VPN Usage: Just Slightly Unbelievable Data

September 15, 2020

How about virtual private networks? What about those free VPNs? How effective are specialized VPNs which bond two or more Internet connections?

Interesting questions.

VPN Usage Now Makes Up Almost All Enterprise Traffic” does not answer these questions, but the write up reports about a study which offers some interesting and, to DarkCyber, slightly unbelievable data; for example:

  • VPN usage has gone from 10 or 15% of enterprise traffic to maybe 95%
  • Bad actor attacks on VPNs have “increased dramatically,” although no data are offered
  • Three-quarters of desktop devices (77%) have adequate antivirus or cybersecurity software installed, falling some way short of total protection
  • 17% of laptops supplied by UK employers also lacked security software.

There is nothing like survey data without information about who, how, and data analysis methods.

Microsoft wants to make its “defender” system a service one cannot turn off or uninstall. If this occurs, how will the research data be affected?

Questions? Just more questions?

Stephen E Arnold, September 15, 020

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