As you might have noticed, the ongoing pandemic is having a serious impact on society. For businesses, it imposes many challenges, one of them being the rapid transition of teleworking the necessity for system administrators to provide some remote access to any company servers. However, pandemic-aside, one thing has remained the same: the willingness of cybercriminals to exploit society’s misfortune to obstruct businesses, deceive users and steal data. From system administrators to CIOs and end-users, everybody should remain vigilant and prepare for cyberattacks before they occur, as this kind of incident can be hard to respond to once it has spread, much like COVID itself, it is best prevented instead of treated. Read on to learn more!
How to Look Out for DDoS Attacks
Now more than ever, the worldwide web is now being used by organizations, governments, and people alike to stay in touch. During an unprecedented time of peak online traffic, the risk of a DDoS attack is growing significantly. If the proper utilization of the available bandwidth is now being pushed to the max, it doesn’t take a whole lot to cause an outage. Any attack could push a server right over the edge. One potential solution are VPN protocol ports that could be added as a possible attack surface for any DDoS campaign. VPN servers are a serious gateway to keep your businesses going. Previously protected servers are now able to be opened to internet access to allow for better remote working. Keeping these connections secure and stable should be a real IT priority for most organizations around the world that have shifted to remote working. Make sure all o your VPN software is running on the most updated software for optimal protection too.
Improving Remote End-User Security
Working from home probably means that employees will have to count on their personal devices – smartphones, computers, tablets, or any internet access hardware – to set up VPN connections to the organization’s servers. The issue here is that these will lack the cybersecurity tools that are built into office networks, like robust antivirus software, automatic online backup solutions, and customized firewalls. End users are the last wall of hope to avoid security breaches. Educating them on how to secure their new home network, like which emails to ignore and which websites to avoid, is something the IT team should focus on, especially with the newer remote workforce. To help reduce the confusion among new users and potential security problems, you could provide security awareness training to all of your employees to help guard against phishing scams or other social engineering attacks. These types of cyberattacks are used to steal plenty of login credentials or other sensitive data. You should consider implementing security measures, and En-Net Services can help!
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