On March 5th, Sophos released the findings of a global survey at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The results of 7 Uncomfortable Truths of Endpoint Security painted a descriptive picture of the state of cybersecurity today. This survey collected the input of over 3,000 IT decision makers from 12 countries, covering a wide variety of industries.
It is remarkable how much trust people have in Internet-based companies. Not just that they will fulfill the expectations placed on them, but that people routinely provide extremely sensitive information to these companies without thinking for a second about what they do with it. We will take a look at data collection practices, what Internet companies want with that data, and how millions of people every year become victims because they entrust their PII (Personally Identifiable Information) to corporations that promptly lose it.
It can be easy to underestimate the importance of monitoring your solutions, to adopt an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. However, the benefits of persistent monitoring were recently thrust into the spotlight, when 24 spammers were arrested in October by the Delhi Police’s cyber cell for impersonating Microsoft support staff and duping American citizens.