Security Weekly News Episode #87 – December 08, 2020

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1. Amnesia:33, NSA, IoT, Trickbot, & Tim Mackey – 02:00 PM-02:30 PM

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This week, Dr. Doug talks Amnesia:33, the NSA, IoT Laws, Trickbot returns from the dead, & IRS tax ID Pins! Tim Mackey, Principal Security Strategist at Synopsys, joins us for Expert Commentary to discuss the impact of the supreme court taking up the case of how broad the CFAA is and its impact on security research!

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Tim Mackey

Tim Mackey –

Principal Security Strategist at Synopsys

Tim Mackey is a principal security strategist for the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center. As a security strategist, he applies his skills in distributed systems engineering, mission critical engineering, performance monitoring, large-scale data center operations, and global data privacy regulations to customer problems. An O’Reilly Media published author, Tim has also been covered in publications around the globe including Fortune, NBC News, Dark Reading, InfoSecurity Magazine, and The Straits Times.



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  3. The Return of Trickbot from beyond the grave
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  5. NSA warns of active exploits against Defense Sector VMWARE. – CVE-2020-4006
  6. Microsoft hasn’t blocked spoofed domain email attack yet.
  7. IRS will make Tax ID PIN available in January
  8. HR 1668, the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 signed into law
  9. Supreme Court heard first CFAA Case on Monday – What does unauthorized access mean anyway
  10. The Dark Web serves up Covid Vaccines