Security professionals can incorporate a few simple items to make the remote experience safer, more secure and more productive. Here’s the “shopping list” that should be on every CSO's desk right now and translates across higher education institutions, corporations and more.
Protecting Argentina’s 9,300-kilometer border with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay requires significant attention from the Gendarmería Nacional Argentina (GNA), the country's 70,000-person border guard force located in the capital city of Buenos Aires. The GNA, as well as their border force colleagues in neighboring countries, must also grapple with cross-border crime that take advantage of the close ties among the region’s economies. According to Interpol, illicit markets in these border regions may be worth tens of billions of dollars.
A new reports aims to understand the maturity and effectiveness of web application security in organizations worldwide. For example, 75% of executives believe their organization scans all web applications for security vulnerabilities, while nearly 50% of security staff say they don’t.
Nearly one third of federal cybersecurity executives surveyed in a recent global survey indicated that they employ a series of best practices to bolster cyber resilience in their agencies – and they do so without increasing their spending. This doesn't come without challenges, however. Fortunately, there are solutions that security executives can employ to stay protected.
Security personnel are seeing their roles expand as they assist companies and communities in combating COVID-19. They are performing temperature screening, monitoring personal protective equipment (PPE) usage and physical distancing, managing building occupancy, controlling line-ups, and even assisting with contact tracing. To support new needs, and keep employees safe at the same time, security companies have instituted new training programs and methods given these changing conditions.
In the security industry, technology is moving at lightspeed. New devices, automation, custom software, and robot and drone technology is constantly being developed, improved upon, and employed to help security guards perform routine tasks. However, to reap the benefits of rapid development and deliver exceptional results, the security industry needs to embrace all of these technological changes and be able to spot trends in order to protect an organization's data and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its security workforce.
The Department of Justice announced it has awarded more than $87 million to bolster school security, support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or other violent incident, and conduct research on school safety.
According to data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN, the United States residents reported 168,818 imposter scam cases amounting to $299.9 million in losses in the first half of 2020 with a median loss of $694. That is more than two times less than in H1 2019 when the US consumers reported 355,866 imposter fraud cases.
It sounds simple: a company must be a safe place to work, and people will want to work for companies that make them feel safe. Companies have a duty of care and responsibility to keep employees safe, even as many work remotely. But as enterprises undergo digital transformation, physical security has at times been left behind (with legacy and outdated technology systems) despite a rise in threatening events and its increasing importance for corporations. Embracing digital protective intelligence and making safety a priority is not just a way to support wise corporate values, but given the potential loss of life and the cultural, bottom line and brand reputation damage that could occur, must be a mandate for modern business operations.
Microsoft recently warned that more cybercriminals have started to incorporate exploit code for the ZeroLogon vulnerability in their attacks.
Threat actor TA505, a financially motivated threat group that has been active since at least 2014, is now exploiting this vulnerability.