The Cyber Crime Lab Podcast

Andrew Anderson

The Cyber Crime Lab Podcast is a show about cybercrime and cybersecurity. We explore the changes coming for the cyber security space, what threats they bring, and what businesses can do when prevention isn’t enough. Host Andy Anderson is a cyber security specialist. He’ll interview experts in the field of cyber security and victims of cyberattacks, providing practical examples and solutions for these new and challenging times. read less
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How Threat Actors Are Getting Bigger and Badder
23-02-2023
How Threat Actors Are Getting Bigger and Badder
“Business email compromise” can often lead to much larger problems across the organisation because many people retain sensitive data in their emails. Someone who has seen this play out on multiple occasions is Violet Sullivan, VP of Client Engagement at Redpoint Cyber. Violet joins host Andy Anderson to talk about her observations. She draws on her experience teaching cybersecurity and privacy law as well as working as a practitioner for a forensics company. These include: - The fact that regulations alone can’t solve cybercrime — companies have to do their part in keeping abreast of a rapidly changing landscape.- Consider who your first call is when you are in trouble.- When trouble comes, the best response is to consider all options, don’t rule anything out.Violet Sullivan - https://www.linkedin.com/in/txcyberlawyer/Redpoint Cyber - https://www.linkedin.com/company/redpoint-cyber/The Cyber Crime Lab Podcast is brought to you by DataStream InsuranceWhen the worst happens, you want the best financial, legal, and technical support to get you back up and running again. With Cyber Insurance from DataStream, we offer the most comprehensive insurance coverage on the market alongside critical post-incident customer support — all for the price of a cup or two of coffee each day. Make DataStream part of your business continuity plans today. Book a meeting with us at datastreaminsurance.com#cybercrime #cyberattacks #cyberinsurance
Preparing an Organization for Cyberattacks
22-06-2022
Preparing an Organization for Cyberattacks
As ransomware and other cyberattacks become less frequently something that people only hear about on the news, and more often something that has touched them personally, the importance of being prepared for such attacks should be a big priority.   Someone who has been part of a team that has handled over 100 ransomware attacks is Stu Panensky, Partner at FisherBroyles LLP. He helps counsel firms through cybersecurity or data privacy events and that’s why he’s a perfect guest for the latest episode of The Cyber Crime Lab Podcast.   Host Andy Anderson starts the conversation by asking Stu about a “Christmas miracle” ransomware situation in which a threat actor had attacked a K-12 school district a few days before the Christmas vacation.   Andy and Stu go on to discuss: the importance of putting in a little extra effort in communicating with threat actors (you often see better results as a consequence)why an incident response plan is at the core of most successful outcomes in cybercrime scenarios (preparation means less scrambling when a given scenario materializes)the many stakeholders (and their complex relationships) that can be affected by a cyberattack Stu champions outsourcing parts of this process to trusted vendors, and advocates a “trust but verify” method with vendors, ensuring you know what’s in your agreement and what their obligations are in case of an attack. The Cyber Crime Lab Podcast is brought to you by DataStream Insurance When the worst happens, you want the best financial, legal, and technical support to get you back up and running again. With Cyber Insurance from DataStream, we offer the most comprehensive insurance coverage on the market alongside critical post-incident customer support — all for the price of a cup or two of coffee each day. Make DataStream part of your business continuity plans today. Book a meeting with us at datastreaminsurance.com
Disgruntled Former Employees Take Revenge
29-04-2022
Disgruntled Former Employees Take Revenge
While you might expect a vendor to always have your back (you are paying them, after all) that’s not something you should count on. In fact, it’s good business practice to expect that they might not have your back.   Two people who have learned this painful lesson are Patrick Kinsella and Armon Aghaie of 1Path. Patrick, Managing Director, and Armon, VP of Sales & Sales Engineering, join host Andy Anderson on The Cyber Crime Lab Podcast to share a story of a vendor who didn’t support them in their time of need, and how 1Path completely changed its business model as a result.    The episode begins with Patrick setting the scene: a Friday morning in which a very dispersed national workforce can’t log into their mobile devices to enable them to get paid nor allow the employer to bill clients. To make matters worse, the vendor refuses to assist in fixing the situation, claiming that it cannot be sure the end user, 1Path’s client, didn’t execute the action that led to the chaos in the first place.   Andy, Patrick, and Armon also discuss: - the process whereby the situation was eventually resolved - who the likely culprits were- how those culprits probably pulled it off   But, most importantly, you’ll hear how 1Path assessed how the situation had played out and committed to a more collaborative relationship with its customers to prevent situations like this from happening again in the future.  The Cyber Crime Lab Podcast is brought to you by DataStream Insurance When the worst happens, you want the best financial, legal, and technical support to get you back up and running again. With Cyber Insurance from DataStream, we offer the most comprehensive insurance coverage on the market alongside critical post-incident customer support — all for the price of a cup or two of coffee each day. Make DataStream part of your business continuity plans today. Book a meeting with us at datastreaminsurance.com
Surviving and Learning From the Kaseya Cyberattack
13-04-2022
Surviving and Learning From the Kaseya Cyberattack
While there are lots of articles about cyberattacks, it’s often hard to track down stories of those who had to help customers get back up and online after one happens.   One of those business owners who had to do just that when the Kaseya cyberattack hit is Jay Tipton, CEO and Owner of Technology Specialists, and our guest for this episode of The Cyber Crime Lab Podcast. Jay and his team have 50 clients on retainer and they had to clean over 500 workstations and 80 servers to get their clients up and running again.    The discussion begins with the events of the day of the cyberattack: where Jay was, what the early warning signs were, and what had to be done first, which included Jay going into his Network Operation Center (NOC) and pulling plugs from the wall and turning everything off.   We also discuss:   How team members and clients pitched in to helpFBI guidance on which clients should get priority The personal and professional impact of such an attack   What makes this episode especially interesting is Jay’s willingness to be vulnerable and share a lot of the challenges he had to go through with his team and what he learned.    The Cyber Crime Lab Podcast is brought to you by DataStream Insurance   When the worst happens, you want the best financial, legal, and technical support to get you back up and running again. With Cyber Insurance from DataStream, we offer the most comprehensive insurance coverage on the market alongside critical post-incident customer support — all for the price of a cup or two of coffee each day. Make DataStream part of your business continuity plans today. Book a meeting with us at datastreaminsurance.com