Mon, 17 April 2023
Today on the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Security Awareness Series, Ryan and I are joined by Dr. Abbie Maroño. Dr. Maroño is now the Director of Education at Social-Engineer, LLC, an active member of internationally recognized research groups, and an expert consultant and advisor. Today, Chris, Ryan and Abbie will discuss the 2023 State of Vishing Report. [April 17, 2023]
00:00 - Intro
00:23 - Ryan Intro
01:20 - Intro Links:
04:42 - Dr. Abbie Maroño Intro
06:55 - Topic of the Day: 2023 State of Vishing Report
08:25 - Discussing the Data Set
10:47 - Following the Trends
12:47 - Limitation of Data
13:28 - Negatives in Positives?
15:49 - Vishing: A Definition
18:10 - Understanding Vulnerabilities
19:10 - Got the Time
21:08 - Why Time of Day Matters
26:18 - Make it Personal
28:05 - Ethics are Vital!
31:34 - The Academic Dilemma
35:46 - Know Your Goal
37:04 - Vishing Trends
39:28 - Increased Understanding
41:34 - Creating Vulnerability
45:18 - Hope through Education
48:03 - Wrap Up & Outro
Direct download: Ep._207_-_Security_Awareness_Series_-_2023_State_of_Vishing_Report_Discussion.mp3
Category:SEcurity Awareness Series -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT
Mon, 20 March 2023
Ep. 160 - Security Awareness Series - Go To The Source So There's No Remorse with Adam Levin (Original Air Date: 12/20/2021)
This month, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Adam Levin. Adam is a nationally recognized expert on cybersecurity, privacy, identity theft, fraud, and personal finance and has distinguished himself as a fierce consumer advocate for the past 50 years. Adam is the former Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, and currently is the founder of CyberScout and co-founder of Credit.com. He is also author of the critically acclaimed book Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves. Adam is also the host of the podcast What the Hack with Adam Levin, where they talk to fascinating people about the most terrifying things that ever happened to them in cyberspace. (December 20, 2021)
00:00 – Intro
03:26 - Adam Levin Intro
04:37 – How did you get started in the industry?
07:42 – What has the shift been like in the types of attacks from the 90s until now?
09:53 – How does the recent Robinhood breach tie into what we’re discussing?
12:00 – What should people be focusing on when they hear stories like this?
14:28 – Do these simplistic solutions really work?
18:45 – What type of advice would you give to companies that have public facing employees?
20:22 – You said something interesting earlier, “the company has to deal with it empathetically”. What does that mean to you?
24:51 – Empathy, continued
30:22 – What do you see coming in the near future, what types of scams will become popular?
33:53 – What are some things people can look out for to avoid scams?
38:20 – Do you find that catastrophe and the emotional factor is used to get people to fall for scams?
41:39 – Finding Adam on the web:
42:57 – What are some action steps corporations can take to protect themselves?
45:13 – Who is your greatest mentor?
- Virginia Long, director of Consumer Affairs
- Ian Cohen – CEO of Lokker, a privacy company
- Bill Tait – Vice Chairman at Humana
- Jennifer Leuer – came from Experian
47:40 – Book Recommendations
- Condor – TV Show
- Spy novels (none specifically suggested) authors: Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn
- Yellowstone – TV Show series
- FBI series and all spinoffs
49:16 – Outro
Direct download: 1678692770108_Ep._160_-_Security_Awareness_Series_-_Go_To_The_Source_So_Theres_No_Remorse_with_Adam_Levin.mp3
Category:SEcurity Awareness Series -- posted at: 2:00am EDT