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Archive for 2020
Cybersecurity Considerations for E-Commerce

On August 4th, Octave Group’s Chairman Niel Harper was one of the featured speakers on the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s ‘Practical Considerations for E-Commerce in the New Normal’ webinar. Mr. Harper discussed the online retail landscape, e-commerce threats, key e-commerce fraud scenarios, and protecting the e-commerce[…]

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European police hacked encrypted phones used by thousands of criminals

In one of the largest law enforcement busts ever, European police and crime agencies hacked an encrypted communications platform used by thousands of criminals and drug traffickers. By infiltrating the platform, Encrochat, police across Europe gained access to a hundred million encrypted messages. In the UK, those messages[…]

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EU admits it has been hard to implement GDPR

The common reasoning has been that the GDPR is only successful if regulators are issuing fines and penalizing companies. We think this line of thinking is flawed. Its success can be measured by how it has been driving cultural change regarding privacy/data protection within EU domiciled and global[…]

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How to avoid falling victim to Account Takeover (ATO) Attacks

Account Takeover (ATO) attacks happen when a threat actor compromises a legitimate user’s e-commerce account and uses that account for fraud. This could be your Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Alibaba, IKEA, or Apple account, among others. Because ATOs require only a login and stolen password, online retailers haven’t taken[…]

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Cybersecurity pros are badly in need of MENTORS: And here’s why…

Finding and keeping cyber-talent is a top global concern for public- and private-sector organizations alike. Yet, the prevailing theory among industry analysts is that there is a talent crisis, with ‘experts’ predicting that by 2022 there will be more than 1.8 million unfilled jobs. The above graphic highlights[…]

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