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Gwendoline LEGROS

Introduction 2020 – X.0 security has not solved the password issue. The “LCR Policy” (for minimum Length, Complexity, and Regular Renewal), intuitive though it may be, persists despite findings that challenge it. Have we measured its effectiveness? Given the findings, what are the solutions? And most importantly, what are the behavioural factors that contribute to…

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A revolution with results that are difficult to predict Digitisation is not a fad phenomenon. What some once tended to see as an evolutionary process affecting information systems actually has a much broader scope and now affects all economic players. In Switzerland, this evolutionary process is perceived above all as an opportunity for sustainable development[1]….

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The digital has become a vital and universal component of our society and transforms in a irreversible way the political, economical, social and cultural dimensions of organizations and individuals. First, it upsets the regalian domains so much as certain authors do not hesitate to compare the strategic consequences of the advent of the cyberspace with…

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Digital transformation is at the heart of the challenge of growth and industrial development. Operational technologies (OT) and traditional information systems (IT) are increasingly interconnected. The risks of piracy on industrial systems and connected objects represent for Siemens and for all our customers a major threat that requires a concerted and collective approach. In this…

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What is ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software. Ransomware programs are computer viruses. These viruses block access to information systems or data stored on the victim’s computer or server, then demand that the victim pay a ransom to unblock said access, although it is never guaranteed that it will actually be unblocked.   Whom does ransomware…

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In 2016, Vinci, a construction company, became the victim of a significant business email compromise (BEC)[1] attack. An email which appeared to come from Vinci’s communications director was sent to the news agency Bloomberg. The email claimed that Vinci’s finance director had resigned following the discovery of a black hole in their accounting. The email…

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