THRIVE, a Paychex Business Podcast

New Security Threats in our Work-From-Home Era

March 29, 2022

Today’s businesses face cyber security threats from almost every side: phishing emails or SMS texts, malware, ransomware, and the added vulnerabilities of remote or hybrid employees’ home networks. Hear from Daniel Clayton, Vice President of Global Services and Support at Bitdefender, a 20-year cyber security company, the current threats that need to be on your business radar, and even how to approach speculation around a Russian cyber attack. And learn why basic protections such as multifactor authentication, device management and monitoring, and employee training, can be some of your wisest investments to mitigate business security risks.

Topics include:

0:44 - Background on Bitdefender and its service arm
3:16 - What can Bitdefender provide for a small business?
5:10 - XDR data provides security vision inside the cloud
5:59 - Potential for Russian cyber attacks?
7:28 - Beware of "help Ukraine" phishing schemes
9:44 - What risk do new third-party payment verification regulations pose?
12:41 - How to improve security while working from home
16:01 - Need for network monitoring
19:21 - Potential risks in supplier parts, home networks, etc.
22:06 - SMBs should focus on multifactor authentication, other basics
23:00 - Security measures to use when traveling


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