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How to identify data breaches when you have a hybrid workforce

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Now that we are out of the pandemic, hybrid work is proving to be very popular with individuals and organizations alike. Staff have more flexibility, less commuting, and organizations benefit from reduced overhead costs and increased productivity. Additionally, the benefits to the work-from-home environment are undeniable.

but, Hybrid ways of working offer greater opportunities for cybercriminalsIntroduces new security vulnerabilities, makes staff vulnerable to phishing attacks, and makes it difficult for security teams to respond to incidents.

Ahin the past 18 seen for months new way of working Normal for Many Organizations, Security Strategies that is still struggling To To adapt.

Detecting data breaches has always been a challenge.

Even if staff work on-site, are all connected to the same network, and have antivirus, antimalware, and other technical security solutions in place, the organization will not be compromised until notified by a third party. You hardly notice it. You can trace them.

In fact, dwell time (the time between a security breach occurring and being discovered) is often measured in months rather than days. This is an efficiency on the part of the attacker, not a failure on the part of the victim. After all, they don’t want to be detected. (Ransomware, which is only effective if the victim knows of its existence, is an exception to this rule and entails a much shorter dwell time.)

Of course, technical vulnerabilities are not the only cause of data breaches.

Human error is regularly found to be the most common reason for security and data breaches. For example, when emailing a group of people, you could accidentally use cc instead of bcc to send the data to the wrong recipient. Staff can also click on malicious links to open suspicious attachments in phishing emails or fall prey to other social engineering attacks.

And if the data compromised is personal information, you risk significant fines or regulatory action under the UK’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018.

One way to ensure the security of your data is to use tools to check your system for suspicious activity. But what can be done when data moves across systems?

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