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May 2020, Vol. 21, No. 2

Plan now for the future of network security

Companies are still adjusting to the new normal of network security, figuring out how to protect information with at least a percentage of their workforce conducting business remotely. But even before the COVID-19 pandemic further complicated network cybersecurity, systems and data were under pressure from a new class of threats much more complicated than typical phishing expeditions. Hackers today use advanced techniques such as "island hopping" to attack enterprises via their more vulnerable business partners or tap into deepfake technology to fool user authentication mechanisms. Even nation-state hackers have moved beyond targeting huge corporations that operate industrial control systems. Information available on small companies' networks might provide insight into the operations at their larger business associates, for example, or about any dealings they have with the federal government. The deep pockets and expansive resources at nation-state hackers' disposal make it difficult to protect against these types of attacks, ...

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