While the shift to hybrid and remote work was a forced measure in 2020, now, employees and organizations worldwide are choosing it as a preferred option. Bad actors quickly saw this change as an opportunity they could leverage and exponentially increased the sophistication of their methods and techniques.
Organizations across industries and geographies saw a spike in targeted cyberattacks aimed at exploiting the vulnerabilities created by remote working environments. Corporate cybersecurity policies must adapt accordingly, guaranteeing strict access controls and ongoing activity monitoring in this new reality.
Compliance teams are now embracing a more strategic and collaborative role, aimed at not only ensuring security from external threats and regulatory compliance, but also fostering customer satisfaction and driving business innovation and growth.
Compliance frameworks like ISO 27001 and SOC 2, and regulatory standards like PCI DSS and GDPR will continue to evolve, adjusting to the expanding attack perimeter. To thrive in the new normal, it is essential that organizations strengthen their overall security posture and manage the complexity of the evolving work environment.
The pandemic has led to a 600% increase in attacks against large and small hotels, restaurants, and other companies, forcing businesses to prioritize cyber risk management. This is especially true now that business trips are resuming and work from anywhere policies are being adopted by companies worldwide. Guests are increasingly concerned about the security of the Wi-Fi they use to connect to corporate assets while working remotely.
The hospitality industry is an enticing target for criminals mainly due to their databases, which store gigabytes of sensitive customer data, including Payment Card Information (PCI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Hackers view this as a lucrative assault vector for crimes such as identity theft and credit card fraud. Besides, the spike in lateral movement attacks has shown that hackers are turning unprotected networks into gateways for targeted attacks on businesses.
With regards to share of incidents, hospitality ranked third, with 13% of cybersecurity breaches taking place within this industry.
- Trustwave Global Security Report 2020
The consequences of such security incidents range from reputational damage to millions due in insurance payments, mitigation measures, and ransoms. Therefore, investing in proper data security can benefit both the consumer, as well as the business from loosing profits.
Rather than responding to a fire, prevent it from starting. With the DuskRise network edge security solution, your organization can adapt to the ever-evolving regulatory landscape of remote work, responding to new challenges in an informed and organized manner.
The DuskRise solution enables policy enforcement across all remote assets and users, helping compliance teams ensure conformity with the ever-evolving cybersecurity regulations.