Despite established cybersecurity risk from work from home status, the majority (84%) of US organizations plan to broaden their work from home allowance following the coronavirus pandemic. 70% of IT pros state they are concerned with work from home (WFH) security risks, according to Pulse Secure, proven by the spiked security concerns present during the forced WFH of most businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Home network security has always been important in our opinion, but now it’s at the forefront (or should be!) of most people’s minds. Why? A large majority of the U.S. workforce is now working from home. This poses a unique problem for many businesses: concern over the home network security of their employees, especially those dealing with sensitive data.
As COVID-19 rips through the United States and around the globe, it is increasingly affecting both the global economy and the way each and every individual business operates. In a matter of days, your business was likely forced to create new protocols, action plans and management processes to enable your entire team to work remotely.
With a call for social distancing to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus across the United States and globally, it’s likely your business is navigating work-from-home status with all or most of your employees.
While this brings a slew of new challenges, chief among them is managing productivity and policies for your employees now experiencing the freedom of work-from-home.
In times of a global pandemic, whether you’re a business or an individual, you’re probably feeling strapped for cash right about now. Good news: there are tons of free resources, tools and trials for you to take advantage of during this time! If you’re trying to slim down on spending, focus your time on utilizing free options over paid subscriptions to eliminate monthly costs.
Cutting straight to the point: Criminals are adapting and taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation.
See below for information and advice specific to what’s been seen so far.
#1 - Phishing emails acting as if they’re legitimate messages from important entities
We’ve seen emails posing as HHS (Health and Human Services), CDC (Center for Disease Controls), and WHO (World Health Organization).
What do these phishing emails look like?
When to see a doctor or common symptoms.
Many of our clients and businesses in general are experiencing the transition into the WFH (work-from-home) model. We’re seeing the challenges first hand and therefore we’re making it our mission to share advice that can benefit any business dealing with the initial WFH inefficiencies.