The ISDA Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News Podcast for Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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In Security News
From Business Insider
From hiding their mansions on Google Maps to building $500,000 panic rooms, rich people are sparing no expense to keep their lives private and secure
In an age of constant connection, some of the ultrarich are reeling in the flashiness in the name of safety.
“Privacy and safety are inextricably linked. There was a time when privacy concerns were primarily about financial loss, such as bank wire or credit-card fraud,” Gary Howlin, the senior vice president at Gavin de Becker & Associates, which provides executive protection for wealthy people including clients in the Supreme Court and the CIA, told Business Insider.
“Now, particularly with personal information readily available via the internet and social media sources, people are using what was once private information to learn where clients live — or information about their activities in order to seek personal encounters with them,” Howlin said.
In Cyber Security News
Newly Discovered Russian Hacking Tool Is Extra Sneaky
Russian hackers have a newly discovered tool in their arsenal to access your computer.
It’s a piece of malicious software dubbed “Cannon” by researchers at Palo Alto Networks, who wrote about the hacking tool in a blog post on Tuesday.
Once the malware is on your computer, it takes screenshots of your homepage and then uses your email account to send the images to the hackers—all without your knowledge. The Cannon software essentially becomes a spy camera living on your computer.
In Technology News
From Government Technology
Callyo’s i911 Gives Caller’s Location to First Responders
The police tech startup’s website aims to skirt outdated infrastructure that doesn’t give public safety professionals accurate location data. The technology can use cell phone GPS to help locate the caller.
Callyo, a startup that makes technology for public safety agencies, announced last month a free website where first responders can find accurate, real-time locations of 911 callers.
According to the product website, Callyo’s i911.com will allow qualified first responders to create a free account and begin finding nearby calls for service within minutes, provided those calls come from mobile devices. By signing in and entering the mobile number of an emergency caller, an i911 user may be able to see the precise location of the caller’s device automatically, or they’ll have the option to send a text asking for the caller’s consent to share their exact whereabouts with emergency services.
A news release said user data cannot be used for any non-emergency purpose, and only authorized first responders will have access to the user’s location.
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