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Hackers Don't Stop for a Pandemic: Tips to Remain Cyber Safe

Many activities in both our work and home lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it's more important now than ever to remain vigilant when it comes to cybersecurity. Unfortunately, hackers don't take time off or follow the laws in times of uncertainty, in fact, many times it's the opposite. There have already been stories of COVID-19 hacker activity, including phishing emails, phone calls, malicious data maps, and ransomware attacks at healthcare facilities and financial services organizations, and even a DDoS attack on the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.


Follow the five tips discussed in this video to stay cyber safe throughout this pandemic. 



Recorded by: Jon Waldman
Partner, EVP – IS Consulting – SBS CyberSecurity, LLC 

SBS Resources: 

  • {Toolkit} Pandemic Preparedness: This toolkit will allow your organization to have confidence in your ability to handle a pandemic situation. The toolkit includes Pandemic Preparedness Policy, Pandemic Preparedness Plan, Pandemic Preparedness Tabletop – Coronavirus, Pandemic Preparedness Regulatory Checklist, Pandemic Preparedness Vendor Management Letter, Pandemic Preparedness Testing Questions, ISP (Information Security Program) Diagram, Pandemic Preparedness Roadmap, and more. Learn more
  • {Blog} Advisory: Core Processor Finastra Services Disrupted by Breach: On Friday, March 20, 2020 Finastra notified its customers of a security incident that is currently impacting its customers. Read blog.
  • {Blog} COVID-19 Notice from SBS CyberSecurity: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share some information regarding process changes being made at SBS to protect our employees, clients, families, and communities. Read blog.
  • {Solution} TRAC: TRAC™ is our integrated cybersecurity risk management solution developed to simplify cybersecurity risk management and assist users with tackling their cybersecurity challenges with ease. It automates the tedious risk assessment process and produces customized results that align with regulation, best practices, and your strategic goals. Save days or even weeks’ worth of time and increase productivity with the most predefined, industry-specific templates and data of any tool on the market. Learn More


Related Certifications:

Join our growing community of financial service professionals showing their commitment to strong cybersecurity with a cyber-specific certification through the SBS Institute. Click here to view a full list of certifications.

Certified Banking Business Continuity Professional   


Hacker Hour webinars are a series of free webinars hosted by SBS CyberSecurity. Unlike paid webinars, Hacker Hours are aimed to meet on a monthly basis to discuss cybersecurity issues and trends in an open format. Attendees are encouraged to join the conversation and get their questions answered. SBS will also offer products and services to help financial institutions with these specific issues.

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020
Categories: Blog, Videos