Cryptojacking: The Unseen Threat

Mining malware ebbs and flows with the price of cryptocurrencies, and given the momentum on price is upward, cryptojacking is a very present threat.

Microsoft on Apple in the enterprise

When it comes to Apple in the enterprise, Microsoft wants to make the experience as smooth as possible. At JNUC2020 event I (virtually) spoke with Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of the Enterprise Client & Mobility (ECM) team, Brad Anderson, who shared insights on his company’s work with Jamf and the emerging new normal of remote work.

Securing the remote enterprise

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rate of digital transformation, underlining the need for Microsoft to support device choice and improve cloud-based collaboration.

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Rise in Remote MacOS Workers Driving Cybersecurity ‘Rethink’

With twice as much malware now targeting Macs, IT pros need to scramble to adapt to a large, and likely permanent, work-from-home population, experts say.

The No Good, Very Bad Week for Iran’s Nation-State Hacking Ops

A look at the state of Iran's cyber operations as the US puts the squeeze on it with a pile of indictments and sanctions.

The No Good, Very Bad Week for Iran’s Nation-State Hacking Ops

A look at the state of Iran's cyber operations as the US puts the squeeze on it with a pile of indictments and sanctions.

GitHub Tool Spots Security Vulnerabilities in Code

Scanner, which just became generally available, lets developers spot problems before code gets into production.

Cloud Misconfiguration Mishaps Businesses Must Watch

Cloud security experts explain which misconfigurations are most common and highlight other areas of the cloud likely to threaten businesses.

Attacker Dwell Time: Ransomware’s Most Important Metric

How to bolster security defenses by zeroing in on the length of time an interloper remains undetected inside your network.

Lessons learned: Provisioning new employees during a pandemic

COVID-19 means just about everyone who can do so now works from home. But the rapid pace at which this happened put IT under a great deal of pressure, so, what have we learned that may help in future?

The digital transformation continues

The JNUC conference this week sees 15,000 Apple-in-the-enterprise IT staff come together, and a lot of the focus is on the challenges of rapid migration to remote work. The scale of this migration is vast, and it seems to be continuing at pace.

Microsoft Vice President Brad Anderson shared a little data to illustrate this: “We're seeing 1.5 million new devices every seven days coming into the cloud to be managed (by Microsoft Endpoint Manager) and that's Windows, iOS, Mac and Android.” (Italics mine.)

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Microsoft: Ransomware & Nation-State Attacks Rise, Get More Sophisticated

Malware-based attacks are out, phishing is in, along with credential stuffing and business email compromise. Microsoft recommends defensive tactics in its new report on rising threats.