Today is the end of our second week of Shelter in Place here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Even though we are all working from home now and can’t see each other on a daily basis we haven’t stopped working. In fact we are working tirelessly to support our existing customers and make sure that our new customers get implemented as quickly as possible. And we still make sure we feel like a community, with morning “tea parties,” Friday afternoon virtual get togethers and sharing songs, jokes and pics whenever we can.
In this week’s news roundup, we again want to make sure that you are aware of a few of the cybersecurity threats to your businesses that are out there as a result of COVID-19 as well as a few tools that might help you with transitioning your workforce to work from home.
Breach at third party supplier impacted General Electric employees
General Electric just confirmed that personal information of many of its past and present employees has been exposed due to a break of one of their service providers. Our own Senior Director of Trust and Security at OneLogin, Niamh Vianney Muldoon is quoted as saying, “Organisations need to implement a security-first culture, through processes which enforce the change of default passwords, blacklist commonly used passwords and implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).”
“Businesses that are using cloud storage should have access control programmes and processes in place that allow them to better manage every single identity that touches corporate data, protecting against threats and cloud malware in real-time. This will help them understand who is accessing sensitive data and reduce the risk of data breaches like this materialising,” Muldoon added. To read more about what happened go to Teiss.
65 Free Tools to Help you through the Coronavirus Pandemic
We know that many organizations out there are trying to figure out how best to serve their users that are now having to work from home. Video conferencing applications such as Zoom or WebEx are always at the top of the list but there are a few more out there that you might find helpful. Find more in the Stamford Advocate.
Hackers try to breach WHO, other COVID-19 fighting orgs
Not only have bad actors been trying to take advantage of people’s fears of COVID-19 and have been sending out emails impersonating the WHO to trick individuals into downloading malware, they are also trying to hack the WHO’s systems. To find out more about how they are trying to infiltrate the WHO’s systems go to Help Net Security.
Read the last Weekly News Round-up.