No More Ransom, USB Cyber Attacks, Old School vs. New School SOCs HackableYou Podcast

Hello and welcome back, it's great to have you here.  In this episode's Cyber News we cover Imperial Kitten/Tortoiseshell using fake Facebook profiles to masquerade as Aerobics instructors in order to exploit defence aerospace contractors, some positive news on the money saved via the No More Ransom movement and we also discuss how an infamous ransomware gang have been hit by ransomware themselves… In the topic of the week, we delve into the world of USB attacks and go over the 4 types of USB attacks with examples and discuss USB attack defences.  Lastly in Secrets from the SOC we go over what an Old School SOC would do and compare that to how a New School SOC operates. Which one are you working in? As always we would love to hear from you, please get in touch: info@hackableyou.com == TIMESTAMPS == Cyber News: 02:24 Topic of the Week: 14:34 SFTS: 22:48

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Ed Merrett
Founder and Host

Ed is the Founder of HackableYou and a Cybersecurity Professional specialising in Security Operations, Incident Response and Threat Intelligence. He has a keen interest in all areas of Technology.

On a personal note, Ed is a big Rugby fan both as a player and supporter.

Alex Stoakes
Researcher and Host

Alex has a strong background in Security Operations and Incident Response. He has a great interest in DFIR and is a strong believer in self development.

Outside of Security he can be found at the nearest craft beer establishment.

Will Reed
Researcher and Host

Will brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his previous career in Law Enforcement. Recently making the jump into the Cybersecurity industry, Will specialises in Threat and Vulnerability Management and Offensive Security.

On the weekend you will most likely find Will riding around on his motorbike.

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