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Episode 214: Darkside Down: What The Colonial Attack Means For The Future of Ransomware

The Security Ledger - Sat, 05/15/2021 - 4:33pm

Intel 471 CISO Brandon Hoffman joins us to to discuss Darkside, the ransomware group that attacked the Colonial Pipeline, why the crew may have bitten off more than it can chew and what the attack says about the state of America's Critical Infrastructure.

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Dispute Over Data Leak Highlights Legal Risks for UK Researchers

The Security Ledger - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:16am

An expensive, months-long legal tussle between a UK engineer and a healthcare non-profit is spurring calls for reform to the country’s 30 year-old Computer Misuse Act, which Dyke and others contend criminalizes the work of ‘Good Samaritan’ security researchers acting in the public interest.

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Seeds of Destruction: Cyber Risk Is Growing in Agriculture

The Security Ledger - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 8:30am

In this episode of the podcast (#213): Molly Jahn of DARPA and University of Wisconsin joins us to talk about the growing cyber risk to the Food and Agriculture sector, as industry consolidation and precision agriculture combine to increase the chances of cyber disruption of food production.

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Deere John: Researcher Warns Ag Giant’s Site Provides a Map to Customers, Equipment

The Security Ledger - Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:27am

Software vulnerabilities in web sites operated by John Deere could allow a remote attacker to harvest information on the company’s customers including their names, physical addresses and the equipment they own. The revelation suggests the U.S. agriculture sector is woefully unprepared for disruptive cyber attacks, experts warn.

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Can Blockchain Solve Data’s Integrity Problem?

The Security Ledger - Thu, 04/22/2021 - 10:21am

The rapid digitalization and automation of business processes makes data integrity critical, as low-quality data risks infecting automated business decision process. Authors Dan Geer and T. Mark Morley suggest that blockchain may offer one solution to the data integrity problem.

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