Security Advisor Middle East|May 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has turned social and business interactions across the world upside down.
Increasing concerns over the implications of the crisis have led organisations to rethink their strategies and take unprecedented actions to ensure business continuity. As a result, many companies have opted to close their physical operations and implement remote working models. This massive surge in telework has placed tremendous stress on corporate IT infrastructures.
As companies juggle a range of new priorities, from ensuring employees’ health and safety, maintaining sudden changes in IT systems to ensuring business continuity, cybercriminals are positioning themselves to take advantage of the uncertainties brought by COVID-19.
When your entire workforce is working remotely, any thoughtless action could bring disruptions across the organisation as security becomes volatile. Organisations then need to put significant focus on the cybersecurity of their remote teams, to ensure not only the protection of corporate data but also the survival of the business.
Here are the top three factors organisations need to consider to ensure the security and productivity of their remote workforce:
Since the outbreak began, we have witnessed a significant spike in COVID-19related phishing scams. Barracuda has further observed a recent spike in this type of attack, which rose to 667 percent since the end of February.
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