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Unconventional Risk Vectors

Each episode we’re going to be talking about information security and technology security issues that matter to business, not just the technologists. Our theme this episode is unconventional risk vectors – risks you might not normally consider, but that could be something to look out for.

In this episode we catch up on the three major security conferences in Vegas that happened earlier this month: BlackHat, DEF CON and BSidesLV. There were some interesting talks there, including research done on the computer systems that actually control your cars, medical devices and a hack that can get access to your mobile phone just by plugging it into a charger. We also talk about the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) takeover of Twitter and New York Times, research on USB modems, fundamental flaws in Android, the “internet of things” and paper-based data breaches.