It has become the next big cybersecurity challenge many organisations face. Digital risks to your organisation, but not the ones coming from your own systems. No matter how well-protected your IT infrastructure is, your systems are connected to that of your suppliers and third parties in one way or another. And this is the route threat actors take to get to your data. The difficult thing is that you don’t know what to protect against, as you cannot see what supplier assets pose the biggest these supply chain risk. Until now.
We know of Software as a Service, where organisations outsource parts of their digital infrastructure to third parties for the sake of improved user experience or increased security, for instance. As a successful business model, it is actually not that shocking something similar is happening in the world of cyber-crime. The people who know how to build ransomware sell their software on the dark web and offer it as Ransomware as a Service (RaaS), turning even rookie cyber-criminals into money-making hackers. How does it work, exactly? And what can you do to protect your systems?
This second edition of Bloomberg Associates’ Digital City Tools focuses on technologies that improve the delivery of city services. In one of the case studies, the Municipality of The Hague elaborates on the development of an IoT security monitoring tool in collaboration with Cybersprint. The case study highlights the outcomes of the pilot and the importance of digital security for cities.