Q1 2017 is the official Cybersecurity Ventures video channel and media partner for the 2-Minute Cybersecurity Briefings — a Video Blog series with our Host Scott Schober.


Introducing CNBCYBER and Our Host Scott Schober, Filming at Zero Day Studios just outside of New York City

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Steve Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

Menlo Park, Calif. – Feb. 10, 2016

Cybersecurity Ventures is excited to bring our readers a new Video Blog series produced and hosted by Scott Schober, author of the popular book Hacked Again.

Each 2-Minute Cybersecurity Briefing covers a company, product, person, book, event, or other topic. Tune into Scott’s latest every week — and you’ll learn a lot in just a couple of minutes.

If your company has an interesting idea for a 2-Minute video, then contact us here.


Massive IoT botnet DDoS attack takes down Twitter, Netflix, The New York Times, and Krebs On Security

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– The Editors at Cybersecurity Ventures

Our host Scott Schober goes into some details on the massive IoT botnet DDoS attack on the Internet and why that was just the beginning. He also provides some basic cybersecurity tips for all of our IoT devices.

Mirai (Japanese for “the future”, 未来) is malware that turns computer systems running Linux into remotely controlled “bots”, that can be used as part of a botnet in large-scale network attacks. Mirai infected thousands of IoT devices around the world. Twitter, Netflix and The New York Times went down.

Brian Krebs’ popular Krebs on Security website — hosted by Akamai — was also attacked and taken offline by the Mirai hostileware. Krebs got back up and running with the help of Google’s Project Shield.

Scott shares simple steps to protect yourself from a botnet attack. Without vigilance it will make this past attack seem like a pony ride.

Watch the video here.


2-Minute Cybersecurity Briefings keep you on the cutting edge of cyber

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Scott Schober, Host of 2-Minute Cybersecurity Briefings

Facebook Admits to Buying Stolen Passwords On Dark Web — Scott discusses Facebook’s practice of buying stolen passwords from hackers on the Dark Web. How does that help keep Facebook users safe?

Are All Bug Bounties Created Equal? — Scott discusses the rise in malware bug bounties and their asscoiated costs to companies like United Airlines, Google and Apple.

Which Paper Shredders Are Best For Cybersecurity? — Scott discusses various paper shredding (strip, cross, micro) methods and why they are an important part of your cybersecurity best practices.

What is the Most Secure Messaging App? — Squealock App Review — Scott discusses the security features of Squealock, a new messaging app for iOS and Andorid, and compares it to other competing messaging apps such as Dust and WhatsApp.

Yahacked! Are you safe from the biggest hack in history? — Scott discusses the huge Yahoo hack affecting 500 million accounts and tips for Yahoo users and anyone else to stay safe on the internet.

Can Pokemon Go and Security Co-Exist? — Scott discusses Pokemon Go privacy and safety issues in the wake of the biggest online game launch ever.

Google’s Big Encryption Gamble Revealed At Google I/O — Scott discusses Google’s default encryption (OFF) policies that played out during their new product announcements at this year’s Google I/O conference.

Federal Ruling Against Stingray Surveillance Favors Privacy — Scott details the controversial use of Stingrays and Dirtboxes by government agencies like the NSA and how a federal judge has put limits to appease privacy advocates.


Cybersecurity books we’ve read, and you should too

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Scott Schober, Host of 2-Minute Cybersecurity Briefings

Does Future Crimes by Marc Goodman live up to its name? — Scott reviews Future Crimes by Marc Goodman. Find out how many stars he gives it.

Ghost In The Wires (by Kevin Mitnick) Book Review — CyberSecurity Expert, Scott Schober, reviews Kevin Mitnick’s book entitled Ghost In The Wires.

Spam Nation by Brian Krebs – An author himself, Scott reviews Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime―from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door, written by a top investigative journalist.

Next up… Scott reviews ‘David & Goliath’ by Bruce Schneier and ‘Swiped’ by Adam Levin.

Scott Schober is the President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a leading provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions. He is also a cybersecurity inventor, media personality, author and speaker.

Stay tuned for the Q2 2017 edition of the 2-Minute Cybersecurity Briefings.

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