• How to keep your communications truly private when everyone is remote

    With the increased attack surface created by remote work, it’s never been more critical that organizations revisit their cyber policies and the training they offer to employees.

  • How to avoid phishing scams – August 3, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Tips on how to avoid phishing scams and we meet the Dutch computer programmer who is best known as the author of the “Python” programming language.

  • Cyber spoofing attack hits Labor, Transportation Departments

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the cybersecurity firm Anomali Labs says it’s found a malicious server hosting two separate phishing campaigns targeting government contractors looking to do business with the Labor and Transportation departments.

  • IARPA to offer potential cure for employees’ ‘linkclickitis’ disease

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) will release the details of its Virtuous User Environment (VirtUE) program that secures each employee role in separate cloud containers.

  • Putin’s Russia: Bipartisan hackers

    Russian cyber experts appear to be omni-hackers; they’re willing to target both Republicans and Democrats. Conservative think tanks are the latest targets.

  • VA’s former acting CIO reflects on his tenure

    For this month’s show, Cyber Chat’s host Sean Kelley sat down with a reflective Scott Blackburn. Blackburn served in many capacities while at the Veterans Affairs Department.

  • Teaching smart people how not to get scammed online

    Pam Holland, founder of Tech Moxie, talks about her company’s efforts to teach people to use technology safely and effectively. Holland also explains how online scams like phishing can be so dangerous–and so convincing.

  • Alexander Garcia-Tobar: Is your agency DMARC compliant?

    The Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance standard (DMARC) is designed to lower the risk of phishing attacks.

  • Feds more at risk from clicking on links than from data stolen during OPM breach

    Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, said foreign hackers will target current and former federal employees based on a broad set of data, not just personal information stolen during the massive breach in 2015.

  • Fighting the ‘cyber caliphate’s’ social media addiction

    A phenomenon called the “cyber caliphate” is producing ever-rising levels of cyber-attacks and real-world violence. ICIT’s James Scott has advice for how agencies can defend against and attack cyber-jihadists.