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Podcast 1641 The Russians and the American Election Plus MiTechNews’ Next Big Step.

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Show Notes

Hour 1:  Russia is deep inside the American political process.

Richard StiennonRichard Stiennon is an internationally recognized expert on Cyber Security and published author. We asked him how deep the problem of Russian hacking went  in the American presidential race and some of the consequences of this blatant “meddling” in the choice of our next leader.  Some of his answers may surprise you and the depth to which the Russians have penetrated the American political machine.  As Vladimir Putin (pictured above) boasted, “It’s bigger than Watergate!” referring to the email leads from the Clinton campaign that the Russians have appeared to have engineered with …

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Is Russia Poised to Retaliate Against Sanctions With Cyber Attacks?


August 7, 2014 By Richard Stiennon

Way last April, a time when the world seemed a more peaceful place, Leon Panetta and Richard Clarke were quotedwarning of impending Russian cyber attacks in the wake of an escalating response from the West to Russia’s intransigence in the Ukraine.

While there have certainly been a spate of defacements that are two sided and confusing to sort out during this burgeoning conflict, there has been nothing as dramatic as the Estonia ’07, or Georgia ’08 attacks.

But things have changed. In the wake of the downing of passenger jet MH17 the European Union and United States have come together to impose combined economic sanctions against Russia. According to the New York Times thesanctions include “the closing of European capital markets to Russian state banks, an embargo on new weapons sales and the transfer of sophisticated oil drilling technology.”

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Podcast 1432 August 9, 2014: Richard Stiennon Black Hat Report & Nicole Johnson Cisco Security Expert

Show Notes:

Due to sudden illness, Cindy Pasky will not be on this show but will be with us in the future.


Unmasking the 1.2 Billion User Russian Hack Hoax

Richard Stiennon is a noted expert in Internet Security who attended the Black Hat Security Conference this past week.  Richard’s extensive history in digital security has made him a sought after consultant to governments and corporations around the globe.  He feels the bigger story is: Is Russia Poised to Retaliate Against Recent Sanctions with Cyber War?

 Cyber Security Expert Questions 1.2 Billion Stolen Identities Story 

Click Here to Listen to Richard Stiennon Debunk 1.2 Billion Hacked IDs

Click Here to Listen to Stiennon and Johnson Russian Potential Cyber Attack

 Nicole Johnson: Cisco Security Expert

Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson has been a Systems Engineer and has worked across business units within Cisco for over 8 years.  Her experience ranges from Security Consulting to Technical Marketing for Learning and Development. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Davenport University and Lansing Community College. Nicole is also a leader in the community with technology oriented non-profit and learning organizations. Recently she won the mentee of the year award from MCWT for working

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Russian Super Hack Nets Over 1 Billion Records

A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.

The records, discovered by Hold Security, a firm in Milwaukee, include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites, including household names, and small Internet sites. Hold Security has a history of uncovering significant hacks, including the theft last year of tens of millions of records from Adobe Systems.

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6 More Retailers Attacked Like Target

Jeremy Kirk, PC World Jan. 18, 2014

Cybercriminals have stolen payment card data from six more U.S. retailers using similar point-of-sale malware that compromised Target, a computer crime intelligence company said Friday.

The conclusion comes from a study of members-only forums where cybercriminalsbuy and sell data and malicious software tools, said Dan Clements, president of IntelCrawler, which conducted the analysis.

The retailers have not been publicly named, but IntelCrawler is providing technical information related to the breaches to law enforcement, Clements said in a telephone interview Friday.

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