COVID-19 – Increased home activity creating voice spikes for carriers

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As needs have increased to check on family & friends — keeping calls to limited amount of time can help carriers during paradigm shift of working from home.   VOICE activity has increased so dramatically some areas have had outages & this is worthwhile to share for awareness: https://www.pcmag.com/news/voice-calling-spikes-under-covid-19-lockdowns-but-home-internet-holds-up Americans want to talk to each […]

COVID-19 – Leadership needs for new WFH virtual teams

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John Maxwell shares an excellent outline of leadership techniques for new virtual teams who now must work from their homes until worst of outbreak has passed A Message to Our Clients and Partners Regarding COVID-19 Like so many other businesses, we place the safety and health of people first. We have encouraged all our staff […]

COVID-19 — New CISA home page March 2020

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The Dept. of Homeland security has created a new site to guide cyber-security professionals  & users as we work through pandemic crisis https://www.cisa.gov/coronavirus The first and best source of authoritative information on COVID-19 is coronavirus.gov, where visitors will find information on the virus itself, situation updates, and tailored information for audiences including communities, schools, and businesses, as […]

COVID-19 – Corporate security risks increase for WFH virtual teams

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SANS ISC shares a similar warning as CISA that the home network is less protected than the corporate security fortress & could be compromised if proper security awareness does not follow the new work at home privileges https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Another+Critical+COVID19+Shortage+Digital+Security/25940/ Working From Home & At Risk…From Hackers — As a researcher investigating state-sponsored hacking I’ve been trying […]

COVID-19 – Harvard Business Review work from home guide

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Excellent article from Harvard Business Review — as managing remote workers suddenly is a new challenge for many managers https://hbr.org/2020/03/a-guide-to-managing-your-newly-remote-workers A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers – In response to the uncertainties presented by Covid-19, many companies and universities have asked their employees to work remotely. While close to a quarter of the […]

COVID-19 Malware theme example March 2020

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SANS ISC shares another sophisticated attack that resembles official & highly realistic email notice that may trick users into clicking on malicious links or actions … Please be extra cautious, esp. if you must now work at home where more robust corporate defense systems may not be available, that usually catch these items https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/More+COVID19+Themed+Malware/25930/ Reader […]

CISA – Corporate VPN best practices for work from home March 2020

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CISA outlines best corporate VPN best practices for work from home March 2020, which should include modern O/S & corporate VPN with very strict 2FA security https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/03/13/cisa-vpn-best-practices-teleworkers.aspx https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-073a The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert on Friday outlining virtual private network (VPN) best practices for organizations supporting remote work forces. VPN Requirements […]

COVID-19 – CDC Creates Coronavirus Chatbot Called Clara

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https://www.pcmag.com/news/cdc-creates-coronavirus-chatbot-called-clara-to-check-your-symptoms The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a chatbot that will talk to you about the symptoms of coronavirus, and whether or not you should seek medical assistance.   Called “Clara,” the chatbot was built on Microsoft’s “Healthcare Bot” and powered by the technology giant’s Azure cloud architecture. Clara will assess symptoms […]

COVID-19 – How to transition to work at home successfully March 2020

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An excellent checklist & recommendations for “work from home” transitioning needs from IIL. Tips for Working from Home During the Covid-19 Crisis As we face the current societal and organizational struggles of a worldwide health crisis, many employees and teams are finding themselves working from home for the first time, or for the first time […]

FBI – COVID-19 themed fraud attacks increasing March 2020

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Latest bulletin from FBI shares cyber-security dangers associated with COVID-19 themed attacks https://www.ic3.gov/media/2020/200320.aspx FBI Sees Rise in Fraud Schemes Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic … Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both. Protect yourself and do your research before clicking on links purporting to provide information […]


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