Data security needs to be on the priority list for organizations. As the security landscape become more turbulent, we’ll continue to see more malware outbreaks and data loss. And as technology involves, so do the tactfulness of hackers and malicious criminals – this is what happened with the Zenis Ransomware. Use the resources and information that we’ve compiled at ITSC to develop a strong understanding of the threat landscape and the motives you can take to stay safe.
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Keeping healthy security practices across a globe and diverse workforce is no easy feat. This type of office environment has invoked conversation surrounding keeping and maintaining healthy security practices. It’s easy to dismiss these types of challenges, but it will payoff in the long run to discuss data safety with remote workers. And one could argue that good security hygiene is very important when employees are remote, because remote employees are bringing their own devices (BYOD) and working on public wi-fi. [READ MORE]
Breaches caused by insiders are a fact of corporate life: among 874 breach incidents reported by companies to the Ponemon Institute, 568 were caused by employee or contractor negligence and 191 by malicious employees and criminals. When you couple this with a remote workforce that has grown by 115% since 2005, IT teams must now ensure they are listening for threats inside and outside of the office. [READ MORE]
Equifax disclosed Thursday that it has discovered another 2.4 million people in the United States who were affected by its massive 2017 data breach. [READ MORE]
Major parts of this event involves certain political actors from the United States, we will not be discussing that aspect and will focus on the cyber security implications in this article. [READ MORE]