/// Ubiquity‘s participation in the worskshop of the Italian Association of Computer Security Professionals opens a series of reflections supported by the data recently released by DAS, a company of Generali Italia headquartered in Verona specializing in legal protection: between 2010 and 2015 the number of cybercrimes in Italy has increased by 51%. In relation to the population, the phenomenon is more common in Liguria while Apulia is the region with the lowest presence of these crimes.
Cybercrime is spreading more and more globally: we have almost ended up telling the Wannacry case that, just a few weeks later, we are faced with another very dangerous attack (Petya). Always with the ransomware family, capable of encrypting and rendering unmanageable files of the affected device and asking for a ransom to get the “decipherment”. This time, especially the countries of Eastern Europe, especially Russia and Ukraine, appear to be affected.
The FBI – through its own Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) – reveals that in 2016 the damage caused by cybercrime in the United States exceeded the $ 1.3 billion threshold. They are impressive numbers. Growth “year on year” touched + 24%.
Research is based on an analysis of more than 300,000 cases: in the top 3 of the offenses, there are (various) payments fraud along with the theft of personal data.
Criminals are increasingly skilled and capable of gaining consumer confidence, behind them there are highly structured criminal organizations.
The profile of cheating concerns a wide range of people: cybercrime affects each of us.
Increasing digital crime does not always match the growth of investments by the companies.
There is also a lack of human resources at global level to protect our digital identities: more and more universities, schools and courses devoted to the formation of dedicated figures are growing, but the gap is still very strong.
Yet the possibility of being protected exists. As in the case of digital and mobile bank payments and transfers.
Through the realization of real-time Alert infrastructure, which can verify – for example – the success of a withdrawal, a credit card payment, a wire transfer, a digital activity that invests our Finance or our “data”.
The growth in notifications, both on device and information services, keeps the two-digit percentage constant.
- Because they are fast.
- They have an optimal delivery and reading rate.
- They work (in the case of SMS) even on “old generation” mobile terminals.
In short, they are flexible and still show the muscles.
What, then, are the systems used?
Ubiquity handles both Alert Premium, end-to-end, and Alert Bulk, free for the user receiving the message. In both cases, services are provided through secure connections with Telephone Operators or other International Partners.
In the case of Push Notification, the service offered is centralized and transparent with respect to the various providers with fallback and SMS routing mechanisms.
For E-Mail service, the platform specifically provides transactional transaction management as well as marketing campaigns.
Among the various cases of particularly successful use of the platform are Alert Management, One Time Password and PIN codes sent by SMS.