Today on 2 Dropped Tables, Episode 002, we talk about PI breaches within corporate and government environments. Are companies doing enough to protect your information? And what can you do?
Also, Biometrics – Fingerprints and Iris Scans. With more and more devices using this popular method of authentication what are the security risks involved? And how can you keep your sensitive data safe?
Finally, Fake News. How can we determine what’s real, and what’s not? Are world governments using social media to spread their agendas? Are they taking advantage of social circles to enhance believability of these articles?
PI Incidents within mega corporations
Chipolte just had a breach, Home Depot had one, US Government Personnel Dept, etc. All these big corporations are storing your private data yet what measures are they taking to secure it?
- The statement made that it is 1 year from being hacked to knowing you’re hacked is now out of date. It was 416 days in 2012, but more recently 146 days in 2015. So things are getting better, but 146 days is still a long time! (source: FireEye M-Trends 2016 report – email required to download: https://www.fireeye.com/current-threats/annual-threat-report/mtrends.html )
Most mobile devices have some sort of bio-metric authentication these days. Industry argues its a safer way to protect the sensitive data on your device but how secure is it? Researchers have now hacked the iris scanner on the Samsung S8 so how easy is it to do?
There seems to be more and more indication that Russia has had a hand in influencing media and news to the west via fake news or alteration of actual information. Did they affect the US election?
- Marble Framework: https://wikileaks.org/vault7/releases/#Marble Framework