Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast

'Twas the Hack Before Christmas

December 16, 2020 Firewalls.com Season 1 Episode 35
Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast
'Twas the Hack Before Christmas
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Here at Ping, we like to celebrate the holiday season by sharing stories. And since we’re in the network security business, they tend to have a bit of an unusual twist. Last year, we presented a CyberSecurity Christmas Carol (check it out here: https://www.firewalls.com/blog/cybersecurity-christmas-carol-ping-podcast-episode-9). And this Christmas, we offer a twist on another classic tale. Gather ‘round as we recite the holiday poem, ‘Twas the Hack Before Christmas.

In our headlines segment, Andrew & Kevin discuss some pretty major cyber stories, including a federal government hack, concerns about COVID-19 vaccine cybersecurity, and a Google outage that stopped the world briefly.

See the stories:

US agencies hacked in months-long global cyber-spying campaign

https://apnews.com/article/us-agencies-hacked-global-cyberspying-e8a2e819f7cc6982f6a72f8c85209b72 

Hackers threaten to disrupt COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/528852-hackers-threaten-to-disrupt-covid-19-vaccine-supply-chain

Google: Here's what caused our big global outage

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-heres-what-caused-our-big-global-outage/

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Thanks for listening and Happy Holidays!

Topic Intro - Holiday Traditions
'Twas the Hack Before Christmas
CyberSecurity Headlines
Story 1 - FireEye/SolarWinds/Government Breach
Story 2 - Covid-19 Vaccine Cybersecurity
Story 3 - Google Down
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