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Compromised Devices Await Office Return to Strike

When organizations start transitioning back to the office from the current pandemic-wrought remote work environment, there will likely be some relief for seemingly having made it through lockdown successfully.

However, with threat activity reaching record levels in this period, there is every chance employees return to the office and bring malicious programs and code that’s waiting to reconnect to the IT network. These include ransomware, widely feared for its capacity to take down systems, cripple business operations, and extort substantial payouts.

Today’s attackers are in this for the long game. Organizations that think they have come through the worst may now find their challenges are just beginning. Security teams must act fast to uncover and flush out dormant, in-network threats before their attackers connect to the enterprise network and initiate a wide-spread attack.

Read the complete article by Carolyn Crandall in InfoSecurity Magazine.

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