The COVID-19 pandemic has not only infected the entire globe with a health crisis like never seen before. It has changed our lives, families, businesses, work and our security. It has brought about new risks and challenges in the workplace, with cyberspace being no exception.
Amid this worldwide health pandemic, cybercriminals have been capitalizing on the crisis by preying on the most vulnerable. In fact, the FBI recently reported that cyberattacks have increased to as many as 4,000 more per day, representing a 400% increase from pre-coronavirus numbers.
Attackers have been using ransomware, phishing attacks and Malspams to target businesses, employees, and customers by sending misleading COVID-19 applications as bait. They are also sending fraudulent emails, and website scams focused on stimulus payments, unemployment, PPP loans and benefits.
With roughly one in four employees working entirely from home since the pandemic, individuals and their organizations must take proactive steps to ensure cyber safety and security.
MedSafe suggests these helpful tips to reduce your threat against cyberterrorism.
The COVID-19 pandemic will have long lasting effects on every organization and individual. The fight against this crisis will be a joint effort from governments, health entities organizations and individual citizens alike. Cybersecurity and risk management will also play a critical part of these measures.
If your practice is seeking safety or cybersecurity training, contact the experts at MedSafe. MedSafe is the nation’s leading one-stop resource for outsourced safety, training and health compliance solutions. We offer a wide variety of on-site and online training courses, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safety, Corporate Compliance, HIPAA, Billing Compliance, and Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace.
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