Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Cyber Threats in 2021

January 06, 2021 Firewalls.com Season 1 Episode 36
Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Cyber Threats in 2021
Chapters
0:56
Intro - Cyber Threats in 2021
1:52
Cybersecurity Predictions
21:07
CyberSecurity Headlines
21:21
Story 1 - FireEye/SolarWinds/Government Breach Update
27:36
Story 2 - Fear Factor
36:59
Story 3 - Swatting Doorbell Cams
43:23
Episode Close
Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Cyber Threats in 2021
Jan 06, 2021 Season 1 Episode 36
Firewalls.com

We like to look forward at Ping, even when the view isn’t always rosy. So for our first episode of 2021, we take a look at predictions by top security firms to give us an idea what to expect in network security for the coming year. After all, knowing is half the battle when it comes to preparation. Andrew and Kevin talk ransomware, AI-enhanced phishing, remote work related dangers, and more as we ring – or ping – in the new year.

Find predictions from WatchGuard: https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-resource-center/cyber-security-predictions-2021,
Sophos: https://www.sophos.com/en-us/press-office/press-releases/2020/11/sophos-threat-report-flags-ransomware.aspx,
Fortinet: https://www.fortinet.com/blog/threat-research/new-cybersecurity-threat-predictions-for-2021
and Barracuda: https://lp.barracuda.com/BEU-AMER-WBN-20210107-SAppSec-2021-applications-security-predictions_LP-Registration1.html.  

In our headlines segment, we follow up with the latest on the federal government/FireEye/SolarWinds/Russia hack, discuss why fear may not be the answer for cybersecure employees, and a new form of swatting using doorbell and security cameras.

See the stories:

SolarWinds hack may be much worse than originally feared

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/2/22210667/solarwinds-hack-worse-government-microsoft-cybersecurity

Why Companies Should Stop Scaring Employees About Cybersecurity

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-companies-should-stop-scaring-employees-about-cybersecurity-11607364000

FBI Warn Hackers are Using Hijacked Home Security Devices for ‘Swatting’

https://threatpost.com/fbi-warn-home-security-devices-swatting/162678/

Get info on all things network security through our 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 normally released every other Wednesday, so subscribe/follow to ensure you get the latest first - and again, please rate and review.

Thanks for listening and Happy New Year!

Show Notes Chapter Markers

We like to look forward at Ping, even when the view isn’t always rosy. So for our first episode of 2021, we take a look at predictions by top security firms to give us an idea what to expect in network security for the coming year. After all, knowing is half the battle when it comes to preparation. Andrew and Kevin talk ransomware, AI-enhanced phishing, remote work related dangers, and more as we ring – or ping – in the new year.

Find predictions from WatchGuard: https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-resource-center/cyber-security-predictions-2021,
Sophos: https://www.sophos.com/en-us/press-office/press-releases/2020/11/sophos-threat-report-flags-ransomware.aspx,
Fortinet: https://www.fortinet.com/blog/threat-research/new-cybersecurity-threat-predictions-for-2021
and Barracuda: https://lp.barracuda.com/BEU-AMER-WBN-20210107-SAppSec-2021-applications-security-predictions_LP-Registration1.html.  

In our headlines segment, we follow up with the latest on the federal government/FireEye/SolarWinds/Russia hack, discuss why fear may not be the answer for cybersecure employees, and a new form of swatting using doorbell and security cameras.

See the stories:

SolarWinds hack may be much worse than originally feared

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/2/22210667/solarwinds-hack-worse-government-microsoft-cybersecurity

Why Companies Should Stop Scaring Employees About Cybersecurity

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-companies-should-stop-scaring-employees-about-cybersecurity-11607364000

FBI Warn Hackers are Using Hijacked Home Security Devices for ‘Swatting’

https://threatpost.com/fbi-warn-home-security-devices-swatting/162678/

Get info on all things network security through our 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 normally released every other Wednesday, so subscribe/follow to ensure you get the latest first - and again, please rate and review.

Thanks for listening and Happy New Year!

Intro - Cyber Threats in 2021
Cybersecurity Predictions
CyberSecurity Headlines
Story 1 - FireEye/SolarWinds/Government Breach Update
Story 2 - Fear Factor
Story 3 - Swatting Doorbell Cams
Episode Close