Dan Smith, Zeguro co-founder and Forbes Technology Council member, explains how SMBs can protect themselves from the regulatory wave that is coming in his article, Data's Double Edge. (Reprinted as it originally ran on Forbes.com last month.)
Biometrics have become the de facto standard for secure consumer authentication. Even among employers, the belief that biometrics, in conjunction with strong passwords, ensure security is common. While it is true that the use of biometric data in the authentication process significantly decreases the likelihood of credential theft, recent events have exposed some disadvantages of biometrics.
Equifax will pay at least $575 million to settle a variety of federal and state claims related to its 2017 data breach. This amount may be relatively small, especially divided by the 140+ million Americans whose data was lost, not to mention data from non-Americans. Read more from our Director of Cybersecurity.
Zeguro is an end-to-end cyber safety platform and insurance provider for small to mid-sized businesses (SMEs), offering a comprehensive suite of tools for risk mitigation and compliance, as well as insurance premiums that are tailored to the size, sector and profile of a company.
As SMEs increase their reliance on interconnected cloud-based products like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), they add new cybersecurity risks that can impact their bottom line. This is why continuous monitoring is a core principle of a robust cybersecurity compliance program.
Governments and industry standards organizations use compliance as a way to ensure security. However, security is not the same as compliance, which may leave organizations struggling to check boxes while still leaving themselves open to data security risks. Cybersecurity-as-a-Service may be the solution to their problems.
The financial services industry is especially vulnerable to cyber attacks. ATM card skimming, Trojan botnets on web app logins, denial of service attacks, and vendor management problems plague financial services organizations, regardless of size.
A look back at cyber breaches in 2018 provides three big lessons for companies,. Third party data access, leaky web apps, and risks from mobile and IoT devices provide some insight into where you will want to button up your data ecosystem in 2019. Automaion, AI, and employees training are the three things to focus on in the New Yeak.
Frameworks like Enterprise Risk Management help guide process. The technology recommended to enforce Integrated Risk Management are a natural and important followup. You need to understand both to make sure you mitigate and manage your exposure.