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Calling all Assurance Heroes! Welcome to The A-Plan Podcast: The Internal Audit & Risk Talk Show! "A" is for "Assurance"; and when your A-Plan is good, you don't need no B-Plan! Created by Andy Kovacs (the communication guy) and Emre Dereli CISA CISSP (the tech guy). We will be putting our combined 45-year professional experience together each week to tackle the hot topics from the world of assurance! New episodes every Tuesday.
 
In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into co ...
 
This is THE PODCAST for learning about how to dominate your professional accounting or finance career and how to become certified in your field as a CPA, CMA, EA, CIA or CISA. Bryan Kesler walks you through the steps he took to pass the CPA exam while working full time and hosts interviews with people very similar to yourself to learn how they are successful in their careers. Bryan launched his blog theCPAguide.com and CMAguide.com in July of 2012 and has helped thousands of people sign up a ...
 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 'Black or African-American' people make up only 3% of the information security analysts in the U.S. The goal of our podcast is to be a resource, and catalyst in the education, advancement, and visibility of African American Cybersecurity professionals world-wide. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blakcyber/support
 
Risky Business is a weekly information security podcast featuring news and in-depth interviews with industry luminaries. Launched in February 2007, Risky Business is a must-listen digest for information security pros. With a running time of approximately 50-60 minutes, Risky Business is pacy; a security podcast without the waffle.
 
This is a weekly round-up of the most compelling cyber security intelligence originating from The Record and Recorded Future's research team — Insikt Group. Recorded Future is the global leader in security intelligence and every Friday we'll be highlighting the latest intelligence from criminal activity and nation state sponsored cyber campaigns to geo-political developments. Whether you're responsible for improving operational cyber security or strategically reducing risk, this podcast is f ...
 
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Well-constructed phishing and smishing are reported out of Tehran. Estimates of SolarWinds compromise insurance payouts. Notes from industry on the convergence of criminal and espionage TTPs. Social engineering hooks baited with greed. Ring patches a bug that could have exposed users’ geolocation (and their reports of crime). Advice on cyber best p…
 
Federal agencies, and there are several of them, affected by the Solar Winds cybersecurity fiasco are under a new deadline. Days-ago policy from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency gives them to the end of the month to complete forensic analysis and harden their systems. My next guest questions whether this will be possible. He's t…
 
First, Jake talks with Operation Warp Speed chief scientific adviser Moncef Slaoui on the latest efforts to distribute the coronavirus vaccine. Then, Jake interviews Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah on negotiations for a coronavirus relief bill in Congress and the Trump administration’s response to the cyberattack. Next, Jake asks Transportation…
 
The European Medicines Agency says stolen emails about vaccine development were altered before being dumped online. Another backdoor is found associated with the SolarWinds supply chain campaign. DNS cache poisoning vulnerabilities are described. FBI renews warnings about vishing. Iran’s “Enemies of the People” disinformation campaign. Vishing is u…
 
Welcome to the Security Weekly News Wrap up for the the Week of 10 - Jan 2021. Government, the Effabeeeye, Mimecast, Ubquiti, Cisco, and the German Police, all this and show wrap ups on the Security Weekly News Wrap Up! Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/swn94 Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/swn for all the latest episodes! Follow us on Tw…
 
Welcome to the Security Weekly News Wrap up for the the Week of 10 - Jan 2021. Government, the Effabeeeye, Mimecast, Ubquiti, Cisco, and the German Police, all this and show wrap ups on the Security Weekly News Wrap Up! Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/swn94 Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/swn for all the latest episodes! Follow us on Tw…
 
With ongoing threats of violence, tomorrow's inauguration presents extra challenges on the security front. Given the officials who gather in close proximity, every presidential inauguration presents the opportunity to decapitate the government. The next guest on the Federal Drive has a few ideas for how the event should take place. He the senior fe…
 
To improve the training and education of its cyber, signal and electronic warfare operators, the Army has enlisted the University of South Carolina. The university will develop a variety of degree-granting distance learning classes. For details, the Federal Drive turned to the executive director of the SC's Office of Innovation, Partnerships, and E…
 
