Posts Tagged ‘hacking’

Why Microsoft isn’t to blame for Home Depot’s breach: an appeal for strong authentication

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Posted on 14th Nov 2014 by in Enterprise Security

Home Depot dealt with its data breach by switching operating system but upon closer inspection it would perhaps have been better to invest in strong authentication technology and staff training.

Three things for the CFO to consider when evaluating cyber-risk for the executive management team

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Posted on 7th Nov 2014 by in Enterprise Security

The CFO arguably has the top job when it comes to assessing risk and making decisions on security investments. Most will have the support of the CIO in evaluating all the risks associated with technology, but have they considered all the issues that modern working practice expose the executive management team to?

Three life lessons on security from our favorite superhero movies

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Posted on 31st Oct 2014 by in Enterprise Security

CIOs considering how their organization is exposed to different risks could gain some helpful insights from the heroes and villains in recent comic-book movie adaptions.

Self cyber-defense and security for c-level executives on the move

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Posted on 24th Oct 2014 by in Enterprise Security

C-level executives are arguably a business’ most valuable and vulnerable asset. We’ve compiled five tips so you can encourage them to defend themselves when they’re out and about.

The rise of the shoulder surfer and the cyber-perils of executive travel

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Posted on 3rd Oct 2014 by in

What are the cyber risks executives’ face when traversing the world in search of business opportunities and those all-important face to face meetings?

What is Digital Security? – IT Security Assessment is about prevention rather than cure

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Posted on 5th Aug 2014 by in Enterprise Security

The digital world is swarming with security perils. April’s Heartbleed Bug was just the latest in a long line of threats looming over individuals and businesses, and according to PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2014, one in four surveyed businesses had experienced cybercrime, with 11 per cent of them hit with financial losses of more than […]

Why we can’t just rely on central databases for authentication

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Posted on 21st Jul 2014 by in Enterprise Security

We now live in an age where reliable and fast information is of paramount importance in our daily lives. Whether banking, communicating, negotiating, or doing any form of business, information on-demand is crucial. Unfortunately, as we’ve become more dependent on access to on-demand banking, contact details, messaging etc., we’ve at times allowed vulnerabilities into our […]

How valuable is your boss?

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Posted on 25th Apr 2014 by in Enterprise Security

Anyone who works in a corporate environment knows that the CEO is often considered one of the most valuable assets within an organization, with access to contacts, sensitive and confidential information and knowledge of the wider industry. Many high-flying executives who travel a lot have chauffeur-driven cars or are given charter flights to minimize the […]

How secure is NFC?

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Posted on 2nd Dec 2013 by in Mobile

I’m occasionally asked: ‘Aren’t NFC payments vulnerable to hacking?” and “What if your NFC phone or card is stolen? Can’t someone just run off spending your money?” My answers are simple. Firstly, anything is vulnerable to hacking if it isn’t secured properly (even smart toilets); just make sure your NFC payment method is secured by […]

Cyber security risks for businesses can no longer be ignored

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Posted on 11th Nov 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Despite the economic downturn in some areas of the world, many businesses are continuing to grow quickly. Turnover and profits are increasing, as is the number of employees. However, and rather unfortunately, with all this positive growth comes unwanted growth in other areas. Naked Security has recently highlighted research from Ernst and Young which reveals […]