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Time to Rethink Your VPN: A Gateway for Vulnerabilities

Kian Yew Siaw

With remote working on the rise, cybercriminals have revved up their antics. Enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region experienced a 168% year-on-year increase in cyberattacks in May 2021.1 Foreign bad actors routinely exploited unpatched Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). This is alarming, as VPN was not among the top 10 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) from 2016-2019.2 While the IT arena may be more attuned to remote working, it’s a different story for the Operational Technology (OT) industry, which often requires personnel on-site to safeguard Industrial…

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Posted by Kian Yew Siaw on Mar 29, 2022

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