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Virtual Learning: An Education

August 12, 2020 Firewalls.com/Amy McLaughlin, CoSN Season 1 Episode 26
Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast
Virtual Learning: An Education
Chapters
0:51
Topic Intro - Virtual Learning
1:35
Interview - Amy McLaughlin, CoSN
23:27
Cybersecurity Headlines
23:43
Story 1 - Hidden Email Vulnerabilities
31:53
Story 2 - GandCrab Middle Man
37:57
Story 3A - Teen Twitter Mastermind
41:56
Story 3B - WastedLocker Ransomware
45:48
Episode Close
Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast
Virtual Learning: An Education
Aug 12, 2020 Season 1 Episode 26
Firewalls.com/Amy McLaughlin, CoSN

As the coronavirus pandemic wears on and back to school time is upon us, districts are facing decisions about reopening in person, offering virtual learning options, or doing both. To talk about the challenges of distance education including access, funding, student learning, and, of course, cybersecurity, we welcome Amy McLaughlin, Cybersecurity Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking – www.cosn.org. Amy discusses solutions some schools have come up with, why different age groups are better suited for virtual learning than others, why funding formulas are challenging, and her biggest concern with online education moving forward during COVID-19.

Our cybersecurity headlines segment includes some scary news about email vulnerabilities, a GandCrabber getting caught, and updates on the Twitter hack and WastedLocker ransomware stories from our previous episode.

Read along:

Decades-Old Email Flaws Could Let Attackers Mask Their Identities
https://www.wired.com/story/decades-old-email-flaws-could-let-attackers-mask-identities/

GandCrab ransomware hacker arrested in Belarus
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/08/04/gandcrab-ransomware-hacker-arrested-in-belarus/

Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not guilty
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/tampa-teenager-accused-twitter-hack-pleads-guilty-72168491

WastedLocker Ransomware abuses Windows feature to avoid detection
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wastedlocker-ransomware-abuses-windows-feature-to-evade-detection/

Get info on all things network security through our new, improved blog, https://firewalls.com/blog.

And please do reach out, as we want to hear from you. Suggest an episode topic, ask a question, or just say hi in a review, or by emailing podcast@firewalls.com. New episodes are out every other Wednesday, so subscribe/follow to ensure you get the latest first - and again, please rate and review.

Thanks for listening!

Show Notes Chapter Markers

As the coronavirus pandemic wears on and back to school time is upon us, districts are facing decisions about reopening in person, offering virtual learning options, or doing both. To talk about the challenges of distance education including access, funding, student learning, and, of course, cybersecurity, we welcome Amy McLaughlin, Cybersecurity Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking – www.cosn.org. Amy discusses solutions some schools have come up with, why different age groups are better suited for virtual learning than others, why funding formulas are challenging, and her biggest concern with online education moving forward during COVID-19.

Our cybersecurity headlines segment includes some scary news about email vulnerabilities, a GandCrabber getting caught, and updates on the Twitter hack and WastedLocker ransomware stories from our previous episode.

Read along:

Decades-Old Email Flaws Could Let Attackers Mask Their Identities
https://www.wired.com/story/decades-old-email-flaws-could-let-attackers-mask-identities/

GandCrab ransomware hacker arrested in Belarus
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/08/04/gandcrab-ransomware-hacker-arrested-in-belarus/

Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not guilty
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/tampa-teenager-accused-twitter-hack-pleads-guilty-72168491

WastedLocker Ransomware abuses Windows feature to avoid detection
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wastedlocker-ransomware-abuses-windows-feature-to-evade-detection/

Get info on all things network security through our new, improved blog, https://firewalls.com/blog.

And please do reach out, as we want to hear from you. Suggest an episode topic, ask a question, or just say hi in a review, or by emailing podcast@firewalls.com. New episodes are out every other Wednesday, so subscribe/follow to ensure you get the latest first - and again, please rate and review.

Thanks for listening!

Topic Intro - Virtual Learning
Interview - Amy McLaughlin, CoSN
Cybersecurity Headlines
Story 1 - Hidden Email Vulnerabilities
Story 2 - GandCrab Middle Man
Story 3A - Teen Twitter Mastermind
Story 3B - WastedLocker Ransomware
Episode Close