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Daily Briefing 8.16.17

Holyrood hit with brute-force. Equation Group exploits likely to continue to cause trouble. Compromise or trolling? Terrorist inspiration finds its outlets. Trickbot's convincing counterfeits. PowePoint malware a test?

Supported by Delta Risk.
Daily Podcast 8.16.17

NIST SP 800-53 updated. Attack on Scotland Parliament's email system. Consequences of Equation Group leaks. "Mr. Smith" and HBO. Attacks of note: Trickbot, OLE exploits, NetSarang backdoor. Extremist inspiration. BEC.

Supported by E8 Security and Delta Risk.
Week that Was 8.13.17

WikiLeaks releases "CouchPotato" documents. NotPetya's lingering business effects. Fancy Bear is in hotel Wi-Fi. Hybrid warfare updates. Rumors of DNC insider threat. HBO hack updates. GDPR notes. Password guidelines recanted. NIST's workforce framework. Crime and punishment. Patches. Industry notes.

Women in Intelligence: Navigating a Male-Dominated Field
In this episode we hear from three women working in cybersecurity intelligence. We’ll learn about their sometimes indirect journeys toward tech, challenges they faced along the way, and we’ll get their advice for navigating what is still a male-dominated field.
4th Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception
The CyberWire is pleased to present the 4th Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception in cooperation with our partner the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland (CAMI) on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Baltimore, MD.
Black Hat 2017 – Research and Investment: A CyberWire Special Edition
Black Hat 2017 has wrapped up, and by all accounts it was another successful conference, with an active trade show floor, exciting keynotes and engaging, informative educational sessions on a variety of topics...
Supported by Cylance.

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