As organizations and employees work from home, we can expect cyber criminals to attempt to profit off of the confusion. We have tips organizations should consider to protect themselves from cybercriminals during this unique “work from home” time. READ MORE
Even before the current pandemic, as enterprises have adopted techniques and practices such as digital transformation, cloud and mobility, they have faced an increased risk from a range of established and emerging cybersecurity threats, such phishing attacks which seek to introduce malware capable of compromising sensitive business information, ransomware and other fraud campaigns. The risk of huge fines under the GDPR means that cyber security has become a board-level issue, as well as a focus for regulators. Read more…
Benefits Guidance in the time of COVID-19: Additional Cybersecurity Concerns as Employees “Work-From-Home”
As the United States and the rest of the world hunker down in their homes to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many organizations have implemented “working-from-home” procedures that are designed to protect the health of the employees. Working-from-home, however, presents heightened threats to the cybersecurity of benefit plans, including the plan’s assets and employee data that is collected, transmitted, and stored with regard to employee benefit plans. Plan sponsors and fiduciaries have asked about the particular risks that working-from-home might present to the protection of sensitive data and whether there are additional proactive measures they can take to reduce those risks.
Cybercriminals continue to exploit any opportunity to target the data of unsuspecting victims with malicious malware, even using a growing health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic as subterfuge.
According to a report by Forbes’ Zak Doffman on Wednesday, March 11, AZORult malware has found a new carrier into the systems of worried internet surfers searching for the most up-to-date news on the COVID-19 virus. Reason Labs updated a warning about the four-year-old malware now hiding behind a website offering a world map showing the spread of confirmed coronavirus cases. Read more…