Security and Risk
Why Is Security Important?
The war on cyberattacks that target enterprises and their associates is not slowing down. As attacks and the theft of data increases, new tools are emerging to thwart these challenges. We are leaving the era of anti-virus as one of the main ways to stop attacks on endpoints and on the users who use them. Legacy antivirus software suffers from the need to perform routine checks that can damage productivity and place strain on enterprise computer systems, especially at scale. New platforms are emerging that replace these methods with streamlined approaches driven by automation, AI, and cryptographic innovation. The cyberwar on the enterprise and the sophisticated manner in which these infiltrations occur means that a new class of privacy/security protection is needed.
Trends in Enterprise Security & Risk
Today there are numerous attacks on users that occur from old and new viruses. Most enterprises have antivirus software installed on endpoints, but, as nearly all IT staff know, antivirus is not enough to protect the devices or to protect user’s identity and privacy. This is especially true in the age of remote work, where knowledge workers are no longer under the supervision of IT.
The attack on privacy started with the need to sell targeted advertisements. To sell ads, the advertiser needs to prove to the advertiser that they can profile and then target users. Advertisers exploit numerous channels to collect data on everything from gender, to income, to location-based targeting information.
Without security you have a recipe for data theft, infiltration into the enterprise, and ransomware. These threats should not be underestimated; as the high-profile corporate hacks of recent years have shown, security vulnerabilities can make or break an enterprise.
Complimentary Ebook: Securing Digital Transactions In 2021
A more rigorous security approach needs to be taken when it comes to managing digital transactions, as there has been a rapid increase in online transactions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enterprises need to protect both their own data and the data of their customers.
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Hot VendorsTM in Security and Privacy, 2020
Today, the focus has been on Endpoint Security. However, today it also means protecting user data and privacy. This will give rise to newer classes of providers who offer security and privacy solutions. Aragon has identified 4 vendors in security and privacy that are making a difference in the market.
The Rise of Clickwrap Transaction Platforms: Act Now or Lose the Battle for Secure eCommerce
The world is going fully digital faster in a pandemic era than many imagined. This means that for B2B and B2C transactions more of them will be fully digital and online. Clickwrap transaction platforms are poised to assist enterprises with the challenges of managing the legal terms and conditions associated with online transactions.
Is Your Enterprise Equipped to Thwart Cyber Threats?
Our Enterprise Security Checklist provides you with aspects of security you must plan for in order to have a safe, well-functioning, and protected enterprise.
Aragon Live : Privacy and Security
In this episode, CEO Jim Lundy discusses the threats surrounding privacy and security in your enterprise today, and what you should consider doing to ensure protection and safety.
Ransomware Attacks are Here: Backup Everything
Ransomware attacks are here to stay. For many in technology, it is hard to even get a weekend off these days with the growth of Ransomware as a Service (RAS) attacks. Over the July 4th holiday weekend, hundreds of entities from schools to hospitals were shut down due to their technology service providers being hacked, due to the tools they use. This blog overviews what happened and provides two actions enterprises should take now.
Aragon Live : Why Your Supply Chain and Cloud Aren't As Secure As You'd Think
In this episode, Aragon Research CEO Jim Lundy, and Aragon Research Sr. Director of Research, Craig Kennedy, discuss enterprise security and cloud computing. In the COVID-19 pandemic, and with rapidly evolving technologies, security risks have only increased. What does your organization need to do to stay protected? How can the right cloud technologies help your enterprise close some of the security gaps you may face?
3 Easy New Year's Resolutions for Enterprise Security
COVID-19 has brought on some unique security challenges for the enterprise. Remote workers are often left to their own devices—literally—which can spell trouble for CIOs and CISOs looking to mitigate persistent threats. We’ve been so focused on making remote work easier, and getting the right applications to our workforce, that some of the focus has been taken off security.
5 Cybersecurity Threats CIOs Must Prepare For
As the world gets smaller, security becomes even more critical. While we have stressed the importance for enterprises to develop an information privacy strategy to protect their users’ information, there are additional cybersecurity threats CIOs and Security Leaders need to be aware of in the pandemic era. This blog will overview these threats and how a modern security and privacy platform can keep your enterprise protected, while still allowing your employees to be productive.