Common Causes for the Recent Major Spike in Security Incidents
BY Tod Ferran, CISSP, QSA It’s easy during crisis, such as the current Covid 19 pandemic, to drop our critical thinking skills and become overwhelmed with the current events.
COVID-19 – Social distancing, remote working, telecommuting, staying-at-home – changes to our working environment can expose security vulnerabilities, especially social engineering. Bad actors view our increased digital activities as an opportunity to attack. Remind your teams of your cyber security policies and procedures.
As people “Stay at Home” and work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have an increased reliance on external partners, suppliers, and third party vendors to keep their businesses running. For some companies, this may be the first time their employees worked outside of their office, without the benefit of established cyber security policies for […]
While companies are consumed with the task of implementing remote work strategies in response to the COVID-19 crisis, it is critical to remember one thing: No matter how chaotic things get, Coronavirus does not exempt you from your industry or government compliancy obligations such as HIPAA, CCPA and PCI DSS. It also does not release […]
As news of Covid-19 grows in the news, so do cyber attacks, taking advantage of newly-remote workers and the population wanting to learn more of our evolving landscape. Be alert and cautious of unfamiliar emails or calls that disguise themselves as official health organizations you receive or promises of the stimulus package payout. Here are […]