With heightened tensions overseas, pandemic worries, and new vulnerabilities being exploited, cyber crime has permeated every aspect of our lives. By committing to cybersecurity as a priority in the beginning of the year, organizations can focus on being more vigilant and better prepared to evaluate their potential risks. Cybersecurity awareness should apply to all aspects of our lives both at work and in our home environment. It seems especially poignant when the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert: “Potential for Iranian Cyber Response to U.S. Military Strike in Baghdad” and “Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams.”
The CISA recommends:
In addition, here are a few recommendations from the CISA; however, it is important to consult with a Cybersecurity professional for more information.
Unfortunately, cyber incidents will continue to occur and the threat landscape continues to evolve. If you are interested in additional information on preventative steps, please review my previous post, “Threats and Trends in Cyber Crime: How to Protect Your Organization.” As your organization continues to evaluate and mitigate its risk, it is also important for Cyber insurance to be a vital aspect of risk transfer. If you have a policy in place now, it should be evaluated critically each year because of the rapid rate of change. It is important to work with a cyber broker that knows the difference.
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