Cyber Security During COVID-19

There has been a dramatic uptick in cybercrime awareness all across the world, especially post this COVID-19 pandemic period. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of this recently adopted work from home culture which has resulted in an increased number of small to medium enterprises, further leaving a high degree of cyber attack risks. Therefore, it is important to ensure your business is safe and sound, and attack-free.

 

Covid-19 has affected almost every business sector. It has enforced businesses to rework upon their operation models, also when and where it can be performed safely and smoothly. Remote working has caused huge inversions in IT security services in Mississauga & Management, further causing loopholes or not-to-be-missed opportunities for cyber criminals. Work from home culture has further increased the risk of cyber attacks as high-end encryption can not be maintained while working from home. Moreover, employees mostly work from their systems that can never ensure the level of protection you are expecting. Every small to large enterprise needs to stay vigilant and take every precaution possible.

 

Unless you are an experienced cyber security analyst, there are no sure shot methods, but here’s what you can do:

Stay Away From

 

  • Unsolicited Emails
  • Unfamiliar Greetings
  • Emails Stressing Urgency
  • Embedded Links
  • Embedded Attachments
  • Grammatically Wrong Email

Here’s how you can protect yourself from malicious emails, attachments, or websites.

  • It is mandatory to look through the content and address of the email or attachment and ensure that both are relevant to each other. Also check, if it has a valid user name and domain name.
  • If your attachment or email contains multiple typos or seems suspicious, consider it malicious and refrain from opening it.
  • Your system or computer must have an authentic antivirus or anti-malware.
  • If the email tone is URGENT, stay away.
  • Check on the sender if you aren’t expecting an attachment.
  • To save yourself from malicious websites, make sure URLs are spelled correctly, or you can try finding that URL by typing in a separate search box. 

Points to Consider When You are Working From Home

Here are some best practices to follow while working from home:

  • Preferably use laptop issues by your office because work laptops are often more secure than your personal work systems.
  • Enable an encrypted point-to-point VPN session and ensure your endpoint is updated with the latest anti-virus software. Never disable your cyber safeguards such as firewalls or another anti-virus.
  • Avoid using public wifi-connections.
  • Ensure you close the remote access connection before leaving your computer unattended and always lock it down and secure it with a password.

The common types of cyberattacks observed and reported by the Security Operations Center are as follows:

  • Ransomware: It is a very harmful malware that blocks access to our data and threatens to publicize our piece of information if we fail to pay for it.
  • DDoS Attack: it is a Distributed Denial of Services attack in which you are barred from accessing internet services.
  • Phishing: once you have accidentally made a wrong click and Boom! it’s all gone. Phishing is another social engineering attack that costs you your sensitive information revealed publicly.

Cyber criminals have become savvier since this pandemic-ridden work from culture has taken place. A single cyber attack can even cost you your entire business if precautions are not followed carefully. You can get in touch with us. We are the best business solutions company in Mississauga. We know the ways to make your business cyber safe. Want to take action against potential threats to your business? Call Now 647-780-3000 

Better be always prepared to avoid a potential cyberattack.