How Cybersecurity Has Changed in Light of COVID-19

With an abrupt shift to digital work and education caused by COVID-19, systems were left with major vulnerabilities as people tried to adjust to the new normal. Unsecured networks and phishing schemes allowed hackers to gain access to confidential information in all sectors causing even more stress for employees. Other challenges include websites that deliver malware to users and distributed denial-of-service attacks on public organizations. The rise of these new issues can overwhelm chief information-security officers (CISOs) but they have learned to tackle these problems with four key practices.
The first practice involves focusing on key security and technology features to protect the organization. By building up these features, CISOs can be reassured that cyberrisks are being mitigated. In addition, CISOs should confirm that they have plans in place for incidents and network recovery and test them so that they can be confident about their cyberattack response. The third key practice involves consistent monitoring of networks to track all endpoints within an organization. Finally, balance is required for CISOs who are experiencing an influx in tasks and requests right now. By prioritizing important security measures they can protect their company and employees from cybercriminals.
See how the Agile1 Machine Learning + User Behavior Analytics SOC-as-a-Service can keep you safe from a breach, schedule a demo.
Read more here.

Written by Gillian Sweny

Gillian is Director of Marketing at AgileBlue with over 10 years of experience in the marketing industry. Gillian resides in Cleveland, OH with her husband and 2-year-old son.

November 13, 2020

You May Also Like…

Top January 2023 Cyber-Attacks

Top January 2023 Cyber-Attacks

It’s the end of January 2023, and the numbers are in– below is a list of the most malicious cyber-attacks over the last month.    As reported by Kon Briefing, cyber-attacks have affected more than...

read more

Request a Demo

AgileBlue is a software company with an innovative SOC-as-a-Service for 24X7 network monitoring, cloud security, data privacy and compliance.

Our modern SOC-as-a-Service is built on innovative machine learning and autonomous execution. If you would like to discuss our SOC-as-a-Service, Partner Program or schedule a brief demo please give us a little info and we will contact you immediately.