The Insider Threat Podcast Episode 6 – Threat Intelligence, IoT, and Friendly Fire

This week’s episode is about IoT as an insider threat, the potentially high costs of the human factor in our organizations, Recorded Future Threat Intelligence, and more!

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Show Notes
Welcome back! This is episode 6 of The Insider Threat podcast, for the week of June 19th, 2017. Again, thank you for sending me your stories and please continue to do so
Happy Father’s Day! Take some time away from your worries about insider threat to spend with your children or father (or both).
Infosec Question of the Week
The question last week was “Guido van Rossum was born in the Netherlands, worked for several international tech organizations, and now works for Dropbox. While all these are great fetes, what is he most famous for?”
The answer was “the Python programming language”. The hashtag for last week’s question was a hint for the answer, as CherryPy is a minimalist Python web framework.
Congratulations to:
Sophia from Fresno
Kaden from Colorado Springs
Lorenzo from San Marino
And John from Aurora for getting the correct answer.
Question for this week: “Robert T. Morris, who was a computer science student at Cornell University and later became a tenured professor at MIT, is said to have launched the Cybersecurity industry when he developed and released this.”
Send your response to Be sure to include your first name, location, and the hashtag “ARPANET”.
Articles covered in this episode:
Sean Coughlan from BBC – Top university under “ransomware” cyber-attack
Roland Moore-Colyer at – Darktrace: IoT Is Another Insider Cyber Security Threat To Consider
Internet of Things Podcast by Stacey Higginbotham –
Karla Jo Helms at PRWeb – Insiders Often Responsible for $388B Annual Cost of Cyber Security Breaches
Christine Hall at – Protecting Against ‘Friendly Fire’ Security Risks
Max Metzger from SC Magazine – InfoSec 2017: Dark web and economic downturns fueling insider threats
Threat Actor Profile: Eastern European Coders, Crackers, and Hackers
Vendors covered in this episode
Thought of the week
Desmond Tutu said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
Closing and contact information
Thank you for listening to episode 6 of The Insider Threat podcast. Please remember to subscribe and review in your favorite podcast app, and also share with everyone you know! Those reviews are key to building this out and improving for later episodes, so please feel free to leave suggestions.
You can contact me on twitter @stevehigdon or email me at Please also consider joining our community and discussions at That is where you will also find the show notes for this and all other episodes going forward, as well as links to the topics we’ve covered.

Thanks again and I’ll see you folks next time!

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