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Pwned: The Information Security Podcast

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Pwned is a weekly information and cyber security podcast addressing real-world security challenges. Occasionally funny, always informational, and driven by those who live and breathe security. Each episode we dive into the latest and greatest in technology, security frameworks, best practices, and how-tos. We’ll chat with industry leaders to learn how they got to where they are, what they see coming, and how they learned from their mistakes.

Pwned is a weekly information and cyber security podcast addressing real-world security challenges. Occasionally funny, always informational, and driven by those who live and breathe security. Each episode we dive into the latest and greatest in technology, security frameworks, best practices, and how-tos. We’ll chat with industry leaders to learn how they got to where they are, what they see coming, and how they learned from their mistakes.

Location:

Colchester, Vermont

Description:

Pwned is a weekly information and cyber security podcast addressing real-world security challenges. Occasionally funny, always informational, and driven by those who live and breathe security. Each episode we dive into the latest and greatest in technology, security frameworks, best practices, and how-tos. We’ll chat with industry leaders to learn how they got to where they are, what they see coming, and how they learned from their mistakes.

Twitter:

@NuHarbor

Language:

English

Contact:

1-800-917-5719


Episodes

Breach of the Week: Frago-Rock?

1/20/2021
Every company operating in the United States is required to maintain a Form I-9 file on every employee to ensure that they are legally allowed to work and not subject to more restrictive immigration rules. But Form I-9 files can contain a ton of sensitive information making a good target for identity thieves. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a security partner you can trust. Website: https://www.nuharborsecurity.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:10:28

Breach of the Week: Stop looking at my Vastaamo

1/5/2021
Geez, I guess nothing is off limits. Vastaamo was first breached in 2018, but this...just...keeps...going. Vastaamo has been requested by attackers to pay half a million USD in Bitcoin. But to make it worse employees and patients are also targets of extortion. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a security partner you can trust. Website: https://www.nuharborsecurity.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nuharbor/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:12:38

Breach of the Week: You Reap What You Sow

11/17/2020
Long story short, somebody hacked Harvest Finance and by manipulating asset values, stole tens of millions of dollars. Soon there was a bounty on the black hat, and the relationship is still complicated - Harvest is offering the hacker $1M for their $23M back. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a security partner you can trust. Website: https://www.nuharborsecurity.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nuharbor/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:19:40

Breach of the Week: Not Yo Nitro

11/10/2020
So Nitro PDF got hit. The popular PDF software had an undisclosed number of accounts and files released into the wild. Contracts, agreements, love letters, etc. were up for sale on the dark web within hours. Hear what Justin hates to say about it. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a security partner you can trust. Website: https://www.nuharborsecurity.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nuharbor/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:10:31

Breach of the Week: There’s a Crook in Your Nook

11/3/2020
In this week's episode, we look into a big hack at one of the last bookstore giants. Barnes and Noble got whacked in both their brick and mortar and their cyber stores preventing purchases and virtual book reading. Justin discusses why he picked the Nook over the Kindle and Zack laments that the last big bookstore is getting picked on. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a security partner you can trust. Website:...

Duration:00:12:33

Social Engineering with Jeff

10/29/2020
We are joined by Jeff to talk social engineering both in the real world and the digital world. Jeff talks about how the movie Sneakers sparked his interest, how he got paid to sneak into people's buildings, and why we see so many people getting duped today. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a security partner you can trust. Website: https://www.nuharborsecurity.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nuharbor/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:26:24

We’re Literally A Week Away

10/27/2020
I know, another election security episode with Zack? Yes! Well this week we're looking at strategies to stop you from getting duped because we're about to cross the finish line and this year more than ever, cybersecurity is playing a big role in our election and each of us has a role to play. We have some more details on a recent email campaign out of Iran and will talk about why actual data breaches aren't necessary when you can just make it seem like you've stolen data. The good news is...

Duration:00:15:04

Breach of the Week: You’re So Busted!

10/22/2020
It's another solo episode and we're digging deep into the recent indictment of six Russian GRU agents belonging to Sandstorm. What did they do? What happens now? Is this going to stop future attacks? Listen in and find out! Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a security partner you can trust. Website: https://www.nuharborsecurity.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nuharbor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NuHarbor@nuharbor LinkedIn:...

Duration:00:11:38

Election Security Follow Up

10/19/2020
It's a solo episode as Zack follows up on some of the previous discussions and updates you on some of the latest issues around election security. Russia still wants to ruin our democracy, botnets are great at spreading garbage news, and the feds are feeling pretty good so far about the overall threat to election infrastructure. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a security partner you can trust. Website: https://www.nuharborsecurity.com...

