Posts by Josh Mayfield

Josh Mayfield
Josh is Absolute’s Director of Security Strategy and works with Absolute customers to leverage technology for stronger cybersecurity, continuous compliance, and reduced risk on the attack surface. He has spent years in cybersecurity with a special focus on network security, threat hunting, identity management, and endpoint security. His research has been featured in leading security publications including, SC Magazine, Infosec, and Dark Reading, and he is often cited by business and tech journalists for his analysis of cryptocurrencies, security operations, and attacker psychology.
‘Tis the Season for Predictions – Part Two
Josh Mayfield
‘Tis the Season for Predictions – Part Two

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, I posted a few predictions on what 2019 will bring for the security industry. Now that year-end is quickly approaching and with it, more chances to eat, drink and be hacked, I’d like to share what I think we will see more of next year across our ever-expanding threat landscape. 1. More social engineering will make social media increasingly anti-social The hodgepodge of social...

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How to Evade the Real Holiday Grinch
Josh Mayfield
How to Evade the Real Holiday Grinch

If the holidays have you busy running from one commitment to another, you’re not alone. Dashing out of a year-end budget meeting to your kid’s school production and then back for a departmental holiday party is a painfully common schedule for many right now. While it can be exhausting, the holiday season only comes once a year, so why would you miss any of these get-togethers or unique opportunities?...

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The Criticality of Strong Cyber Hygiene
Josh Mayfield
The Criticality of Strong Cyber Hygiene

The more connected we become, the more at risk we are to cyber criminals who are busy looking for a chance to capitalize on our technology dependency. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this breakdown many times – in our hospitals when WannaCry ransomware forced medical personnel to turn away patients and in our local governments when ransomware used by the SamSam group rendered the city of Atlanta incapable of validating arrest...

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‘Tis the Season for Predictions – Part One
Josh Mayfield
‘Tis the Season for Predictions – Part One

As people in the U.S. get ready to over-eat their Thanksgiving Day feasts, cheer on their favorite football team and hopefully look back in gratitude on all the good things 2018 has brought them, it’s my habit to also consider what the year ahead may bring. In addition to my favorite team winning the Super Bowl, I also think the security industry is in for a few changes. Here...

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How to Track Your Devices, Apps & Data in 3 Steps
Josh Mayfield
How to Track Your Devices, Apps & Data in 3 Steps

Remember when your devices were relatively few, static and accessed data on the network only through a firewall? Barely, right? Those good old days are forever gone as the number of corporate endpoints have multiplied, are sourced from several manufacturers and come with different operating systems. Not to mention users now also access corporate networks from their own devices through applications that are too numerous to count. Likewise, security...

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