Keeping Your Communications Systems Safe Takes Practice Gary Audin August 29, 2019 Don’t assume you’re ready for a security attack if you’ve never exercised what you have in place. Hotshot_SP_magnifier_globe_774.png Find out more about how Hotshot adds location and time as elements to a Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) strategy in this whitepaper, “Protection 101: Why Your Business Needs an Ultra-Secure Collaboration Tool Now.” Download now to learn how to empower your enterprise to protect its data with a zero-trust architecture, thereby changing the threat surface dramatically.Tags:News & ViewsHotshotcollaboration toolSMS messagesMFAzero-trust architectureSecurityTeam Collaboration Tools & WorkspacesVendor Perspective Articles You Might Like As we’ve seen time and again — say, with Metro Bank in the UK earlier this year, where cyber-criminals stole the 2FA OTP (One Time Password) by hijacking SMS messages — communication tools are the main targets of cyber-criminals looking for an entry point to your proprietary data, customer information, competitive insight, and other valuable material. For any business that communicates via desktop or mobile devices, confidential data, and even your company’s competitive advantage, is at stake. The Not-So-Private Elevator Martha Buyer August 20, 2019 Though not a commonly known exploit, hackers can eavesdrop on elevator conversations – exposing individuals and potentially enterprises to security risks. Is there a better way to communicate internally and with third-party collaborators, while staying ahead of malicious actors? And, how can an identity system build a layered perspective of a user’s digital identity through multiple data points? To address this, it’s important to use more factors than the simple possession of a smartphone and entry of a PIN to serve as an MFA token. Using sensors built into smartphones, Hotshot designed an identity platform which uses location services, gyroscopes, accelerometers, and light sensors to help provide proof that a user is inherently who they say they are. As Hotshot advances the development of its identity system, the company continues to focus on gaining additional visibility into the history and assurance of a user’s digital identity. The first two components of Hotshot’s enhanced identity system are time and location. By building policies and monitoring tools to gather precise time and location data, the security of systems can be enhanced. When bad actors gain access to sensitive information an entire company is at-risk — not only considering privacy and security issues, but also considering the vast legal and compliance exposure that goes along with a modern cyber attack. IT Security Refresh: The Cyber Defense Matrix Terry Slattery October 02, 2019 With the Cyber Defense Matrix, enterprises can measure their security coverage and discover gaps in their IT strategy. With a growing mobile-first business culture, there are many associated risks and vulnerabilities. SMS messages especially are now increasingly prone to a plethora of sophisticated attacks. The Threat of Toll Fraud Persists Irwin Lazar September 16, 2019 With a toll fraud prevention and mitigation strategy, enterprises can identify and mitigate potential toll threats – sometimes before they even happen. Today more than ever, however, businesses rely on collaboration and gig-workers who can jump into challenges and quickly find and share solutions. In order to enable this, today’s businesses need a modern collaboration tool that offers more than the old-fashioned two-factor authentication (2FA). Phish-Prone Testing, Keep Your Enterprise Secure Scott Murphy August 21, 2019 Phishing testing teaches employees to detect and respond to malicious emails, helping to create a culture of security. See All in Security » Log in or register to post comments
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett visits refugees in Jordan. Credit: UNHCRShe has also supported World Refugee Day, UNHCR’s appeal for the Europe refugee crisis, and attended the Women in the World Conference in New Delhi to represent UNHCR and moderate a high-level panel discussion on the global refugee crisis. Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said he was “very pleased” that Blanchett had taken on this new role. “Goodwill Ambassadors play a pivotal role in creating better public understanding and support for refugees, and never has there been a greater need to build these bridges,” Mr. Grandi said. “She has already demonstrated great commitment to the cause and we look forward to seeing her inspire many more people in her new role,” he added. The announcement comes as Ms. Blanchett returns from a mission to Jordan to witness the ongoing humanitarian operation for people displaced by the conflict in Syria. “I am deeply proud to take on this role,” Ms. Blanchett said in a press release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).“There has never been a more crucial time to stand with refugees and show solidarity. We are living through an unprecedented crisis, and there must be shared responsibility worldwide. It feels like we’re at a fork in the road, do we go down the compassionate path or do we go down the path of intolerance?” she asked During her trip, Ms. Blanchett met Syrian refugee families to hear first-hand about the perilous journeys they had undertaken and the daily challenges they face. She said that, as a mother, she wanted her children to go down the compassionate path. “There’s much more opportunity, there’s much more optimism and there is a solution down that path,” she stressed. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Blanchett worked with UNHCR for more than a year to raise awareness about the forcibly displaced. In 2015, she travelled to Lebanon to meet Syrian refugees and to hear about the experiences of stateless people as part of her support for UNHCR’s #IBelong campaign.