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One Year Later: Attivo CEO Tushar Kothari Discusses Navigating the Pandemic and Emerging Strong

This week, we sat down with Attivo Networks CEO Tushar Kothari for a wide-ranging discussion on navigating the COVID-19 crisis, identifying emerging trends, and how companies can better prepare themselves for the future. As CEO, Kothari’s leadership has helped Attivo emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever. In this Q&A, he shares some insights into his decision-making process and vision for the company’s future.

Are there innocent devices in a business network?

What risks does remote work imply for companies and how can they face them? At the time of starting the work day (remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic), an employee of an organization turns on his study computer and connects to the organization’s systems. For some reason, he decides not to use the laptop that …

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Why COVID-19 has been good news for cybercriminals

The rush to have staff working remotely has created numerous opportunities for cybercriminals to infiltrate corporate networks. These opportunities are due to people no longer working within a protected infrastructure, using insecure networks, and connecting through client devices that lack vital security patches. It’s tempting for organisations to think that, because they have managed to …

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Addressing the IT security challenges COVID-19 has created

While the coronavirus pandemic has furloughed millions of Australian workers, IT security professionals have been hard-pressed; managing ongoing challenges and implementing solutions to new ones. … Ongoing uncertainty and recessionary conditions triggered by the coronavirus shutdowns mean Australian businesses face a tough journey back to profitability and growth. Scalable and resilient ICT infrastructure and systems …

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Russian Attacks on #COVID19 Vaccine Developers: How, Why and What Happens Next?

The prospect of medical research facilities facing the extensive danger of cyber-attacks during the COVID-19 global pandemic has been widely discussed over recent months. … Back in May, the UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned of ongoing activity by APT …

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Coronavirus: Russian Hackers Attack Vaccine Researchers

British and Western intelligence services are warning Russia’s APT29 hacking group is targetting Covid-19 vaccine researchers. … “APT29 has been successfully compromising systems now for over a decade across the globe,” explained Tony Cole, CTO at Attivo Networks. “The pandemic has given them a new and additional target to steal research to meet Russian Intelligence …

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Are You Remotely Secure?

COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the concept of remote working beyond any preconceived growth expectations. It doesn’t appear a short-term situation as many organizations and their employees benefit from this new business structure. Rightfully so, IT and security teams should be “virtual” fist-bumping to celebrate rapidly transitioning operations and, in most cases, avoiding any extensive downtime …

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CISOs Weigh In: Detection Across Attack Surfaces Is their Top Priority

Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer, Attivo Networks – Earlier this year, we worked with SINC to conduct a study on the state of cybersecurity in the United States today. The research focused on companies with over 1,000 employees and over $25 million in annual sales, and respondents were CISOs, CIOs, Cybersecurity Directors, and other high-level security executives within a wide range of industries such as legal, education, entertainment, and healthcare. Our goal was to learn about the highest priority concerns for these executives, how they prioritize and evaluate their activities, and what tools and resources they employ.

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