Organizations face many threats to their data systems and information. Knowing all of the fundamental elements to cyber safety is the first step to fulfilling these threats.
The reach of cyber protection is broad. The core regions are explained below, and some other fantastic cyber security plan must take all of them into consideration.
While COVID-19 paused many activities in 2020, cybercriminals continued to keep busy evolving their arsenal of weapons for more lucrative cyberattacks. While companies adopted remote work models and third parties experienced heightened disruption, cyber risk skyrocketed with increased ransomware, credential stuffing, malware, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) exploitation. As a result, the number of data breaches in the U.S. reached 1001 cases last year, with over 155.8 million individuals affected. Now following the SolarWinds hack, President Biden is set to sign off on an executive action to address gaps in national cybersecurity. The move is causing many CSOs to look for ways to evolve beyond the reactive model to an “always-on” approach -- one that proactively mitigates potential threats and risks before they disrupt business.
Comparitech researchers set up honeypots on the web to lure in attackers and record their actions. They recorded 73,000 attacks in 24 hours. The honeypots were left unsecured so that no authentication was required to access and attack it. Using this method, Comparitech researchers sought to find out which types of attacks would occur, at what frequency, and where they come from.
UAB Italiana LT needed to secure its Kaunas region factory, boosts access control, perimeter security and surveillance to protect employees and assets.
C2MI, the largest electronic systems research center in Canada, is implementing an AI-driven thermal screening technology to increase occupant safety at its facilities and allow security staff to focus on other critical tasks.
By relying on untargeted, lengthy, and vague exercises that aren’t aligned with real-world or relevant situations, businesses risk having their security awareness efforts do more harm than good.
Attacks on water systems can come in various forms, not only from pure physical threats. Having a strong and diligent workforce that emphasizes security and basic methods of cyber protection is imperative.
Amazon is bringing its palm-scanning payment system to one Whole Foods store in Seattle, with plans to expand quickly.
Changeover is inevitable at every organization, all the way up to the chief executive, but former employees with a motive can abuse their privileges to access information they deem valuable or useful in the future, causing irreparable harm to the enterprise and its operations. This insider threat is preventable. Find out how.
Its vital that enterprise security leaders reinvent their approach to security to stay one step ahead of those who seek to cause harm.
A new guide for security teams details how legacy analog surveillance cameras can be upgraded into a modern cloud-based video surveillance system.
With reduced in-person attendance through the remainder of this school year, the Chicago Public Schools' Chief of Security Jadine Chou said that full-time uniformed Chicago police officers is "not necessary."
The LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta has teamed with Petco Love Lost to use facial recognition scanning in its searchable national database to reunite pets with their families.
Marco Island has installed cameras mounted on poles at each bridge leading to the island, which will scan license plates of all drivers coming and going.
The Pentagon’s Cyber Crime Center and bug bounty vendor HackerOne have launched the Defense Industrial Base Vulnerability Disclosure Program (DIB-VDP), an effort to share vulnerability data and boost digital hygiene within the defense industrial base. According to HackerOne, any information submitted to the DIB-VDP under this program will be used for defensive purposes – to mitigate or remediate vulnerabilities in DoD contractor information systems, networks, or applications.
The personal data and phone numbers of hundreds of millions of Facebook users were posted for free in a hacking forum over the weekend. The data includes personal information of 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including more than 32 million records on users in the U.S. 11 million on users in the U.K., and 6 million on users in India.
Moderna disclosed that it spent a modest amount on security for CEO Stéphane Bancel last year and other Moderna executives in the $1 million range, though it had previously spent nothing on executive protection.
Allied Universal can officially complete its acquisition of G4S - ending what was a long takeover journey with multiple bids from companies around the globe.
When it comes to intelligent video surveillance in particular, AI-driven products are beginning to unlock new functionality, and even change the role video surveillance plays for companies. From better sensors to higher resolution cameras to more efficient processing units, we're seeing an unparalleled convergence of hardware and software. And that's creating new opportunities for everything from intelligent threat detection to personalized customer experiences. We're just at the beginning of this journey, but it's clear that best practices are changing. Seemingly in real-time, security professionals are reimagining how they'll build their teams, structure engagements and define their value. We're all still building the playbook as we use it, but here are four new, unspoken "rules" for the new world of security - and how they'll continue to evolve thanks to AI.
As a young boy, Frank Figliuzzi had a sense of right and wrong, good and bad. He was so interested in criminal justice that at the age of 11, he wrote a letter to the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) asking for advice on a career in the field.
Researchers at Rapid7 evaluated five areas of cybersecurity that are both critical to secure to continue doing business on and across the internet, and are squarely in the power of CISOs, their IT security staffs, and their internal business partners to address, in their new round of Internet Cyber-Exposure Reports (ICERs). These five facets of internet-facing cyber-exposure and risk include:
The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) recently completed a product operational exercise for an RF-based detection system. The two-part exercise included a demonstration of the technology in the company’s laboratory and observation of it in use at a concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Fla.
Marcos Christodonte brings decades of experience to the global security leadership role at Unqork.
Novotel Convention & Spa Antananarivo Hotel has implemented smart locks with digital key and mobile access, along with contactless check-in for convenience and safety.
Though extremism is not a new concept, the rise in radical and extremist ideals and incidents in recent years, puts this risk on the radar of security leaders across all market sectors. How can enterprise security professionals follow and stay on top of the threat of extremism and radicalism? With a strong understanding of their organization’s risk profile, security leaders can thwart potential incidents related to extremism that could potentially harm individuals, company assets, brand reputation or more.
One of the largest Sea Bass and Bream fish farms in the Mediterranean for sustainable aquaculture, Avramar, wanted to improve the security arrangements of the farms, to ensure that both their assets and their employees were well protected.
Security teams should be carefully selected to meet an organization’s needs in terms of competence, but perhaps, more importantly to foster inclusion, diversity and a strong sense of team. When it comes to completing your security team, hiring the right employees will lead you, your team, and your organization to greater success, but finding, recruiting and retaining top security talent may be easier said than done.