The COVID-19 crisis is imposing a different way of working for most organizations. Here is some valuable advice.
Most people are working remote today. Unfortunately cybercriminals are already abusing this situation: they try to take advantage of the increase in employees working from home and without colleagues contacts. Here is some valuable advice.
Phishing remains a hacker’s favourite
- Beware of suspicious messages, e.g. referring to confidential or urgent operations
- Remember: hackers also use SMS, Whatsapp, etc.
- If the message contains links, verify them before you click
- If the message contains attachments, verify the validity of the message before opening it (sender, content)
- An emergency related to Corona? Careful, this could be a scam
- If you get any requests you find suspicious or unusual, try to verify the identity of the sender through a different channel (e.g. phone) or discuss with another colleague
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- If you notice something suspicious or you think something went wrong, please notify your security department or IT operations to help limit the impact.
- It is sometimes a matter of hours between a failed attack and a successful attack: your help is crucial.
So our advice for all you remote workers out there: let’s all work towards staying safe in the cyberspace too.
Need more help?
Here are some useful resources, take the phishing test:
- FR https://www.safeonweb.be/index.php/fr/faire-le-test-du-phishing
- NL https://www.safeonweb.be/index.php/nl/doe-de-phishingtest
- UK https://www.safeonweb.be/index.php/en/take-phishing-test
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