COVID-19 Cyber Threat

COVID-19 Cyber Threat

Given the global pandemic the majority of organisations are adjusting to remote working in an effort to mitigate the threat posed to employees. Unfortunately, attackers are inventing new ways to exploit a business during these uncertain and unprecedented times. Below are some questions to ask to ensure your infrastructure is as secure now the network topology looks very different.

COVID-19 Cyber Threat

Remote working quick checks:

  • Are devices still being fully patched when working remotely?
  • Can they be proactively monitored and managed in the same way?
  • Advise remote workers to implement strong Wifi security keys
  • Provide guidance on how to spot suspicious activity and who to alert

The NCSC has issued an adivisory providing more information on these latest threats and what to look out for:

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/covid-19-exploited-by-cyber-actors-advisory

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