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Every week on the pm73media, Matt Stephenson interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk, control friction, compliance, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.

Jun 28, 2021

Scott Scheferman: Is Ransomware about Money, Power or Leverage?

-- Photo credit: Huss Harden


When you lived on the wrong side of the law, information, however vague or apparently meaningless, was everything. It gave you leverage. And leverage was power

 -- Top Dog; 2014, written by Dougie Brimson


Ransomware is the biggest buzzword in the news right now, and rightfully so. You...

Jun 22, 2021


Seven Dirty Words


“The bad guys know they are bad guys—they are trying to pretend to be businesspeople… as long as you pretend with them that this is just a normal business transaction, it goes better.”

 -- Kurtis Minder; Fortune, 01 June 2021


If you have been reading about or watching news shows discussing ransomware,...

Jun 17, 2021

How at Risk Are Our Healthcare Networks?



Civilian hospitals organized to give care to the wounded and sick, the infirm and maternity cases, may in no circumstances be the object of attack, but shall at all times be respected and protected by the Parties to the conflict.

 -- Geneva Conventions; Article 18, Section...