The Challenges of Managing IT Across Multiple Locations

Organizations expand geographically for many reasons, whether to tap into new markets, better serve existing customers, gain needed skill sets, or take advantage of lower real estate or labor costs. An organization’s geographic footprint can expand quickly due to mergers and acquisitions, and more and more employees are working remotely in home-based offices that become an extension of the business.

Evasive and Zero-Day Malware Are on the Rise. Here’s What to Do

Evasive malware is exactly what the name suggests — malware that can continually change its characteristics to avoid detection. And the latest research from WatchGuard’s Threat Lab finds that it’s increasing dramatically.

To compile its Internet Security Report for Q4 2023, WatchGuard analyzed threat telemetry from tens of thousands of its network appliances and millions of endpoint products.

The Huge Risk of Unpatched Vulnerabilities and How to Reduce It

Various studies show that unpatched software vulnerabilities are a primary source of cyberattacks. A recent report from the Ponemon Institute found that unpatched vulnerabilities were directly responsible for 60 percent of all data breaches. Cybercriminals target known software security bugs in operating systems and applications and attack systems that haven’t been patched.

Security Automation Has Become an IT Imperative

The near-constant attacks on computer networks make it clear that cybersecurity is no longer a human-scale problem. Traditional security measures such as firewalls and antivirus software aren’t enough to ward off the onslaught of increasingly sophisticated attacks leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning.

5 Characteristics of IT-Resilient Organizations

Since the beginning of the computer age, IT teams have doggedly worked to prevent all cyberattacks and system outages that could disrupt operations. That may no longer be an achievable objective. Modern technologies and threats have become so complex and sophisticated that IT failures now seem nearly inevitable — 96 percent of IT organizations worldwide experienced at least one outage in the past three years, according to one study.

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