TechTalk - Online Safety


Discussing and understanding cybersecurity issues with cybersecurity expert and PC Matic CEO, Rob Cheng
JUNE 14, 2024

Microsoft's Lack of Security, Secure by Design, Artificial Intelligence

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss Microsoft, CISA's Secure by Design and AI.
MAY 31, 2024

Lies My Government Told Me

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the book Lies My Government Told Me and mistakes made during the pandemic.
MARCH 8, 2024

Increased Energy Usage, AI Scams

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the increase in energy usage from data centers and the rise of AI scams.
JANUARY 13, 2024

Recent Cyber Attacks and Government Surveillance

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the recent cyber attacks in Dallas and the UK and the increasing amount of government surveillance.
DECEMBER 29, 2023

Chinese Tech, TikTok and Artificial Intelligence

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway chat about TikTok, technology made in China and artificial intelligence (AI).
DECEMBER 1, 2023

US water facility breached via exposed PLCs, Okta cyber breach

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss hackers breaching a US water facility via exposed passwords for programmable logic controllers and Okta being breached again.
NOVEMBER 3, 2023

6 Essential Cybersecurity Steps

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss six essential cybersecurity steps every person and business should take to minimize risk.
OCTOBER 20, 2023

2023 Cyber Attacks, DDOS Attacks

Rob Cheng and Nick discuss the impact from the largest cyber attacks of 2023, including MOVEit and botnet distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks.
OCTOBER 6, 2023

Unreported Cyber Attacks, WebP Vulnerability, 23andMe, Clorox

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss WebP image vulnerability, the recent cyber attacks on 23andMe and Clorox, and compromised information on the Dark Web.

iOS Pegasus Exploit, Tech Regulations

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the Pegasus zero day vulnerability on iPhones and iPads and more.
AUGUST 25, 2023

Botnets and IOT Devices

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss how botnets work and their growing power due to the increase in IOT devices.
JULY 14, 2023

Hacked Government Outlook Accounts, Allowlisting, SC Insurance Broker Cyber Attack

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the recent hackings of government Microsoft accounts, the uses of allowlisting antivirus software and the hackings that forced a South Carolina insurance company to ask for loans from their clients.
JUNE 30, 2023

Clop MOVEit Attacks

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the recent widespread MOVIEit cyber attacks by Clop on the Department of Energy, CalPERS, PricewaterhouseCoopers and many more.
JUNE 16, 2023

Federal Government Hit with Ransomware, Zero-Day Attacks, Guam Cyber Attack

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the Department of Energy getting attacked by ransomware, zero-day vulnerabilities explained, Guam being hit with a cyber attack and more.
JUNE 2, 2023

Augusta Cyber Attack, What Government is Getting Wrong, AI

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the cyber attack on Augusta, Federal Government, AI and more.
MAY 19, 2023

Our Lives Revolve Around Our Devices and the Latest Cyber Attacks

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss our relationship with computers and personal electronics, Dallas ransomware attack, USPS cyber attack and more.
MAY 5, 2023

Business of All Sizes Are at Risk, Software Vulnerabilities, How Allowlisting Stops Attacks

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss how businesses and entities are being targeted, how software vulnerabilities aren't being patched, how allowlisting stops attacks regardless of attack vector, AI in cybersecurity and more.
MARCH 24, 2023

Silicon Valley Bank Collapse and the Latest Cybersecurity Attacks Around the Country

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the recent cyber attacks, Silicon Valley, CISA and more.
FEBRUARY 24, 2023

The Global Chip War with China

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss semiconductor technology, origins and manufacturing.
FEBRUARY 10, 2023

Application Whitelist Explained, Chinese Spy Ballons and Italian Internet Outage

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the differences between whitelisting and blacklisting. Also, listen to Rob's thoughts about the Chinese "spy" balloon and the internet outage in Italy.
JANUARY 13, 2023

FAA Outage, Air Travel, Ransomware Not on the Decline and the Economics of Cybersecurity

