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Much of the bad actors’ work is opportunistic, and so far as potential victims are concerned, completely random. That’s because it’s so easy to do what they do at scale — send a billion phishing emails or brute-force a million passwords, and they only need a tiny proportion of recipients to take the desired action for success.
Creating the automations and content around the backend of the scam takes all the effort and investment, much like the design of a legitimate marketing funnel, and sending it out to another million emails here and there is a marginal additional cost (the emails are doubtless stolen anyway). So if you are the unlucky victim, one small upside is that it’s unlikely to be anything personal.
Fortunately, there is much that information security professionals can do to ensure that the security features of VoIP phone systems are protected by intelligent usage and strong protocols on the user side, making VoIP security a shared responsibility and goal at all times.
Enforce a strong password policy, requiring all users to employ unique, strong passwords at all times, and store them only within an acceptably robust password manager specified by the IT security team. It used to be recommended that passwords were regularly changed, but this often led to compromises in other areas — so it’s more important that passwords are complex and long, and never reused.
Right now there’s a big conversation going on in every organization and team, in video-conferences and meeting rooms around the world: How do we get people back to the office, and move forward in the ‘new normality’ safely and securely?
Of course, they’re talking about physical and biological safety, in a changed world. But the implications of all of that for spacing and distancing, mean an urgent need to consider cyber-safety as well. It’s not only people who must be kept safe: personal data, intellectual property, and technology assets and devices, all face different (and in some cases new) threats.
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