Things that make computer experts squirm
The pandemic taught workers around the globe that business as usual can continue, even with a remote workforce, and many of us would like to continue telecommuting. A Boston Consulting Group survey reveals that homeworking is here to stay, with 89% of workers expecting to continue working at home after the crisis ends. While some employees will be required to go back to businesses' physical locations, some will willingly work remotely. Regardless, the hybrid work environment creates unique security challenges for IT teams.
Comparing Ethical Hackers to Penetration Testers
Ethical hackers and penetration testers both work in corporate settings, where they apply their knowledge of computing networks and systems security to prevent security breaches. Penetration testers may work as part of an IT team as they oversee all sides of network security. Ethical hackers use their hacking smarts to prevent the not-so-ethical hackers from attacking the system. Other similarities and differences are discussed below.
Government agencies are increasingly finding themselves as targets for cyberattacks. Summarizing some of the best practices these agencies can use to stay secure and highlight some of the possible consequences to having vulnerabilities. Our elections systems have been a strong focus in recent years; we are drawing upon lessons learned in that realm and extending them across the government IT infrastructure. Above all, this should be reference architecture for Security Officers and CIOs, for all government entities and departments.