In terms of security and adapting to new operating practices, the year 2020 was a major challenge for organizations and individuals. It is also not surprising that there will be more security challenges in the year 2021. The sudden and unexpected global disruption caused by COVID-19 left organizations struggling to ensure security and business continuity as new threats emerged and they shifted to a remote workforce. With this, businesses were forced to adopt new technology efforts, work practices, and maximize their ability to prevent, detect, and overcome security breaches.
Thanks to the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), we’re all living in a new normal where masks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing have become a part of our daily routines, but the pandemic not only changed the way we live and socialize. It has also changed the way we work in major ways.
The Covid-19 pandemic has not only caused anxiety to everyday persons, as worry about personal health and the health of our loved ones cloud our thoughts. But it has also caused increasing headaches for chief information security officers and IT professionals who now have to consider the additional data security threats and challenges involved in moving to a remote workforce.
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To many businesses, a pandemic is already a global disaster, and although you might be aware that companies are more vulnerable to cyberthreats during pandemics like the coronavirus (COVID-19), organizations like yours may not understand that a critical aspect in your business’ protection starts with ensuring employees are on board and that you have a unified cybersecurity culture set in place. Here’s how to establish a strong cybersecurity culture during a pandemic.
There has been a radical and unprecedented transformation of the business landscape over the past few months as business owners adjusted to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to conform with social distancing guidelines to minimize the risk of human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus, businesses have had to make the transition from a primarily office workforce to a mostly remote workforce. Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 3.4% of employees (about 4.7 million people) worked remotely from home; this figure has increased substantially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have seen a massive upheaval of the business landscape over the past few months as a result of SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as COVID-19 or coronavirus. The breadth and scale of this upheaval are unprecedented, cutting across all economic sectors, and impacting businesses globally. Businesses have had to make rapid and unplanned adjustments to deal with the threat of COVID-19. One of the accommodations business owners have made in response to this threat is to transition from an in-office to a remote workforce.
With the pandemic dictating business decisions and forcing companies everywhere to operate remotely, times are stressful and uncertain. Mobile workforce is inevitable for most businesses, which means organizations need to consider how they will maintain network security, provide easy access to essential information, and ensure their employees are properly equipped to work from home. In virtual times like these, the cloud is the saving grace for many businesses. Here are three cloud computing solutions for pandemic planning.
While the world and companies everywhere focus on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and are forming pandemic plans to keep business going and employees safe, cybercriminals are also following the crisis closely, looking to spread infections in different ways. In fact, according to the LA Times, a health agency in the U.S. has already suffered a cyberattack amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Why? In short, cybercriminals love a crisis. Companies are more vulnerable than usual and their focus shifts to other priorities other than cybersecurity practices.
Just like a computer virus, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading. This global Pandemic, as declared by the WHO, is impacting businesses everywhere. But, just because your office is dark, doesn’t mean your company is. You’re still focused on keeping your business going and your employees healthy.