With an increase in cyber attacks related to COVID-19, and many employees now working from home using potentially more vulnerable services such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and home devices, businesses are exposed to new cyber risks.
The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has provided free resources for businesses and employees to help you stay protected in these times of elevated cyber risks. This includes how to prepare your organisation and staff for safe home-working.
Currently, the most prominent threat is preying on people’s concerns about the Coronavirus through email scams, also known as phishing attacks and other ways businesses are being exploited at a time when we are all feeling more vulnerable. The NCSC has published tips for spotting signs of phishing and advice on dealing with suspicious emails and messages. There is also a wealth of information on this site about malware and using personal devices.
Please carefully consider how these risks could impact the safety of your business, and take the necessary steps to educate your employees and protect your business.