Cyber Threat Briefing Amidst Remote Workforce and COVID-19 Challenges

Observations from the Trenches and Recommended Actions

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to disrupt communities throughout the world in unprecedented ways, organizations are forced to adapt to the changing cyber threat landscape. This includes monitoring for threats associated with employees working from home, targeted phishing and malware campaigns around COVID-19, attacks on remote access devices, and many more.

The Securonix Threat Research team will be publishing regular content updates with threat observations and recommendations in order to help you enhance your threat visibility and coverage during these tough times.


Detecting the Unknown Threats: An Identity-Driven Approach

June 30, 2020

With our perimeters expanding beyond the confines of the typical workspace, it has become increasingly evident and critical to monitor the threats posed using insider credentials. Regardless of whether the threats are accidental or intentional, they both ultimately lead to... READ MORE



Defending the New Normal with Advanced Detection Logic

May 20, 2020

Organizations are experiencing a changing cyber threat landscape. Phishing and malware attacks are on a rise and more effective than ever before because of the fear factor and lack of in-person communication. Having a large workforce working remotely presents more... READ MORE

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The Healthcare CISO Journey through COVID-19

May 14, 2020

From PPE phishing scams to ransomware, to hacking attempts of DNS routers, to hospital supply chain risks, malicious actors are looking to take advantage of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. Healthcare organizations worldwide have been through pandemic planning... READ MORE


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Securonix COVID-19 Cyber Threat Update – May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

Securonix observes a significant uptick in phishing, business email compromise, and data compromise attacks.   The Securonix “COVID-19 Work From Home” task force continues to research the cyber security challenges organizations are facing during this pandemic. In this briefing we are laser focused on phishing campaigns, business email compromise, and... READ MORE



Securonix Releases Phishing Analyzer Based on COVID-19 Advanced Threat Research

May 6, 2020

Securonix Extends Remote Workforce Monitoring Capabilities with Phishing and Business Email Compromise Solution Powered by Machine Learning-Based Visual Similarity Analytics  Addison, Texas – May 6, 2020 – Securonix, Inc., a leader in next-generation SIEM, today released the Securonix Phishing Analyzer capability, powered by machine learning-based visual similarity analytics. An extension... READ MORE


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Securing Your Remote Workforce – Detecting Teleconferencing Tools Attacks in the Work-From-Home (WFH) World – Part 2

May 6, 2020

By Oleg Kolesnikov, Securonix Threat Research Team   Figure 1: Remote Work/Teleconferencing Tools (Zoom) UNC Path Vulnerability Exploitation - I   The Securonix Threat Research team has recently been observing a number of new attacks/security issues reported involving different remote workforce teleconferencing applications (TA), including Zoom, Cisco Webex, and Microsoft... READ MORE



Securing Your Remote Workforce: Monitoring Use Case Demo

April 29, 2020

We are facing a new normal in our corporate lives, with work from home becoming a necessity rather than a privilege. This change comes with its own set of cybersecurity challenges that security teams must deal with. Working remotely could... READ MORE



The Healthcare Challenge: Protecting Patient Data Privacy Amidst a Global Pandemic (COVID-19)

April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed healthcare providers around the world like never before. There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of patients, a switch to supporting existing patients ‘virtually,’ and a need to report to multiple government organizations. These changes present challenges that security and privacy professionals have... READ MORE



BI Analyst Briefing: Understanding Rising Cybersecurity Risks Due to Covid-19

April 15, 2020

Covid-19 is exposing enterprises to new security risks as more employees work from home. For companies that haven’t historically allowed work from home, this has forced a rapid change in business culture. This new work from home could mean unintentional... READ MORE



Cyber Threat Briefing on Remote Workforce Challenges Amidst Covid-19

April 9, 2020

Today we are in the midst of a global health crisis, which is affecting every aspect of our lives. In these tough times, many organizations have resorted to working from home to keep their employees safe. However, this shift in... READ MORE



Securonix Announces Packaged Solution to Help Organizations Intelligently Monitor and Secure Their Remote Workforce

April 7, 2020

As organizations around the world adopt to a remote work from home in order to ensure the safety of their employees, they are exposing themselves to added cyber security challenges. Securonix is committed to helping organizations stay secure and focused on business continuity and productivity. Having a large workforce working... READ MORE



Top 10 Remote Work Security Monitoring Use Cases – The Securonix Approach

April 2, 2020

In our previous blog, 10 Things You Need to Do to Stay Secure When Employees Work Remotely, we spoke about how to secure your enterprise from the threats that can emerge when a large section of your workforce is working from home. With... READ MORE


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Securing Your Remote Workforce – Detecting the Latest Cyberattacks in the Work-From-Home (WFH) World: Part 1

April 1, 2020

In recent weeks, as many businesses have been rushing to institute a shift to remote work due to the COVID-19/coronavirus situation, we have been observing malicious threat actors attempting to exploit an increasing number... READ MORE


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Securonix COVID-19 Cyber Threat Update – March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020

Summary: As a follow-up to the March 16th threat advisory which was based on the observations of the Securonix Threat Reasearch Team, around the global emergency caused by COVID-19. We continue to search the wild for new threat vectors and indicators. As time progresses, we have started to see a new... READ MORE


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Securonix COVID-19 Cyber Threat Update – March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to disrupt communities throughout the world in unprecedented ways, we at Securonix Threat Research team, would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to enhance monitoring capabilities during this tough time. We have started to see several organizations cancel events, and businesses shift their workforce to... READ MORE



10 Things You Need to Do to Stay Secure When Employees Work Remotely

March 11, 2020

In 2010, Eyjafjallajökull, a volcano in Iceland, erupted, bringing transatlantic travel to an abrupt standstill. Similarly, recent world events have tested the resiliency of enterprises. Day after day events are cancelled, and businesses shift their workforce to working remotely. For companies that haven’t historically allowed working from home, this... READ MORE