Steve and Gerry dive headfirst into a recent indictment against 9 Iranian nationals accused of hacking universities worldwide (a majority in the US) for research capital; showing the value of academic research, they discuss a recently published paper from China outlining a technique for tricking facial recognition biometric information. Finally Gerry shares his experiences from the DakotaCon security conference and how blue teams are gaining ground against attackers.

Show Notes

Resources:

Iranian hackers attack universities worldwide: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-charges-nine-iranians-with-hacking-over-300-universities/

Research tricking Facial Recognition systems: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1803.04683.pdf

DakotaCon http://dakotacon.org

DakotaCon talks http://dakotacon.org/#video

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Google Takeout: https://takeout.google.com/

GIAC Leadership: https://www.giac.org/certification/strategic-planning-policy-leadership-gstrt?msc=PR

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