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Connectivity Counts: Why Smaller FSIs Worry about Secure, Remote Access

Posted by James Locus on Oct 27, 2020

Nimble but Smaller FSIs Adapt to Change Quickly, but Have Fewer Resources 

Not every financial service institution (FSI) is the size of a global bank with hundreds of thousands of workers. Frequently, boutique investment firms, insurance providers, and regional or local banks have only a fraction of the workers of their larger counterparts.

 

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Tags: financial services, remote access, VPN, split tunneling, FSI

Safeguarding Our Health Information in a Global Pandemic

Posted by Mehul Patel on Oct 20, 2020

HHS Can Use Cloud Web Isolation to Stop Cybersecurity Threats without Impacting Productivity.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic, working with other federal departments to coordinate national policy and responses to address the public health crisis. However, just as in enterprises around the world, HHS has had to deal with shelter-in-place orders and work-from-home policies that have scattered users out from behind the data security perimeter to home offices. The ability of employees to log in to critical systems in the middle of a global pandemic is mission critical and a national security priority, but the department’s systems and the data that powers them need to continue to be secured without impacting business continuity or the native user experience.

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Tags: cybersecurity, phishing, web isolation, secure web gateway, NIST, Data Privacy, Health IT, HHS, Office for Civil Rights

Financial Institutions Care about Fast Deployments

Posted by James Locus on Oct 20, 2020

FSIs Are Under Siege

Large financial services institutions (FSIs) supporting thousands of workers have had to accelerate their plans for remote working since March 2020.

 

In our conversations with FSIs during that period, various themes have emerged that tell a story of an industry at war on multiple fronts and why their security strategies against cyberthreats might not be enough.

 

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Tags: banking, financial services, deployment, speed, fast

New Gartner Report Sheds Light on Digital Transformation Strategies in a Postpandemic World

Posted by Mehul Patel on Oct 16, 2020

Government Agencies Need to Rethink How They Provide Fast and Reliable—Yet Secure—Access to Remote Users.

Covid-19 and the resulting fallout has laid bare the inefficiencies of government and a failure to address these issues with existing digital transformation initiatives, according to a new report published by Gartner. These inefficiencies, the report said, is undermining the productivity of the federal workforce at a time when agencies dealing with the pandemic, the government response, and economic recovery need to react quickly to fast-changing conditions with organizational agility.

 

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Tags: cybersecurity, gartner, web isolation, COVID-19, cloud-delivered security, federal agency, digital government

It’s Time to Address the Growing Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Posted by Mehul Patel on Oct 15, 2020

Cybersecurity warriors are in short supply these days. According to (ISC)2, 2.8 million professionals work in cybersecurity globally, but the industry would need another 4 million trained workers—500,000 in the U.S. alone—in order to properly defend organizations and close the skills gap.

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Tags: cybersecurity, isolation, security, security operations center, ISSA, ISC)2, SOC, Menlo Security Platform, unintended security gaps, Menlo iSOC, reskilling, cybersecurity skills gap

Shifting Security to the Cloud

Posted by Mehul Patel on Oct 13, 2020

Build a Security Approach that Is Integrated, Simple, and Cloud Delivered

Last month I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Kenny Yeo, a cybersecurity analyst from Frost and Sullivan and one of the leading security experts in the Asia Pacific region. Kenny and I locked horns during a conference recently, and we started sharing notes on how SaaS security has evolved. It turned into quite an interesting conversation, so I wanted to get his take on recent network and security shifts that are impacting companies.

 

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Tags: cybersecurity, security, web isolation, Cloud Adoption, cloud security, cloud-delivered security, digital transformation and security, Frost and Sullivan

Five Cloud Security Considerations for CISOs

Posted by Kowsik Guruswamy on Oct 8, 2020

Discover How You Can Protect Users and the Organization in Today’s New Normal

The past six months have been a whirlwind of change. Security teams across the world have scrambled to empower distributed users with the tools and information they need to keep businesses running. Now everyone is accessing everything from everywhere, with limited control and visibility into who is accessing what, where, and on what device.

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Tags: cybersecurity, phishing, spearphishing, cyberattacks, Web Security, HTTPS, SaaS, cloud security, VPN, email security, new normal, cloud apps, BYOD

Menlo Threat Labs Uncovers a Phishing Attack Using Captchas

Posted by Vinay Pidathala on Sep 30, 2020

Menlo Security’s iSOC—our isolation-powered SOC service—identified a credential phishing campaign targeting the hospitality industry. Menlo Labs researchers decided to take a deeper dive into the campaign and I’m glad we did, because it sure turned out to be an interesting one.

 

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Tags: phishing, isolation, captcha

Phishing Attacks Are Scarily Easy to Build

Posted by James Locus on Sep 22, 2020

Targeting People, Not the Infrastructure

Historically, many cyberattacks tended to be technology-focused and required specialized knowledge to expertly fool a network into believing the attacker was an authorized user. Spoofing, man-in-the-middle (LAN or Wi-Fi), DNS, and other attacks require actual skill (and a bit of malice) to properly execute.

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Tags: phishing, isolation, email isolation, link isolation, link wrapping

U.S. Department of Defense Leads the Industry with Cloud-Based Internet Isolation Program

Posted by Amir Ben-Efraim on Sep 15, 2020

Back in April 2019, the Menlo Security team learned that our Partner By Light IT Professional Services LLC and Menlo Security were one of two solution providers selected to design and implement a Cloud Based Internet Isolation (CBII) prototype capability for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

 

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Tags: CBII, SWG, cloud security, remote browser isolation, AirGap, DoD

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