Cybersecurity: How to Prepare for the New Normal?

Since the pandemic hit, organizations have witnessed an explosion of malware and phishing attacks. Cybersecurity is facing tremendous challenges and leaders are under immense pressure to ensure that cybercriminals remain at bay. Leaders must now rethink security plans and establish pandemic-specific cybersecurity plans if they haven’t already done so. In this article at TechTarget, Karen Scarfone explains how companies must prepare post-pandemic cybersecurity operations.

Securing Your Organization Post the Pandemic

Retrain Your Employees

CISOs and security teams must retrain the employees to adjust to work-from-home. With phishing campaigns and malware attacks increasing at an alarming rate, re-educate new remote workers on issues such as safe ways to log in remotely and to spot malicious messages. Retrain them on the approaches to accessing data stored in the cloud.

Perform Remote Security Administration

Ensure all client devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops, can be managed, controlled, and monitored remotely as authorized security administrators. Dedicate additional resources for securing and monitoring all remote access solutions. Additionally, revise your incident response procedures to handle the virtual nature of work from home. It’s not only essential to create a post-pandemic cybersecurity preparation plan, but also to implement it across the organization.

Set Up A Clear Reporting Process

When employees receive a suspicious email or phone call, what should they do with it? Establish a clear reporting process for employees to report suspicious activity:

  • What actions must they take?
  • Where to report the malicious activity?
  • How will the report be handled?
  • How soon can they expect a response?

Set Clear Guidelines

Set clear expectations on what your employees must and must not do. Do not allow any employees to reconfigure devices to remove some of the security protocols. These systems are essential to protecting company data.

Whether your business is operating remotely on a temporary basis or permanently in the future, cybercrime will continue to be a significant threat. By increasing your employees’ awareness, you can add an extra level of cyber protection and keep your business thriving during uncertain times. To read the full article, click on

Nivedita Gopalakrishna

Nivedita Gopalakrishna is currently working as a Content Specialist with CAI. She has more than eight years of experience in blogging, copywriting, and ghost-writing. Nivedita started her career as a reporter/sub-editor in one of the reputed newspaper organizations in India. She went on to pursue her career as a content analyst in an Indian-based company, Brickwork India Pvt Ltd. Nivedita has assisted several overseas clients with SEO-friendly content for B2C copies, blogs, product descriptions, newsletters, sales letters, e-books, and research papers. When she is not at her computer, you can find her either reading vintage novels or singing Indian classical music.

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