Report: Organizations remain vulnerable to increasing insider threats
December 5, 2019 - The risk and challenges insider threats pose to organizations are ever present, even before tech as we know it existed. The age of digitization only made it higher and far-reaching. How has insider threats evolved over time? Where are we now in terms of mitigating insider threat risk? Are businesses really doing something about it? We answer such questions—and more—in this post.
A week in security (November 25 – December 1)
December 2, 2019 - A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 25 – December 1, including the concept of "data as property", the increasing creativity of sextortion scammers, and the security risks of switching to "healthcare for all" policies in the US.
Sextortion scammers getting creative
November 26, 2019 - We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of...
‘Data as property’ promises fix for privacy problems, but could deepen inequality
November 25, 2019 - Data property supporters in the US argue that, through data payments, Americans could rebalance the relationship they have with the technology industry, giving them more control over their data privacy and putting some extra money in their pockets. But the cost to privacy, some say, is too high.