Indeed, over the past few years, ransomware operators have shifted tactics, moving from widespread targeting intended to collect smaller ransoms from several entities to being more selective in what organizations are targeted and setting larger ransom amounts. One recent tactic revealed ransomware operators using virtual machine to evade detection, which was quickly adopted by other groups.
The IoT security bill is a step in the right direction, as it addresses one of the biggest gaps in software security overall -- generating awareness. But, as the use of connected devices continues to exponentially grow over time, we must ask ourselves: is it enough? Let’s explore.
Local governments, including counties and municipalities, face unique cybersecurity challenges that can too easily disrupt the delivery of mission-critical services. With continuous threats of ransomware and other malicious attacks to derail day-to-day municipality function, like water infrastructure, waste management and more, the security of these entities is of top national priority. Here, we talk to Mike Hamilton, CISO for government cybersecurity firm, CI Security, about the biggest threats to the U.S. critical infrastructure.
Companies with cloud-first strategies are growing in number as the benefits of cloud have become more apparent and appetizing in the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, simply having a cloud-first strategy doesn’t guarantee success in the cloud, cost savings and increased agility. Similarly, security remains a pervasive threat if a process for mitigation is not built into the very foundation of your cloud strategy.
There are numerous solutions organizations can implement to mitigate risks associated with employee use of corporate connected devices in the execution of personal business. In this article, we will delve a bit deeper to explain the pros and cons of implementing a few of the more common solutions. It is important to note, that regardless of the solution, an effective awareness and training program for employees is the number one most effective safeguard for your organization.
As pharmaceutical companies and healthcare organizations turn their attention from the development to the deployment of coronavirus vaccines, well-resourced cybercriminals are hotly following suit. The vaccine supply chain is rife with logistical complexities making the enormously valuable data on the various vaccines deeply attractive to threat actors. In fact, cybercriminals are already attempting to steal vaccine formulas and disrupt operations.
Technologies such as occupancy management, automated visitor management and touchless access control applications are increasing in demand – turning up the dial on interoperability as organizations seek to deploy best of breed solutions. To power these technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud storage and the Internet of Things (IoT) are driving new functionalities and new uses from existing technologies to deliver customized applications for pandemic related health, safety and security issues. While this year might bring a number of uncertainties, we remain confident that the industry will continue to see growth and demand for these trends.
Unfortunately, the unquestionable convenience and accessibility of ATMs is also the source of their greatest downfall. Being both unguarded and money-loaded, they are an obvious target for criminal activities and low-risk, high-reward theft opportunities for perpetrators. It is for this reason that 2020 experienced a drastic uptick in the number of ATM heists across the United States.
How will artificial intelligence (AI) transform video surveillance in 2021? Below, we speak to Satish Raj, CTO of Pro-Vigil, who believes AI in digital video surveillance systems will become much smarter next year, to the point where it will be able to actually predict crime before it happens.