As Canada navigates the challenges of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have and continue to adopt policies for working from home. Employees are now balancing their day-to-day work duties with their home life. This can pose difficulties, including how to maintain focus and stay productive. While accommodations and adjustments at home and in the office are being made it is critically important for business owners and employees to avoid compromising their cybersecurity.
Cyber crime operations are now among the multi-million dollar businesses thriving in 2019. Crooks are able to blitz IT infrastructure and pilfer precious pieces of data with ease. Attacks are becoming extremely sophisticated and discreet. At times, they are only detectable once the damage has been done.
Businesses are under attack by Business Email Compromise (BEC). This efficient form of fraud has devastated countless companies, preying on those that frequently conduct wire transfers or who deal with foreign suppliers.
The amount of information stored online rises with each passing second. Within these quantities of data are keys to unlock personal identities, exploit financial details and blackmail high profile corporations. Each time an individual discloses sensitive information to an enterprise, they could be putting themselves at extreme risk.
With numerous applications now functioning within the cloud, how do we ensure the safety of employees, customers and partners?
Our lives are run through email. Not only does email manage our professional activities, but it follows us home as well. We use it as a form of online ID. We build a profile of ourselves in our inbox with each subscription and service we link. No longer are we simply sending communications to one another. We are crafting an epicenter of sensitive information that is fully readable and entirely unprotected.