With Coronavirus Pandemic affecting our lives, more and more Companies are adopting Work-from-Home Policies. The age of remote work is upon us and most of us have settled into a routine of working from home. But at the same time, Cybersecurity has become a growing issue.
Cybercriminals are seeking every opportunity to exploit Coronavirus and target companies and individuals. They are using COVID-19 themed phishing emails that intend on delivering official information on the virus in order to lure users to click malicious links that download Remote Administration Tools (RATs) on their devices. There have been many reported cases of malicious COVID 19 related Android applications, where cybercriminals have accessed smartphone data or encrypted devices for ransom. Additionally, the pandemic has resulted in the creation of more than a lakh new COVID-19 web domain, which should be treated with suspicion, however not all of them may be malicious.
Cyber attackers have been taking advantage of the fact that not many people working from home have applied the same security on their networks that would have been in place in a corporate environment otherwise. They are looking for gaps where enterprises have not deployed the right technologies or corporate security policies to secure all corporate-owned or managed devices with the same security protections, regardless of whether they are connected to an enterprise network or an open home Wi-Fi network. Therefore, it is the responsibility of both employees and business leaders to secure their Organization and make sure that cyberattacks do not further compound the already disrupted work environment.
In this critical time of the pandemic, business leaders must set clear expectations about how their Organizations should empower their employees, leverage new policies and technologies, and manage security risk in the new work environments. It is crucial that these messages on security come from the very top management and good examples are set from the beginning. Here are three recommendations for businesses to respond.
Employees should be encouraged to follow the guidelines provided to them by the Organization and take preventative measures.
Neumetric, one of the top Cybersecurity companies in Bangalore, suggests that these straightforward steps at both individual and enterprise level can help address some of the most common security risks. Additionally, our threat environment is not static, especially during this pandemic. Phishing emails, malicious domains, and fake apps are out in the wild already and cybercriminals love to exploit real-world tragedies. COVID-19 is no different, which means you need to have a close eye on evolving threats to avoid unnecessary additional costs and disruptions in a time when we can least afford them.
Neumetric, a cybersecurity services, consulting & products Organization, can help you reduce your security cost without compromising your security posture. Our years of in-depth experience in handling security for Organizations of all sizes & in multiple industries make it easier for us to quickly execute cost-cutting activities that do not bring value to you, while you continue focusing on the Business objectives of the Organization.