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Complaints about spam texts were up 146% last year. Now, the FCC wants to take action

Even as the federal government has worked to crack down on robocalls, scam texts have boomed in recent years, and that has captured growing attention inside the Federal Communications Commission. More than 47 billion spam texts have been [...]

2021-10-20T16:42:04+00:00October 20, 2021|

NSA to Pentagon: Lock Down Your Weapons Before Hackers Get to Them

The NSA wants the military to take cyber vulnerabilities seriously. Almost all American weapons, with the exception of small arms and crew-served weapons (like machine guns), include built-in computer systems. The computers add functionality, including fire control (correcting [...]

2021-10-14T14:28:48+00:00October 14, 2021|

Episode 18: Winn Schwartau – an infowar expert who was almost certainly the first to pave the path from rock-and-roll to cybersecurity

Winn Schwartau is a security, privacy, infowar, and cyber-terrorism expert who has been paving the way in cybersecurity since 1983. He is often referred to as the “Civilian Architect of Information Warfare” and is known for his straight-shooting, [...]

2021-10-08T11:25:27+00:00October 8, 2021|

The UCF C3 Team Wins the 2021 Raymond James Invitational CTF for the Fourth Time

Congratulations to the UCF C3 team! They won the 2021 Raymond James Invitational CTF on Saturday, October 2.  In addition to claiming the 1st Place trophy, team members will share the $10,000 Grand Prize. This is the fourth time [...]

2021-10-13T20:58:38+00:00October 4, 2021|

Episode 17: Charity Wright – a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst who is an expert on social media trolls and Super Mario

Charity Wright is a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at Recorded Future who specializes in Chinese threats and disinformation. Charity is a Super Mario-loving extrovert who utilizes her research and inferencing skills in both of her full-time jobs; threat [...]

2021-09-30T19:34:19+00:00September 27, 2021|

Episode 16: Dr. Greg Hall – a Corvette-driving Research Scientist who built his own video games because his dad knew that the Atari 800 was the beginning of the computer revolution

Dr. Greg Hall is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human-Machine Cognition and the University of West Florida. Dr. Hall is a Corvette-driving car lover who considers ALF to be one of the classics and has great [...]

2021-09-27T17:58:43+00:00September 27, 2021|

Episode 15: Dan Burke – a Cyber Practice Leader and natural optimist who believes every day is the best day

Dan Burke is the Cyber Practice Leader at Woodruff Sawyer, one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the US. Dan is a natural optimist and family man who believes every day is going to be [...]

2021-09-27T18:11:19+00:00September 27, 2021|

Episode 14: Phillip Tarrant — a SOC Technical Manager who builds things with keyboards and blowtorches and thrives when things go “fowl”

Phillip Tarrant is the SOC Technical Manager at Compuquip Cybersecurity who is passionate about many things in life, including his pet chickens, building things both with and without a keyboard, disconnecting in nature, and welcoming people into the [...]

2021-09-27T17:42:34+00:00September 27, 2021|

Episode 13: Rachel Tobac — an OSINT expert who credits much of her success to her improv comedy skills and her childhood mentor, Harriet the Spy

Rachel Tobac is the CEO and co-founder of Social Proof Security who hopes to one day work herself out of a job by improving education and awareness of social engineering attacks. In this episode, Rachel joins the No [...]

2021-09-27T17:31:30+00:00September 27, 2021|

Episode 12: Roger Grimes — a believer that the key to internet safety is simple, however, having an octopus as a pet is much more complex and scary

Roger Grimes is the defense-driven evangelist at KnowBe4 who confidently defines himself as the best in the world at defending against hackers. In this episode, Roger joins the No Password Required team to discuss how being a terrible [...]

2021-09-27T16:06:15+00:00September 27, 2021|
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