For physical security professionals managing safety and security risks to locations and facilities, this might involve access control, camera systems, or even drones. But consider this: The Internet is undeniably where people go to communicate. An offensive approach using Internet chatter and data from social media, news, blogs, and the Dark Web is necessary to mitigate risks to human lives and protect brand interests.
Data breaches have been on a consistent rise year after year. Security teams need to implement a more robust strategy in order to detect data breaches and investigate further should one occur. Although it is forecasted that data breaches will continue to rise and become more complex in nature, there is still time to take control in 2020.
The following story shows what happens when loyalty cards are stolen and sold on the Dark Web. While Tech Town…
Risks are not always the concern of one department which means operating in silos is no longer the most efficient approach to security. Many enterprises separate their security departments into physical security and information security, where adopting a converged security approach might be a more effective way to protect a company’s important assets.
Discord is corrupted by a slew of activities from credit and loyalty cards, drugs, hacker resources to harassment and doxxing services. Security professionals conducting Internet threat intelligence activities on TOR Dark Web sites might also consider that Discord poses similar dangers as a popular hidden network.
With the increased complexity in cyberattacks and the various motivations that exist across different industries, security teams need to take a more comprehensive approach rather than relying on a one size fits all strategy.
One of the biggest risks that occur towards your brand is online brand impersonation attacks. These attacks come in a number of shapes and forms that require different strategies in place to properly protect, detect, and mitigate the monetary losses as well as the impact on your brand reputation.
“In the 1970s, for example, computer viruses were just a prank; today, ransomware is a very lucrative market. Cybercriminals have realized the potential gain and started to operate as mature businesses with large investment and R&D budgets.”
Meet the insiders: the non-responder, the pawn, the colluder, the entrepreneur, and the destroyer. Humans are enormously variable. Failing to account for that, lacking the right intelligence, and not understanding where your biggest vulnerabilities lie could result in costly security incidents.