What are the biggest cybersecurity threats right now?

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Global CIO in Telecommunication, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Loss of data
Founder/CTO in Hardware, 11 - 50 employees
E-mail phishing and ransomeware. They continue to get more sophisticated.
Chief Information Technology Officer in Finance (non-banking), 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Loss of Personal Information in any way...
Information Management, Security, Risk and Privacy in Healthcare and Biotech, 201 - 500 employees
Ransomware is still very easy to do, very lucrative, commonplace and hard to protect against.  I think it is the highest probability, significant impact risk facing businesses today.
Senior Information Security Manager in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
Phishing and ransomware are huge issues now.
And growing quarter after quarter.
CEO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Ransomware- no doubts at all.
Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Ransomeware - many via email but our tools are doing better at blocking
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CEO in Software, 11 - 50 employees

Employees access both personal and professional email on Corp laptops. Your anti-phishing solution protects both?

Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees

We don’t allow any access except through corporate vpn and no personal email access (gmail, yahoo, etc)

CEO in Software, 11 - 50 employees

VPN provides “secure access” from endpoint to the corporate network.

Assume endpoint is breached and the employee working from home connects to the corporate network. And, now the bad actor has also got secure access to the corporate network.

IMHO, the best thing to do is put MFA between endpoints and each application.

CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Business Email Compromise (BEC) is probably the biggest vector, RAT (remote access/administration trojan/toolset/threat) is probably the biggest threat (often linked to ransomware and/or exhilaration of data)

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