Cybersafety Connection April 2021 Vol#12 

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  • Digital transformation and remote workforce create vulnerability for cyber attacks.
  • Convergence of networks and connected IT components adds additional cybersecurity challenges. 
  • Some companies are using tools like machine learning to fight the cyber battle. 
Source: Bing

Before Covid-19 Pandemic, workers were connected to a centralized work network which made monitoring the network and connected devices easier. Covid-19 accelerated digital transformation and this led to consumers spending more time online and businesses grappling to keep the remote distributed workforce safe.  

The remote workforce resulted in the decentralization of the network with workers connecting from the home/other network and myriads of connected devices, talk about the internet of things (IoT). The result was more access points and attack surfaces and not enough monitoring resulting in vulnerability to cyberattacks. Ransome ware was also on the rise. The FBI reported 400% in cybercrime reports.  

Source: Bing

Also, there was the convergence of individual networks that previously managed data, video, and voice. And to add to this scenario, the IT components connected to these networks are multiplying in data centers, throughout supply chains, and most especially remote devices. While this development may help to automate businesses, it is creating more vulnerability.  1

To help with cybersecurity some companies are using tools like machine learning to proactively keep off cyber threats or smart sensors for advanced analytic.  1

In comes, a Company called Raytheon offering cybersecurity services from detection to advanced threat hunting depending on the need.  


A critical Time for Businesses and Cybersecurity by Raytheon in February/March 2021 

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