Today’s columnist, Liviu Arsene of Bitdefender, offers some actionable advice to security pros for locking down networks in the work-from-home era. Plutor CreativeCommons Credit: CC BY 2.0

Workforce migration has posed significant challenges for organizations, especially since 50 percent had no plan ready last year to accommodate an overnight transition to fully-remote employees. Potential misconfigurations left behind by this rapid transition increased the attack surface for threat actors, who have developed more sophisticated attack strategies with the commoditization of advanced tools and tactics.

New threats like APT-hackers-for-hire offering their services to the highest bidder pose particular dangers to small and mid-sized organizations, which now must update their threat models and security policies to respond. Here are some steps they can take to improve security:

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