Let’s Stop the Robocall Scammers!

November 5, 2022
Hosted by Rebecca Herold

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Episode Description

Everyone is inundated with robocalls! Many of them are legitimate, such as those providing notifications about environmental threats such as hurricanes and tornadoes. And those giving alerts about missing persons. And there are many others that are legal, but can still be quite annoying, such as from political candidates. There are also increasingly more robocalls that are used to commit scams and a wide range of crimes. Security expert Ben Rothke is fed up with all these robocall scammers! Ben has been researching this longtime, and constantly evolving scam for many years. In fact, he has amassed over 100 recorded scam calls that he provides to the public to raise their awareness for identifying these scammers. During this episode Ben describes many different ways that robocalls are used to commit crimes. Such as for spreading ransomware, gaining access to bank and other types of financial accounts, tricking people into buying high-dollar items, or for compelling the targeted robocall victims to send the crooks money. Listen in to hear Ben discuss these and many more different types of robocall crimes, and the tactics used. Mr. Rothke will also describe the overall problem, the security and privacy risks that they can bring, and what needs to be done to get rid of this scourge. Please tune in! #Privacy #PrivacyManagement #RiskManagement #CyberSecurity #DataSecurity #Cybercrime #PersonalData #RoboCalls #RobocallCrimes #RoboCallScams #PersonalData #Awareness

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There are more information security and privacy threats than ever before. As more technologies emerge, more surveillance tactics 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 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 and news, with fascinating guests, to help all organizations, and the general public, understand what they need to do to mitigate these risks.

Rebecca Herold

Rebecca has 25-plus 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/CEO of Privacy Security Brainiacs online services, where Rebecca engineered the systems and created all the content, including automated risk assessments and training courses. Rebecca has authored 20 books, contributed to dozens of other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for 7 years, a member of the NIST Privacy Framework development team, and is a NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program team member. Rebecca has provided expert witness services for HIPAA compliance, IoT security, privacy and location tracking, retirement community members’ personal data misuse, and other cases. Rebecca was 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 Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for 9 years. Rebecca has received numerous awards, including named as a Top 100 Women Fighting Cybercrime and a Cybersecurity Woman of the Year. Rebecca has provided keynotes on 5 continents and is frequently interviewed on TV and in international publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CDPSE, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Ponemon Privacy Fellow. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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