We’ve spent years focusing on building secure perimiter walls and now users are mostly connecting from the outside, making the internet their corporate network.
Over the years, I’ve experienced an explosion in businesses implementing digital transformation, with Microsoft’s Office 365 the most adopted business productivity suite. There’s no doubting its value and power for automating business – it’s an excellent suite of products - but there are recognised security issues that in today’s new world, puts many SMEs at risk. Email security is one area where there’s a clear need for additional security
Unsurprisingly, cyber criminals have been fast in taking advantage of this, with the industry reporting a 30,000% increase* in phishing, malware and other attacks. As a result, Covid-19 hasn’t only changed our working patterns, it’s changed a CISO’s immediate priorities. Now their people are set up and working from home, their priority must be to make their employees and data secure and find immediate quick wins to patch the holes resulting from the fast and dramatic move to remote working.
McKay is a big believer in the importance of network visibility. “You need to give IT teams visibility of what could be lurking in their network and then decide whether its potentially dangerous enough to take further action. Without that, it’s extremely difficult to decide where to place the resource and budget to fix things. A recent Ponemon survey found that over 50% of IT security leaders didn’t know how effective their security was so now’s the time to find out before the damage is done.”
“The cyber security industry has responded to the challenges by offering a number of products at no cost, allowing us to put otherwise unaffordable solutions in place with little or no fuss. I’ve selected my Top 3 Must Have Technologies’ to offer the quick and reliable fix we desperately need. All are offering no cost trials and evaluations for IT teams to assess for themselves the value in the technology.
* Source:InfoSecurity Magazine