October 14, 2020

Stay Connected and Protected During Work, School, and Play

These days, work and home mean practically the same thing. Our house is now an office space or a classroom, so that means a lot of our day-to-day happens online. We check emails, attend virtual meetings, help our children distance learn, use social media platforms to check in on our friends and family – our entire lives are digital! This increase in connectivity could mean more exposure to threats – but it doesn’t have to. That’s why this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) you should learn what it means to to be cybersmart and how you can protect all aspects of your online life.

October 12, 2020

Feeling Insecure? Turn your Home into a Cyber Fortress for Work!

Working remotely suits some people better than others – there’s no commute, perhaps more flexible work schedules and productivity has shown to rise. Despite some clear advantages to this new normal, there are also hazards to working remotely - specifically in the area of cybersecurity. Let’s take a look at what those risks are and how they can be avoided with a few simple security precautions. 

October 8, 2020

The Future is Passwordless

This year has shaped up to be one of the most challenging for many organizations worldwide. With a pandemic driving a large-scale transition to remote work, and cybercriminal activity taking advantage of the situation, online security is in the spotlight. Recent research found that 67 percent of breaches are caused by credential theft and social engineering attacks that capitalize on moments in time like COVID-19. And, today’s IT teams are spending an average of six hours a week on password-related issues alone – an increase of 25% from 2019. With these mounting frustrations from both IT and users, as well as growing risks, the question becomes: why do we keep relying on passwords? 

October 2, 2020

Live from VMworld 2020: A Spotlight on Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity is no longer a buzzword. It is now a concern for businesses, government entities, consumers — for anyone who relies on the internet in our increasingly digital world. Earlier this year, the FBI reported a 400% increase in cybercrime1, a stark reality that has been exacerbated by the ripple effects of the global pandemic. So, how do we build trust and security into cyberspace?