COVID-19: Staying Safe Online and Offline

It is acknowledged that the reason for the rise in online, fraudulent cybercrime is solely due to the lack of security software, firewalls and protective protocols in place for remote working.

 

COVID19: Staying Safe Online and Offline

Author: Kerri Haines
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In a world where remote working is the new normal, the prevalence of insufficient security software has increased dramatically. The introduction of flexible working conditions for employees situated far and wide has provided a new exposure for company data, proposing a potential threat that has never been so great.

Industry leading Cisco has seen a consumer increase to over 130 million meeting attendees on their WebEx platform per month, therefore it can come as no surprise that cyber criminals have homed in on the ‘home worker’ as an accessible access point into organisations.

You may even be reading this article from the comfort of your own home yourself, be that a home office, a kitchen table or perhaps like some colleagues... your bed.

This is likely not by choice but by necessity, as such, the speed in which you were required to up sticks and work from home, means you and your employer would not have had time to install, test and prepare you on the associated cybercrime risks.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 online crime has increased rapidly. It is acknowledged that the reason for the rise in online, fraudulent cybercrime is solely due to the lack of security software, firewalls and protective protocols in place for remote working.

Cyber criminals are now more than ever looking to extract money from the flustered, unprepared and non-aware, exploiting the current situation. With a dramatic increase of malicious domains being created daily, relating to COVID-19.

We have opened a dedicated group which includes our very experienced security specialists to help support you in this unprecedented time. Hardware's team can help you secure your network now and for the future. If you have any questions, please email technical_operations@hardware.com

Stay safe both online and offline.


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