During the course of our investigative work, Fortalice has observed an increasing and alarming trend: personal email compromise is leading to business email compromise. Threat actors will leverage weaknesses regarding executives’ or board members’ personal cybersecurity hygiene to gain access to their business accounts. Extortion also remains a top cybersecurity threat, with organized criminals overseas routinely targeting corporations and the people who support them.
Maintaining data privacy, or data security, involves the proper handling, storage, and dissemination of information. This doesn’t only apply to organizations, but to everyday internet users as well. If you have ever allowed location access, accepted cookies on a web page, or even posted a family picture on Facebook, you have left a digital footprint.
Annually, there are more than 55,000 electrical substations attacks in the United States. Recently, a targeted attack on two power substations in North Carolina knocked out power to more that 45,000 Moore County residents for nearly a week. The attack on critical infrastructure that darkened the Southern Pines area of North Carolina, is just the latest in a series of similar attacks stretching from Oregon to Florida. More ominously, it’s a threat that many experts believe is only getting bigger.