Today’s columnist, Ofer Israeli of Illusive Networks, says ransomware attacks like the one last year on George Washington University Hospital won’t subside when the pandemic finally ends. He argues that security teams need to take on a tough, new mindset he calls ‘Triple Zero’ to lock down organizations. shinichi CreativeCommons (Credit: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The rapid shift to remote work in 2020 brought on by the pandemic led to an increase in potential attack vectors, which resulted in an increase in cyberattacks and nefarious activity. A number of high-profile ransomware attacks have proliferated, many targeting the healthcare industry at a time when it’s most vulnerable.

Once the pandemic ends, that doesn’t mean cyberattacks will cease. The global quarantine merely pointed out that cybersecurity stands at the edge of a precipice. It requires not just more tools, but a new vision of what’s possible. We need to take on a “Triple Zero” security strategy: zero false positives, zero privileged accounts accessed by attackers and zero wasted investigations.

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