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Physical Fails for Information Security and Privacy

8/7/2018
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This episode covers a problem as bad today as it was decades ago and in many ways worse.

Duration:00:57:50

Education and Advice for Successful Information Security Careers

7/31/2018
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How have information security careers changed in the past three decades? What long-time information security capabilities and skills are still vital to have today, but that too many going into this field are simply deciding are not worth pursuing?

Duration:00:58:05

Are US Voting Systems and Voter Registration Data Secure?

7/24/2018
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On July 13 US special counsel indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee & the Clinton presidential campaign during the 2016 elections.

Duration:00:56:57

Are Encryption Backdoors Really Necessary for National Security?

7/17/2018
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There are continued efforts by US and worldwide governments and law enforcement to compel tech providers to create backdoors into encryption technologies to allow access to the data if they think they need it.

Duration:00:56:16

Curious Cases of Catphishing Executives and IT Pros

7/10/2018
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When people think of online catphishing, most think those targeted are using dating sites, gaming sites and social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:55:26

Encryption Trends Around the World

7/3/2018
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In what countries do businesses have the most mature encryption strategies? Which ones are encryption strategy laggards? Do the countries that are lagging in encryption strategy maturity strategy also have weak encryption technologies?

Duration:00:58:10

Are Our Voting and Elections Processes Secure?

6/26/2018
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There is daily discussion in the USA about voting & elections security. The US Department of Homeland Security reported evidence that Russian hackers tried to breach election systems in 21 states during the 2016 elections.

Duration:00:58:15

Separating Facts from Fiction in Digital Forensics

6/19/2018
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In recent years government leaders & news reports have made statements similar to the following about Russian hacking activities: that if you don’t catch a hacker in the act, then there is no way to tell who was hacking, where they are hacking from, or what they were doing.

Duration:00:57:30

GDPR: Debunking Personal Data and Applicability Myths

6/12/2018
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The GDPR is a very broad set of regulations, with 99 Articles that each contain one to many specific requirements related to personal data, and how it must be protected, restrictions on use and sharing, requirements for giving individuals access to their own personal data, and many other rights for the data subjects.

Duration:00:57:26

DNA Forensics Can Solve Crimes. Are There Also Privacy Risks?

6/5/2018
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Those DNA ancestry kits are very popular. But how accurate are they? Can they really pinpoint the country where your ancestors came from?

Duration:00:57:21

Swatting Dangers and Defenses

5/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:58:04

Why Do Women Leave IT Careers?

5/22/2018
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In this episode we discuss how to encourage women into STEM careers, IT in particular, and motivate them to stay. This most definitely is NOT a man versus women issue!

Duration:00:56:18

Who's Eavesdropping on You? Government Surveillance and Laws

5/15/2018
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The US government recently released its annual report of surveillance activities, including the numbers of individuals about whom data was collected.

Duration:00:57:11

Honey Sticks and Honey Points: Not-So-Sweet Cyber Crook Tools

5/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:58:13

Why Nation States and Cybercrooks Love Wi-Fi

5/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:55:49

Encore: EU GDPR Sanity: Practical Advice for Effective Compliance

4/27/2018
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On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, bringing with it some significant changes to how organizations were protecting personal information under the EU Data Protection Directive.

Duration:00:56:10

The Path of This Privacy Expert Led to Many World Icons

4/20/2018
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What do Harry S. Truman, Gloria Steinem, Fidel Castro, Jimmy Hoffa, and Antonin Scalia have in common? Tune in to hear Robert Ellis Smith explain the answer!

Duration:00:55:47

IT and Privacy Career Trends and Tips for Success

4/13/2018
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I’ve had many listeners, from high school up through those who were past their 70s, contact me, saying they were inspired to follow their interests into a tech, information security and/or privacy career after hearing some of my other radio shows.

Duration:00:57:19

Association Memberships Build Data Security and Privacy Careers

4/6/2018
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In this episode we discuss information security and privacy careers and ways to support professional growth.

Duration:00:55:56