Before the tectonic shift felt by businesses and industries across the U.S. due to the pandemic, our team was spending thousands of hours and budget on one task. Nine Bennett Thrasher associates monitored, manually opened, downloaded, logged and updated billing codes to confirm and initiate signed client engagement letters.
The cybersecurity landscape is rapidly becoming more challenging as the pace of attacks on organizations increases and new threats emerge. An increasing reliance on remote work necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic has only added to these challenges.
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.