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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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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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