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Honorably Serving Our Veterans Wherever the Mission Goes

Posted by Mehul Patel on Nov 2, 2020

The VA Has an Opportunity to Rethink Its Cybersecurity Posture in the New Normal with Cloud Web Isolation.

Covid-19 and its impact have pushed federal workers out from behind the firewall to the edge of the network in home offices. Fortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs had already embarked on an aggressive IT modernization initiative—providing the framework for making sure remote workers have fast and consistent access to the tools and information they need, wherever the mission takes them.

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, phishing, ransomware, web isolation, COVID-19, Menlo Security, federal security, IT modernization, drive-by attacks, expanding attack surface, digital transformation, Veterans Affairs, VA

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

Sophisticated COVID-19–Based Phishing Attacks Leverage PDF Attachments and SaaS to Bypass Defenses

Posted by Menlo Security on Apr 4, 2020

Menlo Security has detected a sophisticated, multi-stage attack leveraging the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our data has shown that COVID-19–based attacks are much more successful than typical phishing attacks. The global pandemic is literally a life-or-death situation that is changing constantly, and people are trying to stay up to date with the latest developments. Cybercriminals have noticed and are adapting their attack techniques to take advantage of the heightened level of global anxiety.

 

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Tags: COVID-19, Remote, Mobility, Secure Remote Worker, Working From Home

Ensuring Your Employees Are Safe, Secure, and Productive During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Mehul Patel on Mar 18, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) raised the global risk of COVID-19 to a pandemic on Friday, March 11, signaling that things are likely to get worse before they get better. High-profile events around the world have been cancelled, and the status of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is reportedly in limbo.

 

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Tags: Isolation Core, RemoteWorker, WHO, COVID-19

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