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Daily Briefing 8.20.18

DarkHotel evolves. Necurs spreads Marap. Skepticism about Australian cyber regs. Election influence ops. What the car knows.

Supported by Cylance.
Daily Podcast 8.20.18

DarkHotel is back. So is Necurs, and it's distributing a modular malware dropper. Industrial espionage follows international trade. Election meddling. The use and abuse of data.

Supported by Cylance and VMware.
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Hacking Humans 8.16.18

Joe shares the story of a retiree scammed by a clever scheme. Dave describes a tech-support scam with a Russian twist. Our Catch of the Day features an adorable puppy. Guest Michael Murray from Lookout explains mobile device vulnerabilities.

Supported by KnowBe4
Chinese Espionage Activity Tracks Economic Development Efforts
Researchers from Recorded Future’s Insikt Group take us through newly discovered Chinese cyberespionage activity and other findings.
Research Saturday 8.18.18

Researchers at Bitdefender have been tracking a bit of complex rootkit malware called Zacinlo that they suspect has been operating virtually undetected for over six years. Bogdan Botezatu is a senior cyber security analyst with Bitdefender, and he describes what they've found.

Week that Was 8.18.18

Foreshadow speculative execution issue. Election security. Crypto wars. More assertive US cyber policies.

Supported by Authentic8, Dragos, LookingGlass, and Cybrary.

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Data-centric security. — Special Edition

In this CyberWire special edition, we take a look at data-centric security, focusing on the security of the data itself, rather than the surrounding networks, application or servers.

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5th Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception
The CyberWire is pleased to present the 5th Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception on Thursday, October 18, 2018, in Washington, DC.
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