Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a workhorse of remote connectivity, allowing users and administrators to connect to the desktops of far-flung machines and perform tasks as if they were sitting directly in front of them. As global workforces shifted to remote work at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, RDP’s use for accessing business systems increased dramatically. Hackers and cybercriminals took notice, and as a result, the move to remote work has seen a corresponding dramatic increase in RDP attacks.
The success of any business is critically dependent on its ability to stay ahead of the competition. To achieve that goal, companies must have a clear understanding of what they need to do in order to maintain their competitive edge. One key area of focus is strategic information technology (IT) planning.
Cybersecurity is an important issue for businesses of all sizes. Cyberattacks can devastate a company’s reputation, disrupt operations, and even lead to financial losses. Cybersecurity threats typically manifest in the form of either direct attack by hackers, or intrusion via malicious software. A cybersecurity awareness program can help your business protect itself from these types of attacks.
Protecting your data is sometimes easy and sometimes easier said than done. Many businesses – particularly small businesses – don’t know if or how they’re leaking data. A recent study found that 58 percent of companies don’t know how much data their employees share externally. And that’s just the beginning of the problem.
Technology has become an essential part of business operations, and a growing number of industries are wholly reliant on technology for their day-to-day operations. This reliance on technology means that businesses generate more data than ever before. As a result, companies must have the means to access and store this data securely and efficiently, moving data security to the front of any technology conversation.