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How Companies Can Beef Up Data Security in the 'New Normal'

WRAL TechWire

  • July 28, 2020

Sarah Hutchins and Steve Britt wrote a guest article in WRAL TechWire providing data security tips to companies amid the current phase of the coronavirus pandemic. 

"Remote work exploded because of the coronavirus pandemic, and most companies continue using at least some amount of it as they navigate returning to the office," they wrote. "Amid this climate, there are important steps companies can take now to shield their data from increased threats and in advance of a potential second wave of shutdowns, including retraining on best practices and updating response plans based on lessons learned so far."

"Cybersecurity professionals have noticed an uptick in phishing attacks, including emails offering essential COVID-19 information and demands for 'emergency' access to sensitive data," they continued. "Companies should be providing regular reminders on how to spot a scam and, if possible, conducting their own phishing tests with their employees. Now is the time for internal testing and training to prevent data loss from a phishing scheme."

You can read their full article here. WRAL TechWire is a leading source of technology news for companies in the Carolinas.