Gerry and Steve celebrate their 1-year anniversary of InfosecICU. They discuss an Ohio medical center struck with ransomware and how attacking during a holiday weekend is more likely for bad guys. They discuss SIM swapping attacks against high net-value individuals. The finish with a discussion of social science research that looks at how much time politically polarized individuals spent together during Thanksgiving dinner and how this has larger ramifications on privacy.

Show Notes

Resources:
A holiday-break turns holiday break-in when hackers attack medical facilities with ransomware:
http://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2018/11/ovmc-eorh-computers-attacked-by-hackers/

Seems like a good time to warn your executives that they could be a target for SIM Swappers
https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/78427/hacking/sim-swap-hacker.html

Researchers have been able to use cellphone tracking technology and public voting data to identify if partisan politics is reducing time spent at the holiday table:
https://www.wired.com/story/the-thanksgiving-effect-and-the-power-of-phone-data/

Battlefied 5
https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/battlefield/battlefield-5

Guerilla Mail
https://www.guerrillamail.com/


How to Measure Anything in CyberSecurity Risk
https://www.howtomeasureanything.com/cybersecurity/

 

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