Pandemic – The perfect storm for cyber and physical security attacks

Pandemic – The perfect storm for cyber and physical security attacks

Posted June 8, 2020

Pandemic – The perfect storm for cyber and physical security attacks

  • A majority of corporate users were all at the same physical place as where the corporate security controls reside. The place where most of the hardware assets reside or are mainly used are a few corporate offices, and most assets leaving corporate office will be back there within 12-16 hours as that is where they are used the most.
  • Now, this has changed. Corporate offices have very few humans left in them, but still have all the infrastructure, while end points (computers and mobiles) are now operated from home. The few humans left in offices are the security guards.
  • Cyber security has long talked about the concept of de-parameterisation since the early days of the Jericho Forum, and many corporate businesses felt that they had actually implemented it. However, this approach has since been recognised as being flawed, because once an intruder got past the castle gates, they were able to get anywhere and do almost anything.

– Sarb Sembhi | June 8, 2020