COVID-19 and Cybersecurity

April was saturated with news about the coronavirus pandemic and its implications for the economy, national health, and our daily lives. The cybersecurity industry is no exception, and our partner, the Blue Ridge Networks team, has spent a great deal of time discussing pandemic-related threats and vulnerabilities. The rapid transition to accommodate a new remote workforce has created vulnerabilities for businesses across the board. The increased use of personal devices, and a significantly higher volume of business operations conducted over the internet, has dramatically increased the attack surface for hackers. In this environment, it’s no longer enough to rely on detection. A comprehensive defense-in-depth strategy that employs preventative solutions is the most reliable and effective way to protect your organization. It’s important to remember that you are only as strong as your weakest link, and with the exponentially high number of employees working from home, there are many new weak links to look out for. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out. Northland and the Blue Ridge Networks team is available to help with your network security needs.