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03 May 2019
Continuing our journey towards Thailand 4.0. The weaponization ─ and subsequent monetization ─ of electronic data is clearly on display in this our second anniversary edition of Cyber Roundup. The right data can be hijacked for ransom, can be used to target the location of family members, and can be manipulated to alter medical implant devices.
The following is a rundown of what happened during the month of March 2019. We welcome your comments, insights and questions.
Takeaway: Every company, big and small, for-profit and not-for-profit, can and will be targeted by cyber criminals. The key question is, are you prepared? If you need assistance in answering that question, we are only an e-mail or a phone call away.
Takeaway: When we do employee awareness training, we always emphasize that phishing e-mails are designed to hook into your emotions. Curiosity is one of the most powerful and compelling emotions we have. These subject lines are an affirmation of that fact.
Takeaway: As the explosion of apps and smart devices continue, issues like this will only become more frequent for the foreseeable future. While an app like this can prove valuable for various reasons, consumers have to balance the risk-reward relationship.
Source: PKF O'Connor Davies
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