The Rise of HEAT Attacks Aimed at Remote Workforces
As digital transformation initiatives have drastically accelerated in the last two years - fundamentally changing how businesses operate and workforces remain productive - the threat landscape has evolved along with it. To cater to the modern workforce that demands anywhere, everywhere access, organisations have fast-tracked the implementation of emerging technology and accelerated cloud adoption, resulting in an expanded attack surface. Today's remote and hybrid workforces have emboldened threat actors by leveraging the single biggest unknown security threat - Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT). HEAT attacks turn browser windows into threat vectors, easily bypassing current security stacks and exposing organisations. Considered one of the top 25 female leaders in cybersecurity, this session will feature Menlo Security Co-Founder Poornima DeBolle, who will discuss how organisations can remain resilient in the face of surging HEAT attacks and outline key steps that result in a true preventative stance on cybersecurity.