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Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Tuesday at 2 PM Pacific

May 08th 2018:Honey Sticks and Honey Points: Not-So-Sweet Cyber Crook Tools

Most think of cybercrooks coming from far-away places through the internet. But what many don’t consider is HOW they got a pathway into our computing devices & networks. Often those pathways were established through direct contact with their victims, and their cyber victims often didn’t even know it at the time. So how can such an obvious and out-in-the-open type of hack be accomplished? Well, if you find a USB thumb drive in a library, in your hotel room, or at a restaurant on the table you were just seated at, what would you do with it? Research studies show that most people will plug them i

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Scott Wright

Scott Wright, President and CEO at Security Perspectives Inc., is a Cyber Security coach and consultant, based in Ottawa, Canada. He’s been working in the IT security world for over 20 years, with his initial work as a software product manager for Entrust, in the early days of online banking in the late 1990’s. Since 2003, Scott has been working with business teams to help identify and control risks from employees using the Internet. Scott has created a number of interesting security initiatives over the past 10 years to help raise awareness around cyber security risks, from USB drives, to smartphones to open Wi-Fi hotspots. His latest initiative is a startup that will be focusing on “Gami
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2733/data-security-and-privacy-with-the-privacy-professor 11/12/2018 02:00 11/12/2018 03:00 Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2733/data-security-and-privacy-with-the-privacy-professor Most think of cybercrooks coming from far-away places through the internet. But what many don’t consider is HOW they got a pathway into our computing devices & networks. Often those pathways were established through direct contact with their victims, and their cyber victims often didn’t even know it at the time. So how can such an obvious and out-in-the-open type of hack be accomplished? Well, if you find a USB thumb drive in a library, in your hotel room, or at a restaurant on the table you were just seated at, what would you do with it? Research studies show that most people will plug them into their computers. My guest for this episode created the types of studies that Google, and other large tech company researchers, have replicated in recent years for honey sticks and honey pots to replicate cybercrook tactics. Hear the results of these intriguing research studies that look at the methods cybercrooks commonly use to siphon the data from, and control, victim’s computing devices. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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