To accommodate remote work policies amid COVID-19, companies have increasingly adopted the public cloud to support off-site business continuity. A MarketsandMarkets analysis found that due to the impact of the current crisis, the cloud market is expected to grow from $233 billion in 2019 to $295 billion by 2021. The transition to remote work by…

New research has found that 42% of organizations are taking disciplinary action against staff who make cybersecurity errors. To examine the prevalence of punishment in businesses and the impact of this on staff, a team of researchers led by Dr John Blythe, Head of Behavioral Science at CybSafe, conducted a survey of cybersecurity awareness professionals…

Most security leaders are unlikely to have drones on the list of threats they need to defend against on the cyber or physical security front. Drones can, however, introduce new risks that organizations need to recognize and address proactively, say security experts, even if an organization isn’t using them. A growing number of organizations have…

The cybersecurity skills crisis continues to worsen for the fourth year in a row and has impacted 70 percent of organizations, as revealed in a global study of cybersecurity professionals by ISSA and ESG. Cybersecurity profession crisis The top ramifications of the skills shortage for organizations (or cybersecurity teams) include an increasing workload, unfilled open…

The need to manage patching on home machines that have no Group Policy, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) control means that you may be looking for alternatives. Employees’ personal machines might run Windows 10 Home version, which has limited ability to control updates. With corporate-owned machines you have more…

As cyberattacks escalate, Infoblox and Forrester Consulting investigated how security and risk (S&R) teams are using their DNS investments. The 203 respondents to the study reveal they most often use DNS to detect and block threats early in the kill chain, identify compromised devices, and investigate and respond to malware. DNS is effective but under-utilized…

Even before lockdowns, there was a steady migration toward more flexible workforce arrangements. Given the new normal of so many more people working from home—on top of a pile of evidence showing that productivity and quality of life typically go up with remote work—it is inevitable that many more companies will continue to offer those…