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# IT will have to make sure all the applications allowing remote access to the organization are locked down.
# Employees will have to be smarter and safer using computers from home.
*[ Why Securing Endpoints Is The Future Of Cybersecurity] - According to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR):# 70% of breaches are perpetrated by external actors, making endpoint security a high priority in any cybersecurity strategy.# Attacks on Web apps accessed from endpoints were part of 43% of breaches, more than double the results from last year.# The lack of diligence around Asset Management is creating new threat surfaces as organizations often don’t know the current health, configurations, or locations of their systems and devices.# Cloud assets were involved in about 24% of breaches this year, while on-premises assets are still 70%.# Over 80% of breaches within hacking involve brute force or the use of lost or stolen credentials.
*[ IT hiring rose in May, but tech sector bled 34K jobs] - According to a review of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data from IT trade organization CompTIA:
# Employers across sectors added 28,000 technology workers in May
# The increase in tech positions indicates a sign of recovery for national tech employment, which had previously shed 19,000 positions in March
# The unemployment rates for tech occupations showed signs of improvement in May, dropping to 3.7% from 4.3% in April


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