82% of IT leaders think their company is at a greater risk of phishing attacks, and 78% believe they are at a greater risk of an insider attack, when employees are working from home, according to a report from Tessian. The research addresses the IT and security challenges companies must overcome to deliver a safe…

As millions of employees continue to work from home for the foreseeable future and in some cases perhaps indefinitely, balancing the ongoing demands of employee productivity and information security will be paramount. The historical “castle and moat” model of protecting IT infrastructure is outdated and will be further challenged by the emergence of a new…

Currently, organizations are struggling to adjust to the new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a Bitglass survey reveals. 41% have not taken any steps to expand secure access for the remote workforce, and 50% are citing proper equipment as the biggest impediment to doing so. Consequently, 65% of organizations now enable personal devices to access…

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused what is likely to be the biggest shift towards remote working that the world has ever seen. But, while the technology has been around for quite some time, recent events demonstrate just how few businesses are capable of switching from an office-based…

Less than 50 percent of organizations can patch vulnerable systems swiftly enough to protect against critical threats and zero-day attacks, and 81 percent have suffered at least one data breach in the last two years, according to Automox. The research surveyed 560 IT operations and security professionals at enterprises with between 500 and 25,000 employees,…

How mobile use cases in financial services are affecting security

Financial services organizations are increasingly exposed to cyber threats, according to Wandera. The report “​Mobile Security in the Financial Services​,” includes analysis of six months of security data from 225 financial services customers with 50,000 devices collectively under management. Notable findings There were 4.7 million events across the subset of devices analyzed over the 6-month…

Out-of-office security

The Christmas and New Year holidays are generally regarded as a very nice time of the year. Workers depart the office, giving information security experts a chance to put their feet up. Before you take your well-deserved rest, however, make sure to take measures to protect corporate information on employees’ personal gadgets. Sensitive information on…

Securing campus networks became more challenging

The results of a global Infoblox survey on the state of network security at higher education institutions reveals that 81 percent of IT professionals believe securing campus networks has become more challenging in the last two years. The report titled “Defending Networks at Higher Learning Institutions – Heroes Needed” surveyed over 600 students, IT professionals…