Duration:00:16:20

Breach of the Week: Even the Feds Aren’t Immune

10/15/2020
On this week's breach, we're talking about an unnamed federal agency that was compromised by a fairly easy backdoor into the agency's network. While we can only speculate about which agency was hit or what the intent was of the bad actors, we can all agree that the feds getting whacked is not a good thing. For more info: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/us-federal-agency-compromised-by/ Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a...

Duration:00:08:51

Betrayed by the Coffee Maker

10/13/2020
In what may be the most upsetting episode of Pwned yet, Justin and Zack discuss the implications of a coffee maker going rogue and the possibilities of our IoT appliances turning on us. Are the machines rising against us? Was the coffee maker made by Cyberdyne Systems? Pour yourself a fresh cup of java and listen in as we figure out which appliances have it in for us. Read the story here: https://decoded.avast.io/martinhron/the-fresh-smell-of-ransomed-coffee/ Check out NuHarbor Security for...

Duration:00:15:52

Breach of the Week: Run Over By The Chowbus

10/8/2020
This week we're talking about breach at a food delivery service that appears to be the result of a disgruntled insider. Justin and Zack talk about how easy it was to get the data and how the perpetrator sent out notification of the breach themselves. You can read the article here: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/delivery-service-chowbus-breach/ Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a security partner you can trust. Website:...

Duration:00:10:53

Medical System Networks Need Life Support

10/6/2020
Justin is back for another episode and we're again talking about a medical system that's been hit by ransomware. In what may be the largest attack on a US healthcare network, Universal Health Services had their entire US system impacted by a ransomware attack forcing staff to shut down computers and resort to pen and paper documentation. Justin and Zack talk about the implications of these attacks and then go off the rails discussing the vulnerabilities of US infrastructure and the...

Duration:00:32:48

Breach of the Week: QR Code Quagmire

10/1/2020
We're talking QR codes this week and no, it is not 2010. QR codes are back and they're doing more than ever. QR codes have returned to help us do contactless payments, authentication, and all the other fun stuff they could do before, however, like everything digital, the bad guys are trying to ruin everything for us. You can read the article here:https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2020/09/20/the-cybersecurity-threat-no-one-talks-about-is-a-simple-code/ Check out NuHarbor Security for...

Duration:00:11:52

Reading the Tea Leaves

9/29/2020
What's the future hold for information technology in a post-COVID world? Justin is back on the podcast to talk about a recent list Microsoft put together speculating what cyber security will look when we start to get back to a new normal. Spoiler, it's a lot of stuff cybersecurity teams have been pushing for that are finally starting to become commonplace and will likely stick around when things settle. Here's the article about Microsoft's predictions:...

Duration:00:27:06

Breach of the Week: The First Death by Ransomware

9/24/2020
Justin has returned to the podcast and this week we're covering what could be the first death to be directly linked to a ransomware attack. We talk about why hospitals are targets, how this could become far more complicated if it's found to be a nation state, and how the legal system will address this and whether this will result in a homicide charge. You can read the article here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/17/21443851/death-ransomware-attack-hospital-germany-cybersecurity Check out...

Duration:00:13:37

The Secret Sauce Part 3

9/22/2020
Kathie is one of the early members of NuHarbor and has been directly responsible for finding and curating the team that has grown into the company NuHarbor is today. Kathie joined the podcast today to talk about how NuHarbor has built a successful work culture, how it's surviving the pandemic, and what's next. Kathie has served as the NuHarbor gatekeeper and evangelist and is often one of the first people you speak to when you submit your application and if you'd like to talk to her...

Duration:00:14:45

Breach of the Week: Cyber Virus Meets Real Virus

9/17/2020
We're continuing our exploration of the intersection of cyber and real world disasters and this week we have a report from Cynet about unrelenting attacks that have occurred since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis and how criminals are using this real world disaster to exploit people in the digital world. You can read the original story here https://thehackernews.com/2020/09/covid-cybersecurity-report.html and you can read our two most recent posts on Threat Intelligence and Threat...

Duration:00:11:09

Cybersecurity During Disasters

9/15/2020
It's National Preparedness Month! Zack is going to tap into his previous life as an emergency manager to discuss the increasing intersection of disasters and cybersecurity. From identity theft and fraud to the increasing reliance on cybersecurity to how cybersecurity professionals can increase their knowledge and skills to respond, we're exploring a lot on today's episode. We will likely take some deeper looks at these issues in the coming weeks because a large swath of the US is currently...

Duration:00:14:53

Breach of the Week: Election Security and Protecting Our Increasingly Digital Democracy Part II

9/10/2020
We're back with the second half of our discussion on election security with Davis. This week we're talking about strategies and concepts that must be considered as part of a comprehensive security plan from physical security to ensuring people don't share bad information. If you like this episode, check out last week's episode discussing all of the threats and vulnerabilities that elections face. Check out NuHarbor Security for complete cybersecurity protection for your business and a...

Duration:00:17:30