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International Bank Robberies Leverage Adjacent Properties for Unconventional Access Routes

At a time when much of the thinking about the security of financial institutions has shifted to cyber, it is important to remember that banks worldwide still face a range of physical threats. Flashpoint analysts have observed a recent spate of bank robberies that exhibit similar tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) where the criminals leveraged […]

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Business Risk Profile: Transportation

January 10, 2018

If the telecommunications sector is the central nervous system of the global economy, then the transportation sector is its circulatory system. Each day, transportation operators move millions of passengers and tons of freight by air, rail, road, and sea. The sheer scale, scope, and critical nature of transportation services exposes operators to a variety of […]

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Business Risk Profile: Third-Party Risk

December 20, 2017

There are many strategic advantages to outsourcing, from cost optimization to having an increased focus on an organization’s core competencies. However, entrusting third-party vendors, contractors, or partners with access to internal systems and data can expose organizations to certain risks. In the event that a security incident or breach of a third party inadvertently jeopardizes […]

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Business Risk Profile: Insurance

December 12, 2017

The insurance industry plays a unique role in modern society, providing individuals and organizations with a sense of financial security when faced with unforeseen circumstances. Unfortunately, the insurance industry is also unique in how and why it is susceptible to fraud, phishing, ransomware, credential theft, and other cyber threats. Indeed, many of these threats have […]

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Business Risk Profile: Telecommunications

December 5, 2017

Telecommunications companies play an important role in providing the critical infrastructure that enables global interconnectivity. Each day, billions of people around the world rely on telecommunications services for business, personal correspondence, education, entertainment, and general information. The pervasiveness of telecommunications in modern society—an estimated two-thirds of the global adult population either owns a smartphone or […]

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Evaluating the Vulnerabilities Equities Process and Policy

November 28, 2017

As 2017 draws toward an end, we are reminded of the large-scale cyber attacks that have affected the government, private business, and consumers. Ransomware strains such as WannaCry and NotPetya are particularly memorable for their destructive capabilities and rampant propagation through a Microsoft Windows vulnerability. In response, the United States government has been compelled to […]

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Best Practices for Combating Fraud in the Insurance Industry

November 7, 2017

Today’s fraudsters are nothing if not resilient. After all, combatting fraud is often compared to a game of “whack-a-mole” —and for good reason. Just as organizations across all sectors are continually developing new ways to prevent fraud, fraudsters are continually developing new schemes. While a new anti-fraud measure may help decrease one type of fraud, […]

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Business Risk Profile: Aviation

November 2, 2017

For adversaries seeking to attract global attention, cause widespread disruption, or gain access to proprietary information, the aviation industry can be a desirable target. Not only do the world’s airlines carry more than 3 billion passengers every year and a maintain a substantial stake in the global economy, aviation companies harbor access to an abundance […]

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Business Risk Intelligence for Executive Protection

October 31, 2017

Many of the risks facing today’s organizations have given rise to a crucial consideration across all sectors: just because a threat originates on the Internet does not mean its scope of influence will remain restricted to the cyber domain. In response, more organizations are turning to Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to address not just cyber […]

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