CYBERSECURITY AND PRIVACY WITH FRANCESCA BOSCO: A NEW THREAT


A new threat

Francesca Bosco, UNICRI Programme Officer, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, talks about cyberattacks, information systems and networks, iot, cybersecuirity risks, threats and vulnerabilities.

Katya Gennadiya

In response to Heather Bryant

 I think cybersecurity is already heavy developed, the matter is that most of the people are not ready to pay the price to be protected, because nobody measure the risk with their personal data exposure on the internet, before gets hurt. Is there a way to make people more informed about risks and threats of surfing the Internet ? Advertisments and more videos like that should be promoted !

Absolutely agree, i think every person must have his own internet culture. A simple rules like using incognito browsers, stronger passwords, keeping your software up to date must be followed by all of us. This will not solve the cybersecurity problems at all, but will help users to feel more secure.

George Waters

In response to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helga Breitner

Espionage is the oldest game around. Ever since there were groups of adversaries there have been groups who have attempted to spy on one another.  What is arguably a new development is the creation of hacker groups that tend to be financially or politically motivated, that technically are not part of the state but are allowed to exist within the state. Examples where it's suggested these groups are tolerated include Iran, China, Russia and North Korea.

Cyber espionage is a form of cyber attack that steals classified, sensitive data or intellectual property to gain an advantage over a competitive company or government entity.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helga Breitner

Espionage is the oldest game around. Ever since there were groups of adversaries there have been groups who have attempted to spy on one another.  What is arguably a new development is the creation of hacker groups that tend to be financially or politically motivated, that technically are not part of the state but are allowed to exist within the state. Examples where it's suggested these groups are tolerated include Iran, China, Russia and North Korea.

Fujiko Nakayama

Different actors, such as cybersecurity experts versus end users, will manifest a cybersecurity mindset in very different ways. For example, the security experts with such a mindset would be constantly considering ways that a technical system could be breached, as these mental scenarios will lead them to design systems and train users to avoid the problems they anticipate. Users are unlikely to think about how malicious users might try to steal their information, but they are likely to consider ways to keep their equipment and network resources safe from others, if they have a cybersecurity mindset.

Fabricio Ruiz

In response to Dorothea Petrescu

George,


I think everyone who uses the Internet should at least be aware of the following threats that exist (and hopefully know how to protect themselves): botnet, data breach, mobile banking Trojans, DDoS attack, phishing, ransomware, and spyware.

Dorothea,

DDoS is the only term in your list I was not familiar with.  Thanks to you, now I am.  A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important resources, from banks to news websites, and present a major challenge to making sure people can publish and access important information.

Dorothea Petrescu

George,


I think everyone who uses the Internet should at least be aware of the following threats that exist (and hopefully know how to protect themselves): botnet, data breach, mobile banking Trojans, DDoS attack, phishing, ransomware, and spyware.

Pasha Kowalski

I think that we have to be protected by the government as well as by our own awareness.

Vincent Fournier

I think the old name of the Microsoft browser "Internet Explorer" was very cool.


You are always explorig the internet, that is like an unknown land, so you have to proceed with caution

Heather Bryant

 I think cybersecurity is already heavy developed, the matter is that most of the people are not ready to pay the price to be protected, because nobody measure the risk with their personal data exposure on the internet, before gets hurt. Is there a way to make people more informed about risks and threats of surfing the Internet ? Advertisments and more videos like that should be promoted !

Vittorio Colombo

@Rosanne


Broadly speaking, phishing is an attempt to gain information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details or financial records by tricking a target into entering this data through a communication (email, instant message, etc.) that apparently originates from a trusted entity like company, well known web sites or other institution.


Social engineering is that range of confidence tricks based mainly on human psychology and behavior patterns done to manipulate a target into revealing sensitive data or performing actions that will facilitate the aims of the hacker (gaining access to web sites, revealing passwords, account names and other access codes).


This kind of attacks is not only implemented through computer systems. For example, just before an important exam, such as a high school diploma, it is not uncommon to hear people who have the questions prepared for the exam, who receive phone calls from people who try to ask to know the contents of exam tests with the most varied tricks.

Rosanne Ostberg

The term social engineering was mentioned in the video.  Does anyone know whether it is a synonym for phishing?  I am trying to determine whether the two terms may be related in some way.

George Waters

The video makes an excellent point on setting the Cybersecurity mind set.  It would be interesting to find out more about ways regular folks, who are not IT savvy, can be educated about the significance of cybersecurity and their role in preventing cybercrime.

Lucas Vermeulen

It says the presenter is an UNICRI Programme Officer.  Here is a bit information on the organization:  The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is one of the five United Nations Research and Training Institutes. The Institute was founded in 1968 to assist the international community in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.   Its headquarters are located in Turin, Italy.

Martin D. Hoffmann

From what I have seen and heard cyberattacks are pretty common nowadays.  I think every company should have a cybersecurity approach in handling their data.

Fabricio Ruiz

I find it hard to believe that criminals can attack and hack devices such as toasters, fridges, and monitors.  I wonder if there is an example of such an attack that may have been presented in the news.

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