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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 …

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Is What’s Lurking in Your Network About to Come Out?

The COVID-19 crisis was an unprecedented opportunity for attackers. Now, many may be ready to strike. … The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countless millions of people to work remotely, and the rush to enable that remote work created opportunities for attackers to infiltrate corporate networks due to new devices, unmanaged endpoints, security gaps, and other …

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Will the Bay Area ever go back to the office or is work-from-home here to stay?

At Attivo Networks, a Fremont cybersecurity company, CEO Tushar Kothari is already talking about a future in which coming to the office isn’t required. He’s been going into work during the shutdown, but he’s the only one. “We learned that we could do everything without being face to face because we use all this video-conferencing,” …

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Role of Deception in the ‘New Normal’

As global enterprises get their arms around supporting and securing a near-total remote workforce, their digital adversaries are adapting – and so is the role of deception technology. … “We’re starting to get more calls from people saying ‘OK, this may be going on longer than we thought; we need to be putting something more …

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Cyber attackers target children at home

Kids more likely to click on links and download malware. … With millions of students potentially studying from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals have shifted their efforts towards exploiting the applications that Australia’s more than 3.9m students rely on most. … Authorities have warned about cybercriminals targeting the virtual private network (VPN) tools …

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How to avoid scams online: Protect your data and gadgets when working from home

How do you stay safe when you’re stuck working from home? Trusted Reviews reached out to a range of security experts to determine the top ways to dodge cyber scams and keep your personal data safe. … A key way to avoid falling victim to scams is to remain one step ahead of the scammers. …

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IT Wire: Cyber attackers taking aim at VPNs as more work from home

Cyber attackers are definitely going to be targeting VPNs as a means of accessing the corporate network or SaaS accounts from a compromised user’s personal computer. … “Attackers will definitely be targeting access through VPNs as many companies are simply not ready for an attack from this vector,” Carolyn Crandall, Attivo Networks. “With VPN split-tunnelling, …

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12 tips on cyber hygiene in times of corona and home office

Due to the current situation, many companies enable their employees to work from home. … In order to continue to perform their tasks in the home office, employees access the company network either via remote desktop or VPN solutions. Because work is carried out outside well-protected company networks and companies cannot check the security situation …

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Hackers Target Unpatched VPNs and Work at Home Staff, CISA Warns

Hackers are targeting unpatched VPNs (virtual private networks), work-at-home staff and remote employees amid coronavirus workforce shifts, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned in an alert. CISA is urging organizations to implement the following six recommendations if considering telework options: Update VPNs, network infrastructure devices, and devices …

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