity/cybersecurity-incidents/

Target Breach – https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/05/23/target-pay-185m-2013-data-breach-affected-consumers/102063932/

Equifax Breach – https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do

Our Website – www.binarybarbershop.com

Twitter – @BBScyberpodcast

Facebook – @BinaryBarbershop

BBS #0001 – Cyber Hygiene & Cyber Grandma

Recorded 9-28-2017

Summary

In episode 1 of the Binary Barbershop, Gus and Gabe sit down to discuss cyber hygiene, what it is, why it’s important and what you can do to improve your own. The guys break the topics down into three main discussion points including cyber hygiene for the home, online and then general hygiene practices. In this episode you’ll learn the importance of properly managing your home devices’ default passwords and settings, ensuring your home’s Wi-Fi, keeping and managing important documents security and why you should make sure all of your devices stay patched and updated. The discussion will also include the importance of monitoring your family and children’s internet usage, what to avoid doing on social media and other practices for using and navigating the web safely. Lastly the guys will talk about some general best practices for using public internet connections, openly discussing personal information and what you can do to increase your security when you need to do these things.

Links and Sources

Medical Ransomware Attack – https://healthitsecurity.com/news/medical-devices-reportedly-infected-in-ransomware-attack

Netflix Phishing – http://fortune.com/2017/11/06/netflix-email-scam/

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Twitter – BBScyberpodcast  **note that the Twitter handle mentioned in the show was incorrect

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Stay tuned…it’s coming soon!

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