Lessons in Infosec (with Tracy Z. Maleeff)
Advanced Persistent Security Podcast
Guest: Tracy Z. Maleeff
September 12, 2016
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Lessons in Infosec (with Tracy Z. Maleeff) Show Notes
I introduced Tracy and she discussed her background and entry into Information Security (Infosec). She informed us about how what’s known as “Google Hacking” is actually an advanced research technique that librarians have used for a long time. We then transitioned into talking about training and breaking down the barriers to entry in Information Security. She told a story about someone she knows who had great concern about paying with debit cards in restaurants, but had no qualms using open Wi-Fi in a public place. We briefly talked about “Evil Twins” and general awareness.
We discussed more of the misinformation believed by people not in the Infosec industry. In another story, Tracy told about the time she met someone who believed that companies with open Wi-Fi are obligated to ensure safety and security of those who connect to it….and Joe nearly had a heart attack! We also talked about the motivations behind attacks. We advocated using the TV show “Mr. Robot” as a tool to help people understand the attacks that can be perpetrated by hackers as a part of an awareness program.
We described the upcoming Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October and the opportunities it offers train the communities around us. Tracy mentioned StaySafeOnline.org as a resource for awareness training. We further discussed open Wi-Fi. We also discussed a general evaluation of ways to stay secure in connecting to the internet while traveling, as well as the Opera browser’s new VPN service. We were not sure about the quality of it, but at the time of discussion, it seemed like a viable option over using no VPN at all.
Tracy is an independent information professional providing research and social media consulting, with a focus on information security. She is a frequent presenter about best practices of data mining from social media, professional networking, and introduction to information security topics. Tracy has 15 years of experience as a librarian in academia, corporate, and law firm industries and earned a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the Principal of Sherpa Intelligence LLC – your guide up a mountain of information.
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