Why Nation States and Cybercrooks Love Wi-Fi

May 1, 2018
Hosted by Rebecca Herold

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In April it was widely reported, throughout worldwide news outlets, that Russian hackers were working to infiltrate as many wi-fi networks throughout the world as possible; for the general public as well as businesses, organizations and government networks. News outlets in the UK indicated that over 100,000 wi-fi routers were compromised. Worldwide government security researchers warned that millions of wi-fi routers had been compromised by Russian nation-state intelligence officers; those in addition to the already large amount of attempts being made daily by cyber criminals. Why are Russian, and other countries', nation state hackers looking to get into the home wi-fi network of folks throughout the world, as well as every type of business and organization wi-fi network that is vulnerable? And what types of code and data do they want to load onto those networks? What harms can they do? In this episode I discuss these topics with my guest, Tom Eston, who is a wi-fi security expert!

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There are more information security and privacy threats than ever before. As more technologies emerge, more big data analytics are used, and more artificial intelligence systems are deployed, cybersecurity and privacy risks grow exponentially. Rebecca has spent her entire career working to improve information security and privacy protections, by not only raising awareness of the issues within businesses and other types of organizations, but also by raising the awareness of these risks in the public and helping them to understand how to better protect their own personal data, allowing them to take their privacy protections into their own hands. Rebecca offers you information about these existing and emerging security and privacy risks and provides fresh insights into the impacts of exploiting these risks, and gives guidance, tips, expert advice, news, with fascinating guests, to help all organizations, and the general public, understand what they need to do to mitigate these risks.

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Rebecca Herold

Rebecca Herold

Rebecca has over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(r) consultancy she founded in 2004, and Co-Founder/President of SIMBUS, LLC Information Security, Privacy, Technology and Compliance cloud services. Rebecca engineered the systems and created all the content for the SIMBUS services, which include an automated risk assessment, a learning management system, breach impact calculator (the first to be published in 2002), breach response and breach management automated tasks system, to name a few. Rebecca has authored 19 books, contributed to several dozen other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for seven years, was a co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for nine years. Rebecca has received numerous awards for her work, and has provided keynotes on five continents to date. Rebecca is frequently interviewed, including regularly on the KCWI-TV (Des Moines) morning television show, serves on Advisory and Directors boards, provides expert witness services, and is quoted in diverse broadcasts and publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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