Cybercrime is a fast-growing threat to U.S. companies, with data breaches, phishing scams, ransomware and malware all now part of the corporate security vernacular. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made matters worse, causing more security threats now that more people are working from home on less secure networks. Security is not just an IT concern; it is an organization-wide risk with far reaching implications that also affects the operational and financial aspects of companies as a whole.
As the country struggles to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, schools in particular have had to make some difficult operating decisions for their students and teachers. Some have resumed the school year in-person whereas others have opted for virtual learning, and either option contains their own challenges.
Bennett Thrasher Technology Services, a premier provider of managed IT services, is proud to share that it is now providing all clients with next-generation, multi-layered endpoint protection and access to a 24/7 security operations team.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, most companies would associate business continuity with a set of processes/procedures to provide access to critical IT systems in the event of an extended power and/or internet outage at their main office. What those companies aren’t considering is all of the other components that go into running day-to-day operations (e.g. cutting checks, paying vendors, running payroll, taking phone calls, etc.).
With the everchanging COVID-19 pandemic, “threat actors” are increasing their focus on Phishing emails and other creative methods of attack. To assist in securely communicating with Bennett Thrasher or any other company/individual, we wanted to provide these helpful safety tips when communicating sensitive information over the internet.