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Jul 1, 2019

Craig is on with Jack Heath this Monday morning. I spoke with Jack about the importance of getting back to the basics of cybersecurity and why it is so important.  We also discussed the necessity in regard to some of the political happenings around the world in re the Iranians and Russians.

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

Airing date: 07/01/2019

Getting back to basics and Iranian and Russian Hacking

Craig Peterson
Hey, good morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. We are getting ready for our security summer summit. It's going to be multiple times a week, twice a week you can attend the live broadcast, or you can also go ahead and get yourself a golden ticket if you'd like to, to be able to go through it all at your schedule.

This summer, we are getting back to the brass tacks, the basics of what you need to do, we're going to tell you all of the basics. And that's what the security summers summit is all about. Make sure you keep an eye out for that announcement or send an email to me at Craig Peterson dot com if you're interested in participating. As I said, it is free. I get concerned about people who don't have the money and are, you know, really need help.

Man, it seems like everybody needs this in my 30 years of doing computer security stuff, I have never been in a business where we did an audit, or we took over their IT or their security that did not have security problems, no matter what, No matter how good their people supposedly were. I know there are smaller companies out there that can't afford to pay for one of my more prominent courses. So this is free. Now you can upgrade right if you want to, but the content will be free. I want to help everybody out, I want to make this affordable, and affordable equals free. However, we are going to make it available, as well via the golden ticket so that if you want to get the whole security summer and keep a copy, you can. The security summer information is going away right as soon as the summer's over and we're only leaving the individual classes up for a week. So once the summer's over, it'll just be gone unless you upgrade to the golden ticket. But you have a week to watch each one of these videos. And I think it's important to, to watch them and to pay attention. And I'm doing the one-week thing because if there is no motivation, we have so many things going on, that will say hey, listen, I'll do this in three weeks, I'll do it at the end of the summer, I'll have time in September. And it never gets done. However, this is one of the most critical things you can do for your family and your business. If you get breached, man, oh man and not just hacked, but you get one of these new zero-day attacks. Or maybe it's something like Equifax had, the patches have been out for more than six months, and they hadn't done the updates they needed to do. Any of those things can cause great heartache on your part. If your business you might be put you out of business. We've got some new statistics will be talking about coming out of some further studies showing how things have gotten worse, but how it will affect you. So all of that's part of our security summer, it's going to be free. Send email to me at Craig Peterson dot com. We'll have a sign up ready, pretty shortly, probably next week for you and I'll give you that link. If you want to kind of poke around, it's going to be at security How's that for simple, right? It's not there yet. But we're putting it up. It's going to be me teaching a lot of this stuff. We're going to have a few guest people on talking about things talking about their hardware and software and how it works so that you can make some informed decisions about what you might want to use. Security Summer That's where it'll be. Anyhow, here we go.

This morning, I was on with Mr. Jack Heath. And as usual, we talked about a couple of different things, including a big security alert came up from the NSA this week. And I went off at a bit of a tangent too, because I thought it was necessary. So here we go with Jack.

Jack Heath
All right, Craig Peterson on Tech Talk guy on this Monday morning. And Craig. Good morning. How are you?

Craig Peterson
Hey, good morning doing well.

Jack Heath
Good. What's, what do we have this morning on our tech talk side? You always tell us how to avoid being
victims of scam or spam, or you name it.

Craig Peterson
Yeah, precisely and per usual a lot is going on out there. Well, you might remember about 18 months ago, the world one of the worst attacks ever hit the world. It brought down significant corporations, government offices a terrible thing. Well, we've got some significant warnings out there right now. Even the NSA has stepped in and been providing some additional notices. I want to warn everybody I know this sounds like a broken record. Right? Make sure you're patched up. But we have something even newer. Iran has been in the news, of course, a lot recently. We just had a break in that was attributed to the Iranians, their bad tech guys, their hacker groups, and the Iranian tools ended up getting released. Now you might remember back a little while when someone stole the NSA tools and released them for hacking as well. And you might think that these incidences are dropping off Jack. But they are accelerating. We're getting more and more government involved now, as well as organized crime hacking each other. Then we had just over the weekend, President Trump coming out and talking about the New York Times, saying that what they did was traitorous when they came out and said that we the United States hacking Russian power plant, and been putting malware into them. This whole thing is getting crazy. But it's just the very beginning. Jack.

Jack Heath
Yeah, there's been some reports over the weekend on that. And of course, you know, I this again, it seems that we're not going to be able to, you know, I don't see how you can stop it. Speaking of the power grid, I'm not saying it was any malware but in Argentina, the 10s of millions of people without power in the in the dark because of a problem with their grid. Such scary stuff. All right, Craig, anything else before we let you get on with your Monday?

Craig Peterson
Well, I want to say to everybody, get back-back to the brass tacks here. That's what matters. Get back to the basics. Make sure you're patching, make sure you're up to date, that's going to help protect you. But we got some cool stuff going on as well.

There is some more news about the autonomous systems that are out there. And I've got a couple of articles about that up on my website as well like Craig Peterson dot com.

Jack Heath
Craig, thanks for the Tech Talk check-in. Thank you, Craig Peterson.

Craig Peterson
Take care, Jack

Craig Peterson
All right, everybody, it is not up yet. It will be up soon. But you can always email me at Craig Peterson dot com, we'll make sure you find out about this. Again, utterly free training this summer. You can upgrade and get the whole summit if you want to keep it, as well. It's available for free because I want to get this information out to as many people as we possibly can. Because it's that important. Yes, it is. So security summer is where it will be it's not there yet. We just man. Busy year. Take care, everybody. Be back tomorrow.



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