In a MIDMRKT Suite Survey of 212 IT executives in the midmarket, 76% of organizations allow for individually liable devices. In fact, of those 162 organizations, there are nearly 90,000 devices being used by employees for personal AND business use. How many of those devices have the “WhatsApp” downloaded today? Read Article Let’s review some daunting facts: Three years ago, Facebook exposed the world to Russian trolls filtering fake news stories to billions of people. Read Article. This displayed a vulnerability that the general population more or less accepted. Last year, they were found [ … ]
Avoiding a surprise attack from an opponent is difficult and nearly impossible to counter, as we’ve seen throughout history in examples of sports, chess, and warfare. In the cyber domain, this holds true for zero-day attacks or "surprise moves" as well. As cyber attackers refine their tactics and employ both evasive attack avenues and malware, security professionals must look for hints of intrusion within the sea of data. Below are four key preventative actions organizations can take to mitigate the impact or avoid a surprise attack on the network: Establish Ground Truth: Understand [ … ]
In the new series MIDMRKT Local, Symantec and MIDMRKT Suite partner to bring together local IT executives for interactive discussions on cybersecurity. Thus far, we’ve met with nearly 100 executives in the following cities: Alexandria, Virginia Salt Lake City, UT Minneapolis, MN Milwaukie, WI Here’s a recap of what we’ve learned thus far! There are a multitude of threats that make cybersecurity an overwhelming endeavor for many IT departments, but emails and websites continue to be the most common, most damaging entry points for hackers. The increasing number of remote workers and fake [ … ]
In the next five to ten years, we can safely predict that industry and our daily lives will be further affected by game-changing innovations in technology. AI, machine-learning, virtual reality, IOT – all of these have and will continue to change the way we interact with customers, business partners, and even our close friends. We live in a time of rapid change and can so easily overlook the importance of adapting to the new ecosystem around us, in particular altering or transforming the way we think about security. Unfortunately, cybercrime is developing faster than many positive innovations, [ … ]