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss FlightAware, the possibility of a ransomware attack on the airline industry, the frequency of ransomware attacks not decreasing, and the cybersecurity industry.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

Governments, Schools Distrcts, Airlines and More Being Attacked by Ransomware

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the rise in high risk ransomware attacks on governments, school districts and critical infrastructure.
AUGUST 26, 2022

South Carolina Election Process Explained and the Rise in Ransomware Attacks

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the election process in South Carolina and the cause for the rise in ransomware attacks every year.
AUGUST 12, 2022

Rob Cheng Speaks with Liz Callaway About Ransomware Attacks and Prioritizing Identify Over Detect and Respond

Rob Cheng discusses Russian Conti ransomware operatives unmasked; SHI International, the second largest reseller of cybersecurity products, hit with ransomware; and the NIST cybersecurity framework explained.
JULY 5, 2022

Rob Cheng Speaks with Liz Callaway About Election Security

Rob Cheng discusses election security, the South Carolina election process and lack of election standards.
JUNE 17, 2022

Liz Callaway Interviews Rob Cheng About Election Security

Cyber security for election machines should be a priority... but is it? What is going on with those machines? Rob is checking in to it because without safe elections, we don't have a democracy.
JUNE 3, 2022

Cyber Warfare Not Happening, Banning Kaspersky & Work from Home Risks

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss cyber warfare with Russia not happening, removing Kaspersky throughout the entire country and more.
APRIL 22, 2022

Fake Russian Cyber Attacks, Escalation & Russian Attacks Not Imminent

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss Fake Russian cyber attacks, avoiding escalation in attacks, Russian cyber attacks not being imminent and more.
APRIL 15, 2022

The US Focus on Vulnerabilities, Application Allowlisting & Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Rob Cheng and Liz Callaway discuss the United States stockpiling cyber vulnerabilities, application allowlisting and more.
FEBRUARY 25, 2022

Anonymous Hacking of Russia, Security Holes & the Changing Motivations of Cyber Attacks

Rob Cheng discusses the escalation of cyber attacks, closing security holes and more on The Liz Callaway Show.
JANUARY 28, 2022

Online and Offline Privacy, the Relationship Between Social Media and Federal Government & Closing Vulnerabilities

Rob Cheng discusses privacy concerns, social media and more on The Liz Callaway Show.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

Security Holes and How to Close Them, The Federal Government's Escalation Against Cyber-Attackers & Ransomware Makers

Rob Cheng discusses the federal fight against cyber warfare and more on The Liz Callaway Show.
AUGUST 20, 2021

The First $1 Billion Ransom Demand, Liability of Hacked Organizations, Application Allowlisting - The Hero We Need

Rob discusses how to protect computer systems from being hacked, Renner Brazil - the first $1 Billion Ransom, hospital systems breaches, DC police, Accenture consulting, T-Mobile hacked - "prepare for the worst", and the solution to ransomware - Application Allowlisting.
AUGUST 6, 2021

New Cybersecurity Regulations, Securing Critical Infrastructure, The End of Cybersecurity Insurance and more

Rob discusses cybersecurity regulation, evolving threats, how prepared federal agencies are to cope with cyber risks, passwords, securing critical infrastructure, and the likely discontinuance of cybersecurity insurance.
JULY 23, 2021

Internet Outages, The Kaseya Ransomware Saga, How to Prevent Ransomware, and PC Matic's NIST Partnership to Work on the Zero Trust Architecture Project

Rob and Liz discuss the latest ransomware attack on Kaseya, and the internet outage caused by Akamai and Oracle system disruptions. In addition, Rob announces PC Matic's partnership with NIST to work on their Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) project along with the biggest names in cybersecurity.
MAY 21, 2021

Cyber Insurance Firm Hit with Ransomware, Data Theft, Colonial Pipeline's Failure

Rob talks about CNA Financial, one of the largest insurance firms in the U.S. being hit by a sophisticated cybersecurity attack, cybercriminals stealing data for long term gains and Colonial Pipeline's failure in paying their ransom.
MAY 07, 2021

