Our digital activity could increase the number of cyber threats we receive. For example, logging onto Netflix, shopping online or using internet banking. If one of these accounts is hacked, log in information, messages or financial data could be accessed from different accounts across the internet.
Cybersecurity attacks have spiked since the lockdown began. With most of the UK workforce based remotely, an organisation may be more at risk to a cyberattack. With the increase in attacks and decrease in protections in an organisation, data could be at risk.
Most of the population are adjusting to working from home. This may be new for many people and navigating this can be difficult. Tech may be the answer to effectively turn your home office into a productive space.
Google has reported that it is blocking 18 million scam emails about Covid-19 daily. The pandemic has hugely increased phishing attacks where criminals are trying to trick victims to reveal data. Gmail is used by 1.5 billion people.
Research has shown that the fear of fines through GDPR is making some firms more likely to pay cyber ransom than report the breach. This is a very scary thought and extremely counterproductive. Why is this happening and what could be done to prevent this?
Businesses are increasingly expanding the number of their applications and systems. In turn, it has been reported that Identity and Access Management (IAM) has leaked into becoming a business problem, not just an IT problem. Many companies are struggling to provide integrated employee access to the extent of applications and systems.
Leverage Azure and Office 365 for Multi-factor Authentication. The geo-distributed, high availability design of Azure AD means that you can rely on it for your most critical business needs. With the prevalence of smart phones, tablets, laptops, and PCs, people have far too many options on how they are going to connect, and stay connected, at any time. Multi-Factor Authentication through Azure is an easy to use, scalable, and reliable solution that provides a second method of authentication so your users are always correctly authenticated.
Xero Two-Factor Authentication (Xero 2FA): We’ve covered the notion of two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) before, especially how you MUST enable it for all sensitive accounts. Personally I include ALL users.
Cloud may already be the heart of many companies’ infrastructure but it would be nothing without the veins of connectivity that keep the data flowing. The survey asked if respondents were considering moving additional applications and services to the cloud and what connectivity companies use to access their cloud solutions. This was split out from their normal office connectivity unless they relied upon an open public cloud connection.
There are an increasing number of applications being adopted by businesses that are born in the cloud. The research undertaken by Serviceteam IT looked at why companies had adopted Cloud. Across the industry, vendors tend to lead with the message of flexibility and cost savings. Flexibility and scalability of IT resources certainly are considered the largest driving factors to cloud adoption within the survey base.