Has the pandemic and remote working created an environment of heightened risk of insider data breaches? Here, Darren Cooper, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Egress, speaks to Security magazine about what organizations can do to prevent data loss.
Another challenge is the new home office, where spouses may be working remotely, often alongside their children attending school online. Home networks lack typical protections and bifurcations of the corporate office and may be prone to attacks using lateral movement techniques. In these scenarios, after gaining initial access through an insufficiently protected device, such as a family computer, attackers move deeper into a network, searching for other devices to compromise or obtain increased privileges. This continued probing could eventually lead to the exfiltration of sensitive corporate data or high-value intellectual property.
As economic uncertainty continues alongside the ongoing pandemic, IT and Security budgets are likely to see modest - if any – growth this year. Therefore, it will fall to CIOs to focus on maximizing existing investments, getting back to the basics, and doing more with the same (or less).
There are some core principles I believe are important to keep top of mind when it comes to minimizing risk and maximizing budgets.
Have you considered a career as a cybersecurity professional, but weren't really sure if you had the right degree or skillset needed for success? Here, Jay Leaf-Clark, Head of IT at Dashlane, walks you through how to get started in cybersecurity.
We have come to a point in the world where IT is being called upon more than ever due to the surge in remote work and technology’s increasingly significant role in driving business direction. The pandemic disruption has increased internal-control risks, leaving every business to adapt and have an increased focus on the overall technology vulnerabilities. To accomplish all they need to keep their organization secure, IT departments have been brought to the realization that they must prioritize building trust among their business partners – but that trust doesn’t happen in a flip of a switch, there’s a variety of steps both parties have to take in order to reach the light at the end of the tunnel.
On March 17, California officials announced the establishment of the five-member inaugural board for the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA). The CPPA was established by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which California voters approved in the November election. The CPPA will take over rulemaking duties from the California Attorney General’s office and will administratively enforce the CPRA. Given that California has the world’s fifth largest economy, the CPPA has the potential to be one of the most important data privacy authorities in the world.
On March 15, 2021, the California Attorney General’s office announced that the Office of Administrative Law has approved the Attorney General’s proposed changes to the CCPA regulations. The new regulations make three general changes relating to the right to opt out of sales and one change to authorized agent requests. In addition, the Attorney General’s press release reaffirms that enforcement activities are proceeding.
When it comes to automating school procedures, it can often feel like a huge undertaking for administrators, but it doesn’t have to be. When administrators focus on automating and streamlining the everyday events that take place at their schools, they are able to provide their faculty and students with a safer and more reliable environment. Not only does automation allow for plenty of tasks to get done faster and more efficiently, but it allows faculty to invest their time in what’s most important— educating and supporting students.
In the current environment, it is wise to incorporate security into your software development lifecycle as early as possible. Historically, security checks were a pre-release gateway for a software team: if you passed, your product/service could go to production. At the same time, security checks used to require a code and environment freeze, while audit preparations led to chaos and a non-systematic approach in collecting important security documentation. All these elements led to a bottleneck for the project team. However, a long wait for security testing results is no longer an option since the typical project pace has significantly increased. Various project models suggest their own approaches for introducing security into software development.
Today, it seems like every few weeks, a new content provider launches an exclusive way to access entertainment. In the last year alone, we saw the introduction of Disney+, Peacock, HBO Max, and others. This is good news for consumers who want exclusive access to content, good news for broadcasters who can charge a premium for access, and especially good news for hackers. Yep, hackers. Streaming services are an enticing target for cybercriminals who use malicious bots to grab your customer’s account information and then sell or even use it themselves to access other services.