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Free Remote Working Awareness Kit

Infosec IQ, our partner for Security Awareness Training, has sent us a free information kit on working remotely.

A few simple precautions go a long way.  Please watch this brief video on staying secure while working remotely.

Watch here

They also included two infographics to help you stay secure when working from home.

COVID-19 Scams are Flooding the Internet

The coronavirus is not only a global health and economic crisis; it has now mutated to become a global security crisis. Spammers, scammers, and hackers, or "cyberscum" as one writer dubbed them, are working overtime to profit from the increased usage of the internet and the epidemic of fear.

Simple Ways to Prevent Illness

Our office is adopting guidelines from the World Health Organization to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Below are a few of their recommendations.

Surfaces and objects need to be wiped with disinfectant regularly.
Put sanitizing hand rub dispensers in prominent places around the workplace.

Hackers Love a Crisis!

The adage "never let a good crisis go to waste" applies to hackers everywhere. And the Coronavirus is the perfect crisis to exploit.

Sophos, one of Adept's security vendors, reports on one Coronavirus scam. They explain, "The fake page consists of the official, current home page of the World Health Organisation (WHO), with an unassuming popup form on top of it.

Sleep When the Wind is Blowing

Being prepared for the unknown allows you to have peace of mind for your business.  I am reminded of the story about a young man who was looking for a job as a farmhand. When asked about his qualifications from the older farmer, the man said that he could sleep when the wind was blowing.

Mandatory MFA on Office 365 Accounts

Microsoft is mandating multi-factor authentication on all Office 365 accounts. This rule comes as a result of increased hacker attacks on Cloud Solutions Providers (CSPs).

PCM, the world's 6th largest CSP, had intruders break into their company and plunder their email systems.

Remembering Clayton Christensen

The world remembers Clayton Christensen as one of the most influential business management thought leaders of all time. I remember him as a college roommate and friend.

 

Clay

 

At 6’ 8” Clayton Christensen was an imposing figure.

Fax Notification Phishing Email

A phishing email is being circulated that notify's the recipient of a new fax message.  When the "view message" button is clicked, the user is taken to a fake Microsoft Sign In page.

If you receive this fax notification, DO NOT SIGN IN to Microsoft.

Still Running Windows 7? What Are Your Options?

January 14, 2020 is the end of life for Windows 7.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

No more security updates--you are on your own. Without these security patches, Windows 7 systems will become substantially more vulnerable to viruses, malware, and third-party software exploitations.