The workplace and workforce have been dramatically altered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telework, home offices and the technologies that allow these environments to operate have been around for years.
The pandemic has just rapidly pushed these environments and technologies into the forefront. Overnight, companies like Zoom have gone from just another video collaboration application into a mission-critical business communication tool.
VPNs, Remote Desktops, The Cloud, have been in play and experiencing steady growth, now, that growth looks like a hockey stick.
As IT teams, MSP’s and data centers race to deploy and support these efforts, Cyber thieves are looking at this as the next great opportunity. Those Cyber hackers are working as hard or harder than your MSP or IT team.
The low hanging fruit hangs from your small business tree and the millions of small businesses throughout America. You are their target and they believe you are too worried about COVID-19 and the economic challenges related to the pandemic that you will leave a door open to cyber attacks.
How do you respond, with limited resources, financial and technical, to harden your defenses?
The simple answer is to start with the basics. Blocking and tackling the ABCs of cyber security.
Think about Awareness. For you, the owner, and your employees, around your vulnerabilities.
Think about Behavior. What is it that we do each day that could be exploited by a cyber hack?
Think about what Culture you could create at this time. One that is centered around safety, security, and wellness.
ABC. Start there, it’s simple, low cost and of high value.
– Ryan Heining, Founding Partner
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