Cybersecurity breaches are a major threat to every business and can quickly lead to network downtime. In fact, a standard breach costs an average of $3.5 million (IBM). However, if a large organization is unprepared, this cost could skyrocket, as was the case for one firm last year, which lost an estimated $51 million after halting operations due to a breach.
Because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, millions of Americans have been asked to stay in their houses until further notice. Our new national focus on hygiene and hibernation means that we’re mostly home, save for only necessary trips to the grocery store, the pharmacy, or for medical appointments. While it’s hard to define being quarantined as a good thing, from a security perspective, it means the chances of experiencing a home burglary are now quite low.
Artificial intelligence (AI) presents a perfect solution to compensate for unmanned environments or those with limited staffing, or the loss of vigilance after looking at a screen too long. AI can help us not only watch continuously, but also feed systems that are able to sort, organize and categorize massive amounts of data in a way that human operators cannot. And it can do so far more reliably than traditional video analytics ever did.
Is it truly possible to train every single employee—including those working from home and organizations’ third-party partners—to spot a cyber-threat? Or to keep good cybersecurity hygiene when handling sensitive data? Or to refrain from stealing intellectual property when they’re disgruntled and about to resign? While training is a key element to preventing breaches and protecting important corporate data, training alone is not enough.
In late January, the Department of Justice filed lawsuits seeking temporary restraining orders against five companies and three individuals, based on allegations that they had carried hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls to American consumers. Within days, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent letters to 19 Voice over Internet Protocol providers to warn them that any assistance or facilitation of telemarketing through robocalls would be deemed to violate the new law.
It may well be that the primary reason that security officers have historically struggled to achieve high levels of organizational and vocational relevance and performance is based solely on their generalized lack of health, wellness and physical fitness.
As companies find themselves suddenly shifting to remote work due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, many employees are working from home for the first time. While not ideal from a security standpoint, there are simple steps you, and your employer, can quickly take to better secure your new working environment.
The term “spoofing” might have a comic implication in some contexts, but it’s no joke when it comes to information security. In fact, this is a subject matter of a whole separate chapter in a seasoned cybercriminal’s handbook. It comprises a multitude of techniques aimed at camouflaging a malicious actor or device as somebody or something else. Out of all the nefarious scenarios that fit the mold of a spoofing attack, the following 11 types are growingly impactful for the enterprise these days.
ON DEMAND: In this webinar, security expert Pieter Danhieux explores how enterprise security, hand in hand with CISOs and CIOs, can inspire real change, fostering a positive security culture that enables enterprise development teams to become more security-aware, more aligned with internal AppSec specialists and, ultimately, ensuring a cyber-secure enterprise.
At the center of an organization's security operation stands its nucleus, one of the most important pieces for overall functionality: the global security operations center (GSOC). But that can look different based on goals, budget and overall vision. However, one commonality remains: the GSOC is where a variety of systems and solutions come together to provide a singular operational picture, mitigate threats and promote enhanced communication during an incident. Read More
This month in Security magazine: Mike Matranga has been labeled brash, tough, outspoken, emotional and controversial. But when it comes to school security, he doesn’t care what people think of him. He is 100 percent undeterred by anyone who may question his methods when it comes to keeping schools and students safe at Texas City ISD.