A trend that has dramatically shifted in this pandemic is that cyber attackers are now taking their own sweet time to launch threats against businesses. They are using sophisticated, systematic cyber attack programs that continue for an extended time (called APTs) and small businesses are being used as stepping stones.
As if 2020 wasn’t hard enough, now cyberattack records are being shattered nationwide. Covid has given cybercriminals an endless buffet of cyber-based ammo and unfortunately, nonprofits are low hanging fruit.
Because many nonprofits simply do not have the time or financial resources to keep up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity advice, the cyber criminals often see them as easy targets.
Cyber attacks are not slowing down. And with more and more people accessing company networks remotely, the problem is only getting worse. All it takes is one compromised credential or legacy application to cause a data breach. Now is the time to step up your security.
For years, examiners have pressed banks to incorporate pandemics in their GLBA risk assessment and provide appropriate planning to address a possible pandemic. Until this year, that risk seemed remote. It was difficult to imagine just how strongly a pandemic could affect not only the bank, but the entire community, region, nation, and world.
Being a victim of a security breach can be quite costly, from all aspects, ranging from downtime to even having a tarnished brand image. But the unfortunate truth is many SMBs are still not fully equipped, or even prepared to handle a security breach of any kind.
One of the most consistent issues with Windows 10 has been how updates are rolled out to users. Usually, the biggest problem is that updates slow computers’ performance to a crawl. Sometimes they cause computers to crash. But this time, updates are causing files to disappear.
You probably didn’t need to worry about antivirus protection before. At the office, the IT department handled it. At home, your personal setup may not contain enough valuable information to warrant industry-strength protection. But because of the global pandemic forcing most of us to stay indoors, your home is now your office, too.
Remote work policies have become a necessity not just because of the current coronavirus crisis, but also for the ways they improve a company’s bottom line and efficiency. Yet despite remote work’s benefits, it leaves you and your company exposed to online scams and other cybersecurity threats.
A short while ago, we discussed preparing and testing a Remote Work Plan as COVID-19 was becoming more prevalent. The time for planning is now past and most businesses that can support home workers should already have that plan in operation.
The Home Workstation
Probably the most important aspect of working from home is making sure that the home workstation is safe, secure and pre-configured to work in the event of an emergency.
Hackers may have found another way of tracking you via seemingly harmless autocomplete passwords. Here’s what you need to know. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous Certain web browsers have integrated features that enable usernames and passwords to be automatically entered into a web form. There are also password manager applications that have made it […]