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Business Risk Profile: Hospitality

March 20, 2018

From restaurants and nightlife venues to hotels and tourist attractions, hospitality companies play a crucial role in economies worldwide while providing space for leisure activities, entertainment, socialization, and travel. The hospitality industry has been around for more than a thousand years, continually adapting to societal and technological development. In the past 20 years, hotels, for […]

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Bringing Business Risk Intelligence to Asia-Pacific

By Flashpoint Analyst Team
March 19, 2018

Home to key innovators in industries such as technology, oil and gas, manufacturing, retail, and financial services, Asia-Pacific provides an opportunity for prosperity and commerce. Unfortunately due to this success, malicious actors often seek to exploit organizations in this region. The threat landscape in Asia is shifting as markets and business practices evolve. Flashpoint analysts […]

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Insider Threat: Focusing From The Inside Out

February 20, 2018

Many companies tend to concentrate their security resources on preventing external threats from penetrating their business and compromising assets. While threats posed by outsiders such as cybercriminals, hacktivists, state-sponsored actors, and terrorists are often perceived as the most urgent and critical, insider threats can be equally—if not more—damaging. This is why the most effective security […]

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Tax Season is Prime Time for Business Email Compromise

February 15, 2018

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is somewhere north of a $5 billion annual global criminal enterprise, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), dwarfing most other threats in terms of dollar losses, including ransomware and prolific banking malware such as GameOver Zeus. And right now, we’re in one of the criminals’ most lucrative periods […]

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Inside a Twitter ‘Pornbot’ Campaign

February 12, 2018

Flashpoint analysts recently investigated the trend of adult entertainment-themed Twitter bots known as pornbots, which post tweets with hashtags containing popular brand names alongside random, unrelated terms. The observed set of pornbots appears to be a mix of compromised accounts and accounts specifically created to advertise pornography. As such, organizations mentioned in these bots’ pornographic […]

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Business Risk Profile: Manufacturing

February 6, 2018

As a critical infrastructure sector, the manufacturing industry is a primary driver of economic development and growth, enabling everything from local utility services to global trade. The critical importance of manufactured goods in modern society means a successful attack against a major manufacturer could trigger a domino effect, leading to widespread economic disruption across supply […]

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Business Risk Intelligence Decision Report: 2017 End-of-Year Update

January 17, 2018

Few would say that 2017 was an uneventful year in the realm of global geopolitics, and this year is already shaping up to be fraught with similar volatility. As such, organizations seeking to proactively combat relevant threats and address enterprise-wide risk must regard geopolitical context as a core component of their intelligence programs. This is […]

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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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