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“44% of organizations acknowledged that they had faced cyberattacks during COVID-19 specifically due to remote working.” Source: Asavie Global CXO Study: The Future of the Secure Office Anywhere So much has changed in the space of six months, that 2020 could go down in history as the year that transformed industries and businesses forever. Just …

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“Multiple hacking gangs are preying on remote workforces and corporate VPNs through vishing attacks that are more efficient, dangerous and ubiquitous than ever.” Source: SC Media To mitigate VPN attacks has got even more complicated because of the rise in vishing. Vishing or voice-based phishing attacks are a type of social engineering attack that cyber …

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“COVID-19 has challenged business leaders to do three things at once: stage the return to work, understand and leverage the advancements they enacted during the crisis, and chart a new path forward.” Source: Deloitte Insights Organizations are looking to capitalize on the engagement and productivity gains experienced during the lockdown through remote working. However, aside …

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Organizations must deploy a remote working strategy that suits the office anywhere model. CIOs need to demonstrate leadership as we move out of lockdown into a new model of working where the office is wherever the employee is. It’s time to build upon the initial success and embed a remote working strategy within organizations. The …

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“A team of IBM hackers has discovered a vulnerability in a component used in millions of mobile Internet of Things (IoT) devices. ” Source: ZDNET Preventing exposure to IoT attacks The truth is, the risks associated with the Internet component of IoT are never far from the headlines as per the recent article on ZDNET. In …

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What is a ransomware attack? Before we jump into the details of this post, let’s make a basic definition clear. A ransomware attack happens when company or personal files  are encrypted by a 3rd party and held to ransom. Typically, the victim  receives a demand for payment (e.g. cryptocurrency ) in exchange for the encryption key …

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The explosion of healthcare data The concept of telehealth (or remote health) is not a new one. However, we have seen a rise in adoption levels of telehealth solutions as a result of the recent pandemic. Medical and technology professionals are making use of smartphones, AI and connected devices to boost innovation and deliver better …

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“At business places with 500 or more workers, 12% have access to telework, compared with 6% at places with fewer than 100 workers.” Source: 2019 National Compensation Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Work from Anywhere What is evident from this U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, collated by the Pew Research Center, is that the …

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