VPN security has now become paramount

With most employees working from home amid today's COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, enterprise VPN servers have now become paramount to a company's backbone, and their security and availability must be the focus going forward for IT teams.

"It will be very important [that] the VPN service is patched and up-to-date because there will be way more scrutiny (scanning) against these services," said Guy Bruneau, an ISC SANS instructor in a post last week.

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Bruneau's warning is just one of the many cybersecurity industry alerts published over the past few days on the topic of VPN security. ZDNet's sister site CNET reviews the best VPN services.

Similar warnings and security bulletins were published by the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA), the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), and cyber-security firm Radware.

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