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Fast User Access to SaaS for Users on Home Wi-Fi

Posted by Mehul Patel on Jul 9, 2020

Secure Remote Worker Use Case 1: Ensure Fast, Secure Access to SaaS Platforms

Even before Covid-19 forced the adoption of work-from-home policies across the globe, the workforce had been getting more remote, more distributed, and more dependent on Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms. In turn, organizations have been looking for a new way to protect these remote users from today’s increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. Phishing attacks remain one of the biggest threats as malicious attackers take advantage of the new normal to trick users into downloading malware or giving up their credentials.

 

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

SaaS Adoption Eliminates Visibility Into and Control Over Users’ Web Browsing Behavior

Posted by Mehul Patel on Apr 9, 2020

We’ve been talking a lot recently about how changing work habits will disrupt enterprise security in 2020. Workers are becoming increasingly mobile, and enterprises continue to move mission-critical systems to the cloud. The problem is that traditional security strategies are not able to keep up with the changing web traffic patterns and volumes caused by these workplace shifts. The result is a broken security stack  and increased costs .

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Tags: Remote, Mobility, Cloud Adoption, Secure Remote Worker, Working From Home

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

2020 Will Be the Year That SaaS Breaks Enterprise Security

Posted by Mehul Patel on Apr 1, 2020

There’s no doubt that the web is now the most important business tool for users. Critical systems such as ERP, CRM, collaboration and communication platforms, customer-facing apps, and other business tools that were once on-prem are moving to the cloud. Users can log on from anywhere and access all the information they need to conduct business on a daily basis.

 

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Tags: Remote, Mobility, Cloud Adoption, Secure Remote Worker, Working From Home

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