Cybersecurity Roundup: Risk Based Security, Palo Alto Networks, Zix-AppRiver and More
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Holiday Shopping Via Company Device Can Be Dangerous
In short, they’re not doing much, leading to a potential field day for cybercriminals.
Key findings include:
- 82% of all SMB executives estimate that many employees will use their work devices to shop this holiday season.
- Among them, 61% admit they know it poses risks to their business, but believe it’s just a fact of life and there isn’t much they can or plan to do about it.
- Nearly half of all surveyed estimate most employees would not be able to spot an illegitimate link from a bad actor posing as an online retailer.
- In the financial services, insurance and health care industries, where sensitive data is heavily stored on company devices, more than half of executives surveyed believe their employees wouldn’t be able to distinguish a fake link from a legitimate one.
Troy Gill, Zix-AppRiver’s manager of security research, tells us that for a lot of people, holiday shopping means hurry, scurry and worry. and “so many will be anxious about the status of their orders and less diligent about making sure a message is legit.”
“Of course, that assumes they can identify a malicious email,” he said.
To minimize/eliminate risk, SMBs should start with the employees themselves, Gill said.
“Prohibiting personal use or blocking sites may be appropriate, depending on the nature of the business,” he said. “However, educating workers about the risks and teaching them what to look for is something that every business should be doing already.”
The holiday season offers another relevant reason for MSPs, MSSPs and other providers to discuss it with their customers, Gill said.
“From a technology perspective, effective email protection and secure backup are essential security layers that every business needs to have in place,” he said. “Again, this isn’t a seasonal need, it is now a fundamental necessity.”
The “naughty list” of potential incidents is pretty long and interrelated, Gill said. It includes everything from malware infections to stolen banking data, ransomware, phishing that leads to credentials theft, fraudulent transfers of funds and many, many more, he said.
Netwrix Unleashes Auditor 9.9
Netwrix has unveiled its new Auditor 9.9, which allows organizations to strengthen control over access to minimize the risk of data leaks while enforcing a model of least-privilege across the enterprise.
The new release also features extended data access security for users…