Data Security Podcast Episode 68, Sep 01 2009

30 minutes every week on data security, privacy, and the law…..(plus or minus five)

On this week’s program:

* New attacks against business bank accounts…. an earth-shaking recommendation from the banking industry.

* Hackers say they are gearing up for winter attacks – according to a survey of hackers at DefCon 2009.

* Our take on this week’s news.

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Show Notes for Episode 68 of the Data Security Podcast

*  Ira talks with Michael Hamel, Chief Security Architect, with Tufin Technologies, about the survey of hackers he crafted for DefCon 2009. We cover:  Hackers Take a Break This Summer Before Winter Hacking Spike, and importantly, counter-measures to get prepared.

* Tales From The Dark Web: New attacks against business bank accounts…. an earth-shaking recommendation from the banking industry.

* From the News:   WPA WiFi encryption can now be cracked in one minute, according to new research.  Terms in the story:

WPA:  Wi-Fi Protected Access

WPA -TKIP: WPA with Temporal Key Integrity Protocol for encryption

WPA-AES:  WPA with Advanced Encryption Standard for encryption

WPA2:  Second Generation WPA encryption

WEP:  Wired Equivalent Privacy

Take-Away: WPA-TKIP and WEP is bad, um-kay? WPA-AES and WPA2 is good, um-kay?

* From the News:  Federal Web Site Collects Data on Stimulus. We report: Whose minding the security of the data?

* From the News:  Stealth-Laptop Bag

Stealth Laptop Case

Stealth Laptop Case

Wrap Up Story:    Is Federal InfoSec License Key To ‘Net Control?

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