April 17, 2015 5:29 pm
September 10, 2013 — Many federal information technology professionals rely on best practices from the “usual” suspects — FISMA, FedRAMP, among others.
This week’s “Federal Tech Talk” takes a look at security from an “up-close-and-personal” perspective.
How does social media impact your security?
How can you connect social media with physical security?
Today’s guest is Dr. Terry Gudaitis.
She has a PhD. in psychology and worked for ten years for a three letter organization as a profiler.
After she left this organization in suburban Virginia, she worked for Cyveillance.
Today, Gudaitis has her own company — Mindstar Security.
She tells many stories that illustrate some security precautions.
For example, if you join FourSquare and let people know you are on vacation — this gives attackers knowledge that you are not at home.
Spear phishing is a technique where bad actors take a look at your social profile and send a person a “spoofed” mail revealing personal details.
The object of the attack may let down a guard and click on a link with malicious code.
Malware is now appearing in social media sites like Twitter.
Gudaitis reminds listeners to be wary of any direct messages – Twitter accounts can be spoofed easily and you can accidentally link to sites that are dangerous.
How the US Mint and NIST are perfecting the money-making process.