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Computing Without the B.S. – CF050

10/16/2018
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This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim discuss the computing industry without the bachelor’s degree (B.S.). We discuss the recently increasing trend of major tech companies doing away with degree requirements for top software engineering positions. We evaluate the pros and cons of university value propositions, co-ops/work studies, internships, and apprenticeships and discuss which jobs seem best tailored with-in the field for these backgrounds. As demand for these positions...

Duration:01:07:16

Kill The Ancient Authenticator! – CF049

9/26/2018
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This week Christian is joined by Jim to talk about killing off password security on web and communication platforms, a.k.a. the era of the hardware authenticator! We dive deep into the release of the Yubikey 5, FIDO 2, and Webauthn standards and how these platforms and standards will usher in the next phase of improved cybersecurity for enterprises as well as the average guy. We talk about some of the historical implications of protocols that haven’t evolved over the last thirty years, and...

Duration:01:03:24

AI In Everyday Life: Is It Ready for the Limelight? – CF048

9/15/2018
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This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian is joined by Jim to discuss common AI applications influencing everyday life. We take a look at the latest learning technology in discerning fake news, facial recognition at airports, and driverless cars in the Uber and Lyft fleets. We weigh in on what empirical methods are available for validating these use cases in AI, and the socioeconomic impacts that these technologies will create for the average guy in the next five to ten years.  Cyber Frontiers...

Duration:00:51:56

Highlights from DEFCON 26 – CF047

8/21/2018
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This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim get together to talk about the highlights from DEFCON 26. We dive deep into how voicemails and SMS-unlocks are being used to bypass two-factor authentication on common technology platforms — and how simple attack surfaces are exploited to turn the old tech of voicemails into eye-candy for attackers. We also review the hardware and application based mechanisms used to avoid some of these commonly exploited vectors. We also take some time to...

Duration:00:55:28

The Modern Turing Test: A Brief History in ML and Some Cyber Anecdotes – CF046

7/10/2018
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This Week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim jump back into the world of machine learning and AI — a comprehensive conversation started on show 045 for those who missed it. We jump back in time to 1950 with the introduction of the Turing Test and walk us through its evolutions into modern AI and machine learning. We also discuss some of the recent cyber buzz with Gmail privacy concerns and new security features coming to iOS 12. Oh, and, fortnite players get excited about llamas too. ...

Duration:01:04:36

Difference between AI and ML, and How Does IoT Fit In Again? – CF045

6/26/2018
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This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim explore the commercialization of artificial intelligence and machine learning. We explain the overlapping use of terms that the buzzword industry has created and separate fact from fiction. As ML and AI continue to drive businesses and the next frontier of technological innovation, we explore how the buzzwords of the past five years (I’m looking at you big data and IoT) have paved the framework for the buzzwords of 2018 and beyond. We lay the...

Duration:01:10:23

GDPR – What You Need to Know, RSA Conference Recap and Crypto Mining Update – CF044

6/15/2018
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We’re back! This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim catch up on the avalanche of GDPR and separate fact from hype. We also take a dive into where we are with cryptocurrency security, weighing in on the recent Crypto Currency hack in South Korea and the overall maturity of the technology. We also relate the topics back to some of the big themes from RSA 2018 and provide a quick recap of the conference themes. Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the...

Duration:01:04:47

An Update on Meltdown and Spectre, ATM JackPotting and Christian Talks Crypto Currency – CF043

2/10/2018
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This week on Cyber Frontiers we jump into and update on the public disclosures of the meltdown and spectre vulnerabilities. We also chat about the latest hardware hacking efforts with ATMs and JackPotting as well as get Christian’s take on Crypto Currency and the coin market. Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future! Christian Johnson will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Support the...

Duration:01:04:44

Meltdown and Spectre: A Tear at the Foundation of Computer Security – CF042

1/9/2018
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This week on Cyber Frontiers we jump into full coverage of the 6-day old public disclosures of the meltdown and spectre vulnerabilities. With some issues mitigated, the news is a gravitational force that has dominated cybersecurity early into 2018 and could continue to engage industry for years to come. We discuss the short and long term security implications and performance debacles, and provide technical and non-technical explanations for the two classes of vulnerabilities disclosed. We...

Duration:01:10:58

2018 Frontier Trends in Cybersecurity and Data Science – CF041

12/21/2017
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This week on Cyber Frontiers Jim and Christian discuss the upcoming predictions for where the cybersecurity and data science communities trend in 2018. What trends are new on the horizon, and which will only naturally accelerate trends already started? Will passwords finally bite the dust as MFA rules the day? Will AI march closer to the takeover of mankind? Will the repeal of net neutrality impact the way we consume the internet? We talk technology trends that impact security, data, and the...

Duration:01:08:33

Mobile Security Matters: Dissecting the Dangers of Mobile Malware – CF040

11/28/2017
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Christian is joined by Jim and special guest Kevin Schoonover to talk about mobile device security. Which predominant platforms are winning over consumer trust and adding value? What design and marketplace considerations should be factored in when buying a device that is reliable to use? What can the average guy do to better protect these increasingly valuable assets? We explore the evolution of cell phone security over the last generation of mobile device platforms, and dive into wearables...

Duration:01:21:25

DEFCON 2017 Recap and Macbook Wizardry – CF039

8/17/2017
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This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim recap some of the highlights from the DEFCON security conference. We discuss the overall statistics from this year’s conference, and call out a few defining characteristics for DEFCON’s 25th anniversary. We also discuss the legal drama surrounding Marcus Hutchins, aka MalwareTech, who has been lauded as the security researcher behind stopping the WannaCry ransomware while also facing federal charges for being the mastermind behind the Kronos...

Duration:00:50:04

Honey Haven: Creating Research HoneyPots In the Cloud – CF038

8/5/2017
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Listen Mobile: Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective! Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?id=857124890&type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund:...

Duration:00:54:44

Cyber Exploitation with SSRF & CMS Swiss Cheese – CF037

7/18/2017
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Listen Mobile: Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective! Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?id=857124890&type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund:...

Duration:01:05:04

On Cybersecurity and Ransomware – CF036

6/30/2017
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Listen Mobile: Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective! Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?id=857124890&type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund:...

Duration:01:07:05

Essential Cybersecurity Science with Josiah Dykstra – CF035

2/20/2017
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Listen Mobile: Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective! Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?id=857124890&type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund:...

Duration:00:54:28

2017 Cybersecurity Outlook and 2016 Reflections – CF034

1/1/2017
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Listen Mobile: Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective! Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?id=857124890&type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund:...

Duration:01:02:21

A Case Study in Webserver Malware for Admins and Users Alike – CF033

12/3/2016
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Listen Mobile: Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective! Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?id=857124890&type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund:...

Duration:01:06:13

Reflection on Cyber Culture: Societal Impact and Living (In)Securely In the Modern Age – CF032

9/15/2016
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Listen Mobile: Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective! Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?id=857124890&type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund:...

Duration:00:57:31

DEFCON 24 – CF031

8/17/2016
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Listen Mobile: Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective! Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?id=857124890&type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund:...

Duration:00:55:25