Washington's Failure to Catch Cyber Criminals and Cybersecurity Insurance

Rob Cheng debunks Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas' theory that ransomware has no silver bullet, failure of law enforcement agencies to bring cyber criminals to catch and bring cyber criminals to justice and whether or not small businesses need cybersecurity insurance.
APR 23, 2021

Ransomware in Schools, Prevention and Failed Security

Rob discusses Broward County Public Schools, one of the largest school systems in the country falling victim to a $40m ransomware attack, the importance of preventing attacks before they can happen and the rising costs of ransomware.
MAR 26, 2021

Cybersecurity Careers & The Latest Ransomware Attacks

As America looks to strengthen cyber infrastructure, Rob joins Liz and Nick on the Liz Callaway Show to discuss the future of jobs in the cybersecurity field. Rob fills us in on the newest successful ransomware attacks on banks, government agencies and American companies; including the largest cybersecurity insurance agency in the country.
FEB 26, 2021

Prevention, Passwords & Critical Infrastructure

IT staff caught a hack in a Florida water treatment plant before the damage could be done, but has it happened before? Rob talks prevention and passwords. Plus, what’s the update on the SolarWinds hack, and what the government needs to do to help with the ransomware war.
DEC 18, 2020

A New Wind For Hacking

Rob shares his tips for financially safe online shopping during the holiday season. Liz shifts into a discussion on the SolarWinds Hack. Rob breaks down how it worked its way into the federal government and private business. Finally, he discusses how the SolarWinds breach happened and what it means for the future of cybersecurity.
APR 3, 2020

The COVID Scams

Rob announces the addition of PC Matic Federal and the work he’s been doing with the federal government. He gives Liz a breakdown of the FBI warnings surrounding emerging COVID-19 scams, including the new threat of “Zoom Bombing.” Plus, what do Americans need to do to increase their at home security and keep their companies safe from hackers?
MAR 20, 2020

Merry “March” Christmas; A Gift From PC Matic

Rob joins Liz remotely for the first COVID-19 episode to discuss PC Matic’s offer to cover remote workers. With the American workforce learning to work from home, security is a major concern. Rob explains why you need to be extra careful now that you’re answering emails from your couch, and how PC Matic can help.
FEB 11, 2020

We Deserve Better

The scope of the Experian breach was vast. Rob gives Liz a short history of cybersecurity in America to show how this has been happening for years. They delve into prevention and how the industry is failing American businesses. Finally, Rob and Liz discuss the Russian antivirus and election security.
FEB 7, 2020

When Ransomware Attacks

Liz is shocked to find an over 300% increase in ransomware in 2019. Rob explains the need for better protection, and the real world repercussions of an attack. Rob and Liz discuss how someone executes a ransomware attack. What can we do as individuals to fight this growing threat?
JAN 31, 2020

The Cost Of Free AV

Rob talks about the news where we learned Avast was selling its customers personal information. When Liz asks if that’s related to ransomware, Rob outlines how ransomware has been evolving and what it means. Finally, Rob and Liz delve into the dark web to discuss where data as well as ransomware is being bought and sold. Listen in to find out the real cost of free software.
JAN 9, 2020

Cyberterrorism and American Business

Rob joins Liz for a discussion on cyberterrorism following a warning by The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Hackers are targeting American business through personalized emails to employees. Can you spot a spam or phishing attempt? Rob and Liz break it down for you.
DEC 20, 2019

Hacked From Inside

Rob discusses password safety with Liz. From the Wawa hack to the Facebook breach, how likely is your password to be noticed by the thieves? In the second half, Rob and Liz discuss fake tech support scams. Rob gives examples of support scams, red flags and common sense steps to avoid becoming a victim.
OCT 21, 2019

A Little Star Struck

In Rob Cheng’s first appearance on The Liz Calloway Show, Liz gets to know Rob and PC Matic. As they delve further into how PC Matic works differently, Rob talks blacklist vs. whitelist security software, tips for better security, ransomware and the repercussions of cybersecurity attacks.
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