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?
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.
It’s the season of ghouls, ghosts and outrageous costumes. But for CISOs and cybersecurity professionals, a bump in the night on Halloween is more likely to be a notification warning them of data breach than a spooky ghostly visitation. In the COVID-19 era, spookiness-as-a-service providers who rent out costumes or sell party products are likely to have a difficult time as lockdowns and home-working play havoc with businesses focused on in-person interaction. Yet for hackers, the dawn of a socially-distanced new normal has opened up vast numbers of attack vectors and given them new opportunities to target businesses or individuals. So what should you be worried about this Halloween? To help you work out the answer to that question, here are some of the scariest cybersecurity stories and trends of 2020:
Healthcare providers remain firmly focused on dealing with the global pandemic, juggling the often-conflicting demands of providing care while keeping patients and staff safe. The financial impact of the pandemic has left many providers on the brink of bankruptcy amid falling patient visits deferred elective surgeries, and insufficient government aid to “fill the gap.”
In this ongoing virtual environment, organizations remain highly vulnerable to the significant cybersecurity risks exposed by widespread remote work - business email compromise (BEC), in particular. How did business email compromise become such a serious threat for organizations, and why should cyber insurance be top of mind right now, as a result? Let’s dive in.
COVID-19 has posed a wide variety of problems to businesses of all kinds, from hospitals and grocery stores to cannabis dispensaries and schools. While security technology has always been an important investment for businesses to make, during the pandemic, the use of security technology has become more vital than ever, and has provided businesses with solutions to some of their pandemic problems.
COVID-19 has helped business owners realize that their security systems have a far larger function and versatility than strictly traditional loss prevention. While many have traditionally viewed them as ways to prevent theft, such as shoplifting, or protect their employees and buildings, business owners are now being exposed to the true capabilities of their security systems.
The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) recently revealed that tech workers are five times more likely to suffer from a mental health problem than the wider population.
Nominet’s latest CISO Stress Report has also revealed that almost nine in ten (88%) chief information security officers (CISOs) consider themselves under moderate to high stress levels. The same report revealed that CISOs lose on average $35 000 a year in unpaid overtime, while increased stress levels have resulted in a 26-month tenure on average.
Defending against insider threats is one of the biggest challenges an organization can face, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made detection more challenging as remote employees continue to use virtual private networks (VPNs) to access sensitive company files and information. Here, we talk to Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer at Attivo Networks, to discuss how security teams can use deception technology to detect and prevent insider threat attacks.
Bottom line – the correct video management solution can drive sales and reduce thefts.
Let’s imagine you have a theft in your retail store and report it to your insurer. The first question you will most likely be asked is, “what preventive measure did you employ?” and if you have none, or very minimal in place, then for the sake of your premiums and preventing thefts from your premises, it really is time to start considering a video surveillance solution.
Criminals are leveraging elevated interest in COVID-19 to send emails to unsuspecting people to infect computers with ransomware, malware or other computer viruses. And why not? According to Forbes, the COVID-19 crisis has turned the U.S. workforce into a work-from-home army, giving cybercriminals new, less secure, access points for cyber viruses and phishing attacks, revealing vulnerabilities in cybersecurity strategies for the coronavirus crisis. And since there’s a tremendous curiosity for coronavirus information — people are more likely to click without checking the credibility of the source.