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The Calling the Tune podcast series features experts from the European Commission’s DG REGIO discussing and shedding light on novelties of the Common Provisions Regulation 2021. Similar to the role of a conductor guiding an orchestra, harmonising the instruments to one music sheet, our experts will walk you through the latest regulatory provisions with hands on advice and useful information tailored to help you set up financial instruments in the 2021-2027 programming period. See acast.com/p ...
 
The fi-compass Jam Sessions podcasts feature practitioners in financial instruments supported by European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) discussing and shedding light on the latest developments in the sector. As well as experts from the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, the podcasts will feature managing authorities, financial intermediaries and final recipients to highlight examples of good practice in ESIF financial instrument implementation. Just like a Jam Session ...
 
Have you ever thought about how Nature does such incredible work? In natural ecosystems, there is no waste, and everything is connected. Why didn’t businesses apply similar methods like nature in their processes? Imagine, if it would be a reality, then sustainability wouldn’t be a question anymore. In this podcast, I conducted interviews with entrepreneurs who shaped their businesses based on sustainability or the Blue Economy book written by Gunter Pauli and with researchers, professionals ...
 
This series of podcasts features experts who analyze the latest developments in the legal and policy world. The podcasts are in the form of monologues, podcast debates or panel discussions and vary in length. The Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers. We hope these broadcasts, like all of our programming, will serve to stimulate discussion and further exchange regarding important current legal is ...
 
Radio Ekonomika is a series of educational radio conversations on economic and financial issues, based on a critical reading of the press. A journalist specialised in economics and finance or an economist will introduce some important themes from the news, give some explanations and comments in non-technical language, then open the floor to the audience to comment and ask questions. The conversations take place either in English or French. Contact: DGT-RADIO@ec.europa.eu Music: W. A. Mozart, ...
 
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Colonial Pipeline shuts down some systems after a ransomware attack, disrupting refined petroleum product delivery in the Eastern US. We’ll check in with Sergio Caltagirone from Dragos for his analysis. Other ransomware attacks hit city and Tribal governments. Joint UK-US alert on SVR tactics issued, and the SVR may have changed its methods accordi…
 
Pierre-Emmanuel Guigo, Associate Professor Paris-Est Créteil, and László Andor, Secretary General of FEPS Pierre-Emmanuel Guigo, Associate Professor Paris-Est Créteil, and László Andor, Secretary General of FEPS, analyse the figure of François Mitterrand on the 40th anniversary of his first electoral victory. They discuss how the energy of the 1968…
 
Good security gets out of the way of users while getting in the way of adversaries. Passwords fail on both accounts. Users feel the pain of adhering to complex password policies. Adversaries simply copy, break, or brute-force their way in. Why, then, have we spent decades with passwords as the primary factor for authentication?From the very first t…
 
VP of Global Solutions Architecture at eSentire Tia Hopkins shares her career journey and talks about its beginnings in engineering and pivots into cybersecurity leadership. Tia shares how she liked to take things apart when she was young, including the brand new computer her mother bought her and how she was fascinated by all the pieces of it spre…
 
Guest Mike McLellan from Secureworks joins us to share his team's insights about SUPERNOVA and threat group attribution. Similarities between the SUPERNOVA activity and a previous compromise of the network suggest that SPIRAL was responsible for both intrusions and reveal information about the threat group. In late 2020, Secureworks® Counter Threat…
 
CISA outlines the FiveHands ransomware campaign. Circumstantial evidence suggests that some cybergangs are either controlled by or are doing contract work for Russian intelligence services. US Federal agencies turn their attention to software supply chain security. Scripps Health continues its recovery from cyberattack. Insecure home routers in the…
 
Jonathan Curry of Tax Notes recaps the tax provisions of President Biden’s American Families Plan and discusses with Dean Zerbe of Alliantgroup the finer details and its likelihood of passing Congress. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Yellen Leaves Door Open to Deficit-Financing Biden’s Big Plans Biden’s NII Tax Fix Destin…
 
