Casual IoT is infiltrating office buildings and businesses everywhere. Smart TVs, wearables, smart speakers, connected printers and even consumer-grade security cameras are now deployed in the enterprise. In the plus column, such devices are easy to set up and deploy. And in the negative column, they tend to be easy to hack.
Homes are smarter than ever. From music that plays at the command of your voice to cameras that provide visual access to your house while you’re away, smart-home technology is changing how we live. But with that evolution, consumers are also discovering new risks. The proliferation of devices that include cameras and microphones has also raised new issues for consumers.
The world recorded over 160,000 security breaches, data thefts, and disruption of business operations, and a host of others in 2017 according to the 10th yearly cyber incident and breach trends report of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA). "Because organisations are shifting more workloads to the cloud -and many breaches involved cloud providers, it urges them to follow best practices, such as auditing
Out of nearly 160,000 reported cyber incidents affecting businesses in 2017, 93 percent could have been prevented by following basic security measures such as regularly updating software, blocking fake email messages, using email authentication, and training employees, a new report claims.
Companies around the world suffered nearly 160,000 cyberattacks and data breaches last year, despite the fact that a majority of them were avoidable, according to researchers. “Even organizations with substantial resources and expertise in data and technology can find themselves inappropriately defended and unprepared,” the report said.
The number of cyber incidents globally doubled to 159,700 last year, according to the Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report released Thursday. Why it matters: Given "that most incidents are not reported, this number could easily exceed 350,000," Jeff Wilbur, director of the OTA initiative at the Internet Society writes.
The Online Trust Alliance released its annual analysis of cyber incidents and breach trends on Thursday, finding that the number of cyber incidents targeting businesses almost doubled from 2016 to 2017, largely driven by the rapid rise in ransomware.
There may have been as many as 160,000 breaches of security controls, data thefts or disruption of business operations last year around the world, most of which could have been easily prevented, an industry group estimates.
The Internet Society’s Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll recognizes excellence in online consumer protection, data security, and privacy practices. This 10th annual audit of more than 1,200 predominantly consumer-facing websites is the largest undertaken by OTA, and was expanded this year to include payment services, video streaming, sports sites, and healthcare.
Today, the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance released its fifth annual Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit. OTA researchers analyzed the email marketing practices of 200 of North America’s top online retailers and, based on this analysis, offered prescriptive advice to help marketers provide consumers with choice and control over when and what messages they receive.
Later this year, we’ll publish the 10th annual Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll, which promotes responsible online privacy and data security practices and recognizes leaders in the public and private sectors who have embraced them. This morning, we released the methodology we’ll use for this year’s audit.