How to Streamline and Integrate Security Operations?

Today’s security teams are flooded with multiple feeds of information and analytical methods. In parallel, attackers make use of various vulnerabilities and continuously target critical business services, infrastructure and employees. In order to accomplish and manage appropriate protection, security and IT operations must work closely together. However, many have a dependence on manual processes, separate silo teams and systems which impacts the security team’s efficiency and effectiveness. Typically enterprises have diverse operation centers or teams e.g. NOC, SOC or IT operations requiring firstly a set of shared…

Do ‘Know Your Customer’ programs really work?

“Know me? No? It’s me!” Every time I walk into an establishment where I hold some sort of loyalty card, I wonder if “they” really “know me.” That got me to thinking about Know Your Customer (KYC) programs. More and more, financial institutions are performing KYC, not to really get to know you, but to check off that they followed yet another mechanical process. Recently, I ran into a very good friend of mine that I had lost touch with for almost 30 years. When we met…

BREXIT – And now?

The British decided! On June 23rd 2016! They want to withdraw from the European Union! This day clearly shows that the people on the island are divided. Basically, it was a fifty-fifty result. A closer look shows that there are 3.8 % more people in favor of Brexit than against it. What does this mean?

The CEO-Fraud: Billions Lost – Organizations Should Really be Afraid

Social engineering is one of the most popular and old scam techniques that actually works. As we have already moved on to the cyber age, where our financial records, research & development data, social life or medical history exist online, it is really crucial that this kind of information does not fall prey to the fraudsters. However, it does. Fraudsters have now turned their heads towards the corporate and business world. The statistics about social engineering hacks on businesses or the scam where a trading…

Social Engineering: Errors in Human Mind?

Author: Jens-Michael Marohn Social Engineering is a method to manipulate people into doing something or divulge confidential information. It could be seen as the hacking of the human mind. Compared to for example software, the human mind has far more vulnerabilities and it is significantly simpler to find and exploit these vulnerabilities since it does not require any special expertise like code or computer language. To become aware and protect ourselves against it, we need to look at the psychology and methods used by Social…

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