IoT Evolution, Revolution or Confusion?

The IoT (Internet of Things) evolution is occurring in business and personal lives, the revolution is amazing as it transforms the way we think and act, and the confusion around how to secure IoT is real. While IoT is one of the newest buzz-words, it’s also something we in the privacy and security field [...]

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Is Identity the New Perimeter in Security?

I’ve recently heard the phrase, “identity is the new perimeter” as it relates to information security. That said, I’ve also heard the same about endpoints, artificial intelligence, email, you name it. If I didn’t have experience in identity management and understand the importance it has in an environment, I may have just blown off that [...]

“Alexa . . . how do I secure the Internet of Things (IoT)?”

Imagine, a device in your home, with access to multiple parts of your home (TV, lights, thermostat, door locks). The device is always listening for your command, which means it’s also always listening to your conversations. The device is certainly connected to a network, which probably isn’t set to be very secure by nature. [...]

Sifting Through The Noise

2017 was a year awash with major breaches appearing across the headlines. IT teams understaffed and overworked across the board.  Fresh into 2018, I read article after article of the latest predictions for where this year will take us. How do you sift through the noise? One firm predicts spend will exceed $1 trillion [...]

Today There Is A War – A Cyber War

“At this time, the malware targets banks, payment card providers, mobile services providers, payroll, webmail and e-commerce sites in the U.S.,”  https://threatpost.com/new-icedid-trojan-targets-us-banks/128851/ Cyber vulnerabilities and exploiting them are, more often than not, about money.  Cyber criminals continue to look for "soft spots" in order to exploit a company's, or country's, Intellectual Property (IP) or sheer [...]

State Of Crime In Cyber From IOCTA 2017

Recently a white paper came out discussing the state of crime in cyber from IOCTA 2017.   It was released from Europol so it focuses on Europe.    Since we love to devour this type of data at FocusPoint, we thought we would share our impressions of the report. You can download the report here.   https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/iocta2017.pdf [...]

The U.S. Government Heads To The Cloud

This was the recent title on an article published on Fox Business.*   According to the article, Tom Bossert, Trumps point person on cyberterrorism, will launch the government's platform to the cloud into "high gear."    When the cloud term first hit the IT industry, I thought it was a clever way to describe [...]