Some possible insight into what a Chinese cyberespionage unit is up to. Hackathons, from Beijing to Washington (the one sponsored by Beijing developed an iPhone zero-day used against China’s Uyghurs). Panda Stealer is after crypto wallets. Microsoft's Kevin Magee reflects on lessons learned in the last year. Our own Rick Howard speaks with Todd Nei…
 
Thanks for tuning into another episode, this time featuring my artist friend, Jakob, and my shitty laptop mic because we were out of town. Art Discussed: David and Goliath, c late 1630s, Artemisia Gentileschi Susanna and the Elders, c 1610, Artemisia Gentileschi Susanna and the Elders, c 1621-1622, Anthony Van Dyck Susannah and the Elders, c 1620-1…
 
Ana Paula Zacarias, State Secretary for Europe in Portugal, and Dr. Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Director for Research and Training Just a few moments ahead of the Social Summit in Porto and long-awaited launch of the Conference of the Future of Europe, Ana Paula Zacarias, State Secretary for Europe in Portugal shares in a conversation with Dr. Ania Skrzype…
 
Belgium sustains a DDoS attack that knocks parliamentary sessions offline. New malware strains identified in phishing campaign. Threat actors look for ways of working around multi-factor authentication and open authentication. COVID-19 scams continue online, and attract law enforcement attention. Joe Carrigan describes a compromised password manage…
 
Pulse Secure patches its VPN, and CISA for one thinks you ought to apply those fixes. Apple has also patched two zero-days in its Webkit engine. Scripps Health recovers from what’s said to be a ransomware attack. Researchers describe Genesis, a criminal market for digital fingerprints. Ben Yelin described a grand jury subpoena for Signal user data.…
 
Possible data exposure at the Philippines’ Office of the Solicitor General. In the US, FISA surveillance targets dropped during 2020’s pandemic. The Babuk gang says it’s giving up encryption to concentrate on doxing. A new version of the Buer loader is out in the wild. Rick Howard looks at security in the energy sector. Betsy Carmelite from Booz Al…
 
CEO and co-founder of SafeGuard Cyber Jim Zufoletti shares his journey starting out as an intrepreneur and transformation into a serial entrepreneur in cybersecurity. Jim shares how he got his feet wet working for others as an intrepreneur and catching the entrepreneurial bug in the mid-90s. He has co-founded a number of companies starting with Fre…
 
Guest Jen Miller-Osborn from Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 joins Dave to discuss their 2021 Unit 42 Ransomware Threat Report, which highlights a surge in ransomware demands based on a global analysis of the threat landscape in 2020. To evaluate the current state of the ransomware threat landscape, the Unit 42 threat intelligence team and the Crypsis …
 
The US Government expands its investigation into Pulse Secure VPN compromises. Microsoft discloses its discovery of BadAlloc IoT and OT vulnerabilities. Someone’s distributing Purple Lambert spyware. Chinese intelligence services seem to be backdooring the Russian defense sector. Financially motivated criminals are exploiting SonicWall VPN vulnerab…
 
Enrolled agents Eva Rosenberg and Jeffrey Schneider share their experiences on communicating with the IRS during the coronavirus pandemic and how the agency can improve. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: IRS Remote Employees Mull Telework Despite Processing Backlogs IRS Backlogs to Last at Least Until Summer, Taxpayer Advoc…
 
An API bug may have exposed credit ratings. A study offers advice for the new anti-ransomware task forces emerging in the US and elsewhere. Israelis warned to keep their cyber-guard up on Quds Day next week. Russia says it would spot any US cyberattack before it hit. The US Congress considers establishing surge cyber response capacity. Dinah Davis …
 
Czech Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Jana Maláčová, and FEPS Secretary General László Andor Czech Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Jana Maláčová, and FEPS Secretary General László Andor exchange views about their expectations concerning the forthcoming Social Summit in Porto. They look back and assess the effectiveness of the social p…
 
