OneLogin Weekly News Round-up: March 20, 2020

March 20th, 2020   |     |  culture and news, security & compliance

Here at OneLogin we have core values that drive all that we do. Two of the main ones are Security First and Customer Focused. We are striving every day to help our customers ensure their data is secure, and we are working hard to help our customers in any way we can. We created this weekly round up of news long ago to make sure that you are aware of what threats are out there in the world of cybersecurity.

In this week’s news roundup, and for the next few weeks to come, we want to make sure that you are aware of the cybersecurity threats that are out there as a result of COVID-19.

Will coronavirus lead to more Cybersecurity Attacks?
As we are all focused on fighting COVID-19 there are bad actors out there that are intent on taking advantage of this crisis and attacking when our backs are turned. We have already pointed out a few of the most prevalent attack strategies out there related to COVID-19: Be Vigilant: Cybercriminals are Taking Advantage of People’s Fears of the Coronavirus, Part 1: WHO and CDC Phishing Scams and Be Vigilant: Cybercriminals are Taking Advantage of People’s Fears of the Coronavirus, Part 2: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Lures. But, the bad actors are going to keep coming up with new methods. To see a good summary of what you can do to protect your business read more in Harvard Business Review.

Coronavirus and cybersecurity crime
As our workforce moves as much as possible to work from home it is imperative to follow a few basic security best practices. Read more on Security Boulevard.

Coronavirus: Why taking digital precautions is as important as hand washing
As we are reminded to wash our hands as often as possible it is also important that users take precautions with their digital devices and content. Many will be using their home computers instead fo their work computers which might still be in the office. These users will need to be reminded not to use their personal accounts to access content and to make sure to connect via their VPN if available. For more suggested precautions Read more on The National.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing Cyber Security Risks of Remote Work
Since how to transition users to work from home and still keep all your data secure is of the utmost importance right now this article in The National Law Review has even more recommendations that you might not have thought of, such as making sure users turn off the “Remember my password” feature in their applications and enforcing MFA policies.

Read the last Weekly News Round-up.

Alicia Townsend, Dir. of Content and Documentation
About the Author

For almost 40 years, Alicia Townsend has been working with technology as both a consultant and a trainer. She has a passion for empowering others to use technology to make their lives easier. As Director of Content and Documentation at OneLogin, Ms. Townsend works with technical writers, trainers and content marketing writers to inspire and empower everyone to take advantage of what OneLogin’s platform has to offer them.

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Alicia Townsend, Dir. of Content and Documentation
About the Author

For almost 40 years, Alicia Townsend has been working with technology as both a consultant and a trainer. She has a passion for empowering others to use technology to make their lives easier. As Director of Content and Documentation at OneLogin, Ms. Townsend works with technical writers, trainers and content marketing writers to inspire and empower everyone to take advantage of what OneLogin’s platform has to offer them.

View all posts by Alicia Townsend

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