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The CyberWire Week-in-Review 2.15.16 – 2.19.16
Ransomware gets paid. Old exploits still work. A quick look back at Ukraine's grid hack. Police close in on the Crackas with Attitude. ISIS reality gets in the way of ISIS messaging, and the US seeks to enlist Hollywood in ant-ISIS information operations. Online bomb threats (some were for sale). Apple stonewalls the FBI, but the US Justice Department gets a court order telling Apple to help open a killer's iPhone. Apple hangs tough, to generally favorable but mixed reviews.
In this podcast, we discuss the convergence of new ransomware with old but newly dangerous Dridex , hear about ISIS and anti-ISIS messaging, discuss online bombthreats and terror-as-a-service, and, of course, we talk about Apple's dispute with the FBI. From the University of Maryland's Jonathan Katz, we learn about the challenges facing students as they prepare to enter the cyber workforce, and we talk to Wandera's Michael Covington about the real costs of mobile—and a lot of those are security-related.
Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute
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