One thing you can say about the Defense Department's cybersecurity efforts, they sure get a lot of oversight. The DoD office of inspector general reviewed 44 recent reports from various sources seeking to see how they all added up. For more, the Federal Drive turned to DoD's assistant IG for audit of the cyberspace operations directorate, Carol Gor…
 
The technology innovation gap between the public and private sectors is smaller than perhaps at any time in the past 25 years.Federal CIOs and other technology leaders say the COVID-19 pandemic played a big role in closing that gap, but it's not the only reason. In his weekly Reporter's Notebook, executive editor Jason Miller details how agencies h…
 
When the new Defense Secretary is confirmed, he'll face an old problem. How to get clean financial audits of the department. One seemingly intractable issue is how to account for intra departmental transactions. There is a plan though. It's one of several developing topics in this week's DoD reporters notebook. Joining the Federal Drive with what y…
 
Secure RPC issue - Netlogon Domain Controller Enforcement Mode is enabled by default beginning with the February 9, 2021 Security Update, related to CVE-2020-1472 – Microsoft Security Response Center How to manage the changes in Netlogon secure channel connections associated with CVE-2020-1472 (microsoft.com) Netlogon Domain Controller Enforcement …
 
The Coast Guard wants to bring in 4,000 new members this year. But Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz says he seriously doubts the branch can top 2,500. To help, the Coast Guard is creating an officer recruiting corps to bring in candidates fresh out of college. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione spoke with the Executive Officer of Coast Guard Recr…
 
Each day the incoming Biden administration names more appointees. They'll soon be dealing with the career workforce. That workforce has ongoing challenges of its own, skills development, talent retention. As does the chief human capital officer function itself. For perspective I spoke with the CHCO of the General Services Administration, Traci DiMa…
 
The IRS is asking Congress for another $4 billion to implement the Taxpayer First Act and to overhaul the agency's public-facing services. This comes as the National Taxpayer Advocate details how the agency is struggling with the budget it's already got. IRS personnel answered only 24% of taxpayer calls during fiscal 2020, and callers waited on-hol…
 
Dave's got the story of a landlord who may run afoul of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Ben wonders if the big tech CEOs could be held liable for contact tracking apps, and later in the show my conversation with Joseph Cox. He is a Senior Staff Writer at Motherboard and will be discussing his recent article How Big Companies Spy on Your Emails. W…
 
First, Jake interviews Lead Impeachment Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin on his strategy for the Senate trial and the loss of his 25-year-old son to depression. Then, Jake interviews incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain on the President-elect’s inaugural message and plan to end the pandemic. Next, Jake talks with former Trump national security adviser …
 
Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Cybersecurity Business Development Ann Johnson brings us on her career journey from aspiring lawyer to cybersecurity executive. After pivoting from studying law, Ann started working with computers and found she had a deep technical aptitude for technology and started earning certifications landing in cybersec…
 
Guest Selena Larson, senior cyber threat analyst at Dragos, Inc., joins us to discuss their research into recent observations of ICS-targeting threats to manufacturing organizations. Cyber risk to the manufacturing sector is increasing, led by disruptive cyberattacks impacting industrial processes, intrusions enabling information gathering and proc…
 
This week, we welcome Ryan Noon, Co-Founder and CEO from Material Security, joins us first, to discuss Beyond Phishing Blockers: risks to email, phishing, and beyond! Next up, Jon Gorenflo, Founder & Principal Consultant of Fundamental Security LLC, to talk about Hacking Ubiquiti Devices! In the Security News, How two authors became part of WRT54G …
 
So many people have been teleworking for so long, many leaders of industry and government are starting to presume this is, pardon the cliché, the new normal. They're rethinking how much office space they'll need permanently. My next guest cautions, not so fast. There are good reasons to retain office space with people in it. He's the president of P…
 
