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COVID-19: Staying Safe Online and Offline

6th April 2020 | In Cloud
 
In a world where remote working is becoming ever more the norm, the opportunity that a home worker, a worker enjoying their morning coffee from a coffee shop or simply someone working on the train has insufficient security software is becoming increasingly greater.

With Cisco seeing an increase to 324 million users in March on their WebEx platform, it is no surprise that cyber criminals are now preying on the home worker as the attack surface broadens.

You may be reading this article from the comfort of your home office, kitchen table or, 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.

Hardware want to ensure you that we are doing our absolute best to support our customers.

We are offering numerous security solutions, including Cisco’s free Cloud Security offers, enabling you, the home worker, to boost your internet security and mitigate as much risk as possible. As well as, free extensions for existing licensing users.

We have also 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 securityconcerns@hardware.com

Cisco Free Cloud Security Offerings:
  • Cisco Umbrella
  • Cisco DUO Security
  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN
  • Cisco AMP for Endpoints

Remember, stay safe both online and offline …

Kerri Haines, Cisco Vendor Manager, Hardware

For more information on these free services, please take a look at our Cisco Cloud Security offerings.
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