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Jonathan Andresen

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When it Comes to Malware Think Like Bond “Trust No One”

By Jonathan Andresen  |  October 6, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 

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If you’ve ever watched a Bond movie you know that James Bond has a trust complex. Whether it’s M, MI6, or a femme fatale – Bond always gets into trouble when he trusts the wrong person (i.e., Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale). Arguably though, it’s this instinct to “trust no one” that’s kept him alive through 25 films.

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How US Federal Government Proposals Promote Zero Trust Network Access

By Jonathan Andresen  |  September 23, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 

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As part of the mandates from President Joe Biden’s May 12th Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is giving agencies until the end of October to assess how well they log cybersecurity incident data against a new maturity model. Agencies have just 60 days to identify “critical software” and 1 year to implement enhanced security measures.

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Why Phishing is a Bigger Threat than Ransomware

By Jonathan Andresen  |  September 2, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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While enterprise security teams have had their hands full battling an increasing number of more sophisticated ransomware attacks, phishing attacks are on the rise with the easing of pandemic-related restrictions.

In fact, just this past week Microsoft warned of a widespread credential phishing campaign that leverages open redirector links in email communications as a vector to trick users into visiting malicious websites while effectively bypassing security software.

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Why IaaS Security Should be a Priority

By Jonathan Andresen  |  July 27, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Why are CIOs and IT organizations prioritizing investment in cloud infrastructure? The answer is simple: to better support virtual workforces, supply chains, and partners. Getting the most value out of legacy systems typically involves integrating them with cloud infrastructure and apps. As a result, cloud infrastructure in IaaS is projected to see an end-user spending increase of 38.5% this year alone – growing to $223B in 2025, making it one of the fastest growing cloud services according to Gartner. Popular infrastructure services include Amazon’s Elastic Compute (EC2), the Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure.

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