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.
A holiday-break turns holiday break-in when hackers attack medical facilities with ransomware:
Seems like a good time to warn your executives that they could be a target for SIM Swappers
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:
How to Measure Anything in CyberSecurity Risk