Category: Emerging Issues in Security

Security is constantly evolving, and it’s important for professionals to stay up to date. We provide the latest news, opinions, trends, case studies, strategies, and legislative and regulatory developments that could have an impact on the field.

2022 Cybersecurity Challenges and 2023 Predictions

As we near the end of 2022, IT professionals are looking back at one of the worst years on record for incidents. Cyberattacks and breaches are rising with no end in sight. Organizations continue to invest in technology at a record pace; however, they still continue to be at risk. During 2022, over 65% of […]

The Changing Threat Landscape of Cyber Risk

Our latest Allianz risk report looks at today’s cyber risk landscape and the emerging threats posed by the growing reliance on cloud services, an evolving third-party liability landscape that means higher compensation and penalties, as well as the impact of a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. We found that ransomware and phishing scams are as active […]

Top Tips to Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

When shopping online during the holiday season—or any time of year—always be wary of deals that seem too good to be true. Do your part to avoid becoming a scammer’s next victim. Every year, thousands of people become victims of holiday scams. Scammers can rob you of hard-earned money, personal information, and, at the very […]

2022 Holiday Season Cyber Threat Trends for the Retail and Hospitality Industry

For the retail, hospitality, and travel community, the holiday season is the most intense time of year for persistent threats. From the beginning of October through the end of December, attempted cyberattacks expand in both scale and magnitude to match the rise in consumer traffic. To help provide cybersecurity professionals in consumer-facing businesses with information […]

How Security Professionals Can Combat Retail Crime

I have seen first-hand customers quickly pushing shopping carts full of unpaid merchandise out of a store’s door, purposefully not scanning all their items at self-checkout registers, and concealing merchandise and walking out without paying. Retail security professionals will certainly agree and understand that the issue of theft in retail stores is a constant struggle. […]

The Largest Cyberbreaches of All Time: What Can They Teach Us Today?

In 2021, the number of cyberattacks and data breaches in the U.S. increased by 15.1% from the previous year. And the cost of being victimized by cybercrime rose, as well. According to a study by IBM, on average, a single data breach in the U.S. costs a business $9.44 million. In the first half of […]

Stopping Crypto and Other Online Finance Scams

I can tell you that every investor has heard the words “never invest more than you can afford to lose.” It is a deceptively difficult concept to work around with all the data that we have available to us. Gone are the days of the ticker tape and information sent with a delay; now stocks […]

CISA Kicks Off Infrastructure Security Month 2022

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced November 1 as the kickoff of Infrastructure Security Month 2022 and highlighted its extensive resources to help raise awareness about threats to critical infrastructure. This year’s theme is “Infrastructure Security Is National Security: Drive Down Risk, Build Resilience.” Critical infrastructure spans everything from healthcare, water, and education to […]

Zero Trust: Securing the Future of Flexible Work

The future of work is quickly evolving to prioritize flexible work environments, whether that’s fully remote, hybrid, or shared in-person workspaces. Yet with this heightened demand for flexibility comes added security risks across your virtual and physical organization. While “zero trust” might be the hot new marketing buzzword, the framework behind it is anything but. […]