The fear of unauthorized access is way higher during these times as hackers know a large portion of the population is working from home. Every small and medium business needs to have a strong access control policy defined for their employees.
More than half of the data breaches happen due to weak or old passwords. Use passwords, and strong passwords and change time at regular intervals. Do not write down your passwords on your laptop/computers.
If you move away from your computer, even for a washroom break, lock your computer. It doesn’t matter that you’re living alone and don’t have anyone around.
There are multiple tools available to see if your password is compromised.
# Require two-factor authentication/multi-factor authentication
# Beware of phishing emails and messages
# Secure your home networks
# Use free tools like Quad9 to protect against DNS-based attacks and block known malicious websites through it’s intelligence feeds.
Cybersecurity is being seen as a core technology to keep companies secure as they go online and virtual.
Let’s see on how certain OEMs have offered various free goodies to protect their customers to safeguard your systems from being compromised and falling victim to a cyberattack!
IBM: IBM Offers Free Tools Based on Trusted Data to Track COVID-19 Cases on Your Phone and Online
Dell: It offers a new security tool that detects attacks attempting to modify a computer’s BIOS component. The tool will be provided for free to all its enterprise customers.
HP Inc: HP Launches Digital Learning Partnerships to Support Students and Schools Impacted by COVID‐19.
HPE: It has signed the Open COVID Pledge, granting free access to all of its patented technologies for the purpose of diagnosing, preventing, containing and treating COVID-19.
Sophos: Free personal PC and Mac protection for all Sophos customers, with Sophos Home Commercial Edition program for the duration of the COVID-19 global health concern.
Sonicwall: It offers deep discounts on it’s remote access products and services to aid new and existing customers, as well as introduce new 30 and 60 day VPN spike licenses for existing customers.
Fortinet: Fortinet has announced it is opening the entire online, self-paced catalogue of advanced Network Security Expert training courses for free.
Kaspersky: It is offering free for six-month licenses for its core solutions.
Quick Heal: It is aimed at providing an uninterrupted digital experience for consumers by protecting their personal data, banking credentials, privacy, memories and more from the wrath of cybercriminals.
The impact of technology in our lives can be seen in education, infrastructure development, health and medicine, manufacturing, exploration research, communication, security, infrastructure and transport and logistics. Internet are key to business, in communication, data management, and storage.
Any field that has failed to utilize technology is obsolete and outdated. The most important is to secure your computing devices to prevent unauthorized access?