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Episode 156 - Tools, Tips and Tricks - Exploit Database

Everyday we hear about a new vulnerability, a new flaw, a series of critical patches we need to apply. How do we keep it all straight? The Exploit Database is how. This episode goes into what the Exploit Database is and why you should have it in your bookmarks whether you are a security professional or a regular end user. Exploit Database Website - Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast Page -...

Duration: 00:04:30

Episode 155 - Why You Should Phish Your Employees

Phishing, emails made to look legitimate, is one of the main methods to deliver malware, steal credentials and conduct fraud. Security awareness training covers phishing but how do you really know if people can avoid them? Trust but verify and how you do that is to test them. This episode talks about why you should conduct phishing campaigns against your company and how you should make it a positive experience rather than a "Gotcha" moment. Be aware, be...

Duration: 00:06:59

Episode 154 - Five Simple Ways To Protect Yourself From Hackers

This episode lays out five simple tips you can take to help protect yourself from hackers. These tips are applicable to an individual or to any business, big or small, to help protect and mitigate hacker's activities against your systems. Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast Page - Podcast RSS - Twitter @binaryblogger -...

Duration: 00:06:33

Episode 153 - IoT Strikes Again - VTech Ordered To Pay Up For Child Privacy Failures

VTech had a large data leak with one of their toys in 2015 and now they have been hit with a big fine. VTech collected personal information on millions of children and did not disclose this properly to the parents and did not have proper security control to protect it. This episode goes into the details and why this is a good thing for the IoT industry. Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast Page -...

Duration: 00:05:13

Episode 152 - How To Help Your Security Program Be Accepted

Creating a security program is the easy part, getting it integrated and accepted by the business and employees is the hard part. Security is more than the technology supporting it, security needs to be accepted by people to be effective. People have to choose to be secure and follow the policies or they will find ways around it. This episode talk about how to position a program in today's business work to help it be accepted and therefore more effective. Be aware, be...

Duration: 00:06:32

Episode 151 - Tools, Tips and Tricks - FCC Cyberplanner Website

This week's tools, tips and tricks episode is a tip on gathering guidelines on building a cybersecurity program. The Federal Communication Commission has a website for Cybersecurity planning. There you can download great beginning resources, especially if you are a small business looking to strengthen your security posture. FCC Cyberplanning website - Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website -...

Duration: 00:05:12

Episode 150 - Serious Processor Security Flaw Impacts Almost Every Computer and Mobile Device, Patch Now

A new security flaw has been announced that impacts almost every computer and mobile device built in the last 10 years. This shows the importance of patching regularly, especially when major vulnerabilities are announced like this. This episode goes over what the vulnerability is and how you can protect your devices from it. Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast Page - Podcast RSS -...

Duration: 00:05:17

Episode 149 - Top 10 Security Tips For Your Network - Don't Forget About Mobile And BYOD

Top 10 security tips for your network and we are at number 10 - Don't forget about mobile and BYOD. It may seem cheap, easy and flexible to allow employees to use their own personal devices to access company email and resources but you could be exposing yourself to a security risk. This episode goes into the details and some solutions to help handle these risks. Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast Page -...

Duration: 00:05:56

Episode 148 - Are You The Reason Your Identity Was Stolen? Don't Make The Mistakes

Personally Identifiable Information is the gateway to identity theft. We hear about companies losing control of PII but there are also things individuals can do to cause identity theft as well. This episode goes into the tips and pitfalls you could be doing today that will expose you to identity theft. Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast Page - Podcast RSS -...

Duration: 00:09:26

Episode 147 - Why You Should Never Save Passwords In Your Browser, Any Browser

If you use a browser you may have noticed that when you enter a username/password in a website the browser asks you to save it. Don't. It may seem convenient to save those for easy login next time but it's not as secure as you think. This episode goes into the dangers and what marketers and potentially hackers can do to easily see your account information. Demo site to test your browser - Be aware, be...

