In the last six months, the fear of cyberattacks has grown significantly, largely due to several high-profile incidents that left enterprises struggling to deal with the fall out and the general public fearful of the next attack.
In the past year and a half, securely facilitating remote working has become a priority for a majority of enterprises. It’s also become clear that remote working is going to be a longer-term or permanent working model enterprises will need to support.
Even as enterprises put the chaos of 2020 behind them, cybersecurity holdovers from the past year continue to haunt IT security teams. In addition, new security threats rear their ugly heads every day, keeping IT on their toes.
As an IT leader, cybersecurity threats are constantly on your mind. They lurk in dark corners, lay in wait and when a moment of vulnerability presents itself, they strike!
Even as employees return to the office, just as many are choosing to stay remote. As a result, many enterprises need solutions that can provide specialized security for remote workforces.
The threat landscape is ever evolving, and today’s enterprises face more cybersecurity challenges than ever. Between the rise of cloud computing, increased utilization of internet of things (IoT) devices, and the distributed nature of today’s workforces, the attack surface has never been larger.
The greatest measure of an IT security solution, besides its usefulness in protecting the enterprise from threats, is how cost-effective it is. This is especially true in the eyes of enterprise leaders and decision makers, who continually expect more out of IT while offering fewer resources.
So we’re nearing the end of 2020, and luckily the shock and awe of the pandemic has largely worn off as employees have adjusted to the work from home life. On the enterprise side, patchwork, short-term solutions that were thrown together when shelter-in-place mandates were first instituted are being switched out for long-term options that will better accommodate the remote workforce, many of whom may choose to continue to work remotely even after the pandemic is over.
Between continued challenges relating to the pandemic and the normal busy workload shouldered by IT security teams, staying on top of the latest developments is more difficult than ever. To make sure you’re up to date and ready to face any threat that comes your way, we’ve listed the top highlights from FortiGuard Labs’ Semiannual Global Threat Landscape Report.
To stay competitive and fulfill customer needs, today’s enterprises demand unparalleled availability and resiliency in all aspects, including data centers. At the same time, the attack surface is growing ever larger through rapid digital expansion, and cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated day by day.