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Bloomberg Spy Chip – Bullshit? – Audio Article

12/13/2018
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Bloomberg Spy Chip – Bullshit? This is Part 1 of a two-part investigative deep-dive into the accusations of Bloomberg’s recent article, ‘The Big Hack’. Written by Bob Flores, former CTO of the CIA, and Babak Pasdar, CEO of Acreto IoT Security. In a recent blog, Babak Pasdar highlighted a Bloomberg report that claimed China had…

Duration:00:07:53

SuperMicro – Spy Chips or Bad Press? – Audio Article

11/19/2018
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SuperMicro – Spy Chips or Bad Press? Written by Babak Pasdar, CEO and CTO of Acreto. On October 4, 2018 Bloomberg News released an article: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies. In this article Bloomberg reporters Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley claimed that the Supermicro embedded spying hardware,…

Duration:00:15:28

Russian Hacker Caught and Convicted: From US With Love – Audio Article

11/6/2018
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Russian Hacker Caught and Convicted: From US With Love. Written by Babak Pasdar, CEO and CTO of Acreto. A little while ago, a client called me in to do a security operations ‘best practices’ education session. They were a dot com site that had recently spun off from one of the major financials. They had…

Duration:00:10:23

We Want It All, We Want it NOW! – Facebook Dossier Audio Article

9/24/2018
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Facebook and the IoT: We Want it All, We Want it NOW! This is part eight of a multi-part series on, TheFacebook Dossier. Researched, reported, and compiled by Acreto IoT Security. So.. are yourInternet of Things devices actually yours… or are they Facebook IoTs? The consequence of Facebook’s actions is leaving many to question whether Facebook…

Duration:00:04:57

How Facebook Tracks Users and Non-Users – Audio Article

9/20/2018
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Breaking it Down: How Facebook Tracks Users and Non-Users. This is part seven of a multi-part series on, TheFacebook Dossier. Researched, reported, and compiled by Acreto IoT Security. First, let’s talk about The Facebook Cookie. The Facebook cookie is key to the organization’s data collection efforts. If at any point you (or your device) visit… The post How Facebook Tracks Users and Non-Users – Audio Article appeared first on Acreto IoT Security.

Duration:00:09:20

The How Behind the Facebook Suck Machine – Audio Article

9/17/2018
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The “How” Behind the Facebook Suck Machine. This is part six of a multi-part series on, TheFacebook Dossier. Researched, reported, and compiled by Acreto IoT Security. Facebook tracks both users and non-users extensively. Integration with Facebook has become essential for the many new Web or mobile apps coming to market daily. A large percentage of…

Duration:00:04:48

Data Never Stops for the Facebook Empire – Audio Article

9/17/2018
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Data Never Stops for the Facebook Empire. This is part five of a multi-part series on, The Facebook Dossier. Researched, reported, and compiled by Acreto IoT Security. The Facebook data empire never stops. Facebook is a technology behemoth not limited to the Facebook brand. It is a conglomeration of over 60 acquisitions as of July…

Duration:00:03:18

A Checkered History with the Truth – Audio Article

9/14/2018
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A Checkered History with the Truth. This is part four of a multi-part series on, The Facebook Dossier. Researched, reported, and compiled by Acreto IoT Security. As a stone-faced Mark Zuckerberg sat before Congress in April 2018, the ill-informed and unprepared senators managed to blunderously confirm what most of the world suspected about Facebook’s privacy…

Duration:00:14:04

EU Responds to SOS with GDPR – Audio Article

9/13/2018
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Facebook and GDPR: EU Responds to SOS with GDPR. This is part three of a multi-part series on, The Facebook Dossier. Researched, reported, and compiled by Acreto IoT Security. It’s important to understand the relationship between the social giant and the increasing momentum of regulations – let’s look at Facebook and GDPR. The social has successfully…

