I managed to constrain my rants this week, staying focused on the issue as Martin and I covered our usual range of material. I think we were in top form in the first part of the show where we focus on the economics of breaches and discussed loss numbers, vs. breach notification statistics.
Here are the show notes, and as usual the episode is here: Network Security Podcast, Episode 136, January 27, 2009 Time: 27:43
- Maine surveys banks to determine some of the losses associated with major data breaches. It isn’t a small number.
- Monster.com loses some data. They don’t tell us who’s data they loss, or how or why, but they definitely lost some stuff.
- The White House homeland security agenda. There’s a cyber section. Which is cool, because someone can at least spell cyber.
- Phishers change URLs. We’re not sure why this is news, but we use it as an excuse to talk about other, more important things.
- A man buys a used MP3 player in New Zealand, with personal info on US soldiers in Iraq. WTF? Maybe it was a Zune?
- Tonight’s Music: Mexicolas with Big in Japan