Remote Work Pushes Brute-Force Attacks Higher

The widespread switch to work-from-home arrangements around the globe means employees are working offsite at unprecedented levels. It’s also prompted cybercriminals to find additional targets to exploit. We have heard for months about an increase in the number of phishing emails that seek to take advantage of pandemic fears. Now ... Read More
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Attack Worries Increase as Pandemic Continues

A survey of executive decision-makers conducted by Deloitte finds deep concern about the threat landscape in the next 12 months. The survey reveals 69% of executives expect the number and size of cyber events targeting their organizations to increase in the year ahead. Deloitte polled 880 C-suite executives about their ... Read More
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5 Lessons Learned From Patching During a Pandemic

It’s unlikely that any security manager would consider the process of administering security patches as “fun,” but in the age of COVID-19, with continued widespread remote work arrangements turning just about everything on its ear, patching is now an overwhelming challenge, to say the least. But it couldn’t be more ... Read More
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Pandemic Serves Up Security Woes for Election

As if the issue of election security were not complex enough before 2020, the current concerns about standing in crowds of voters amid the pandemic have only further ramped up concerns about November’s election. Issues such as how to potentially implement a surge in mail-in voting in states that are ... Read More
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Security Pros Pulling Double IT Duty During Pandemic

The widespread work from home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing security professionals into work outside their typical infosec duties. A new survey from (ISC)² of 256 cybersecurity professionals finds 81% of respondents, all typically responsible for securing their organizations’ digital assets, say that their job function has ... Read More
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How Cyber Secure Is Your State?

Even the most cyber secure states didn’t score above a C average, which means there’s more work to be done Security and IT managers all over the globe have had to scramble during the last month to rearrange workforces into largely remote office setups amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But even ... Read More
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Collaboration Tools: Essential but Risky in Remote Work 

If your teams weren’t already using popular collaboration tools such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google, chances are they are now. The sudden widespread directive for most employees to work from home due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus means many IT and security teams have had to ... Read More
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Skills Gap: Firms Can’t Fill Specific Security Roles

A new report out of the UK takes a deep look at the oft-reported security skills shortage and finds that while fewer businesses are dealing with overall technical skills gaps, they are especially struggling to find qualified people to fill specialized security roles. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport ... Read More
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Supply Chain Security Amid Coronavirus Fallout

As the impacts of the global spread of COVID-19 continue to be felt by businesses everywhere, one area that is increasingly strained is the supply chain. If your business has not already seen disruption to its supply chain, chances are a need to adjust planning and make accommodations for disruption ... Read More
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Is the Security Skills Shortage Overblown?  

I have been writing about the skills shortage in cybersecurity for years. Often when we reporters cover this topic, we note that many estimates predict there is a global shortage of around 3 million cybersecurity professionals. But it’s a topic not without controversy. For every person I interview who claims it ... Read More
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