Will NSA's Rob Joyce Be Trump's Top Cybersecurity Adviser?Also, Cybercriminal Ties to Russian Intelligence; Zero-Day Lifespan
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a profile of Rob Joyce, the National Security Agency operative who is reportedly under consideration to be President Donald Trump's top cybersecurity adviser.
In the Security Report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):
- Joyce, the chief of NSA's Tailored Access Operations, describe how the agency knows more about the foreign systems it hacks than those who built and maintain them;
- DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz explain the link between cybercriminals and Russian intelligence service; and
- ISMG Security and Technology Managing Editor Jeremy Kirk describe a Rand Corp. report on the multiyear threat posed by zero-day vulnerabilities.
The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Check out our March 7 and March 10 reports that respectively analyze the return of the Crypt0L0cker ransomware and the WikiLeaks release of thousands of documents that appear to lay open in detail the CIA's computer hacking techniques.
The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, March 17.