The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in one way or another, and with those who are able to work from home, teleworking has become the new “normal”. At a recent webinar, two experts in the online security field divulged their opinions on the crisis and how it may affect us all.
Director of incident response at AreteIR, Mark Bleicher assessed the situation as follows;
“A lot of the recent [cyber] activity in the last week has been around taking advantage and preying on the social engineering, or the human aspect of our workers. There’s been such an increase with malicious email attachments during COVID-19.”
“One of the biggest challenges that I think we all need to really take a look at over the coming months is how we stay aware and protect ourselves,” he said, “and how organisations are going to protect us as workers.”
“The amount of malicious activity is increasing and it’s not going to go away… Right now, there’s a crisis that’s happening and adversaries are taking advantage of it,” he said. “One of the other things to consider too is when all this is over – what are we bringing back into the office and reconnecting? What are we introducing back into the environment?”
If you have concerns about your employees’ wherewithal in terms of their online presence, then providing training is the only way to address those concerns. Fortinet, an online cybersecurity training specialist, has made all of its courses free for the remainder of 2020 in order to help keep businesses safe through coronavirus and beyond. As well as basic awareness courses, there are also more in-depth and advanced security courses available, in addition to a specific teleworkers’ course. You can see all of the available free courses here