Amid an ongoing global pandemic and anxiety around new virus variants, remote and hybrid work are primed to become the new normal. Unfortunately, an increase in reliance on connectivity always corresponds with a jump in data breaches. What many do not know is that web browsers, the tool on which most workers rely for critical business applications - both in office or remote - represent one of the most difficult to control attack vectors.
First, browsers remain vulnerable to cybercriminal attacks such as browser-borne malware and zero-day threats. What’s more, a company’s internal user may copy-paste sensitive data into another website, application, or physical location. These actions, however innocent in many cases, can lead to a critical data breach.
As remote and hybrid work drive the use of browser-based work platforms, IT security teams must race to patch zero-day vulnerabilities and protect sensitive data stored in self-hosted and SaaS-based applications.