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How to Protect Your Applications From Sophisticated Bot Attacks

Today’s sophisticated bots reside on compromised residential devices, enabling  fraudsters to blend in with legitimate user traffic across the web. These sophisticated  bots can mimic human keystrokes, mouse movement, and browser history. They look and  act like humans when they visit websites and commit fraud and abuse of applications  including account takeover attacks, automated account…

COVID-19: You won’t get a pass on cybersecurity

The COVID-19 outbreak provides ripe opportunities for criminal actors to exploit fear, uncertainty, and companies ill prepared to to secure remote workers, driven to home offices by travel restrictions and social-distancing. The first threat comes in the form of misinformation and weaponized websites and documents. Websites and apps with outbreak maps are attracting unwitting victims…

The Dearth of Skilled Cybersecurity Personnel

The cybersecurity industry is currently experiencing a shortage of trained staff in epidemic proportions.   While complex and sophisticated malware is generated in increasing numbers daily, the skilled personnel needed to prevent or remediate the ever-increasing malevolent code is simply not to be found. In 2018-2019, 53 percent of organizations reported a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity…

What are the odds? How vulnerable are you to the latest vulnerabilities?

Cybersecurity vulnerability management is a continuous race against time that is being compounded by the proliferation of new devices and applications within organizations. Between 2015 and 2019, data from exploit-db reveals that the number of distinct products with reported vulnerabilities increased by 150 percent. Over this same period, the weaponization time for the creation of…

VPN complexity cripples innovation

Long gone are the days when switchboard operators were relied upon to make phone connections. Advancements in telecommunication quickly eliminated the need for cumbersome and manual intervention. It is time we abandon the switchboard-like model that we have inherited from virtual private networks (VPNs), remove unnecessary complexity, and make room for security innovation.    Policy…

Break Up With Your Insecure VPN

The inconsistent connections and the constant feeling of insecurity cannot be forgiven or forgotten— it is time to move on and break up with your VPN. In the 90s, the VPN was all the rage in cybersecurity. The creation of the ability for a private connection on the internet between a multitude of users and…

Sharing is caring—and smart

If your organization is involved in critical infrastructure such as public utilities, finance, healthcare, national defense, technology, or a similar field, nation-state attackers have put a huge target on your network. Considering the sophistication and ongoing nature of attacks against your networks, it’s important to secure your infrastructure. A 1998 executive order designed to protect…

Kill the VPN. Move to Zero Trust

We’re a modern workforce, working anywhere and everywhere. The days of a fixed and easily identifiable perimeter are long gone, meaning depending on traditional VPNs is no longer an effective or secure means for remote access. In fact, it’s dangerous. Today’s network landscape is complex and elusive with distributed applications, people, and data. Our expanding…

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