The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has been monitoring an increase in targeted attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic and has published curated advice and guidelines for targeted institutions and IT professionals.
Cyber threat attackers monitor current affairs across the globe to identify ways to exploit fear and uncertainty to increase their success rate. It is no surprise that the current global pandemic has provided malicious attackers opportunities to target individuals and institutions involved in healthcare and research, in addition to the general public.
Below are some quick links to cyber security resources, which can also be found in the tip sheet.
Cyber Security Best Practices:
- Cyber Hygiene for COVID-19
- Protecting High-Value Information: Tips for Small and Medium Organizations (ITSAP.40.001)
- Cyber Security Tips for Remote Work (ITSAP.10.116)
- Benefits and Risks of Adopting Cloud-Based Services in Your Organization (ITSE.50.060)
- Best Practices for Passphrases and Passwords (ITSAP.30.032)
- Spotting Malicious Emails (ITSAP.00.100)
- Don’t Take the Bait: Recognize and Avoid Phishing Attacks
- Protect Your Organization From Malware (ITSAP.00.057)
- Ransomware: How to Prevent and Recover (ITSAP.00.099)
- Internet of Things Security for Small and Medium Organizations (ITSAP.00.012)
- Using Bluetooth Technology (ITSAP.00.011)
- How Updates Secure Your Devices (ITSAP.10.096)
Click here for more information on the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.