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Is application isolation the future of endpoint security?

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The endpoint is the new frontline in the battle against enterprise cyber-risk – considering the increasing volume and complexity of threats, and the growth of unmanaged endpoints during the pandemic, it’s no surprise that the vast majority (91%) of global IT decision-makers interviewed recently by HP now believe that endpoint security has become as important as network security.

The question is how to mitigate the risks posed by insecure devices, error-prone users and a cybercrime economy worth trillions.

For some, part of the answer lies with application isolation, a novel approach gaining traction in the industry, which applies zero trust principles and hardware virtualization to help neutralize threats.

In this article, Phil Muncaster investigates what application isolation has to offer for enterprise CISOs.

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#CSAM: How to protect yourself from phishing attacks

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This year’s cyber security awareness month provides a timely reminder of the increasingly dangerous threat posed by phishing. With more and more people using the internet for everyday services and work, and the general improvement in the quality and plausibility of phishing messages,  there’s been a record growth in email phishing during the pandemic.

Experts agree that “these campaigns can be difficult to spot as they use very similar verbiage and branding to the company they are trying to mimic”, so it’s key that everyone learns, and learns fast how to “fight the phish”.

In this article, Infosecurity Magazine shares 5 ways to #BeCyberSmart when it comes to detecting phishing messages and what you need to do when you come across one.

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How to mitigate non-malicious insider risk (and why employee awareness is key)

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‘Your people are your most important asset’ is a well-worn phrase. However, in the wrong environment, employees can also present a substantial cyber-threat to organizations, and evidence suggests this problem keeps on growing: there’s been a 47% rise in the frequency of incidents involving insider threats between 2018 and 2020, with over half (62%) of these incidents being non-malicious.

In this articleInfosecurity Magazine looks at what organizations can do to mitigate the rise of insider threat incidents, and the central role employee security awareness campaigns plays in guarding against this issue.

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