An update on untangling the confusion surrounding the data dump by the mysterious group Shadow Brokers, and possible links to the U.S. National Security Agency and Russian intelligence, lead the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
In the report (click player beneath above image to listen), you'll hear:
- ISMG Security and Technology Managing Editor Jeremy Kirk unravel the various elements of the intriguing saga about Shadow Brokers and the Equation Group;
- DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz evaluate a new anti-ransomware tool;
- BankInfoSecurity Executive Editor Tracy Kitten reflect on advances made by the PCI Security Standards Council as its 10th anniversary approaches;
- An update on why the Social Security Administration backed away from requiring two-factor authentication for those logging into My Social Security accounts.
The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our Aug. 12 and Aug. 16 reports, which respectively analyze threats posed by Russian hackers and the mysterious increase in traffic that forced the Australian government to shutter a census website. The next ISMG Security Report will be Tuesday, Aug. 23.