Duration: 00:05:40

Episode 146 - Tools, Tips and Tricks - Qualsys SSL Server Test

This week's TTT episode talks about a website from Qualsys' SSL Labs. SSL Server Test is a fantastic website for a preliminary scan of any website you control. This will check all the SSL information, known SSL based vulnerabilities, check the domain with various browser types and more. This episode goes into the details of the report and why this is worthy to add to your bookmarks. Qualsys SSL Server Test - Be aware, be...

Duration: 00:05:04

Episode 145 - Why You Should Be Keeping A Career Journal

Everyone takes notes for their job. Not everyone keeps a journal specifically around their career life. Journaling is a powerful tool, if done correctly, to help you grow as a person and shape your career by recording wins and losses. This episode goes into the benefits and difference between keeping a journal versus a notebook. Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast Page - Podcast RSS -...

Duration: 00:06:42

Episode 144 - Top 10 Tips To Secure Your Network - 9 - Define Strong Rules For Admin Accounts

Continuing with mini-series Top 10 Tips to Secure Your Network we are at number nine. Define strong rules for your administrator accounts. These accounts are the keys to the kingdom, full access for your employees to the their jobs easily but also allows for full access if they are ever lost. You need to lay the rules and defined how these accounts are used and by whom. This episode breaks it down and gives tips on how to limit your exposure. Be aware, be...

Duration: 00:07:31

File Progress Episode 143 - How To Secure Your Video Game Consoles - Switch, Xbox One, PS4

Your video games systems are powerful computers running operating systems similar to those driving your desktops. Requiring internet connectivity exposes these machines and your information exposed if not taken care of. This episode goes through each of the main video game consoles and gives tips to help make them a little more secure. There is a detailed blog post on that steps it out as well. Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website -...

Duration: 00:08:16

Episode 142 - Security & IT Predictions For 2018

The last episode of the year! This episode goes over my security and IT predictions for 2018. The full blog post on the predictions can be found on Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast Page - Podcast RSS - Twitter @binaryblogger - iTunes -...

Duration: 00:09:06

Episode 142 - 2017 Predictions Reviewed

Each year on my blog,, I do security & IT predictions for the next year. As part of that, before I release my predictions I go back and look at the ones I made before and rate them. This episode goes over my predictions I made for 2017 back in Dec. 31, 2016. You can see the original prediction post here - Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast...

Duration: 00:06:48

Episode 140 - Top 10 Breaches Of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close we look back at the top security breaches of the year. This episode goes over the biggest breaches of 2017 and how each happened. Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast Page - Podcast RSS - Twitter @binaryblogger - iTunes -...

Duration: 00:09:38

Episode 139 - Top 10 Passwords Used In 2017

When breaches are disclosed or discovered on the Internet and Dark Web, researches pull together the data an analyze it. Each year a group called SplashData puts together a list of the Top 25 passwords used. The results are pretty sad. This episode runs down the Top 10 most used passwords. Link to the Top 100 Passwords PDF download. Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website - Podcast Page - Podcast...

Duration: 00:07:04

Episode 138 - Tools, Tips and Tricks - Infosec Reactions Humor Website

The security business is a serious and frustrating world. Like many things in life you have to not take it too seriously from time to time. There is a website dedicated for Security Professionals to express their challenges and experiences through animated GIFs. Infosec Reactions is a place that just has a short statement and an accompanying GIF to help express the message. It's worth adding it to your lists and checking it out from time to time for a laugh. Infosec Reactions Website -...

Duration: 00:03:48

Episode 137 - Top 10 Security Tips For Your Network - 8 - Regular Security Audits

Continuing with the mini series Top 10 Security Tips For Your Network we are up to number 8. Conduct regular security audits. The only way you can be confident that your security controls are working is to audit them on a regular basis. This episode goes into the importance and what you should look at in your audits. Use the audits to help you improve your security and close any gaps found. Be aware, be safe. ------------------------------------ Website -...

Duration: 00:06:48

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