From cryptocurrency schemes to counterfeit ploys, there’s no slowdown in sight for cybercrime.
Asia-based threats continue to surge. Counterfeit goods from China and Hong Kong combine to make up an estimated 86 percent of the world’s counterfeits, th...e value of which totals nearly $400 billion. A 2018 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), released by Symantec, indicates that IoT attacks saw a 600 percent increase in 2017, while coin-mining activity spiked 34,000 percent.
Watch these trends in the year ahead, and we’ll keep you up to speed as 2019 unfolds with whitepapers, webinars and events.
Keep your eye on the crypto-sphere
According to the European Commission, “the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was put into place to ensure one set of data protection rules for all companies operating in the EU, wherever they are based.”
The purpose of this important privacy ...regulation is to ensure that individuals, residing in EU member states, have more control over their personal data and that data collectors take required steps to protect that data.
No one can argue against the benefits of knowing the purpose for why personal data is collected and how it will be used, processed and disposed of; still, six months after the...Read More
We have seen a dramatic rise in online sales in recent years — the Office for National Statistics reports an increase from, 9.7% five years ago, to 18% today, as a percentage of all sales.
This represents a huge opportunity for retailers - but u...nfortunately, they are not the only ones benefiting. Counterfeiters, fraudsters and cyber criminals are cashing in too.
Just as the web can be used to promote, market and sell legitimate brands, it’s also an ideal tool for counterfeiters to sell fake goods. And this is especially true in the gift-giving season, with 91% doing at least some of our...Read More
As the threat landscape expands, online protection is no longer left solely to a single department. Implementing a strategy now calls for buy-in from top management along with involvement from multiple areas of business.
Advances in the interne...t and the proliferation of social media pose many dangers to your organisation - from counterfeiting and impersonation, to fraud and piracy - impacting consumer trust, your market reputation and your bottom line. Having a plan in place is more important than ever given the rapidly-changing threat landscape and the next generation of online criminals seeking new ways to take advantage of your brand....Read More
Determining intent prior to enforcement is crucial, and knowing what information is required for each type of enforcement is just as important to ensuring an effective strategy. Once intent is established, you can decide which enforcement strategy wi...ll be most effective.
This topic landed among those discussed at length during our latest Forum’s “Determining Intent for Effective Brand & Fraud Enforcement Strategies” panel. As a follow up, AntiFraud and Brand Protection specialists, Stefanie Ellis and Dustin Richards, discuss the importance of determining intent when evaluating an infringement on your brand.
Fraud or infringement?
Any organisation, simply by having an online presence, is vulnerable to...Read More