Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 129

Cybercriminals employing office cleaners to gain access into companies, the city of Racine hit with ransomware, Kaspersky SAS, the latest headaches for Twitter, and more.

Kaspersky podcast: A look behind the curtain of the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit

Welcome to the 129th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast! Dave and I cover a handful of stories that you may have missed but should be aware of, and take you behind the scenes of the upcoming Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, AKA #TheSAS2020 coming up in April.

To kick things off, we discuss a story about a new warning from the UK police, who are warning businesses that cybercriminals may be employing cleaning services to gain access to corporate networks.

From there, we head to Wisconsin, where we look at a ransomware attack on the city of Racine. Details are still emerging, but the municipality has noted that it will not be paying the ransom. From there, we move to the smart office space, where vulnerabilities have led to IoT devices being leveraged in DDoS attacks. This is definitely one to check out if you have installed smart office technology.

We take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to discuss Kaspersky’s upcoming annual Security Analyst Summit. For this, I sit down with Sergey Novikov, the deputy director of GReAT (Global Research and Analysis Team) at Kaspersky.

Following that discussion, we close out this week’s podcast with a pair of stories about Twitter. The first one looks into a potential nation-state manipulation of Twitter’s API, and the other is about the company’s take on deepfakes.

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