SecurityWise Tech

SecurityWise Tech
SecurityWise Tech is a weekly podcast about technology with a focus on security where I explain how things work and help you increase your security posture.

17. Cookies, Site Tracking & Private Browsing
Aug 21 • 14 min
Our devices track us in so many ways but one of the most popular and simple to control is website cookies. This week is all about cookies, tracking and how to control your level of privacy.
16. URLs & Secure Connections (HTTPS)
Aug 14 • 15 min
HTTP, HTTPS , URL… What is a secure connection and what do all those letters mean? This week I explain these concepts and what they mean (and don’t mean) for your online security.
15. App Stores, Sideloading, Jailbreaking & Rooting
Aug 7 • 16 min
This week, an update on humans listening to our digital assistant requests and all about app stores, sideloading, jailbreaking and rooting.
Jul 31 • 20 min
Companies collect huge amounts of data on us and many times this data is sold or used against us. This week is all about how this information is collected and why we should care.
13. Face Data Collecting & Deepfakes
Jul 24 • 16 min
From the 10 year challenge to FaceApp, companies continue to gather facial and aging data of billions of people who willingly hand it over for free. Why do these companies and governments want it and what could they do with it?
12. Recent Digital Assistant Happenings
Jul 17 • 18 min
A lot has happened since last weeks episode on smart speakers that sheds more light on the topic of digital assistants. This week covers those updates and some tips to protect yourself.
11. Smart Speakers
Jul 10 • 20 min
Smart speakers are popular and can offer a lot of fun features but there are also some downsides. This episode covers how these devices work and some privacy and security considerations.
10. All About VPNs
Jul 3 • 17 min
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) can be a powerful tool to maintain privacy online but there are some things to consider when choosing one. This week I discuss how VPNs work, when to use one and considerations when choosing a provider.
9. The Girl And The Snake
Jun 26 • 19 min
Companies say and do many different things but how do we know what their motivations really are? In this episode I explore the true nature of the companies behind the 5 FAANG stocks.
8. “Hacker” Is Not A Four Letter Word (With Collin Montenegro)
Jun 19 • 23 min
The word “Hacker” might be a bad word to some but there are different sides to the hacker community. In this episode I talk with a cybersecurity analyst and ethical hacker about the white hat hacker community and how they help protect us all.
7. Two-Factor & Multi-Factor Authentication
Jun 12 • 18 min
One of the best methods of authentication these days is called multi-factor authentication (MFA), also known as two-factor authentication (2FA). This week I explain the different types and how they work.
6. Apple Just Raised The Privacy & Security Bar For Everyone
Jun 5 • 19 min
Apple announced some major privacy and security enhancements to new and existing products that will change the security landscape for all of us. In this episode I explain how they work and why they are so important to all of our security.
5. Scam Emails & Texts AKA Phishing & Smishing
May 29 • 19 min
This week we wrap up talking about phishing scams by covering emails and text messages.
4. Scam Phone Calls AKA Vishing
May 22 • 19 min
This week is all about phone scams, robocalls & vishing.
3. Passwords, Ugh
May 15 • 17 min
Passwords can be a painful topic for many of us. This week I offer some solutions to help ease the pain and I share some rules I like to follow. I also offer a glimpse of hope in the future of authentication.
2. Patches & Updates
May 8 • 12 min
Why do software patches and updates come out so often and how important are they really?
1. Why Are Hacks So Common?
May 1 • 20 min
It seems like we hear about more hacks and data breaches every day. In this episode I answer the question “Why does everything get hacked all the time?”.