Having to shelter during COVID-19 surges directed criminals into new forms of crime. They grasped the opportunity to prey on people working from home for the first time.
Because they knew many of these individuals had relied for too long on the security offered by centralized systems. And they knew next to nothing about holding computer information safely at home.
Holding Computer Information Safely After a Cyber Attack
We are all subject to COVID-19 spam mail and are getting better at spotting them. Much the same applies to fake messages from banks, but every week there’s a new variation on the theme hoping to catch us out.
People working from home during COVID-19 lockdowns seldom adapt fully because they can’t wait to get back to the office. They may be distracted, disrupted people with a host of other priorities. Holding computer information safely may be way down their agenda as they struggle to cope.
What To Do If Your Employee is a Victim of Cyber-Crime
The problem is, they may not know and so office infotech staff must think for them. They may have given out a commonly-used password. However, a targeted bot that knows where they work may be watching their keyboard while they type.
1…. They could be disseminating your list of key customers.
2… They could be revealing your five-year strategy.
3… They could be stealing sensitive client information.
A business can’t rely on its employees to watch over their shoulders. Besides, the chances are excellent they would not notice. The only safe way is to conduct bug sweeps throughout your decentralized networks, install military grade anti-virus, and update your employees about the very real danger of cyber-crime.
But You Still Have to Remain Vigilant Throughout
You need a belt-and-braces approach with cyber criminals. Antivirus software may require a restart after an update. If we miss the message, we may have no protection at all until we do.
Teach your employees about the most common phishing email scams.
3… Show them how easy it is to fall for too-good-to-be-true deals.
3… Make sure they understand the importance of only visiting trusted sites.
4… Teach them to make sure those websites start with an ‘https’ in the address.
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