The hybrid workplace: What does it mean for cybersecurity?

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?

What is the Zero Trust security model, and why is its adoption growing?

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?

New tool helps companies assess why employees click on phishing emails

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

Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness

How can organizations foster a workplace environment that enables employees to acquire the skills needed to keep cyber-threats at bay? Since human error has a well-documented history of causing many breaches, no organization can afford to overlook the importance of ensuring that its employees are aware of online dangers. This is mainly why the first instalment in our … More Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness

NASA fears hackers may have stolen employee data

A probe launched immediately after the discovery of the suspected incident has yet to establish the scale of the potential damage. The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has notified all of its employees that their personal data may have been exfiltrated in a suspected security incident discovered two months ago. “On Oct. … More NASA fears hackers may have stolen employee data