While the technical root causes are the same, the impact of an IoT botnet attack on consumer versus enterprise and industrial devices is vastly different. An attack on a consumer gadget could be limited to a privacy issue, whereas the effect of a successful breach on a commercial device can have a significant production or safety cost. That’s why it’s more critical than ever for IT and OT security professionals to understand and be prepared to defend against this growing threat.
One type of social engineering attack is the personalized-message, which often ends up in the hands of the CEO or another executive who would have access to sensitive files and information. Until recently, email was the dominant medium by a wide margin. However, recently, attackers have started to move to social media and text messages. What can you do about it?
State and federal governments are enacting emergency rules, health standards, and legislation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada rolled out new border measures in October. Vermont officials now require residents and non-residents coming from outside the select states, or counties within select states, to quarantine for 14 days. In Illinois, the governor declared all counties a disaster area.
It’s a common occurrence during a public health emergency — but it makes planning travel a complex task.
IP intercom solutions have emerged as a “must have” security solution for new and established facilities to protect people, assets, and property. A key component of an IP intercom solution, however, is its ability to provide intelligible communications to allow your security team to see beyond video and to protect employees and visitors from seen and unseen threats. What are 12 questions that you should ask before selecting an IP intercom solution?
Security directors across all sectors have been focused on evaluating existing infrastructures and adapting to new health and safety guidelines. COVID-19 worked as a catalyst for increasing customer demand and interest in visitor and tenant monitoring and management. Beyond simply gaining access to a facility, common areas - such as gyms, office kitchens or conference rooms and laundry spaces - will be considered high-risk for occupancy management, presenting new challenges in promoting social distancing.
Cybersecurity breaches are an all-too-common and ever-evolving threat that every organization should be prepared for. But as digital ecosystems evolve to support new innovations and an increasing number of connected devices, so does the complexity of managing and securing critical network infrastructure. What can be done to prevent attacks and protect sensitive data and critical infrastructure? One of the first and most critical steps to improving security is to ensure network management operates independently from the production network.
Overlooked risks can cost companies millions in financial and reputational damage — but existing commercial threat intelligence solutions often lack data coverage, especially from these alternative web spaces.
How does this impact corporate security operations, and how can data coverage gaps be addressed?
Data must be protected. There’s no argument about that. Solutions to protect data at rest and data in motion have been around for decades. The problem is that for data to be useful, it has to be processed, and, until recently, processing left data wide open to theft or attack.
A third wave – feels more like a third tsunami. Many haven’t returned to the office; some may end up back in work-from-home scenarios. While workers may feel safe at home, false senses of complacency can easily mask very real cyber threats. Cybercriminals don’t pause for pandemics. With the increase in remote work, an explosion in cybercriminal activity, like phishing, has followed. Not only is phishing still prevalent, but it’s rising much like that third wave.
For most of this year, COVID-19 has dominated and disrupted our normal business routines, and as we relocated to avoid the first wave of the virus, the hackers and thieves weren’t far behind. As people began working remotely in large numbers, the number of unsecured remote desktops soared, as did brute-force attacks against those desktops.