In spite of the fact that mobile apps live on IoT-enabled devices, collect user data, and continuously loop communication between Internet, cloud services and companies (even when not “in use”), there is a limited view that they are different entities altogether. We see this particularly when it comes to security – or lack-there-of – regarding security standards in place to continuously protect users from detrimental application hacks.
Most bot mitigation solutions rely on rules and risk scores, which use information from the past, even when paired with advanced machine learning or AI capabilities. Since bot operators are continually inventing new ways to evade detection, using historical data fails to detect and stop bots never seen before. As a result, retailers and e-commerce companies can’t keep up with the evolving nature of bot operators’ techniques, tools, and tactics. This is evidenced by the record volume of “Grinch” bots that we saw over the holidays.
Loss prevention and safety/risk employees can benefit from occupancy analytics, especially during the current health crisis. But beyond the pandemic, employees in operations, marketing, and merchandising can benefit considerably by learning all about the foot traffic in their stores.
Adoption of Push-to-Talk over Cellular and Wi-Fi networks is growing in the security market due to the wide area coverage, low cost, the bandwidth to accommodate voice and video communications, and integration with dispatching applications. This article reviews the different types of Push to Talk network deployments, how they work, the devices used, and the benefits to users. The types of Push-to-Talk networks include Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC), Push-to-Talk over Wi-Fi, and unified PoC, Wi-Fi and LMR radio networks.
Often, the touch-free conversation is tied with the need for mobile access solutions. While the two approaches are not interchangeable, both are ideal choices to reduce hand-to-door contact in high traffic public areas such as office lobbies and entry ways, healthcare facilities, restaurants, schools, and restrooms. When combined, they offer contactless, barrier-free and user-friendly access that assure secure entry, minimize high frequency touchpoints, and reduce the spread of germs.
With no one size fits all solution, there have always been different ways to tackle the plethora of security threats. However, the increasing use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as they are often called, is changing that. Fully automated drones can be operated by security agents, with no pilot certification, and are directly integrated into existing security networks and processes. But aren’t they expensive? And won’t the technology turn out to be just a passing trend?
According to Kroll, a Division of Duff & Phelps, ransomware was the most observed threat in 2020, accounting for over one-third of all cases as of September 1, 2020. Notably, Kroll found that Ryuk and Sodinokibi, perennially the most observed variants in Kroll’s cases, were joined by Maze as the top three ransomware variants so far in 2020. To get some insight on ransomware trends in 2021, as well as how cybercriminals execute this type of attack, we spoke to Wade Lance, Field CTO of Illusive Networks.
To effectively reduce enterprise risk, cybersecurity leaders argue it's critical to fully embed cybersecurity in the enterprise-risk management framework and into the whole organization. Here, we talk to Curt Dalton, Managing Director and Global Leader of Protiviti's security and privacy practice, about the importance and the benefits of this practice.
Having a central location to integrate your security tools and processes to allow your people to collaborate and work together across teams is absolutely critical in today’s threat landscape. But there are five more important reasons why CISOs are prioritizing the adoption of a SOAR platform.
While applications are a key part of many cloud deployments, rapid adoption of the cloud and the ongoing evolution of apps both create new risks. Careful attention must be given to secure the growing application threat vector. New strategies and solutions, including Web Application Firewalls specifically designed to protect apps from advanced threats, are required to help mitigate these risks.