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HAPPY SECURE NEW YEAR: HERE’S The cyber security trends to watch out for in 2021

It’s fair to say a lot changed in 2020. It was an unprecedented year, full of uncertainty, both economically and politically. 2021 has started much the same, with anytime, anywhere, remote working patterns remaining prevalent in the business world.

We are now, more than ever, reliant on our technology. But with that reliance comes the need to ensure it’s safe and secure usage. Here are the key cyber security trends to watch out for this year.

Misuse of Multi-Factor Authentication

When it comes to authentication, multi-factor authentication is the name of the game. We’ve spilled a lot of digital ink on the topic previously, and using a combination of some things that you know, are or have can help massively to secure your online accounts. However, mishandling multiple methods of authentication can actually make you more vulnerable than if you were just using the one method—you can end up with ‘below-one’-factor authentication, and nobody wants that.

How to Handle SaaSS: Part 2

In the first part of this series, we talked about the ideas behind Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings and the distinction between such products and what the Free Software Foundation calls Service-as-a-Software-Substitute (SaaSS) products—i.e., software that does not necessarily have to be hosted remotely, but is.

The Unified Kill Chain: Part 3

In this series, we are looking through the Unified Kill Chain. In the first part, we looked at what came before the current model. In the second, we looked briefly at the entire chain. In this part, we will look in-depth at the first stage: Initial Foothold.

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