Rise in scams directed at businesses
Many scams are directed at businesses, as well as individuals, and security experts say a spike in email scams linked to coronavirus is the worst they have seen in years. Cyber-criminals are targeting industries, including aerospace, transport, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare and insurance.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) highlights that on top of this, organisations are getting to grips with remote working and employees working at home could be facing new cybersecurity challenges. Putting the right security measures in place is important as hackers and scammers could get hold of data and passwords.
While many organisations will have their home working arrangements in place, it’s important to look at the NCSC’s comprehensive guidance which also includes advice on spotting scam emails and what to do if you have already clicked into and engaged with a phishing email.
Staff might feel more exposed to cyber threats when working outside the office environment, so now is a great time for them to work through the NCSC's Top Tips for Staff e-learning package. The advice includes defending against phishing and using strong passwords.