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2020/03/05Preserving Digital Footprints and Cyber Resilience: Training the Swiss Police (by Sébastien JAQUIER, Deputy Head of ILCE)

By Sébastien JAQUIER, Deputy Head, Institute for the Fight Against Economic Crime (ILCE), Arc Business School (HEG Arc), University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), during the INTERNATIONAL CYBERSECURITY FORUM (FIC), 28-30 January 2020 — LILLE, FRANCE.   A revolution with results that are difficult to predict Digitisation is not a fad phenomenon. What some once tended…

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2020/01/22Ransomware in Six Questions (by the Ministerial Delegation to the Security Industries and the Fight Against Cyberthreats, French Ministry of the Interior)

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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2020/01/22Business Email Compromise: A scourge with a no-brainer defense (by Klara Jordan, Global Cybersecurity Alliance & Rois Ni Thuama, Redsift)

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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