Digital Directorship – Fintech
FinTech companies are businesses that leverage new technology to create new and better financial services for both consumers and businesses. It includes companies of all kinds that may operate in personal financial management, insurance, payment, asset management, etc.
In today’s digital age, and with significant demographic shifts in the population, people are seeking easy access, convenience, efficiency, and speed. People want to conduct transactions via mobile technology platforms and applications, and such activities include managing their financial lives, whether that is tracking their overall spending, applying for a loan, or optimizing their investment strategies.
Current Blog Topics
9 May 2019
Reports of an unparalleled grid “cyber event” caused a stir in power sector and cybersecurity circles. The grid runs everything. Forget how powerful the Grid is. Think how many other vital infrastructure sectors rely on electricity? Yes, it is everything.
8 May 2019
In-depth Research provides the insight required to make informed decisions regarding how best to protect your digital assets.
13 Feb 2019
While data breaches have been significant in the healthcare industry, it appears that changes are coming where they’re needed most: advancements in medical devices.
5 Feb 2019
Digital Directorship Cybersecurity:Data Security/Privacy Exposed Records Up 126% in 2018 Breaches Source: InfoSecuirty Magazine: Feb 05, 2019 The overall number of breaches fell in 2018, but the number of compromised records skyrocketed, resulting in a 126% increase, according to the 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report. The Identity Theft Resource Center tracked the data breach events […]
1 Feb 2019
ERC fined a US “regional entity” for 127 violations of the NERC CIP standard. Cyber attacks on the electric grid pose the risk of serious social disruption.
30 Jan 2019
The breakthrough is TrustWrx . It effectively “firewalls” the entire communications channel. TrustWrx provides an architecture for secure communications where the fraudsters simply cannot operate. Simply put, if they cannot connect or talk to a server or network, then they cannot hack into it or steal data.
29 Jan 2019
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is tracking a series of incidents involving Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure tampering. CISA is aware of multiple executive branch agency domains that were impacted by the tampering campaign and has notified the agencies that maintain them.
Attackers have redirected and intercepted web and mail traffic, and could do so for other networked services.
29 Jan 2019
Medical devices — such as pacemakers, insulin pumps and MRI machines — are increasingly vulnerable to hacking. As of today, however, there’s no federal mandate for those devices to have cybersecurity protections.
23 Jan 2019
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that Russian hackers have infiltrated the U.S. electric grid. That means they may have the ability to shut down major power plants. The targeted facilities included at least one nuclear power plant and other types of infrastructure as well.
22 Jan 2019
The Army, Navy and Missile Defense Agency are failing to take basic cybersecurity steps to ensure that information on America’s ballistic missile defense system won’t fall into nefarious hands.
22 Jan 2019
While Pentagon seems to be busy investigating the cause of USS John S McCain Navy Ship’s collision with a Singapore Oil tanker, reports in the media are emerging that there could be a hand of North Korean Cyber Army behind these attacks.
19 Jan 2019
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) claimed today that Russian hackers tried to break into its servers in November 2018, shortly after the conclusion of the US midterm elections.
14 Jan 2019
Officials still have not determined what sparked the fire that shut down power at the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International and are reportedly refusing to rule out terrorism.
14 Jan 2019
A power outage plunged much of Reagan National Airport into darkness Wednesday night. Dominion Power is working understand the root cause of that power disruption.
11 Jan 2019
A huge explosion at a New York power plant has turned the sky above parts of the city a bright blue-green. Many Manhattanites were stunned when the sky over parts of Queens started to glow a bright neon blue.
3 Jan 2019
Officials blamed a power surge for the blackout on Dec. 28th that left LaGuardia airport in the dark for about 45 minutes, grounding flights. A look at the trend of power outages at American airports shows a disturbing pattern and possibly sinister cause…cyberattacks.
1 Jan 2019
Billions of people were affected by data breaches and cyberattacks in 2018 – 765 million in the months of April, May and June alone – with losses surpassing tens of millions of dollars, according to global digital security firm Positive Technologies.
31 Dec 2018
Cybersecurity will define many of the international conflicts of the future. Here’s an overview of the current threat landscape.
14 Dec 2018
Chinese hackers are breaching Navy contractors to steal everything from ship-maintenance data to missile plans, triggering a top-to-bottom review of cyber vulnerabilities.
4 Dec 2018
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) said Tuesday that it was the victim of a cyber intrusion during the 2018 campaign season. The email accounts of four senior aides at the organization were surveilled for several months.