Job rotations and vacations continue to be effective internal controls. A September 30, 2020 article in the Scotsman newspaper (the Article) was a recent reminder of this fact. The article explains that embezzlements, which had gone on for more than eight years, began to unravel and were ultimately discovered after the embezzler’s manager announced plans to rotate staff to give them broader experiences.
New guidance on Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) is a fitting response to the current cybersecurity landscape. On August 11, 2020, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released SP 800-207, Zero Trust Architecture (SP 800-207).
Perhaps because they are intangible assets, many organizations overlook and fail to protect domain names. Domain names provide powerful opportunities to be used proactively as a branding sword. Domain name registration and maintenance can also act as a shield to protect trademarks and prevent bad actors from causing reputational damage and extorting the organization.