Ghostwriter is back, and has moved its “chaos troops” against fresh targets in Poland and Germany. The Naikon APT has a new secondary backdoor. FluBot, temporarily inhibited by police raids, is back, and expanding its infection of Android devices across Europe. Microsoft is rethinking how much, and with whom, it wants to share vulnerability informa…
 
The EU spends enormous amounts to external consultants, sums that are increasing exponentially, while the institutions are continuously reducing their staff. Is the money well spent? Does it perhaps more harm than benefit for the taxpayers, because of various conflicts of interests? Wouldn’t it better to have done the tasks by internal staff? Many …
 
Omar and Daniel talk on Clubhouse about the (rather short-lived) European Super League (ESL). We discuss the fallout, the commercial implications, what the alternative UEFA Swiss model structure is likely to be and why the ESL question is unlikely to go-away any time soon. Omar is the Chief Intelligence Officer at 21st Club, working alongside clubs…
 
FBI, CISA, detail SVR cyber activities. Nine US Combatant Commands see declassification as an important tool in information warfare. A convergence of OPSEC and privacy? Apple fixes a significant Gatekeeper bypass flaw. Babuk ransomware hits DC police. A new twist in credential harvesting. Ben Yelin considers the FTCs stance on racially biased algor…
 
La département français a exécuté un travail d’Hercule en rédigeant le Guide de rédaction de la Commission. Ce n’est point une simple traduction du Commission Style Guide, mais un guide propre au français avec 12 règles d'or de la rédaction en français, 10 principes de rédaction claire et beaucoup d’autres choses.…
 
Zoom prankers deceive European members of parliament with a deepfake video call. A password manager is compromised. Europol took a good whack at Emotet yesterday, removing the botnet’s malware from infected machines. US response to the Holiday Bear campaign receives cautious good reviews. A cyberattack interferes with cancer treatments. Caleb Barlo…
 
Senior security researcher from Secureworks Marcelle Lee shares her career journey into cybersecurity and how she helps solve hard problems in her daily work. Marcelle came into cybersecurity not through any traditional path. She describes her route from a different field and starting in cyber at her local community college through a grant program.…
 
Proliferation of data continues to outstrip our ability to manage and secure data. The gap is growing and alarming,especially given the explosion of non-traditional smart devices generating, storing, and sharing information. As edge computing grows, more devices are generating and transmitting data than there are human beings walking the planet. Hi…
 
Guest Jason Passwaters of Intel 471 joins us to discuss his team's research into bulletproof hosting (BPH). The research team at Intel 471 defined what a typical BPH service offers and how these services can be stopped in order to limit the damage they have on enterprises, businesses and digital society itself. They examined some popular malware fa…
 
Ransomware operators begin timing their releases for more reputational damage. Another gang is equipping its ransomware with scripts to disable defenses, and yet another is now into stock shorting. The US Postal Inspection Service is apparently monitoring social media. GCHQ’s head warns of the dangers of becoming dependent on China’s technology. Jo…
 
World Bank Education Specialist Ekua Bentil speaks about leveraging blockchain in education, specifically within the Africa Centers of Excellence Project, with project partners Yaz El Hakim (VerifyEd), Saleh Iliyasu Maitala (IBM), and Jerry Kponyo (KNUST). The Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE) Project is a World Bank initiative in…
 
David Thompson of the National Council of Nonprofits talks about how tax policy affects tax-exempt organizations and tax issues on the nonprofit industry’s radar today. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: IRS Official Outlines Status of EO Examinations IRS Clarifies Reporting of Emergency Grants to College Students Lawmakers …
 
Agencies continue to respond to the Pulse Secure VPN vulnerabilities. Updates on the SolarWinds compromise show that it remains a threat, and that it was designed to escape detection and, especially, attribution. A cryptojacking botnet is exploiting vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Server instances. Facebook takes down two Palestinian groups distribut…
 
