Swatting Dangers and Defenses

May 29, 2018
Hosted by Rebecca Herold

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A Kansas man was killed in a swatting incident in December, 2017. A central Iowa woman was a swatting victim in May, 2018. In April, 2018: A swatting incident occurred in Arlington, TX; there were 3 swatting incidents in the Chicago area; and at least 6 in the New York City area. Many more swatting incidents could probably be found if more than 30 seconds was spent looking. What is swatting? And when and how did it get started? Is the problem getting worse? Who are the targets for swatting? What should you do if someone wearing a police uniform is banging on your door, but you see no police car, or see a car that isn't a police car? How can Smart911 help in swatting situations? What are the security & privacy issues? Related to this, what types of home safety/security systems can be used to protect homes from intruders? What can everyone do to reduce the probability of being a swatting, or home invasion, victim? Listen in to this episode to learn more from an expert on this topic!

Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Tuesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

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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