There’s nothing like a pandemic or natural disaster to bring out cyber-related scams. Cybercriminals take advantage of your vulnerability gain access to your data both on a personal and professional level.
From increased cyberattacks to ensuring remote staff can work effectively and securely. COVID-19 has changed the way businesses operate.
There’s a growing threat to organisations and a growing need to become knowledgeable when it comes to scams.
Plan, preserve and protect.
Seek out professional IT support to prepare your organisation for ongoing risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Is your cybersecurity plan adequate for the unique challenges presented by increased virtualisation as staff work from home? Two-factor authentication and other tools like VPN help keep your organisation’s data and systems safe even when workers aren’t in the office.
Trust but Verify
Get updates about COVID-19 scams and frauds related to the pandemic, and its impact on cybersecurity from trusted, official sources, and encourage your staff to only use vetted information for planning and communications. Be wary of any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink. Avoid sharing or clicking on social media posts, text messages, or IMS offering Coronavirus information, vaccination, treatments or cures.
Make Prevention a Priority
Help your staff to understand by arranging training on how to spot phishing scams and online fraud. Remind staff that government agencies will never ask for sensitive personal, financial or business information via email. Reinforce that clicking on links or opening attachments from unfamiliar sources is a quick way for scammers to infect your business systems with malware. Employee Security Awareness Training and Phishing Simulations can help make sure that your staff is ready to spot and defend against attack.
Contact Virtual IT Group
We can help you plan, preserve and protect your data, give you professional advice in line with the latest threats to your business and help your business and staff with keeping cybersecurity front of mind. Contact us today.
Constant vigilance against cyber-attacks is a smart strategy for any business. In these uncertain times, we’re happy to be your trusted source for the tools and strategies that you need to keep cybercriminals out of your business.