Hacking Humans

Hacking Humans

Join Dave Bittner and Joe Carrigan each week as they look behind the social engineering scams, phishing schemes, and criminal exploits that are making headlines and taking a heavy toll on organizations around the world.
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Ep 165 | 9.16.21

Sometimes, deepfake victims don't want to be convinced it is fake.

Guest Etay Maor of Cato Networks joins Dave Bittner to discuss the impact that deepfakes will have on our society, we share some fun feedback on the Lightning Rod story edit, Dave's story talks about how some of the most successful and lucrative online scams employ a “low-and-slow” approach, Joe's story is about 2 Arkansas farmer that scammed investors out of money for wind turbines, but used it for houses, cars and Disney World, and our Catch of the Day is from an unnamed listener with a supposed iPhone invoice.

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Ep 164 | 9.9.21

Collaboration platforms are a gateway for ransomware attacks.

Guest Gil Friedrich from Avanan joins Dave to discuss how collaboration platforms, like Microsoft Teams, Slack and others, opened up a new gateway to ransomware attacks, Joe's story comes from listener Matt shared as a COTD candidate that's a phishing scam, Dave's got a story about China and Russia trying to turn your employees into spies, and our Catch of the Day comes from a listener named Iain with a timely story "from" Afghanistan.

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Ep 163 | 9.2.21

Don't blindly test your colleagues.

Guest Javvad Malik from KnowBe4 shares his thoughts on bad security training with the CyberWire's UK correspondent Carole Theriault, Dave's story is about deepfake technology being used for business cases, Joe's gives a synopsis of Proofpoint's most recent State of the Phish report, our very first Catch of the Day about Discord comes from a listener named Henning.

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Ep 162 | 8.26.21

Companies don't want their customers to be victims of fraud.

Guest Brandon Hoffman from Intel 471 joins Dave to talk about how cybercriminals are going after large retail and hospitality companies, Joe shares some advice for college students to avoid scams and ID theft, Dave's got an edit to the tale of the lightning rod, our Catch of the Day comes from listener Shannon who received a beneficiary scam email.

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Ep 161 | 8.19.21

Effective cybersecurity training has to be meaningful to employees.

Guest Jann Yogman, entertainment industry veteran and writer of Mimecast Awareness Training, joins Dave to share his thoughts on the ransomware epidemic and the cybersecurity awareness training problem, Joe's got a story about scams targeting families eligible for the IRS' child tax credit, Dave's story is about scams and fraud experienced by US military veterans, personnel, and their families, our Catch of the Day comes from listener Sawyer Dicky on Reddit who insists he's not the right guy.

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Hacking Humans
Host(s)
Dave Bittner
Joe Carrigan
Dave Bittner, is a security podcast host and one of the founders at CyberWire. He’s a creator, producer, videographer, actor, experimenter, and entrepreneur. He’s had a long career in the worlds of television, journalism and media production, and is one of the pioneers of non-linear editing and digital storytelling.
Joe Carrigan, is a Senior Security Engineer with the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute. He has been a Software Engineer for over twenty years and has been working in the security field for more than ten years focusing on usable security and security awareness. He has experience in a broad range of fields including authentication systems, embedded systems, data migration, and network communication.
Schedule: Thursdays
Creator: CyberWire, Inc.
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