A general take on cybersecurity in 2019 from bits and pieces of news, business involvement,and interactions with the IT professional’s community. Not an analysis of threat genres, but a recollection of trending incidences. Ransomware stayed the lead cyber threat with every indication of continuing to hit harder and more frequent. Ransomware started redefining the borders … Read moreCybersecurity Trends 2019
Bangladesh, with a population of more than 160 million has a mobilesubscriber base of more than 140 million. More than 90 million people haveaccess to the Internet, wherein more than 80 million are on mobile Internet.Interestingly the nation has more than 25-30 million Facebook users whilesimultaneously bKash – the most popular mobile banking platform – … Read moreCybersecurity In Mobile Banking
Imagine you apply for your dream specialized job in a secured research facility that demands high identity integrity, and you get rejected because at some stage in life your identity or biometric record was compromised. You perhaps know about that incidence in your life, or maybe you never got to know. But you are a … Read moreStolen Identity
Well, it is, in the worst-case scenario. When an organization falls victim to cybercrime, solace can be sought in the best of the worst if it is a hack rather than a breach. A breach means the organizations cybersecurity sucks. There is a big difference between a cyber hack and a cyber breach. A hack … Read moreBetter to be hacked than breached!
It takes courage and boldness to commit a crime in the real world. Physicalinvolvement. On the other hand, criminals in the virtual world are nerdshiding behind a web of algorithms. They act remotely and do not requirephysical interaction to commit a crime. A cybercriminal will in all probabilitieslack the guts to rob a bank, but … Read moreThe Tangible and Non-Tangible Crime Factor
If they have not been keen yet, they will find it alluring now. News circulating on the recent bank breach incidences will be drawing a lot of attention in the cyber underworld. The international tech news channels are churning as the recent local news has been picked up in discussion. I recently came across an … Read moreInternational Notorious Cybercriminal Groups Getting Allured To Target Banks in Bangladesh?
Do you find that a valid question? I do. And that’s what I perceive interacting around. And in many cases with tech people also. People in general get to know about cybercrime incidences from the news circuit or social media. And these incidences are presented as stories. In various flavours. A 14-year-old boy is a hacker … Read moreAre people more nervous with cybersecurity than cybercrime?
With turmoil around US and European markets on and off (which seems to be happening now and then and becoming hard to follow on the news also) vendors, particularly software ones from the European part widely covered, are eyeing or even let’s say focusing on the Asia Pacific region. Their activities are increasing around here, … Read moreThe South Asia Market Dilemma
Statistically 28 to 29% of the cyber breaches are orchestrated by insiders while 70% of the cyber breaches happen due to human factors – intentional or unintentional. Sounds confusing. But two different aspects. Insider threats are a cybercrime. Intentional. Cyber breaches from human factors on the other hand are vehicles to a cybercrime. Intentional cyber … Read moreInsider Threats: Cyber vulnerability comes from inside too
It was only a few years back that cloud technology was in its infancy and used only by tech-savvy, forward-thinking organisations. Today, it is commonplace. More businesses than ever are making use of cloud services in one form another. And recent statistics suggest that cloud adoption has reached 88 percent. It seems that businesses now … Read moreHow far is Bangladesh ready to handle distributions and partnerships for global software companies locally?