The remote workforce brings more flexibility. But it also comes with unique challenges such as VPN congestion, a greater attack surface and a lack of visibility for security. How can you help remote workers to be both productive and cybersecure? Menlo Security's Kowsik Guruswamy offers advice.
In recent times many organisations have had to quickly move to a remote workforce, but their dependence on new technologies has also made them exponentially more vulnerable to cyber threats.
Attackers are continuously advancing and using sophisticated techniques to infiltrate organisations which no longer have well...
"Digital transformation" was an overused marketing buzz phrase until the global crisis came along and - over the course of a single weekend - changed permanently how we live and work.
Enterprises are emerging from firefighting mode now and beginning to strategise about what comes next. What will be the balance of...
After business, as usual, has been disrupted, the path to stability is a challenging one to negotiate. The steps, timing, and impacts inevitably will vary. Regardless of your organization's state of readiness, it is critical to exercise sound risk management and follow best practices for business resiliency....
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Retired General Keith Alexander, former NSA director, discussing the long-term security implications of the shift to working from home. Also: an update on ransomware gangs leaking data and an analysis of using open source code for app development.
The ransomware threat has scaled up to
match the new remote workforce. But have
backup policies and incident recovery
procedures improved to keep pace?
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Ransomware recovery challenges;
Securing a remote file-sharing environment;
Business continuity successes in crisis...
As organizations around the world have shifted to remote working, security teams are struggling with an unprecedented amount of novel threats originating in the inbox. From stealthy impersonation attempts to domain spoofing attacks targeting concerned teleworkers, traditional security controls are proving ill-equipped...
What should your organization be doing to meet the extraordinary challenges facing IT teams the world over during this time of massive change?
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Shift to a work-from-home model;
Secure a borderless network;
Optimize teams and tool efficiency and achieve overall cost...
The financial services industry sees it all - from credit card fraud to identity theft. To combat these threats, the industry adopts a Zero Trust architecture that also meets consumer and regulatory demands. With Zero Trust in place, you'll improve compliance, visibility and network security.
If security matters...
With the outbreak of COVID-19, the demand for remote work has increased exponentially. Working from home presents a different set of cybersecurity challenges with most home offices having off-the-shelf routers with minimal security countermeasures.
The new remote work and remote learner environments provide...
More ransomware-wielding gangs are not just crypto-locking victims' systems, but also stealing and threatening to leak data unless they get their demanded bitcoin ransom payoff. A growing number of security experts believe the strategy is leading more victims to pay.
Organizations must carefully re-examine their security procedures to make sure they're adequate for the new work-from-home environment during the COVID-19 crisis, says Shelton Newsham, a British law enforcement official who specializes in cybersecurity. He reviews key questions to ask.
If an organization fails to stop a ransomware attack, how does it recover the data? Backups, of course, are essential. But Peter Marelas of Dell Technologies says organizations should have a well-developed strategy for backups because attackers are increasingly targeting those systems as well.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses securing RDP to prevent ransomware attacks. Also featured: A look at three likely scenarios for the COVID19 pandemic, and an analysis of why we're still using PINs for certain card payments.
Security experts and law enforcement officials have long argued that paying ransoms doesn't pay. For starters, it directly funds the cybercrime ecosystem and makes it attractive for criminals to keep launching ransomware attacks.