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Technology in the New Normal: New Cybersecurity Concerns for 2020 and Beyond

October 15, 2020

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. While 2020 has introduced new technology opportunities for businesses, there are new risks of which you’ll want to be aware.

Despite the setbacks introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has also introduced new technology opportunities for businesses. With these new opportunities comes cyber risk if businesses are not careful. Our 2020 Cybersecurity Whitepaper: Technology in the New Normal: Maximizing Opportunities, Minimizing Cyber Risks has all the details, but here’s a sneak peek.

New cyber concerns

Rather than hacking into an organization’s infrastructure, cybercriminals consistently rely on human error. With more employees working from home, the risks may be higher than usual. Risks can be brought on by:

Increased number of endpoints- Before the pandemic, in the majority of businesses, only certain people were granted remote access. Now that everyone has access, it opens a can of worms from a control standpoint.

Video conferencing- Be sure to know your configuration settings; unfortunately, sometimes you can be placed in a situation where individuals start using these meeting applications without thoroughly understanding how to properly configure for security

As we look forward to the rest of 2020 and beyond, it will be crucial for organizations to revisit policies and procedures regarding remote access including its:

  1. Remote access policy
  2. Acceptable use policy
  3. Social media policy, and
  4. Data classification and use policies.

Download our whitepaper: Technology in the New Normal: Maximizing Opportunities, Minimizing Cyber Risks. Reach out to us for further guidance.

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