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.
Cyberattacks can happen to anyone at any given time. In fact, a cyberattack occurs every 11 seconds. Although you might believe it will never happen to you, no organization is exempt from one. As technology improves, cybercriminals become stronger because they have more mediums to infect. We live in a digital age as it is, making cyberattacks much more feasible for hackers, and when you add a global event like a pandemic into the mix, that makes corporations that much more vulnerable. Discussed below are four different types of cyberattacks to keep an eye out for during a pandemic and how to protect your business from them.
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.
The number of 'as a service' platforms has increased rapidly in recent years, after starting with the basics, like Software as a Service and Platform as a Service. With this trend, saying 'Anything as a Service' doesn't seem to be an understatement. Hidden in this long list of 'aaS' providers are many services you can use to keep your business more competitive. What's so great about so many "as a service" programs is that you're able to access various business functions through the cloud 24x7.
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.