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Episode 116 - FBI Kicks Serious Cyber-Butt, and the AI Wall of Shame

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 06/15/2021

Episode 183: ETFs, US Military on social media, & Metaverse as a service, show art Episode 183: ETFs, US Military on social media, & Metaverse as a service,

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Episode 182: Episode 182: "Good" hack for SolarWinds, "Bad" security for Twitter, and "Sock Puppet" phishing

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Topic 1: Could it actually be possible that the SolarWinds hack was “good” for their business? No one would argue that being the victim of “the largest and most damaging security breach in US history” is a good thing. But as a result of the hack, SolarWinds took unprecedented steps to fundamentally reengineer their approach to security and dev-ops … and they are telling a surprisingly compelling story about how this makes them the most secure system in the industry. What’s more, it seems like customers are listening … and buying. Do you buy it? Topic 2: Headline: Twitter is bad...

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Episode 181: SMBs need MSPs, Age-Appropriate Design Code Act, & Police subscribe to Episode 181: SMBs need MSPs, Age-Appropriate Design Code Act, & Police subscribe to "Fog Reveal"

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Topic 1: Any surprises in the research? SMBs need MSPs “A new survey of over 500 IT decision makers at small and medium businesses, from threat detection and response specialist Vade, shows 69 percent say a serious breach had bypassed their current email security solution. It's perhaps not surprising then that SMBs are increasingly likely to turn to managed service providers, with 96 percent of organizations either currently outsourcing at least some of their needs to MSPs or planning to do so in the future.”  See Topic 2: California passes well-intentioned “Age-Appropriate Design...

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Episode 180 - AI Episode 180 - AI "Accountability", Quietly Quitting, & the Right to Tractor Repair

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Welcome to Episode 180 of the Killing Podcast with special guest host Nadia Karatsoreos! Nadia has assisted channel partners and customers in building their businesses by adopting best practices and resources that are proven to accelerate success and deliver an exceptional experience to the businesses they serve. A results-oriented professional who puts partners first, Nadia has many years of experience in business development, community and channel relations. Her career in the MSP space started with Level Platforms in 2010 and since then she has held various roles at other vendors like GFI,...

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Episode 179: Reverse Mentoring, Internships during cybersecurity shortages, and Amazon in healthcare show art Episode 179: Reverse Mentoring, Internships during cybersecurity shortages, and Amazon in healthcare

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Topic 1: Reverse mentoring in the technology industry increases understanding and opens opportunities for both sides of the mentor relationship Everyone knows a person of “a certain age” who is not as connected to or fluent with a new technology … even in the IT channel. And ironically, those people are much more likely to be senior executives in the business of IT. How will those highly experienced update their tech knowledge and bring new strategies to leveraging tech for business and for diversity in the industry? Talk to a youth. See also: Topic 2: Apprenticeships are going into...

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Episode 178: Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Gender Equity in Tech, Amazon maps your home show art Episode 178: Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Gender Equity in Tech, Amazon maps your home

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Topic 1: It’s time for cybersecurity to focus on the fundamentals instead of the “glory” case https://www.pcmag.com/news/ex-cisa-chiefs-advice-at-black-hat-make-security-valuable-and-attacks-costly In a world where we are addicted to having every possible device connected to the internet, the attack surface for cybersecurity threats gets bigger every day. But despite the dire prognosis for current cybersecurity capabilities, it can indeed get better, says former CISA head in Black Hat keynote. Topic 2: Why Can’t Tech Fix Its Gender Problem? Everyone can admit it: the tech industry...

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Episode 177 - Apple & Lamborghini, Women better at driverless cars, and Episode 177 - Apple & Lamborghini, Women better at driverless cars, and "the Cloud Native" label

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Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse show art Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse

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Topic 1: The Education Market  We have all come across a job ad looking to fill an entry level position with a PhD level education. We have also witnessed countless college drop-outs excel in high-skill, high paying positions. So what do certifications achieve if not job security?  Topic 2: Knowledge, Tagging, Researching, and Cross Referencing In this everchanging industry companies are always looking forward. And they are propelled onward by a culture and data base to let them know what they have done and can't do and are suppose to do. Yep, it comes down to that ole cliche:...

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Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse show art Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse

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Topic 1: The Education Market  We have all come across a job ad looking to fill an entry level position with a PhD level education. We have also witness countless college drop outs excel in high-skill, high paying positions. So what do certifications achieve if not job security?  Topic 2: Knowledge, Tagging, Researching, and Cross Referencing In this everchanging industry companies are always looking forward. And they are propelled onward by a culture and data base to let them know what they have done and can't do and are suppose to do. Yep, it comes down to that ole cliche:...

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Episode 175: Supply Chain, Boost Domestic Semiconductor Production, Tech Journalism Accessibility Problem show art Episode 175: Supply Chain, Boost Domestic Semiconductor Production, Tech Journalism Accessibility Problem

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Topic 1: FBI Creates Their own App to Snag Hundreds of Bad Guys Around the World

Yes - we use the word “Badass.”

We know you've heard about this one by now. But it's the biggest cyber story of the year, so we have to cover it. Great article/press release from the FBI.

A few summary notes: 800 arrests; 8 tons of cocaine; 22 tons of marijuana; 2 tons of methamphetamine/amphetamine; 6 tons of precursor chemicals; 250 firearms; and more than $48 million in various worldwide currencies. On top of that, the FBI has initiated dozens of public corruption cases.

. . . and MORE!

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdca/pr/fbi-s-encrypted-phone-platform-infiltrated-hundreds-criminal-syndicates-result-massive

 

Topic 2: AI Hall of Shame

Great new resource to help AI stay on the right side of "ethics." The actual artificial intelligence database is at https://incidentdatabase.ai. This is intended to be a resource to remind us all that AI honestly has a potentially evil side that we need to keep track of.

https://www.wired.com/story/artificial-intelligence-hall-shame/ 

The database: https://incidentdatabase.ai/ 


Topic 3: Supreme Court Rules on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The ruling is, basically, that misusing a computer to which you have access is different from using a computer beyond the level of access you are supposed to have. The said that a police officer didn’t “hack” any part of the computer system. He merely used the computer he had access to to do something he shouldn’t have done.

Note two things. First, we have really old laws written before the web existed, and they are being used to regulate today’s behavior. Second, the courts, as a rule, do not understand what we do for a living. WE need to be involved in the way our industry is regulated.

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/03/supreme-court-hacking-cfaa-ruling/ 

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