As the U.S. marks its first anniversary of fighting COVID-19, pandemic expert Regina Phelps says the next several, critical weeks come down to two vital words: vaccines and variants. "Those are going to determine our destiny for the long and foreseeable future," she says.
Today’s hybrid workforce of both remote and in-office employees is the new normal as the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic. IT security teams are struggling to support this new global digital workforce that needs reliable, secure, and fast access to the Internet. Cyberattackers are also taking advantage of this...
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns that hackers are increasingly targeting cloud services by waging phishing schemes and brute-force attacks. CISA recommends a number of defenses, including regularly reviewing Active Directory sign-in logs and enforcing multifactor authentication.
The "remote workforce" of 2020 is gone. Now we're talking about the new, permanent "branch office" - and it comes with its own unique set of cybersecurity concerns, says Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs. He discusses new social engineering trends and how to respond.
Cybersecurity has long been a
challenge across industries. Now that
most organizations are firmly in the age
of digital transformation, protecting
against threats is increasingly complex
but also crucial to shield against
financial and reputational damage.
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Ransomware gangs entered 2020 with a full and dangerous set of weapons at their disposal and then rolled out additional tools such as extortion and new distribution methods, a trend that is expected to continue into 2021.
As 2021 looms, the conversation is no longer about securing the remote workforce now. It’s about how we will collaborate and form teams in the future – and the architectural shifts necessary to make it so. Matt De Vincentis of Palo Alto Networks shares his vision of the future of how we work.
Until May, all Apple iOS devices were vulnerable to a "zero-click exploit" that would have allowed hackers to remotely gain complete control and view all emails, photos, private messages and more, says Google security researcher Ian Beer. He alerted Apple to multiple vulnerabilities - all now patched.
The pandemic only amped up the need for better bandwidth, visibility and centralized management, and all within a budget that will make it possible. Prior to COVID-19, Kumar Ramachandran of Palo Alto Networks declared 2020 the “year of the early majority” for SD-WAN adoption.
Ramachandran, former CEO of...
CISA is warning about a possible password leak that could affect vulnerable Fortinet VPNs and lead to further exploitation. The latest agency notice comes just days after hackers began publishing what they claim are leaked passwords on underground forums, according to researchers.
The U.K. is moving to improve its ability to combat online attacks via the establishment of an information warfare network named @HutEighteen. The move, announced by the Defense Academy of the United Kingdom, follows fresh EU sanctions against nation-state hackers and the U.K. standing up a National Cyber Force.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how cybercriminals are ditching banking Trojans in favor of ransomware attacks. Also featured: Defending against deep fakes; supporting a dispersed workforce.
Warning to workers: Your productivity tools may also be tracking your workplace productivity, and your bosses may not even know it. But as more workplace surveillance capabilities appear, legal experts warn that organizations must ensure their tools do not violate employees' privacy rights.
Glen Hymers, CISO and head of data protection at the U.K.-based charity Save the Children International, says adapting to a cloud-first environment requires extensive security measures, including automated monitoring.