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Episode Summary

As companies across the globe implement work-from-home policies and with hackers using the pandemic as click-bait, this episode features Rich Tehrani CEO TMC to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on cybersecurity. He explores how this instantaneous shift in digital transformation has left some companies unprepared to combat the novel cyberattacks and what measures they can take to counter it.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The challenge, in general, is that home computer are typically not set up to deal with corporate information to pass through them, so the IT infrastructure needs to be updated with the latest cybersecurity protocols.
  2. Companies need to ensure their firewalls are set up correctly, they have the latest antivirus software, and that the VPNs are set up.
  3. The fact that there is so much uncertainty brought about by the pandemic, companies are not able to fully spend on cybersecurity owing to revenue constraints.
  4. Phishing simulation and cybersecurity training are key to making sure employees do not fall prey to online hoaxes and ransomware attacks.

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