This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On March 20, 2020

Monday 3/16

Is Your Company Still Experiencing Digital Transformation Challenges? (Cisco)

Digital transformation is essential for all businesses, from the smallest to the largest of enterprises. These businesses are striving to become more agile, innovate quickly, and respond to change faster – and they’re turning to modern applications to fuel that change.

PCI DSS Contactless Payments

In December 2019, the PCI SSC Council released documents on the PCI SSC Contactless Payments on Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) (CPoC™) program operated and managed by PCI Security Standards Council, LLC supporting the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC™) Standard.

F5 Keeps Remote Workers Connected and Secure with BIG-IP APM

BIG-IP APM delivers all of the tools that organizations need to ensure their users remain up and running, and above all, productive. APM also protects user access from all locations, over all devices.

Tuesday 3/17

Most ransomware attacks take place during the night or over the weekend

According to a report published today by US cyber-security FireEye, 76% of all ransomware infections in the enterprise sector occur outside working hours, with 49% taking place during nighttime over the weekdays, and 27% taking place over the weekend.

Top Tips for Secure Remote Working (Check Point)

Now is definitely the time to review and enhance security around remote access to corporate data, at both ends of the connection.  Here are our top tips for secure remote working for employees, and for their employers.

Wednesday 3/18

SMBGhost – Analysis of CVE-2020-0796 (McAfee)

The latest vulnerability in SMBv3 is a “wormable” vulnerability given its potential ability to replicate or spread over network shares using the latest version of the protocol (SMB 3.1.1). As of this writing, Microsoft have just released a patch for CVE-2020-0796 on the morning of March 12th.

Gotham is Here to Help

We have been enabling secure remote end user computing solutions for more than twenty years and no one is better equipped to help you keep this difficult time from becoming a crisis. Contact your Gotham Account Manager for information on how we can help.

Cisco serves up free Webex licenses to help home workers deal with coronavirus

In addition to enhancing its free Webex offering, Cisco has also decided to provide free 90-day Webex licenses to businesses through its partners and sales team.

Thursday 3/19

5 Ways to Support Remote Employees without Losing Productivity (Pure Storage)

In the past few weeks, a growing number of organizations have reached out to our teams for advice and support to enable and scale remote workplace projects. Here are 5 tips for IT leaders dealing with supporting remote employees during the COVID-19 situation:

Employee experience matters more than ever during a crisis (Citrix)

Discretionary effort is the crucible of innovation. It’s where employees look at obstacles and find creative ways to get around them.

Secure Remote Access; Free SaaS Subscription from CyberArk

CyberArk customers can add Alero to enable rapid and secure remote access with granular role-based settings so that the right people — including third-party vendors, such as consultants, subcontractors, and freelancers — can each work remotely as needed. It’s fast, easy and automated.

Proofpoint’s Complimentary Offer to Help Secure Your Remote Workforce

At Proofpoint, we are first and foremost working towards ensuring our customers continued success, no matter what comes at them. That’s why we’re offering all Proofpoint Enterprise customers Proofpoint Meta free until September 30th, 2020 to help relieve the pressure around preserving access to applications and therefore keeping the business running.

Friday 3/20

Expectations and Adaptation: Tackling Today’s Most Pervasive Customer Challenges (F5)

As alarming as these challenges may be, they also represent an opportunity to take the next big leap. What’s on the other side is worth it: the visibility and agility required to continually adapt to serve customers and maintain a competitive advantage.

Scale out MFA quickly with Citrix One Time Password (OTP)

To help our customers scale out multi-factor authentication rapidly, Gotham has found success with Citrix’s native OTP and push authentication capability built into Citrix ADC and Citrix Cloud. This is a free service for Citrix ADC Premium customers. If you’re a Citrix ADC Enterprise customer, you can still use OTP, just not push authentication.

Distance Does Not Mean Compromise, Especially When it Comes to Security (Cyberbit)

Cybersecurity training should, under no conditions, be regarded as something we drop by the wayside. It is as vital a part of your cybersecurity operation as your SIEM and Firewall are.