Lack of technology skills creates a dent in remote workers’ productivity

The lack of technology skills is contributing to a dent in productivity as workers struggle to adapt to working from home over prolonged periods. Questionmark is calling on employers to ensure that their people have the necessary technical skills as re… Continue reading Lack of technology skills creates a dent in remote workers’ productivity

DDoS traffic capitalizes on remote working connectivity reliance to disrupt service provider targets

In the first quarter of 2020, DDoS attacks rose more than 278% compared to Q1 2019 and more than 542% compared to the last quarter, according to Nexusguard. Working from home as the new norm Researchers attribute the sharp rise in incidents to maliciou… Continue reading DDoS traffic capitalizes on remote working connectivity reliance to disrupt service provider targets

Surge in unique clients reporting brute-force attack attempts

There’s a significant uptick in the number of unique clients who have reported brute-force attack attempts, ESET reveals. Trend of RDP attack attempts against unique clients (per day) detected by ESET The trend has been observed since the onset o… Continue reading Surge in unique clients reporting brute-force attack attempts

Realizing cybersecurity risks does not mean sticking to the rules

72% of remote workers say they are more conscious of their organization’s cybersecurity policies since lockdown began, but many are breaking the rules anyway due to limited understanding or resource constraints, Trend Micro reveals. The study is distil… Continue reading Realizing cybersecurity risks does not mean sticking to the rules

Data security matters more than ever in the new normal

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 wi… Continue reading Data security matters more than ever in the new normal

Remote employees encounter 59 risky URLs per week

Working remotely from home has become a reality for millions of people around the world, putting pressure on IT and security teams to ensure that remote employees not only remain as productive as possible, but also that they keep themselves and corpora… Continue reading Remote employees encounter 59 risky URLs per week

With remote working on the rise, infosec strategies need to evolve

The recent pandemic created a new normal that redefines the way business operates by eliminating security and physical work borders. An Avertium study found that having employees work from home during the pandemic saved U.S. employers more than $30 bil… Continue reading With remote working on the rise, infosec strategies need to evolve

Consumer security concerns at an all-time high, but priorities have shifted

31% of Americans are concerned about their data security while working from home during the global health crisis, according to a Unisys Security survey. Consumer security concerns The survey found that overall concerns around internet security (includi… Continue reading Consumer security concerns at an all-time high, but priorities have shifted

5 cybersecurity considerations for getting back to work securely

As governments begin lifting emergency orders, company leaders are considering policies, technology and processes that will protect their workforces. Many of these factors rightly center around health and safety, but we must also acknowledge that all o… Continue reading 5 cybersecurity considerations for getting back to work securely

Employees are worried about cyber threats in their home office environments

IBM Security released findings from a study focused on the behaviors and security risks of those new to working from home (WFH) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyber threats in the home office The study shows more than 80% of respondents either rarely wo… Continue reading Employees are worried about cyber threats in their home office environments