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A fun and informative infosec audio glossary from the CyberWire.
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Ep 149 | 5.23.23

passkey (noun)

A passwordless authentication protocol based on the FIDO2 standard.

Ep 148 | 5.16.23

QR code phishing (noun)

A type of phishing attack that uses QR codes as the lure.

Ep 147 | 5.9.23

attribution (noun)

Definition one: The recognition of a set of repeatable attack patterns across the intrusion kill chain. Definition two: Determining the responsibility for offensive cyber operations.

Ep 146 | 5.2.23

spearphishing (noun)

A type of cyber attack where an attacker sends a targeted and personalized email or other form of communication to a specific individual or a small group of individuals with the intention of tricking them into divulging sensitive information, such as a password, or convincing them to click a malicious link that will enable the attacker to take control of the victim's machine.

Ep 145 | 4.25.23

resiliency (noun)

The ability to continuously deliver the intended outcome despite adverse cyber events.

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Rick Howard
Rick Howard is CSO, Chief Analyst, and Senior Fellow at the CyberWire. Past lives include CSO at Palo Alto Networks, TASC, iDefense GM, Counterpane SOC Director, and the Army's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Commander. Rick served 25 years in the Army, taught computer science at West Point, and edited two books. Rick is regularly joined by the CyberWire's Hash Table experts.
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