Industries have seen a rise in cyberattacks since the COVID-19 pandemic lock down stared. Many of the coworkers begun to work at home. Creating the need of highly usage email and corporate accounts. Opening a big door for Hackers, taking advantage of the information out there. From fake website emails to calls asking money for food foundations. Accordingly to many business and people had lost money and important information.
Many companies are learning to operate in this environment. Focusing on cybersecurity to help prevent cyberatacks from further operations.
To reduce the probability of a cyberatack, the following cyersecurity recommendations are applicable to all industries.
Create an organizational culture of cybersecurity
Having a strong and resilient cybercecurity culture will protect the organization. Creating a good security training is not a small investment. But the benefits of it far outweigh the consequences of not having one at all. That’s why organizations needs to work on building their security culture. Most frequently, cybercriminals will perform attacks on an organization using phishing emails. Making employees the first line of defense that need to be strengthened.
Harden new network components
As many companies moved to network architectures that support social distancing. The following steps will help protect the network.
- Ensure remote workers are accessing company resources using VPN technologies.
- Ensure that no remote desktop connections are in place; instead use a remote viewing program like TeamViewer.
- Ensure visibility and monitoring for remote connections, everyone who has access to company network resources.
- Routinely monitor and audit email accounts and automated email rules.
Conduct cyber diagnostic assessments
This action results in finding weakness before an attacker does, including email assessments, spear-phishing campaigns, vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.
Conduct 24/7/365 manage, detection, and response (MDR)
Security programs must be able to detect threats quickly and efficiently so attackers don’t have enough time to root around in sensitive data. A business’s defensive programs can ideally stop a majority of threats, because often they’ve been seen before. It is essential to continually MDR all cyber incidents: email system, network, software applications using advance security information event management (SIEM) software.
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