Organizations that aim to pull ahead of the competition need to develop a strong security culture from top to bottom. From headline-grabbing stories of ransomware to personal experiences of identity theft, cyber is increasingly finding its way into collective consciousness. During the pandemic, an escalation in threat levels also reminded IT and business leaders what’s … More Putting cybersecurity first: Why secure‑by‑design must be the norm
There are various ways a departing employee could put your organization at risk of a data breach. How do you offboard employees the right way and ensure your data remains safe? The COVID-19 pandemic has created the perfect conditions for insider risk. Financial crises have in the past led to a spike in fraud and nefarious activity, and … More Employee offboarding: Why companies must close a crucial gap in their security strategy
How can organizations mitigate the risk of damaging cyberattacks while juggling the constantly changing mix of office and off-site workers? The pandemic may finally be receding, but remote working is very much here to stay. The model that appears to be gaining most traction is a hybrid one, where most staff are allowed to spend … More The hybrid workplace: What does it mean for cybersecurity?
Zero Trust promotes the concept that organizations should not trust any entity inside or outside their network perimeters in a predetermined fashion. Adoption of the Zero Trust security model is picking up steam at last. In February 2020 – before the pandemic swept the world – a survey of more than 400 IT security decision makers conducted … More What is the Zero Trust security model, and why is its adoption growing?
NIST’s tool can help organizations improve the testing of their employees’ phish-spotting prowess. Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have devised a new method that could be used to accurately assess why employees click on certain phishing emails. The tool, dubbed Phish Scale, uses real data to evaluate the complexity and … More New tool helps companies assess why employees click on phishing emails