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?
Small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have a number of unique considerations when it comes to video surveillance. For starters, with SMBs, managing security and risk often falls to a manager, store owner, or hourly security professional. Therefore, the convenience of being able to view multiple sites at once whether remotely or onsite is paramount.
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.
Japanese gaming giant Capcom has disclosed a data breach which led to unauthorized access of some files and systems. The developer claimed that the incident impacted email and file servers, among other systems.
While the first thing that may come to mind is attacks on voter booths and polling data, hackers were expected to hit more vulnerable targets first, such as community-based organizations and systems supporting political campaigns.
These networks are rarely designed to withstand the ransomware threats much larger, established political bodies face, and hackers know it.
Here, we talk to Doug Matthews, Vice President of Product Management for Veritas, about the conditions impacting data protection during the election period.
Cybercriminals quickly weaved the pandemic into their email scams earlier this year, and more recently impersonated the IRS by pretending to share updates about COVID tax relief in an attempt to steal sensitive tax information. In mid-April, Google’s Threat Analysis Group reported that they detected 18 million COVID-19 themed malware and phishing emails per day. And that’s without including all the email impersonation, invoice fraud, and phishing attacks that have nothing to do with COVID, but are dangerous nonetheless.
In this article, I will provide some tips to help individuals and organizations communicate more securely over email.
This month, Security magazine brings you the 2020 Guarding Report - a look at the ebbs and flows security officers and guarding companies have weathered in 2020, including protests, riots, the election, a pandemic and much more. Industry experts discuss access management and security challenges during COVID-19, GSOC complacency, the cybersecurity gap, end-of-year security career reflections and more!