COVID-19 has forced us into many new habits in all aspects of our lives – social distancing, constant hand washing, squirts of sanitiser, and the now common practice of working from home.
Unfortunately, as with many situations nowadays, opportunists will act quickly to capitalise on a crisis and whilst attention is focused on health and the economy, cybercriminals have ramped up their activity.
In recent months, there has been a significant spike in phishing attacks, Malspams and ransomware attacks with criminals using COVID-19 as the bait to snare and mislead employees and customers, most likely resulting in infected mobile phones and computers, and it’s not just businesses that are being targeted but end-users as well.
With an increased reliance on technology to manage projects, liaise with clients, store confidential and sensitive data, and collaborate with colleagues, internet activity is becoming increasingly vulnerable.
As a consequence, organisations need to advise employees and clients to be extremely cautious when carrying out day to day activities such as opening links, emails or documents related to COVID-19, ensuring their detection capabilities are sufficient and remote workers are front of mind.
When implementing measures to safeguard your organisation against cyber attacks related to COVID-19 or any other potential risks, the following insights and actions will help you in shaping or updating your strategy.
Insights and actions
COVID-19 will change our personal and professional lives forever, how often we wash our hands, how we interact with others, where we work, how we buy things and what we value. Part of this new landscape is to consider the increased risks to the data security for our businesses, ourselves, and others and what cyber risk management measures we can put in place to mitigate this.
When you work with Aptus Business Solutions and Sage Intacct, you entrust us with your company’s highly confidential business information. We take that seriously. Download our whitepaper to find out exactly how Sage Intacct works to keep your financial system secure and available.
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