Microsoft | June 16, 2020
Each year Microsoft releases its Security Endpoint Threat Report, which offers critical insights into cyber threat vectors identified by analysing.
Developed countries can largely be attributed to the varying levels of technological development and cyber hygiene practices, including the extent of the usage of genuine software across the region.
According to the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Protection team, every country in the world has seen at least one COVID-19 themed cyber attack.
In Asia Pacific, we leverage this data to analyze local trends in the ever-evolving threat landscape. The latest report, which covered a 12-month period from January to December 2019, revealed that developing markets in the region were most challenged by ransomware and malware encounters. In contrast, the developed markets struggled with an increased volume of drive-by download attacks. Within the region, the difference between developing and developed countries can largely be attributed to the varying levels of technological development and cyber hygiene practices, including the extent of the usage of genuine software across the region.
According to the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Protection team, every country in the world has seen at least one COVID-19 themed cyber attack, and, of the millions of targeted messages we see each day, roughly 60,000 involve COVID-19 related malicious attachments or malicious URLs, including attackers impersonating established entities like the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health related oragnizations to leverage these organizations’ credibility to trick people into clicking on links in unsolicited emails.
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According to the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Protection team, every country in the world has seen at least one COVID-19 themed cyber attack, and, of the millions of targeted messages .
In 2020, however, like almost everything else, the global COVID-19 pandemic has upended the playing field, accounting for new risks and trends impacting the volume and nature of the attack vectors. Cybersecurity awareness is particularly crucial at this time, as cyber criminals have taken advantage of the global situation. With business continuity and operational resilience at stake, awareness of key cybersecurity considerations is crucial, as many organizations look at a long-term shift towards work from home.
Security has proven to be the foundation for digital empowerment in a remote workforce. Cloud-based endpoint protection technology enables employees to work when, where, and how they need to work and can allow them to use the devices and apps they find most useful to get their work done. After all, security technology is fundamentally about improving productivity and collaboration through inclusive end-user experiences.
As organizations adapt to the new reality and its cybersecurity implications, there is an equally critical, if not higher, need to educate employees so they don’t become the weakest link in the security chain.
Over the past two years, Zero Trust has emerged as a key security philosophy for businesses. COVID-19 has allowed for a real-life demonstration of why it’s important. Companies relying on traditional ideas of securing workers through “walls and moats” at the perimeter (aka firewalls) were both more susceptible to COVID-19 themed threats and were less able to meet the demands of a newly remote workforce.
Zero Trust shifted from an option to a business imperative in the first 10 days of the pandemic. The Zero Trust architecture will eventually become the industry standard, which means everyone is on a Zero Trust journey whether they know it or not. Diverse data for better threat intelligence – A blend of automated tools and human based insights are needed to identify new COVID-19 themed threats. With adversaries adding new pandemic themed lures to their phishing attacks, organizations need to bolster their security foundation with strong threat intelligence, which is derived from analyzing a diverse set of products, services and feeds from around the globe.
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AppOmni | July 21, 2021
The leading provider of SaaS Security Management, AppOmni, has announced that it would provide SaaS Security Management support for the leading digital workflow company, ServiceNow. ServiceNow is a leading digital workflow company that does work, works better for people. It also delivers a practical solution that helps companies enhance managerial workflows from IT and HR services to customers and employee integrations. Security and IT teams of ServiceNow can identify and remediate configuration risks and security preferences with the addition of AppOmni
AppOmni is empowering ServiceNow clients who have numerous SaaS vendors to accomplish their security pose and threat across all of their dangerous SaaS environments in one place. The Now Platform delivers extensive competencies for clienteles to monitor and accomplish the security features for the platform and the applications built on top of the ones they use most such as auditing tools, providing best practices, proactive security administrator notifications, and security events detection.
Now with the cooperation of AppOmni Security and IT teams of ServiceNow, will have:
• Access to ServiceNow safety best practice policies from an essential SaaS monitor service to support confirm maximum defenses are in place to reduce susceptibilities during custom distributions
• Amplified discernibility and know-how to recognize configuration risks and safety inclinations across many SaaS salespersons such as the Now Platform
• Accessibility of high-fidelity recognition alerts, which clients can configure to send to ServiceNow or other safety monitoring tools to rationalize response.
Now with AppOmni, it would make it simple for enterprise security, CISOs, and IT teams to completely secure their rising SaaS environments by providing a complete suite of SaaS protection, security posture, and monitoring capabilities., AppOmni expands, with the addition of ServiceNow, it's SaaS Security Management solution to cover the most extensively used corporate critical applications, which now include GitHub, Box, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office 365, Slack, Salesforce, and Zoom.
As the leading provider of SaaS Security Management, it provides unprecedented data management, access visibility, and security of SaaS solutions, allowing organizations to make safe, mission-critical, and sensitive data. The company customer base of AppOmni includes global leaders across healthcare, technology, banking, finance, and security. The company's leadership team brings know-how and invention from leading high tech companies, SaaS providers, and cybersecurity vendors.
businesswire | December 14, 2020
Secure Cyber Defense declared it will develop its Miamisburg tasks, adding 16 new workers throughout the following three years to help ensure organizations against digital assaults. JobsOhio gave the organization a $75,000 Workforce Grant to help the extension, which will build finance by $1.3 million.
“At the start of 2019, we solidified our relationship with industry-leading cybersecurity technology company Fortinet. As our relationship with Fortinet has grown, we now have the ability to serve larger more complex enterprise companies with advanced technology, cybersecurity monitoring and analysis, and incident response capabilities. Growing our cybersecurity expertise and adding new team members will allow us to take advantage of these growth opportunities,” says Shawn Waldman, CEO of Secure Cyber Defense.
Secure Cyber Defense keeps on developing as the requirement for improved network safety has expanded. Innovation organizations keep on battling to discover qualified engineers and investigators with network protection experience. The JobsOhio Workforce Grant guarantees organizations like Secure Cyber Defense can recruit and prepare talented online protection specialists. The expanding need for particular aptitudes makes proficient open doors in the quickly developing industry network safety field.
“Every company in today’s digital world has to create a secure cyber environment and needs skilled cyber talent to guard their digital assets,” said Julie Sullivan, DDC Executive Vice President of Regional Development. “We’re excited Secure Cyber Defense is growing their operations here in the Dayton Region and adding jobs in this exciting and challenging field. The work they do highlights the region’s strength in cyber and digital transformation.”
About Secure Cyber Defense: Located in Miamisburg, Ohio, Secure Cyber Defense is a Managed Security Services Provider for government agencies, education, manufacturing and financial service companies. The company provides continuous cybersecurity monitoring, analyzing digital environments for possible attacks to identify, prevent and respond to cyber threats. Utilizing Fortinet technology, vulnerability assessments, incident response planning, and expert continuous monitoring services, Secure Cyber Defense has the ability to scale custom solutions for any size organization. Secure Cyber Defense is an Advanced Fortinet Partner.