Toward A Hybrid Workforce: The Future of IT Security

When 2020 began, no one could have predicted the working world’s massive shift to remote environments. Now, from VPNs to ever-expanding endpoints, remote security culture has become an integral aspect of today’s IT security. But what does that mean for the future? COVID-19 has irrevocably changed how we approach the modern office model, stretching our […]

Endpoint Essentials

An ever-expanding digital network with increasing connectivity of devices worldwide means a far broader field of vulnerabilities. As the Internet of Things (IoT) criss-crosses our professional and personal lives and devices, risk rises exponentially for endpoint security. In any organization’s internal network, an endpoint is a device or system that can link to that network. […]

Man OUT Of The Middle: Security in the IoT

From smartphones to smart fridges, the future is now, and it’s everywhere. Nowadays, most devices are more or less linked into the Internet of Things (IoT), a term first coined by technology specialist Kevin Ashton in 1999 and currently used to describe a system of interconnected computing devices that can exchange data without a human […]

Reassessing Security Priorities: The Mid-Year Shuffle

Early this year, we posted an overview of threats and technologies to look out for in 2020. But no one could have predicted what was to come in the months that followed, and now, organizations worldwide are re-evaluating their priorities—starting with cybersecurity. This Tuesday, Hitachi ID published “Top IT Budget Priorities Through 2020,” based on […]

Lessons In Zero Trust Security

When it comes to the increasingly perilous frontier of cyber threats, no one is in the fight alone. But as officials at the Pentagon learned, a solid team defense doesn’t make you exempt from the benefits of Zero Trust, a perspective on cybersecurity that holds everyone accountable regardless of role. In the midst of the […]

VPNs: Know The Risks

If you’ve ever worked from home—aptly coined “telecommuting”—chances are you’ve used a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, to connect with your workplace server. VPNs are designed to extend a private network over a public network, making it easy for telecommuters to send and receive data from their home computer without compromising their company server. Now, […]

COVID Cyberattacks Surge

Why might a global pandemic cause an uptick in cyberattacks? The question has more answers than you’d think. Worldwide disruptions are ideal conditions for cyberattackers to operate in, particularly when they cause repercussions across healthcare, economic, social, and political structures. Entire communities have made the move to digital spaces to promote social distancing and protect […]

Communication in the Age of COVID-19

As companies transition to uphold social distancing and protect the health and safety of their employees, it may feel difficult to keep lines of communication open and effective. Public health is an ever-evolving condition, and as in all other aspects of cybersecurity, a dynamic situation calls for a dynamic response. This week, we offer tips […]