Wed, 25 March 2020
Hello everyone! Hopefully you are practicing social distancing and staying sane while working. For the 135th edition of this week’s Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I continue our quest to bring positive vibes to your remote workday.
This week, we sit down with Kristina Branchugova of the brand team at Kaspersky. While she may work on the brand side of things, Kristina has a very interesting hobby outside of the office – gaming.
During our chat, we discuss everything from why I keep breaking brand guidelines to joining a World of Warcraft Guild to the future.
Wed, 18 March 2020
For the 134th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I take a break from our regular schedule program.
As everyone knows, Covid-19 has turned the world on its head. Now, many of you probably don’t know, but Dave and I are close to 100% remote when we work. On this episode, we discuss our setups as well as some best practices that we have worked out for our working lives whilst remote.
As the workforce moves to being more remote for at least the foreseeable future, security is something that is top of our mind. To help you work securely, Dave sat down with David Emm from Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis team to discuss best practices. On the news front, for job seekers out there, companies are now hosting interviews remote.
Thu, 12 March 2020
For the 133rd edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, we set clear boundaries of what Dave and I are not experts on. Spoiler: it is a pretty large list.
To kick things off, we look at the digital impact of the Corona virus (AKA Covid-19). Like many major world events, cybercriminals are using this as a platform for illicit gains. Be careful what you click on friends.
From there, we hop into a story about the tables being turned on a scam call center in India. Now, there is questionable legality to the actions taken, but is still somewhat rewarding for those of us who have been spam called by one of these centers. The third story crosses the pond to the US, where we discuss facial recognition and the protests against it within the country’s higher education community. Cambridge Analytica also comes back to the surface, but this time in Australia and the potential fines that Facebook faces. We head back to the US for a look at some private information being leaked by Comcast Xfinity before we close out looking at some sensitive data found by a dog walker.
Wed, 4 March 2020
To kick off the 132nd edition of the Kaspersky Podcast, Dave and I discuss an IoT issue for pet owners.
Owners of the Gen2 feeders, saw that there feeders stopped working, and in one case a guy’s pets not being fed for a week. So, questionable pet parenting aside, this begs the question of why they need to be online - as is our often IoT question.
The second story takes us to the land down under where Facebook is being called upon to ban links to the Pirate Bay as they may contain malware and endanger users. We then head to Britain where MI5 is beating the drum to weaken encryption once again. In an interesting twist of fate, our fourth story discusses how the EU Commission is asking their staff to start using Signal, because of their strong encryption. We take a break from the news to shed some light onto Kaspersky’s blockchain voting offering, Polys. To end this week’s episode, we head back to Europe, where the free Wi-Fi on UK rail stations suffered a bit of a breach.