For a lot of companies, file upload is one of the main methods for doing business with the public. As an example, let’s say that you’re customer doing business with a health insurance agency, and they’d like some records from you. Unless there’s a problem with your application, you’re not likely to ever communicate with a specific agent.
With less than 55 days until the U.S. Presidential Election, what have you done to shore up your election data and infrastructure security?
The Democratic National Committee announced on Wednesday that more documents have been leaked as a result of the DNC hack, prior to their convention. In addition, a Republican House Homeland Security Chairman said the Republican National Committee had been hacked.
You’re a government official that finds yourself reading in the news about various government agencies that have been hacked leading to data being compromised and misused for profit or negative leverage. You begin to question if the online election data you’re responsible for is secure, enough.
Do you store your financial records at an accounting firm? Do you store blueprints with a patent lawyer? Are you a startup being funded by a venture capitalist? Maybe your company is trying to merge with or acquire another entity. The list goes on and on, but the point we're making is that there are a lot of reasons why your company might be sharing data with other businesses—but are you securely sharing those extremely sensitive information?
Even people with hardly any knowledge about new technologies know that fears of cyber attacks are injecting a lot of sensitivity into this year’s election season.
I hope you had an amazing holiday weekend. It’s always bittersweet when the summer comes to an end. To help ease you back into work, we're creating a new monthly blog post dedicated to rounding up the latest hacks and cyber security threats. This blog post is going to go back a few months so we can catch you up.
When it comes to data leakage, it doesn't really make a difference whether your business is B2B or B2C—customer communications is still risky business. Selling business-to-business often involves exposing sensitive parts of the enterprise—giving your business customers access to online payment portals, shared drives, and sensitive information like bank account numbers.