The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a renewed surge of cyber attacks and exploits. Open-source intelligence holds keys to investigating these types of emerging cyber threats.
An industry that was formerly the concern of physical security now requires a converged security approach. The convergence of cyber and physical security will allow security teams to have better communication and broaden their scope of intelligence that couldn’t be otherwise accomplished by operating in silos.
The Dark Web has had an indelible impact on corporate security. As the convergence of physical and digital worlds generate…
Official reports from the CDC and WHO only told part of the story. Using the Media Sonar platform, we used a simple set of queries to quickly identify any newly reported cases as they were discovered. This information helped fill any gaps and delays in official reporting and helped to provide an early warning of new cases in North America.
What does situational awareness have to do with facility protection? Facility protection involves protecting physical spaces. This is traditionally accomplished by controlling access and monitoring the physical space for threats. Security personnel observe people, and their behaviors, to inform what actions need to be taken at any given moment. The responses tend to be more reactive than proactive because you must rely on what you see to dictate what to do.
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.