The pandemic has altered life for employees of state and local governments, no less than it has for their federal counterparts. Recent research by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence points up several trends for the year ahead. For the highlights, the Federal Drive spoke to the Center's senior research associate, Gerald Young.…
 
The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy, known as ARPA-E, has just awarded some $47 million to seven companies doing innovative work in, energy. The money comes under a program ARPA-E calls Scale Up, to help promising new technologies get off the ground. Joining the Federal Drive with more, ARPA-E Director Lane Genatowski…
 
It’s been a long time coming, but this week, the Defense Department started migrating its IT users to a multibillion dollar commercial cloud computing contract. No, we’re not talking about JEDI. This cloud is called Defense Enterprise Office Solutions, the software-as-a-service platform that’ll eventually deliver email and collaboration services to…
 
Another year, another milestone for the Merit Systems Protection Board. Not necessarily the good kind. It marked its fourth straight year without a quorum. And the backlog of pending petitions for review sits at more than three-thousand. Federal employment attorneys are optimistic the incoming administration will nominate new members to staff the b…
 
This week, in the Enterprise Security News, Beyond Security partners with Vicarius, Amazon’s Parler removal and what it means for cloud confidence, Kount sold to Equifax, McAfee vs Crowdstrike, Jumpcloud raises some funds, Red Hat Acquires StackRox, and SolarWinds warnings of weak security and more. In the second segment, we talk Asset Management, …
 
There are other things going on besides Solorigate and deplatforming. There’s news about the SideWinder threat actor and its interest in South Asian cyberespionage targets. Google’s Project Zero describes a complex and expensive criminal effort. CISA discusses threats to cloud users, and offers some security recommendations. A scam-as-a-service aff…
 
Last month a Congressionally-mandated study commission confirmed what many sensed. That military aviation training accidents are on the rise. In a five year period, more than six thousand accidents killed 198 service members. Joining the Federal Drive with analysis, Project on Government Oversight national security reporter Jason Paladino.…
 
The Trump administration is inching along with its efforts to modernize the decades-old security clearance system. The Office of Personnel Management recently published what it's calling a federal personnel vetting core doctrine. The doctrine explains the administration's philosophy behind planned efforts to modernize the credentialing, suitability…
 
If confirmed, former Army General Lloyd Austin will be the second recently-retired uniformed official in five years to hold the top position in the Pentagon. That concerns some lawmakers and military-watchers, alike, who worry this could erode civilian authority in the Defense Department. Yet when it comes to granting a waiver for Austin’s confirma…
 
This week, we welcome Jim McKee, Founder & CEO at Red Sky Alliance for an interview!We're going to dissect what we know about the Sunburst/SolarWinds hack to this point - SCW style! We'll touch on the things that keep coming up in the news - attribution, conspiracy theories, implications, consequences, and so forth. In the second segment, we will s…
 
Speculation grows that the Solarigate threat actors were also behind the Mimecast compromise. SolarLeaks says it has the goods taken from FireEye and SolarWinds, but caveat emptor. Notes on Patch Tuesday. Joe Carrigan has thoughts on a WhatsApp ultimatum. Our guest is Andrew Cheung of 01 Communique with an update on quantum computing. And farewell …
 
Happy New Year! This week, Dr. Doug talks Parler, Section 230, Venomous Bear, Solarwinds continued, Carl Busch, Chris Krebs, Alex Stamos, Parler, all that and the Expert Commentary with Jason Wood! Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/swn93 Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/swn for all the latest episodes! Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twi…
 
Happy New Year! This week, Dr. Doug talks Parler, Section 230, Venomous Bear, Solarwinds continued, Carl Busch, Chris Krebs, Alex Stamos, Parler, all that and the Expert Commentary with Jason Wood! Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/swn93 Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/swn for all the latest episodes! Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twi…
 
The IRS is rolling out a second wave of pandemic stimulus payments to millions of households and building on the lessons learned from the first wave. That includes greater access to the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File to reduce the risk of improper payments. But the IRS is also counting down to the start of this year’s tax filing…
 
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