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Securing the New Normal: Future of Work

Posted by Mehul Patel on Jul 2, 2020

For most of us, working has always been social. We’d commute to an office every day where we’d spend our day in strategy meetings and whiteboard sessions, grab a coffee to catch up with colleagues, and catch the boss while walking the hall to provide the latest project update. Once in a while, if we had a personal appointment, a customer meeting across town, or an early-morning conference call from overseas, we’d be able to work from home, logging in from a VPN where we’d have secure access to productivity tools.

 

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Tags: phishing, ransomware, anti-phishing, SWG, Secure Remote Worker, CASB, Digital Workforce, Remote Work

Equation Editor—Attackers continue to exploit CVE-2017-1182….

Posted by Vinay Pidathala on Jun 30, 2020

Menlo labs has observed limited attacks, where attackers are continuing to exploit CVE-2017-11882, an old Microsoft exploit with a patch that was issued more than two years ago. As a matter of fact, an FBI report published on May 12 2020, listed it as one of the top 10 vulnerabilities routinely getting exploited. We are still analyzing some details of the malware involved in the three attacks and will post it in part 2 of this series. The following are some noteworthy features in all the attacks we identified

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Tags: phishing, ransomware, anti-phishing, SWG, Secure Remote Worker, Working From Home, CASB, cloud-delivered security, Digital Workforce, Remote Work

It’s Isolation, Tim, but Not As We Know It!

Posted by Mike East, VP EMEA on May 7, 2020

About three weeks into lockdown in the UK, I was out for my evening walk reflecting on how different the world had become in a very short space of time.  Having spent the majority of my career as a home-based employee, being forced to work remotely didn’t change how I work or indeed my daily routine, however I tried to put myself into the shoes of those who are normally office-based and think about how their world has changed, and how they would be coping without all the tools, equipment and routines they are used to and expect.

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Tags: secure web gateways, SWG, Secure Remote Worker, Remote Working

Global Cloud Proxies Are Essential to the Future of Remote Work Says Gartner

Posted by Mehul Patel on May 5, 2020

In our last two posts, we talked about the unexpected acceleration of remote work  resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic and how VPNs are incapable of providing reliable, secure Internet access  to all of these new remote employees. It’s clear that a new network architecture is needed, but it is too much to expect organizations to completely rip out and replace their network architecture all at once. A measured, step-by-step approach is more practical.

 

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Tags: secure web gateways, Cloud Proxy, SWG, VPN Off load, SASE

Is COVID-19 Going to Accelerate the Future of Work?

Posted by Mehul Patel on Apr 21, 2020

Literally overnight, COVID-19 fundamentally changed the way we work. The future of work was always going to be remote, based in the cloud, and mobile. Trends were heading that way even before hundreds of millions of workers were ordered to shelter in place for the foreseeable future last month, but the change was supposed to be gradual—played out over the course of years or decades as technology enabled safe, secure access to the tools and information remote workers need to keep the business running. COVID-19 simply accelerated that trend—pushing the population of remote employees at most organizations from 10 percent to 100 percent of the workforce over the span of a few days.

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Tags: SWG, Secure Remote Worker, Remote Working, SaaS

Travel Restrictions and Work-From-Home Policies Do Not Have to Put Your Organization at Risk

Posted by Mehul Patel on Mar 10, 2020

It’s easy to feel helpless as Covid-19 continues to spread throughout Asia and the rest of the world. Health professionals are urging people to avoid crowds and public spaces, forcing many workplaces—from factories to office buildings—to shut down. But business must continue. An economic downturn caused by the epidemic would only make things worse, preventing people from getting the help and resources they need while exacerbating impacts from the disease.

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Tags: Endpoint Access, SWG, RemoteWorker

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