BBS #0012 – Shift in Cyber Culture

Recorded May 5, 2018

The Growing Shift in Cyber-Minded Culture

The guys are back after an unexpected several weeks off due to job changes and an emergency appendectomy!! In this week’s episode 12 of The Binary Barbershop the guys talk about the ever changing landscape of culture in business with regard to Cyber security. Gus and Gabe talk about a recent announcement from Twitter that was more for precaution than anything else and how it sheds some light on the shift in cyber culture. With recent fallout from cyber and privacy issues associated with Facebook, Equifax and others, companies are taking a much more proactive approach to getting ahead of potential privacy and information breaches. The guys will discuss this and what it means for the industry.

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BBS #0010 – Facebook, DA & Social Media Privacy

Recorded March 22, 2018

Facebook, DA & Social Media Privacy

In episode 10 of The Binary Barbershop Gabe and Gus dig into the recent information exposed by a Cambridge Analytica whistle blower about the unethical and potentially illegal handling of Facebook user information. The guys will break down how the information was gathered through Facebook quizzes that everyone loves so much. They will further discuss how friends in your network can put you at risk with their behavior and why participating in these kinds of online games and quizzes can be dangerous. The guys will also explain how Cambridge Analytica used this data in its marketing an ad campaigns to try to alter and influence peoples voting choices in recent elections. Finally Gus and Gabe will talk about what the future of this might hold and whether or not they believe this is the end or there will be more instances like this brought to the surface in the near future. 

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New York Times:  – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/facebook-cambridge-analytica-explained.html

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

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Twitter – @BBScyberpodcast

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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