A stringent account lockout policy is vital to derail password guessing and brute-force attacks but it also runs the risk of locking out legitimate users costing businesses valuable time, money, and effort.
Many organisations allow their corporate devices to be shared by different employees, or hand them out to teams or departments on a rotating basis. Healthcare providers, logistics companies, retailers, and schools often deploy mobile devices that are shared to ease the device management process, cut down on inventory costs, solve issues arising from workspace changes, and efficiently manage contract employees and students.
This year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month has come to an end and, with every passing year, cyberthreats are increasing in number and complexity. Reactive solutions are no longer enough to confront cyberattacks. Organisations must implement proactive strategies to secure their IT assets.
Humans have come a long way since the stone age, where we discovered fire and had the bright idea of using a round object to make hauling loads easier. In all the evolutionary exploits, one thing has remained consistent, the need to protect what is important.
The cyberworld has witnessed and defended against several forms of attacks. Some of the most common ones known to disrupt a network include credential stealing, malware installations, worms and viruses, and insider threats. In order to execute these attacks successfully, attackers often use different tools and techniques.
For organisations that rely on their network to support their daily operations, how well the network operates can make or break their business. As a network admin, your core objective is to ensure that day-to-day business operations are carried out successfully.
Business growth can be measured by the performance of IT infrastructure, which is an integral part of any organisation. According to research done by Riverbed, 73% of C-suites say that granular visibility into the network and other components opens the door for business innovation.
The monitoring landscape has seen a drastic shift these past 19 months. Historically, companies had the luxury of network operation centers with large screens for monitoring, which gave a visual representation in the form of dashboards, heat maps and alerts. I like to refer to this era as pre apocalypse.
In a world of automation, computers and the data on them have become the backbone of many organisations. But data is a double-edged sword. It can be leveraged by organisations to improve operations, but in the wrong hands, it can be a deadly weapon for hackers. So how do organisations ensure their data is safe?
On July 2, 2021, the cybersecurity world woke up to yet another ransomware attack—this time, the victim was Kaseya, a software enterprise that provides IT management solutions predominantly to managed service providers (MSPs). The attack made a huge impact, affecting several MSPs and thousands of their customers.