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Pulling apart the Internet of Things with JP Taggart

Pulling apart the Internet of Things with JP Taggart

July 7, 2020
For years, Internet capabilities have crept into modern consumer products, providing sometimes convenient, sometimes extraneous Internet connectivity. This increase in IoT devices has an obvious outcome—a broader attack surface for threat actors. Not only that, but with more devices connecting to the Internet, there are also more devices collecting your data and analyzing it to send you more ads, more frequently, for more products.

To help us better understand the Internet of Things—including the cybersecurity and data privacy concerns of IoT devices, and what you can do to stay safe—we’re talking today to JP Taggart, senior security researcher with Malwarebytes.

Strengthening and forgetting passwords with Matt Davey and Kyle Swank

Strengthening and forgetting passwords with Matt Davey and Kyle Swank

June 21, 2020
We may know it’s important to have a strong, non-guessable, lengthy password, and yet we still probably all know someone who writes their password on a post-it, which is then affixed literally onto their machine.
 
To help us better understand the future of passwords, and any potential pitfalls for the burgeoning alternatives, we’re talking today to Matt Davey, Chief Operations Optimist at 1Password, and Kyle Swank, a member of 1Password's security team.
 
Securely working from home (WFH) with John Donovan and Adam Kujawa

Securely working from home (WFH) with John Donovan and Adam Kujawa

June 8, 2020
With shelter-in-place orders now in full effect to prevent the spread of coronavirus, countless businesses find themselves this year in mandatory work-from-home situations. To break down today’s enterprise threats—and our own responses at Malwarebytes—we’re talking today to John Donovan, head of security for Malwarebytes, and Adam Kujawa, director for Malwarebytes Labs.
 
Sounding the trumpet on web browser privacy with Pieter Arntz

Sounding the trumpet on web browser privacy with Pieter Arntz

May 25, 2020

This week, we speak with Pieter Arntz, malware intelligence researcher at Malwarebytes, about web browser privacy. The often neglected subcategory of data privacy deserves a closer look. Without theproper restrictions, browsers can allow web trackers to follow you around the Internet, resulting in that curious ad seeming to find you from website to website. But, there are ways to fight back.

Recognizing facial recognition’s flaws with Chris Boyd

Recognizing facial recognition’s flaws with Chris Boyd

May 11, 2020
Increasingly popular for both consumer products and law enforcement agencies, facial recognition technology is facing severe pushback, with at least 40 groups demanding a moratorium in the United States. To better understand the privacy and security concerns with these tools—along with the problems of actual accuracy—we're talking today with Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst with Malwarebytes.
 
Mythbusting and evaluating VPNs with JP Taggart

Mythbusting and evaluating VPNs with JP Taggart

April 27, 2020
VPNs surged in popularity in recent years, with at least 300 free mobile VPN apps available to the average user as of 2019. For many consumers, though, the rush of options can be confusing. To help us understand the how VPNs work—debunking their myths, explaining their actual capabilities, and providing some advice on what makes a strong VPN—we’re talking today to JP Taggart, senior security researcher with Malwarebytes.
 
Coronavirus and responding to computer viruses with Akshay Bhargava

Coronavirus and responding to computer viruses with Akshay Bhargava

April 13, 2020
Coronavirus has changed the face of the world. But what we've learned from how governments and medical experts respond to the spread of the virus bears similarities to how we in the cybersecurity industry respond to computer viruses. We talk to Malwarebytes Chief Product Officer Akshay Bhargava about computer virus prevention, detection, and response, along with the simple steps that consumers and businesses can take today to better protect themselves from a spreading cyber attack.
 
Data privacy with Adam Kujawa

Data privacy with Adam Kujawa

March 30, 2020
Today, our data can leave our hands and end up in the databases of countless companies, many of which we've never heard of, packaging and selling our data for reasons we could never imagine. To better understand how to protect ourselves online, we're talking to Adam Kujawa, a director of Malwarebytes Labs.
 
On the challenges of managed service providers

On the challenges of managed service providers

March 16, 2020

We talk to two representatives from an Atlanta-based managed service provider—a manager of engineering services and a data center architect whose last names we are protecting to avoid a sudden influx of threats to their business—about the daily challenges of managing thousands of nodes and about the future of the industry.

RSA Conference with Britta Glade

RSA Conference with Britta Glade

March 2, 2020

To help us understand RSA Conference’s theme “The Human Element,” and to dive deeper into how the conference itself takes shape, we’re talking today to our guest Britta Glade, Director of Content and Curation for RSA Conference.