Duration:00:05:26

Facebook Spyware Now Mainstream – Audio Article

9/12/2018
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Facebook Spyware is Now Mainstream – Get Used To It! This is part two of a multi-part series on, The Facebook Dossier. Researched, reported, and compiled by Acreto IoT Security. Facebook spyware is pervasive. To understand Facebook’s spyware machine and their massive data collection and processing engine, we must start with what the term spyware…

Duration:00:12:17

The Business of Security vs. Security of Business – Audio Article

9/6/2018
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The Business of Security vs. Security of Business Written by Babak Pasdar, CEO and CTO of Acreto. The security industry has spent a lot of time over the past 30 years thinking of imaginative ways to put lipstick on today’s cybersecurity pig. It’s like a one hit wonder band who never adapted, playing the same…

Duration:00:12:55

Facebook Dossier – Introduction

9/6/2018
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The Facebook Dossier This is part one of a multi-part series on, The Facebook Dossier. Researched, reported, and compiled by Acreto IoT Security. It should not be surprising that many of us in security consider Facebook as spyware, albeit sanctioned spyware, but spyware nonetheless. People who use Facebook have a sense they’re giving away some data.…

Duration:00:03:54

Security Shaming The Security Ostrich – Let’s Make It A Thing – Podcast

8/20/2018
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Security Shaming the Security Ostrich – Lets Make It A Thing By Bob Gourely, ex-Chief Technology Officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Babak Pasdar, CEO and CTO for Acreto IoT Security We recently had a conversation with the CEO of an IoT manufacturing company to learn more about their strategy for IoT security. The…

Duration:00:10:25

Putin’s Eleven – Inside Nation State Hacker Teams

8/14/2018
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Modern nation state hacker teams are not the moody, nocturnal teen blasting death metal and drinking energy drinks. As each country's cyber special forces team, nation state teams don't have to fear authorities. They are organized, directed, well-funded, and advanced in their operations. Here's how they work.

Duration:00:11:55

Russian Nation State Hackers & What We’re Not Doing About It

7/31/2018
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Russian Nation State Hackers & What We’re Not Doing About It. – By Bob Flores – former Chief Technology Officer of the CIA & Babak Pasdar CEO and CTO of Acreto IoT Security The effective use of Russian nation state hackers led to a hacked election that has resulted in a hacked America. We’re still…

Duration:00:12:20

Blockchain Security Not Practical – Audio Article

7/19/2018
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The industry portrays that Blockchain will solve the world’s woes. Many tout Blockchain as the cure-all for anything and everything. In fact, the ‘Blockchain as a security savior’ message is so ubiquitously promoted and repeated, it has become an accepted fact. For many, Blockchain is not just secure – Blockchain IS security. We're here to tell you its not!

Duration:00:05:40

“Blockchain’s for Business” – Crypto Country Song!

6/19/2018
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Blockchain’s for Business: The Busted Crypto Boys present the world’s first crypto country song! The Acreto IoT Security team works extremely hard – but we like to enjoy ourselves along the way. Listen up and heed these Blockchain security blues, folks. Buddy and his Busted Crypto Boys did not start out busted! There was a…

Duration:00:02:29

Enterprise vs. IoT Security Podcast

4/11/2018
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Historically the term "Enterprise-Grade" meant that a technology was part of an elite list of highly robust, highly scalable and highly available technologies. However compute models have changed with the proliferation of Clouds, SaaS and IoT technologies that have crept their way into every network, yet the approaches to security have not evolved. They remain some variation of on-device and network security. This podcast discusses the major differentiation between Enterprise technologies...

Duration:00:53:04

IoT Security vs. Enterprise Showdown SKIT

4/10/2018
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IoT Security vs. Enterprise Showdown SKIT Why we created this – The Director’s Notes The industry, as a whole, has not come to the realization that Internet-of-Things technologies are not compatible with the current standards used for security. The at-a-glance response for anyone considering an IoT or Crypto-IoT project is to use enterprise security. Firewalls,…

Duration:00:01:53