SMBs and Cyber Threats

By |2019-04-30T11:55:35-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Enterprise, Information Security, Retail|

For those who own or operate a small to medium size business, cybersecurity may not be a top priority. Many SMB leaders mistakenly believe cyber criminals focus strictly on large public and private sector organizations. However recent stats indicate SMBs should be increasingly wary of potential cyber attacks. Research shows more than 70 percent of [...]

Cyber Concerns For The Satellite Sector

By |2019-04-30T11:59:34-04:00January 18th, 2019|Enterprise, Government, Information Security, Supply Chain|

According to the Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space maintained by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), as of mid-2018 there were 792 communications satellites orbiting the earth and several hundreds of others used for navigation, technology development, space science, earth science and earth observation. Satellite systems are critically important to [...]

Cyber Threats In The Banking Industry

By |2019-04-30T11:59:48-04:00January 14th, 2019|Enterprise, Finance, Information Security, Supply Chain|

Cybersecurity breaches continue to grow in both frequency and sophistication for all industries, and the financial sector is particularly vulnerable. In mid-2018, ITSP Magazine reported that financial services firms fall victim to cybersecurity attacks 300 times more frequently than businesses in other industries. Security breaches lead to lost revenue for a banking institutions, interruptions in [...]

The Surprising Role Of AI In Cybercrime

By |2019-04-30T12:00:18-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Enterprise, Government, Information Security|

Artificial Intelligence (AI), or machine learning, is changing the technological landscape. As computers “learn” and make smarter “decisions”, response times become faster and efficiency and productivity increase. In the world of cybersecurity, AI is playing a more active role in efforts to discover cyber attacks. But, in the wrong hands, can this type of technology [...]

Software Supply Chain Threats Are On The Rise

By |2019-04-30T11:57:18-04:00December 27th, 2018|Enterprise, Information Security, Supply Chain|

Large organizations in both the public and private sector routinely work with subcontractors for everything from the supply of manufactured components to the supply of custom computer code. For example, government agencies may contract with software development companies for the supply of code used in U.S. defense systems. In some cases, a software supplier may [...]

The Benefits And Practicalities Of Obfuscation

By |2019-04-30T12:00:48-04:00December 14th, 2018|Enterprise, Government, Information Security, Military|

Obfuscation is also known as geo-spoofing or anonymization, and it refers to the process of concealing a user’s geographic location. Keeping one’s whereabouts and identity concealed, especially when connecting from untrusted locations, can be challenging. To further complicate matters, in many locations around the world the only available Internet access may be from an unsecure [...]

Is The Supply Chain The New Cyber Abyss?

By |2019-04-30T12:01:24-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Enterprise, Government, Information Security, Military, Supply Chain|

We all know that Target lost its CEO along with $164M dollars when a small HVAC contractor that was part of the supply chain was breached, allowing hackers into Target’s network. However, you may not be aware that banks spent over $200M reissuing Target credit cards. And, what about Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers ZTE and [...]

Protecting The Manufacturing Sector From Cybercrime

By |2019-04-30T12:01:59-04:00November 14th, 2018|Enterprise, Information Security, Supply Chain|

Cyber attacks in the manufacturing sector are becoming more and more prevalent. The damage is often in the form of a data breach, disruption of operations or compromise to key systems such as the company’s enterprise resource planning system (ERP). According to a 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon, more than 30% of data [...]

An Innocuous Printer-Fax Could Take Down Your Corporate Network

By |2019-04-30T12:06:26-04:00October 5th, 2018|Enterprise, Information Security|

That all-in-one printer/fax machine sitting in the corner looks innocent enough, but it actually poses a subversive threat. This standard office appliance could actually be the weak link that gives bad actors access to an organization’s entire network. As reported recently by Tom’s Guide, at the DEF CON 26 hacker conference, security researchers demonstrated how [...]

Cyber Risks In The Education Sector

By |2019-04-30T12:07:05-04:00September 27th, 2018|Education, Enterprise, Information Security, Privacy|

According to a January 2018 article in CSO Magazine, the education sector accounted for 13% of all data security breaches during the first half of 2017, resulting in the compromise of some 32 million personal records. These statistics represent a 164% increase in data security breaches compared to the previous year. Cybercrime in the education [...]