4 Guiding Principles to Maintain Post-Pandemic Cybersecurity

The advancing global pandemic is giving new challenges to the IT teams. As organizations are striving to maintain the core business functions, they also need to find innovative ways to work.

In this article at CDOTrends, Leo Nag explains that the COVID-19 has brought a storm for the CISOs to test the company’s cybersecurity resistance.

The Long Road to Recovery

Here is how the CISOs can help their organizations prioritize efforts to tackle significant cybersecurity risks. Follow the four guiding principles to keep your business up and running:

Pay Attention to Patching

Make a planned initiative to reduce the possibility of a bad patch impacting IT operations. It does not mean you fall into the trap of patch management routines and initiate unnecessary surface attacks. Maintain frequent business patch to manage eventual outcomes.

Be Wary of the Phishing Attacks

Most of the COVID-19 phishing attacks targeted Office 365 users. They tried stealing user credentials and get access to a multitude of corporate systems like instant messaging. The C-level executives were the main target of attackers because they have access to sensitive data. Awareness is the key to handle such issues. Employees must know how to spot phishing emails and be extra vigilant around C-Suite email accounts.

Maintain Reliable Network Access

Secure and reliable VPN network access is critical for employees to work online. Since remote work is the new normal, legitimate internet access is the only way to secure confidential data. CISOs must implement the zero-trust model to maintain seamless IT operations and customer data security.

Collaborative Work Approach

Teamwork is the only relief for working professionals for the past few months. It is relevant for the cybersecurity teams as well. The rate of security attacks has gone up amid the global pandemic. By sharing common security incidents and lessons with peers, you can ensure resilience throughout your supply chain.

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