How is the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting fraud levels, and what can firms do to protect their employees and customers? Below, we talk to Omri Kletter, VP, Cyber Crime and Fraud Management at Bottomline, about best practices for managing risk and cyber threats in the payments process more broadly.
A new study of security system managers found that nearly half of medium- and large-sized enterprises across England, are using or plan to use their video surveillance / CCTV systems for remote management of processes and people in the workplace, along with COVID-19 response.
The need for improved security for remote workers requires more resources; however, the ongoing economic conditions often require lowering costs. A Microsoft survey found most leaders increased budgets for security and compliance (58 and 65% noting an increase), while 81% of respondents also reported pressure to lower security costs overall. IT is therefore tasked with protecting their company’s networks from the remote work-related threats while operating with leaner budgets. Doing this effectively will require multiple strategies to make sure your network is secure with the shift to remote work. Here are three examples on how broader security can be achieved.
Social engineering is a term that refers to efforts by hackers and cybercriminals to use people — rather than technology — to gain access to sensitive systems and information. It’s a problem that information security experts have been wrestling with for years and one that, in the midst of COVID-19, has become both more prevalent and more challenging.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, business and government executives have been considering the best options and strategies to repair disrupted operations and return to work without putting employees and citizens at risk. Here’s some advice: take a multilayered approach.
A recent Outbound Email Security Report revealed that stressed, tired employees are behind four in 10 of the most severe data breach incidents. As stress levels rise, rushed employees are more likely to make simple mistakes such as sending an email to the wrong person, or attaching the wrong file.
Only with the widespread adoption of new technologies and systems will the country see long-term public safety success. With this fast-moving dynamic, not every new technology is ready for the challenges presented by a pandemic, and for many organizations it’s now about balancing effectiveness with timeliness, and diligence without panic.
This month, Security magazine brings you the Security 500 Report, Rankings and Thought Leader Profiles. How does your enterprise compare to others? Which security programs are leading the way? Also this month, we highlight how to plan, prepare for and build resilience to protests and other unplanned events, video surveillance tools for SMBs and more.