February 2023 Newsletter

Shiri Butnaru|

February 2023 Newsletter

Shiri Butnaru|

Welcome to SAM’s newsletter, in which we explore a roundup of customer-focused insights and industry news stories related to security and threat intelligence solutions for unmanaged networks and IoTs.

In this edition, our experts are diving into the current state of home and small business security incidents, and they’ve brought along some actionable advice to enhance your network and device security while protecting your customers’ privacy in the ever-evolving IoT and cloud world.

Our team has put together a range of informative articles to keep you up-to-date, including: cloud service provider security evaluations, data anonymization policies, securing your new IoT gadgets after the holidays, and the impact of man-in-the-middle attacks on network safety and reputation. By staying informed and taking a proactive stance, you can give your customers peace of mind and establish a reputation as a secure and responsible provider.

So, are you ready to take your business to the next level in 2023? If there’s anything you’d like to see from us in the next edition, don’t hesitate to drop us a line at marketing@securingsam.com. We’re all ears!

Blog: An ISP’s Role in Protecting Customer Privacy in the IoT and Cloud Era

With Data Privacy Day having just passed, it’s a reminder for ISPs to take a closer look at our role in protecting customer privacy in the IoT and cloud era. With more connected devices and services moving to the cloud, it’s crucial that we take the necessary steps to secure our customers’ data.

From reviewing cloud service providers’ security measures to implementing internal policies and data anonymization, let’s make sure we’re keeping our customers’ data safe and compliant with regulations.

Click below to gain more insights from our recent review by SAM’s CISO, Shahar Avenstein.

Blog: The Bogeyman Threat of IoTs in Your Networks

How is a man-in-the-middle attack related to the safety and reputation of your network and what exactly do you need to know?

The following article focuses on environments in which IoTs in unmanaged networks could be leveraged by perpetrators to intercept and manipulate communication between two parties. This can allow the attacker to eavesdrop on the conversation, alter the messages being exchanged, or impersonate one of the parties to gain access to sensitive information.

Read on as we reveal what it takes to detect and prevent these attacks to protect your customers’ privacy and data.

Blog: Las Vegas – The City of Vulnerable IoT Devices?

This month we had the privilege of participating in two important industry events – the Cybertech and Smart Energy conferences. So grateful for our wonderful community for hosting us – we’re already looking forward to the 2023 event season!

Speaking of which, one destination that should definitely be on everyone’s radar is Las Vegas. Not only is it a popular spot for hosting tech shows, but it’s also a prime example of a hyperconnected environment. However, it’s important to remember that with increased IoT connectivity comes the potential for cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Click below for more insight on the inner workings and potential weak spots of hyperconnected networks in Las Vegas and beyond.

News: New Year, New Stats!

According to the World Economic Forum’s 2022 Global Risks Report, human error is to blame for 95% of business cybersecurity incidents.

This trend is on the rise; the last time we checked, the human element accounted for 85% of all security breaches. And with more devices making their way into households and small businesses, the attack surface is growing larger by the day.

Cybercriminals aim to take advantage of human error, and when it comes to unmanaged networks that aren’t monitored by a CISO, hackers can deploy unauthorized software and exploit vulnerabilities.

But don’t let the bad news dampen your spirits! Read more about unmanaged networks and how to keep your customers safe.

Blog: After the Holidays…

Now that the holidays are behind us and each of your gifts have been unwrapped, let’s talk about the IoT gadgets you’ve received that often come packaged with potential security risks.

Have you taken the time to apply accurate security policies to each of your new gadgets? While antivirus software protects your PCs, it does not cover the rest of the network and IoT devices.

And for our ISP friends – your customers also shouldn’t have to worry about the security of their new tech (homeowners and small businesses simply don’t have the skills and time for that).

Malware doesn’t discriminate between enterprises and home users, so why should you? The good news – SAM is here to help and take your network’s reputation to the next level in 2023!

And in the meantime, be sure to take the following simple steps to ensure your new IoTs are secure at the very minimum.

Valentine’s: Feel the Love, Not the Scams

This month marked Valentine’s Day and love was in the air, along with a number of digital threats!

However, it’s important to note that hackers don’t just flourish during Valentine’s Day, but during any holiday season when individuals are more likely to engage in online shopping, financial transactions, and other sensitive activities. And with that, comes a massive rise in phishing emails, malicious ads, and spoofed websites.

It’s time for ISPs to step up to protect customers’ security and online identity while maintaining their network’s reputation. Consumers see direct, damaging effects on their privacy as a result of weak security measures in their home networks.

To combat these vulnerabilities, CPE-based network protection — including accurate identification of IoT devices with adaptive policies, cyber protection, and safe browsing — is the way to go.


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