Striking The Right Balance: Securing Customer Information and Data in the Highly Personalized World of CX
Consumers today generate a vast amount of data, which creates both an opportunity for enterprises to improve their consumer engagement and a responsibility to keep consumer data safe. This data, including location tracking and other kinds of personally identifiable information, is immensely valuable to companies. Many organizations, for example, use data to better understand the consumer’s pain points and unmet needs.
When the Covid-19 pandemic began, IT and network professionals at nearly every enterprise were forced into action, as remote work became the norm following the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations across all industries were forced to go digital, which unfortunately led to a boom-time for potential cybercriminals.
Are We Moving Fast Enough to Secure Organizations from Security Breaches Growing in Size, Scope, and Cost?
A recent SANS survey sent shockwaves through the cybersecurity world, even as reports of massive phishing scams and ransomware attacks flooded the media, making 2021 arguably the worst year ever based on the statistics – and we are only halfway through this year.
There is no end in sight when it comes to the continued growth of digital security breaches, as well-funded and determined bad actors reap the benefits of stealing data and holding organizations hostage by attacking and disabling systems and networks in even the most regulated industries.
With Privilege Comes Responsibility: The Increasing Dangers of Attacks on Cloud Services and Networks
As the potential risks associated with cloud computing and connectivity and “all things as a service” expand, CISOs are starting to recognize the risks associated with overprivileged IT administrators and power users. Privilege misuse continues to grow, unabated, and today is one of the most common insider threat vectors.
As the U.S. Infrastructure Bill Comes Together, Will Floodgates Open When Other Critical Services are More Connected?
While it is encouraging to see investment in physical-digital infrastructure growing as part of the global economic recovery, there are already clear signs that adversaries are continuing to test the waters, as connectivity and automation may leave the “doors and windows” unlocked.
After experiencing slower growth in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dell’Oro Group said earlier this year that the SD-WAN market is expected to accelerate in 2021 and 2022.
According to the analyst firm, worldwide sales of SD-WAN technologies are forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24 percent over the next five years, and the market is expected to surpass $4 billion in 2025.
When a single user within an enterprise, for example, a systems analyst, requires privileges beyond the typical individual account, managing and auditing activities can become convoluted. Even when there is no harm intended, systems may be breached and fall out of compliance, especially in heavily regulated industries.
While the global pandemic continues to change the way we work, unlike where enterprises found themselves last year at this time (with most employees forced to work from home), the options for working remotely continue to evolve.