COVID-19 and Your Email Security

Never let a good crisis go to waste is the mentality of many cyber attackers given the increase of cyber-attacks using the COVID-19 topic as a premise.

As been consistently proven that email continues to serve as an effective means of delivering all types of ransomware, malware, crypto lockers, etc. to your users, customers, employees, and partners. Consequently, it’s imperative that your email security posture is capable of identifying and stopping nefarious emails. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released information about cyber threat actors and the COVID-19 virus which includes many helpful tips and recommendations.

In addition, Integration Partners is in a position to help ensure your email security is capable via our email security testing process made complimentary to all given the current health crisis.

 

Here is our suggested immediate security checklist:

  • Email Security: When was the last time your email was independently tested for its effectiveness?
  • Remote User Support: If your remote access technology is old enough to drink then it’s time to explore alternatives.
  • Privileged / Admin Account Monitoring: Ensure you are actively monitoring all privileged accounts for any nefarious activity

 

Integration Partners can assist with your COVID-19 Security needs in conjunction with other Rapid Response programs here.

 

Further Reading

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