SonicWall zero-days are under active exploitation; mitigations are available. Pulse Secure VPN is also undergoing exploitation, probably by China, and mitigations are available here, too. The US begins work on shoring up power grid cybersecurity. Cyber ops rise with Russo-Ukrainian tension. The help desk at ISIS tells jihadists to stay away from Bi…
 
Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones, IPD Columbia University, and Dr David Rinaldi, FEPS Director of Studies and Policy Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones, IPD Columbia University, and Dr David Rinaldi, FEPS Director of Studies and Policy, exchange on the need of investment to deliver on structural transformation and the recovery. Professor Griffith-J…
 
Omar and Daniel talk on Clubhouse about the (rather short-lived) European Super League proposal. We discuss the sporting, practical, commercial and legal consequences of the move, what it means for football more generally and what actually happens next. Omar is the Chief Intelligence Officer at 21st Club, working alongside clubs, leagues and stakeh…
 
Update on the Codecov supply chain attack. The Babuk gang says they’ve debugged their decryptor. MI5 warns of “industrial scale” catphishing in LinkedIn. Positive Technologies responds to US sanctions. The US stands down the two Unified Coordination Groups it established to deal with the SolarWinds and Exchange Server compromises. Are all Five Eyes…
 
Another supply chain incident surfaces. The Natanz sabotage seems to have landed a punch, but not a knock-out blow against Iran’s nuclear program (and it appears to have been a bomb). China’s “big data” gangs and their place in the criminal economy. Tolerating (and protecting?) ransomware gangs in Russia? Betsy Carmelite looks at the intersection o…
 
Miguel Carrión, Funcas Europe analyst, talks to Carlos Carnicero Urabayen about Spain’s recovery plan - what we know so far, what’s missing and how it can contribute to help the Spanish economy recover from the COVID shock. Host: Carlos Carnicero Urabayen A project of Funcas Europe. Produced by Agenda Pública.…
 
The podcast is supported by football charity Football Aid. Football Aid is running a text to donate campaign with all proceeds going to support diabetes charities. Please text FOOTY to 70085 to donate £10 (UK only). Daniel and Ehsen Shah chat with tax accountant at Safferys Rhys Linnell about his experiences in the industry and the nuances around c…
 
CEO and Founder of Votiro Aviv Grafi shares his story from serving as a member of the IDF's intelligence forces to leading his own venture. Aviv says his service in the IDF shaped a lot of his thinking and problem solving. Following his military service, Aviv worked to gain more real world and business experience. Starting his own business as a pen…
 
Guest Deepen Desai joins Dave to talk about Zsaler's research "Return of the MINEBRIDGE RAT With New TTPs and Social Engineering Lures." In Jan 2021, Zscaler ThreatLabZ discovered new instances of the MINEBRIDGE remote-access Trojan (RAT) embedded in macro-based Word document files crafted to look like valid job resumes (CVs). Such lures are often …
 
The European Union expresses solidarity with the US over the SolarWinds incident. The UK joins the US in attributing the incident to Russia. Russia objects to US sanctions and hints strongly that it intends to retaliate. IBM discloses new cyber threats to the COVID-19 vaccine cold chain. Iran says Natanz is back in business. Kevin Magee from Micros…
 
Tax Notes reporters examine President Biden’s Made in America Tax Plan and the international tax framework by Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and their international impact. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Wyden Cheers New Treasury Pitch in OECD Global Tax Reform Talks Brady Lambastes Potential Tax Hikes…
 
Squid's done with overnights so I have my roommate back for this episode! Art discussed: Guernica, Pablo Picasso, 1937 Marked "Explicit" for: strong language and also war crimes??? Music: « Punky » from Bensound.com Support the show (http://cash.app/$danisaiz) Support the show (http://cash.app/$danisaiz)…
 
The US announces a broad range of retaliatory actions designed to “impose costs” on Russia for its recent actions in cyberspace, prominently including both the SolarWinds supply chain compromise and attempts to influence elections. More reports on the Natanz incident suggest that a buried bomb was remotely detonated. David Dufour from Webroot has a…
 
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