Data Security and COVID-19

Like moths to a flame, hackers and cyber extortionists utilize emergent situations like the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to prey upon unsuspecting consumers and businesses.

Skeleton crews at the office and the general distraction of the developing COVID-19 situation create windows of opportunity for social engineering tactics such as phishing. Now is a good time to remind your team that they are the first, and in some cases the only line of defense against social engineering.

If you haven’t already, please take time to recognize the hard work your IT team has done to keep your business running remotely.  Their work is far from over, as these times require constant vigilance in attack detection and log review, not to mention the increased demands on your help desk as folks settle into working remotely.  As businesses continue to telework for the foreseeable future, it is important to continually reassess your company’s cyber risk profile.

The Department of Homeland Security provides the following guidance for companies deploying a teleworkforce:

Our Data Security attorneys are prepared to be a resource in helping guide you through this event as new questions arise daily. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us at (317) 638-4521 or visit our website at .

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