Saturday, May 09, 2020

Cyber Threat in Digital Market

How to succeed in business without really trying...…………...Shepherd Mead (Title of book, 1952)

The pandemic a Human virus (Covid19) is changing how we work, study, digest news, and entertain ourselves.

Social app usage is exploding, daily downloads of Houseparty have risen 25x.
Collaboration apps are now household names, worldwide daily downloads of Zoom's mobile app have increased by 14x

The virus has forced the entire office online, making companies reliant more than ever on their digital systems.

To stay competitive in the marketplace we have to work remotely and sometimes at home.

Effective Tips:

1. Start your day early
2. Structure your day as you would in the office
3. Choose a dedicated workspace

Zoom, having skyrocketed in popularity, has experienced such a surge in videoconference hijacking “Zoom-bombing.”

The stakes of protecting our digital systems from a cyberattack could not be higher.
Once a cyberattack occurs, companies and employess are largely on their own. They have to scramble to counteract the attack and eliminate the threat.

Effective Tips:

1. Stay up to date on current scams.
Make sure all employees are aware of the most current scams and that your information security program has prepared a defense.

2. Password-protect your videoconferences.
To protect your videoconferences, do not post the link publicly. Make sure to require a meeting password, share the link and password only with authorized guests, and lock the meeting after it begins

3. Enable multi-factor authentication everywhere.
Enabling MFA will stop all but the most sophisticated threat actors and it should be used on all accounts that are used by the company

4. Determine an alternative method for senior leadership to communicate.
If the unthinkable does happen and an attack brings down your company systems, how will senior leadership communicate among themselves and with employees?

5. Review your incident response plan.
Every company should have an up-to-date, written plan in the event of an attack. It should be crystal
clear as to who is to do what and who you will call for outside assistance.

6. Check your cyber-insurance policy.
Do you have good cyber-insurance? These policies have become more comprehensive and cover more than they did a few years ago.

7. Educate your employees.
Train your employees on cyber security awareness and special care is needed as hackers try to take advantage of the crisis and a disrupted workplace

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