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Making USB Great Again

Audio Report: ISMG Editors Analyze the Latest Developments
Making USB Great Again

A report analyzing the development of a defense against attackers who exploit USB devices to hack into computers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.

In the report, you'll hear:

  • ISMG Security and Technology Managing Editor Jeremy Kirk explain how software known as USBFILTER could prevent USB devices from being used to load malware on computers;
  • DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz analyze research reports that contend the U.S. National Security Agency exploited Cisco VPNs for 11 years;
  • HealthcareInfoSecurity Executive Editor Marianne Kolbasuk McGee report on obstacles to achieving a national information exchange; and
  • An update on new research that predicts the cost of cybercrime will double in the next five years.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our Aug. 16 and Aug. 19 reports, which respectively analyze the mysterious increase in traffic that forced the Australian government to shutter a census website and the confusion surrounding the data dump by the mysterious group Shadow Brokers, and possible links to the U.S. National Security Agency and Russian intelligence. The next ISMG Security Report will be Friday, Aug. 26.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under the Creative Commons license.




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