Malicious Life Podcast: The State of Credit Card Security

August 2, 2021 |

In 2005, when Albert Gonzalez was hacking his way into the networks of many retail chains in the US (listen to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), credit cards were still very insecure: magnetic stripes and signed receipts did little to stop smart hackers such as Gonzalez and his crew.

We are joined by special guest Sherri Davidoff, CEO of LMG Security, who has skillfully researched the fascinating life and exploits of Albert Gonzales, as detailed in her book Data Breaches - Crisis and Opportunity, who discusses the past and present state of credit card security - check it out…

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About the Guest

Sherri Davidoff

CEO of LMG Security

Sherri Davidoff (@SherriDavidoff) is the CEO of LMG Security and the author of the recently released book Data Breaches - Crisis and Opportunity

As a recognized expert in cybersecurity and data breach response, Sherri has been called a “security badass” by the New York Times, and has conducted cybersecurity training for many distinguished organizations including the Department of Defense, the American Bar Association, FFIEC/FDIC, and many more. 

She is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, and an instructor for Black Hat, where she teaches her “Data Breaches” course.

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About the Host

Ran Levi

Born in Israel in 1975, Malicious Life Podcast host Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.

In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast Making History. He is author of three books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

About The Malicious Life Podcast

Malicious Life by Cybereason exposes the human and financial powers operating under the surface that make cybercrime what it is today. Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cybersecurity industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.

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