How to stop spear-phishing attacks

Spear-phishing attacks are targeted attacks to steal critical and valuable information from specific individuals or enterprises. Recently we have seen an increase in such an attack during the COVID-19 Pandemic, targeting work from home enterprise employees with a specific intention to extracts critical data and information.

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Best practices to prevent data leaks and exploitation

There can be various reasons behind data leaks and exploitation. The common reasons among them are malware, insider misuse, and human error. All these reasons make data vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Hence organizations incorporate many practices in their security infrastructure to prevent data leak. Since data leaks and exploitation is the loss of data, the best practices to prevent them would be to secure data itself throughout its entire lifecycle.

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Critical Security Features for Remote Workforce to Ensure Data Security

Since the emergence of cloud computing, few small and big organization had started deploying a remote workforce, usually limited to Sales force only. Cloud computing and web-based applications facilitate remote working as they offer solutions and apps that can be accessed from anywhere and at any time. But with recent COVID-19 outbreak, we have seen a huge number to organizations adopting and allowing work from home, resulting in the increase of such users in great number to keep operations running reducing the impact of the outbreak to an extent.

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Data breaches can impact company valuations. Here’s how

The financial implications of having weak cybersecurity and sustaining data breaches are well known as documented. The reputational losses, operational disruption, loss in customer trust and the legal consequences can lead to a serious disadvantage to the long term success of businesses. But what if you’re not concerned much about the long term? What if your objective is to sell your business to a major entity for a huge payday? Well, a data breach can ruin or damage your prospects of doing that as well.

 

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Why layer-7 security is no longer enough for Data Security

With the evolution of cyberthreats that have plagued enterprises, the technologies used to prevent these threats have also evolved over the past few years. As cyberthreats become deadlier and better-disguised, the need for cybersecurity tools that can analyze threats and data at a deeper level emerged. As a result, firewall solutions have evolved a lot from offering simple layer-1 or physical layer security to the layer-7 or application layer security.

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