Monthly Archive August 2015

The Ashley Madison Scandal and the State of Internet Security

There has been a scandal which has materialised over just the last few weeks regarding the marital affair dating website, Ashley Madison. This is the most popular dating website in the niche, and they experienced a major data breach. This data breach included all of their customer/user details and all of their internal emails.

What does this say about the state of internet security?

Internet security is tricky business. Both the online and physical spheres have the potential to be breached, so what is it that sets the internet apart from physical security? Physical security has been a concern for a very long time, and people are far more prepared to avoid creating additional risks, while with online security the main culprit is due to errors caused by those on the inside, such as opening up an email extension containing a virus. Online security can also be further complicated by how difficult it is to do a precise review of how secure the system is.

Working In Conflict Zones

Even in war zones, the show must go on. For businesses, this means that enterprise is still occurring and surging ahead, even when there is a conflict going on, and in the case of foreign businesses going over to these conflict zones, the risks can be very high.

Dealing with risk is an everyday concern for businesses, but it is quite different when the risk is to your employee’s health and security. This very serious type of risk needs to be addressed in a very serious way, and this means providing adequate protection for your personnel and any other resources they take with them.

For this level of protection you need to be prepared to hire a significant security detail. There are a number of different options in this area, and the one that you choose should be based upon necessity. It may be enough to hire a single bodyguard/guide for your employees, but if they are a bigger target you’ll need to hire more people and maybe even a convoy protection service for when they’re in transit.

VIP Protection: What Can Be Done?

There are many reasons why someone would need protection, as there are many things that occur during the process of important information being transferred. While VIPs are often times seen as presidents, celebrities, and musicians, VIPs also include business owners, as well as high level persons on the internet. For those who are wondering exactly what this kind of protection n is, as well as what kind of VIPs get the protection, here are some things to keep in mind.

 

What Is This Type Of Protection?

 

In basic terms, VIP protection is what it sounds like, people or services that pertain to the protection of important persons. This could be a high level business person, a celebrity, or anyone who feels like they may be targeted due to their status in the world. There are a number of reasons why this person would be targeted, be it their role in the world, there money, or their possessions, so these kinds of services are definitely a common thing chosen. While protection services may seem straightforward for cases pertaining to important figures, VIPs that are on the internet or are tied up in the business, are handled in a different way. Here is the guidelines for VIPs that are tied up in internet or business activities.

 

How Is VIP Protection Handled For Business And Internet?

 

For business and internet topics, VIP protection is usually handled differently than it would be for other types of protection. For situations involving business, executives of the business (C.E.O.s, Presidents, major Stockholders, etc.) are usually the source of the protection. Since these individuals usually possess valuable information of the business or extreme wealth, it would make sense why they would be targeted by those trying to take everything from them. Business owners arent the only ones targeted, however, as internet users also face these threats, so this service is also made available to them. These internet users are usually those who own businesses, or for those who run companies through the website. They have to hire some sort of service to ensure that their information and assets are secure, as the internet world is sometimes shaky and prone to being hacked. These protection services come in a range of possibilities, it could be a moderator, or it could be other types of protection services. Typically, it is a program on the computer, that monitors and secures the information being processed on the website, making private information hidden to the public eye. This way, only the one with the login information (username and password), is able to gain access to the confidential files and documents that wish to remain untouched. This is important for VIPs who regularly do business online, so that they can rest assure that their information will likely not go into the wrong hands at any time. Though it may cost money on the VIP’s end, it is most likely a service that is worth purchasing