We’re in celebratory mood as we celebrate our 200th episode, but there’s still time to discuss Fatima the ballerina who the UK government wants to become a cybersecurity expert, why women are quitting the tech industry, and a smartwatch which might be putting your kids at risk.
Plus don’t miss our featured interview with Mimecast’s Michael Madon.
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.
Maria Varmazis – @mvarmazis
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- Fury over Government campaign suggesting ballet dancer could retrain in cyber security — London Evening Standard.
- Dying swan or lame duck? Why 'Fatima' the ballerina's next job was tripping up the government — The Guardian.
- "For those worried about Fatima she’s almost certainly not called Fatima and almost certainly will never work in cyber. The image is from a US photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia." — Ciaran Jenkins on Twitter.
- The Vocabularist: How we use the word cyber — BBC News.
- Resetting Tech Culture: 5 strategies to keep women in tech (PDF) — Accenture and Girls Who Code.
- Exposing covert surveillance backdoors in children’s smartwatches — Mnemonic.
- Undocumented backdoor that covertly takes snapshots found in kids’ smartwatch — Ars Technica.
- Introducing the Xplora GO — YouTube.
- Commerce Department to Add Two Dozen Chinese Companies with Ties to WMD and Military Activities to the Entity List — U.S. Department of Commerce.
- Skribbl — Free Multiplayer Drawing & Guessing Game.
- Hades — Super Giant Games.
- Sticky Pickles — A new podcast by Carole Theriault and Anna Brading.
- Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
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