As you and we adjust our daily lives to reduce the chances of catching or spreading COVID-19, the risks associated with the pandemic are extending beyond a national health and economic crisis.

Cyberthreats, including phishing scams, spam, and other attacks against organizations are spiking by as much as 40% as bad actors seek to take advantage of global uncertainty and anxiety, according to new data from CNBC.

Cyber concerns are running particularly high in those environments not used to the concept of a remote workforce, which are suddenly confronted with the task of reducing the cyber risk associated with hundreds and thousands of potentially insecure home offices. Meanwhile, your already over-taxed resources must continue to ensure the ongoing security of their traditional IT infrastructures.

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With limited resources to protect their environments, it’s critical that focus is placed on the areas that will have the greatest impact on the organization’s overall security posture. Now, more than ever, there are three things that organizations must do:

  1. Develop a comprehensive security performance management program that assesses the organization's overall security posture and helps teams prioritize and target vulnerabilities. This will help security teams stay one step ahead of threat actors.
  2. Gain insight into critical digital assets, no matter where they're located. This includes the data center, the cloud, or across geographies. As more people work remotely, home network monitoring will also be critically important. Security teams must be able to discover potentially risky remote office IP addresses that are more likely to be infected with malware and expose vulnerable services.
  3. Monitor and assess third-, fourth, and nth-party risk. All organizations depend on these partners for business success. They need to be carefully yet expeditiously vetted to ensure they're not bringing unwanted risk into the organization.

Regarding the latter, we Cronos Security together with BitSight would like to offer free of charge access to the Third-Party Risk Management Portal.

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