With additional pandemic-related vulnerabilities, these preventable mistakes led to greater losses, and the resulting breaches were often wholly avoidable with simple fixes. Here are four of the most common gaps in security, the high-profile breaches they caused in 2020, and how to prevent your company from becoming the next victim.
As a result of major cyberattacks in 2020, security leaders were forced to be even more cognizant of their approach to protecting their organization, often forcing them to refine and future proof their approaches to this new world of security. After watching the events of 2020 and analyzing threat actors’ approaches, here’s what I expect to see in 2021:
When Derrick A. Butts first started his role as Chief Information and Cybersecurity Officer at Truth Initiative, a large non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use and nicotine addiction a thing of the past, he had an 18-month plan dedicated to increasing cybersecurity confidence, IT members’ skillsets, and overall security posture within the organization while rebranding the IT department as a positive security and technology resource.
Contact center call volumes will vary from industry to industry and from month to month, but the general trend is steeply upward. Adding new agents isn’t the only or even the most efficient way that contact center managers can respond to the great COVID crunch of 2021. A properly deployed Interactive Voice Response system can make workloads manageable for agents while keeping customers from long and frustrating minutes on hold. Still, new options for callers may correspond to new opportunities for attackers.
Quantum computing, the use of quantum phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation, is expected to impact many sectors, including healthcare, energy, finance, entertainment, and security.
Before this large-scale impact is achieved, several challenges need to be overcome, and security leaders should start preparing for this change, says Sergey Strakhov, Chief Technology Officer at IronCap. Here, we talk to Strakhov about the impact quantum computing will have on security and the potential risks it poses.
As cybercriminals continue to revel in the surge of employees using weak or vulnerable methods to remotely access workplace systems, organizations are increasingly looking to boost overall security by eliminating passwords, and instead opting for passwordless authentication. Here, we talk to Shimrit Tzur-David, CTO of Secret Double Octopus, about recent developments in this technology.