Quick Quotes on Cybersecurity and Commjacking

Dror Liwer Blog

October is Cybersecurity Awareness month in the cyber world. In honor of this exciting and important initiative, we thought it best to take a break from writing our own thoughts on cybersecurity and commjacking and leave it to the industry experts instead.

Commjacking in the Work-Anywhere Generation

“People want to work anywhere and everywhere. They open their laptop up and it is confidential – they are really not thinking about what they are doing. Yes, we can look at the technology, but we also need to look at the people and the human risk.”
Zeshan Sattar, Certification Evangelist, CompTIA

The Risks of Wifi

“Employees can now easily leak company data through the use of insecure public Wi-Fi . If employees do not use VPNs to encrypt their data, they run the risk of exposing their traffic to cybercriminals. This means that passwords and usernames can be seen and intercepted by others on the network….. Although public WiFi hotspots are an invaluable services, there is a strong need for businesses to stay on top of the potential threats and security risks.”
Tom Gaffney, Security Advisor, F-Secure

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Dangerously Convenient

We’re concerned that people are trading security for convenience…People are doing things on free Wi-Fi that are really alarming.”
Doug Shadel, AARP Fraud Watch Network

Cyber-smart security

“Employees make decisions every day that negatively affects their business’s security…As a result, we have known for a while that, to protect organizations, employees need online street smarts. However, the problem is that some in the industry treat employee awareness as a training concern or one-time activity. It is not. It is an ongoing cultural problem.”
Wolfgang Goerlich, Cyber Security Strategist at CBI

The Internet of Too Many Things

“Every one of these (IoT) items is connected to the Internet, and therefore all of your usage patterns are recorded for posterity… Our computers and smartphones already have a frightening about of information about us – what we buy, what we watch, what ailments we have… IoT is coming whether we like it or not, so let’s focus on making ‘smart’ a whole lot smarter”
Allison Arieff, SPUR

You Have Something To Hide

“Privacy exposure is the biggest mistake every user makes. People often say “I have nothing to hide” and as a consequence they expose all their information, sometimes without knowing.The consequence of this that their online assets are scattered around beyond recovery. Users should always take their own privacy very serious, even if they have nothing to hide. An attitude like that will make them take measures to protect their online assets better.”
Joe Shenouda, CYBERPOL / ECIPS Liaison Officer