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Paul's Security Weekly #532

Recorded October 5, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
  • Doug White
    Cybersecurity professor, President of Secure Technology, and Security Weekly network host.
  • Interview: Don Pezet, ITProTV - 6:00PM-6:45PM

    Don Pezet
    ITProTV Super Host, EdutainmentLIVE instructor, IT expert.

    Don Pezet has been working in the IT industry for over 18 years. In addition to working directly with technology, he has also been training others in technology, security, and more for over 12 years. He is a certified trainer with many vendors, including Microsoft and Cisco. His combination of real-world experience, textbook knowledge, and a questionable sense of humor have helped him to entertain and educate thousands of people. He and his business partner, Tim Broom, founded ITProTV in 2013, a company that has been described as the Netflix of IT training, with over 2000 hours of original IT training content available online.

    Interview: Ran Levi, Podcast Israel Media - 6:45-7:45PM

    Ran Levi
    Co-Founder of P.I. Media, Making History! podcast host.

    Ran Levi was born in Israel in 1975. In 2007, he started the Making History! podcast, which has become the most successful podcast in Israel. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several technology companies in Israel.

    Ran is the author of 3 books, all in Hebrew:

    • Perpetuum Mobile, about the history of perpetual motion machines
    • The Little University of Science, a book about science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks
    • Battle of Minds, a book covering the history of computer malware.

    Security News - 7:45-8:45PM

    Paul's Stories:

    1. Who is Alex Stamos, the man hunting down Russian political ads on Facebook?
    2. Google's new Gmail security: If you're a high-value target, you'll use physical keys | ZDNet
    3. UK Home Secretary embarrassingly ignorant: "I dont need to understand how encryption works"
    4. Former Equifax CEO blames breach on a single person who failed to deploy patch
    5. Google is making encryption mandatory for sites on 45 Top-Level Domains
    6. This high school girl built an ethical hacking station to get people into data security
    7. Facebook Set To Hand Over Russia-Bought Ads
    8. Yahoo Says All 3 Billion Accounts Hit By 2013 Hack
    9. Equifax Triggers Debate On Cyber Rules
    10. Congress Grills Former Equifax CEO Over Data Breach
    11. Hackers pounce on 3 vulnerable WordPress plugins
    12. As Latest Breach Updates Show, Security Incidents Often Worse Than Initially Reported
    13. Russian spies used Kaspersky AV to hack NSA contractor, swipe exploit code new claim
    14. DNS a 'Victim of its Own Success'