ProactiveRISK is a SDVOSB that provides products and professional services to secure, protect and defend to what matters most to our clients.
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center which tracks this weekly, data breaches are on the rise nationally in business, healthcare, educational and government where about millions of records related to personal and financial data were stolen or spilled due to security failures.
The national and global infrastructure are being transformed by so-called “Smart” technologies which allow our society to be more agile, responsive and efficient. This interconnectedness is incredibly powerful despite the systemic risk of collapse or manipulation that it introduces. This risk must be identified and addressed in a formal and systematic way to preserve the quality of life for every global citizen.
Smart home trends are driving more digital technology into the devices around us. Our appliances, environmental controls, security systems, door locks are all using computing and connectivity to bring more capability and control to our fingertips. Since homeowners aren’t experts in technology and security, these technologies must be more reliable, secure and easy to use than traditional IT systems have so far been able to achieve.
Our cars are incorporating digital technologies and ubiquitous communication for both safety and convenience. Automatic parking assist, adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, stolen vehicle shutdown, remote emergency response and other features make driving easier and safer. Capabilities like these can malfunction or be abused, potentially subverting driver control or monitor location and conversations.
The healthcare industry has adopted computerized, connected technologies to more rapidly deploy improved medical devices. Over half of the medical devices marketed today operate on software: implantable; diagnostic machines; monitoring devices. These technologies have amazing capabilities to save lives, diagnose quickly and improve quality of life, and therefore a security failure is a failure to safeguard human life