Ransomware attacks, phishing scams, fake news and several other cyberattacks made headlines in 2020. As millions of Americans shifted to remote work for business continuity, cybercriminals sprung into action, evolving their social engineering tactics. Smishing and vishing are new variants that are fast gaining traction, targeting mobile phones.
The complexities of corporate security call for truly global visibility and situational awareness. To get there, GSOCs should consider adopting a program of threat intelligence and digital risk protection (DRP) to keep digital assets safe.
Virtual platforms are a great tool to bring people together. And at least initially, virtual backgrounds were fun. Many of us used virtual backgrounds to redecorate our homes, try out new styles and show off some of our personal interests. But the trend now seems to be shifting. My experience is that people are now increasingly using real backgrounds for virtual meetings. Both virtual and actual backgrounds are acceptable during online meetings. However, there are at least four important things that work-from-home warriors should consider when choosing to share their real backgrounds given that many of us are still working from home offices.
Every week there seems to be a news story about another massive data breach with millions—and sometimes billions—of records containing personal data lost or stolen. We regularly hear about cyberattacks involving brute-forcing secure logins or exploiting software flaws, but there’s a new segment of the cybercriminal economy that’s growing fast: attackers who target companies that have unintentionally left data out in the open via misconfigured databases.
Risk assessment is a key element of any discussion around security and the cloud. Security is measured in terms of how much risk there is of something happening – and nothing is without risk. So, when it comes to evaluating a move to cloud desktops, companies are really looking at how it will reduce risk.
With work from home becoming the norm, employees are likely letting their guards down, allowing people in the same household, whether family or visitors, to have access to work-related content. That is why a good cybersecurity strategy starts with people—and a zero trust approach.
As organizations look to strengthen their enterprise data security and privacy programs, they must consider the new risks that remote work has uncovered. More specifically, how legacy business applications and ERP systems may be exposing organizations to new levels of risk because these applications were not designed for user access from unmanaged networks and devices.
Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs) are arguably the most pressured organizations in 2020, not only needing to treat the many patients infected by coronavirus, but also defend themselves against a growing number of cyberattacks targeted at their industry. Here are five cybersecurity challenges researchers found facing Healthcare Delivery Organizations today:
In today’s world, business process automation solutions are considered the fastest-growing segment on the global enterprise software market. However, both business owners and frequent users alike often express their doubts about the capability of automation tools to operate at the proper level required by enterprise data security, especially with many employees working from home due to the pandemic.
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