Month: February 2014

Michigan So Many Jobs, So Few Bodies – THDP9

Michigan So Many Jobs, So Few Bodies – THDP9

Podcast
  The subject we are covering tonight is timely if somewhat off base from our past podcasts.  We aren’t trying to explain an IT issue.  Instead we are discussing a current affairs IT issue……the shortage of IT talent in Michigan.  There are two issues here (I believe).  (1) High Schools are not producing nearly enough graduates willing to go into Computer Science or Math, and (2) what graduates the Michigan Universities are turning out are going elsewhere.  Suddenly Austin, TX, Tobacco Road, The Carolinas, Boston, Silicon Valley and Seattle are all looking more romantic than Detroit so that is where the traffic goes. Show Links MLive Media Group is Michigan's largest local media organization.  Stitcher - Listen to over 20,000+ radio shows and podcasts on your iPhone, iPad,
THDP8 – Social Engineering 101

THDP8 – Social Engineering 101

Podcast
...good security takes into account the least common denominator…….the human being.  Yes, even the human being who may be in charge of enforcing those very security tenets. I don’t remember who said this but the biggest truth in this discussion is that the best security policy is only as good as its people staffing it. Show Links: MalwareBytes Pro McAfee Norton’s Kaspersky Labs AVG fREE Avast be free Avira Free Antivirus Bitdefender eSet family of security products Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security Webroot Sophos Symantec End-Point Protection Windows Defender Algorithms   References used for this Podcast/Blog: Social Engineering:  The Basics, by:  Joan Goodchild, CSO Online, December 20, 2012,  http://www.csoonline.com/article/514063/
Social Engineering 101

Social Engineering 101

Blog Posts
A Hi again, I’m Gary Hunt and I want to start right off thanking everybody that has downloaded and subscribed and listened (I hope because if you download and don’t listen, well what would be the point…right?) Anyway, by the time you hear this, we will have passed 500 downloads of our podcasts.  That makes it oh, let’s say 5 weeks since we really started.  It’s been about that long since I started only recording each episode once.  I was going through a perfection obsession during the first few episodes.  Obviously if you are listening you realize I came up ……well let’s just say I came up waaaay short of the perfection thing.  Working full time and putting out a podcast weekly, well let’s just say it’s not easy.  I will promise you though that I never fell asleep while I was recordi
THDP7 – Son of Cryptolocker

THDP7 – Son of Cryptolocker

Podcast
There are three components of an information security strategy: the things you’re required to do by law; the operational processes and procedures you put into place; and the technology tools you use to get the job done.  Tonight’s episode is about ransomware generally and Cryptolocker specifically.  We just touched on it during episode 3 entitled: “There’s a New Outlaw in Town…Cryptolocker”.   Ed Brzozowski will be joining us later for some discussion on the subject. Tonight we are going to share a couple of emails with you.  We have gotten nothing but positive feedback from you so far.  Also there is an IT Conference called Brainstorm 15.0 that is going to be held at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.  I went there a couple of years ago and brought so much back…….I just