Gerry and Brandon dig into a classic debate in the information security world: Encryption Backdoors. Atty General William Barr recently implored an audience of cybersecurity professionals to champion backdoors in technology implemented encryption. They discuss the utility and implementation of the state of Louisana’s ‘state of emergency’ declaration; is the National Guard a cyber fire department? Finally the discuss their thoughts on whether education can solve the human factor in cybersecurity.

As always they end with One Cool Thing.

Show Notes

Resources:

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

https://apnews.com/7423e1ef65a144e6a47e4da63683b3c1

Louisiana governor declares state emergency after local ransomware outbreak

https://www.zdnet.com/article/louisiana-governor-declares-state-emergency-after-local-ransomware-outbreak/

Can education solve cybersecurity’s “people” problem?

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/opinion/executive-insight/lessons-learned-can-education-solve-cybersecuritys-people-problem/

Equifax Settlement

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/what-you-should-know-about-the-equifax-data-breach-settlement/

CISO Burnout

https://www.darkreading.com/careers-and-people/ciso-pressures-why-the-role-stinks-and-how-to-fix-it/a/d-id/1335292

One Cool Thing

TabNine

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OpenCTI

https://www.opencti.io/en/

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