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Translation of the Lefigaro.fr article published on 11th June 2018 (source article) The President of the United States is not using a secure phone. Phone security is however a key issue for leaders. Le Figaro takes a look at the risks and the actions implemented to avoid them. Donald Trump is not particularly concerned with protecting his … Continue reading Sensitive data, eavesdropping, hacking: Securing phones for heads of state

Translation of the BFM article published on 9th November 2017 (source article)   Emmanuel Macron has an ultra-secure smartphone that will surprise many. It is a Samsung Galaxy smartphone prepared by Ercom and Orange Cyber Defense. Best-in-class confidentiality. From 2006 to 2017, in addition to their personal device, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande … Continue reading This is the ultra-secure smartphone used by Emmanuel Macron

Interpretability: the missing link in Machine Learning adoption for fraud detection Machine learning methods are increasingly used, especially in anti-fraud products (developed by Ercom Analytics and other vendors) to capture weak signals and spot patterns in data that humans would otherwise miss. If the relevance of these methods for fraud detection is widely recognized, they … Continue reading Fraud and interpretability of machine learning models

Credit card fraud is the most visible type of consumer fraud: According to The Nilson Report, global damages caused by credit card fraud reached 21 billion dollars (18.4 billion euros) in 2015. Less known to consumers, wire transfer fraud (see https://blog.ercom.fr/social-engineering-and-its-consequences/) catches the attention of banks seeking to protect their customers, as one single such attack may siphon … Continue reading Fighting fraud: From Big Data to Fast Data

While the media highlight increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks, decision-makers could easily forget that humans are one of the main weak links of IT security. According to the latest IBM – Ponemon Institute report published in 2016, 25% of data leaks are due to human error or negligence. Social engineering is about exploiting human weakness to obtain … Continue reading Social engineering and its consequences

February 28, 2017  |  By Rick Robinson from Security Intelligence Organizations are adopting encryption at a rapid and increasingly urgent pace. Why? Because encryption helps organizations support dynamic industry regulations while also protecting sensitive data that’s placed in the cloud. The trend of adopting public cloud solutions continues to grow, but protecting critical data in … Continue reading Article from Security Intelligence : How Encryption Makes Your Sensitive Cloud-Based Data an Asset, Not a Liability

Cryptobox is a new secure collaborative solution enabling employees to securely share information internally and externally. Provided by Ercom, a company specializing in secure communications for nearly 30 years, Cryptobox ensures businesses can exchange information confidentially using end to end encryption. Easy to use and easy to deploy, Cryptobox is available on all types of hosting … Continue reading Cryptobox: the new secure data sharing solution for professionals

Data management is now at the heart of corporate strategies. Even if the cloud fulfills its promises in terms of access flexibility and cost of storage, not all software solutions are suitable for professional use. Due to tighter EU data legislation and increasing exposure to data loss, Ercom is now launching Cryptobox, the first secure … Continue reading Cryptobox: secure Cloud for professionals

Millions of professionals use these services every day to share data. But do they really provide the kind of security adapted to professional use? Unfortunately no. Bad habits die hard Who during the course of their business has never shared a document on Google Docs, shared a folder on Dropbox, or used the WeTransfer service … Continue reading Are you using Dropbox, Google Docs, or WeTransfer…? If so, you should read this.

According to a study published in 2015 by Capgemini, over 90% of French companies have already fallen victim to a cyber-attack. This is not so surprising considering cyber-attacks are exploding throughout the world (+38% according to PwC) and especially in France (+51%) in 2015. Beyond the growing volume of data being processed, increased in mobility … Continue reading 90% of French companies have already fallen victim to a cyber-attack