Imagine you were a hacker.
Hackers are very happy right now. They know:
- That everyone is now using home equipment, and systems potentially disconnected from secure communications.
- That IT staff will be over-run with other problems than checking that hacks are being performed.
- That they can probably get a hack to slip between the defences for longer, enabling them to do more/exploit more/disrupt more/read more/download more – whatever.
- That they can drop other pieces into the code while it is unwatched to enable them to create a backdoor or it will “go off” later.
- That people are using their personal mobiles more – and yet they have no up-to-date corporate security defences in place.
And unlike most of the rest of us, hackers are even happy to be sitting at their computer all day, not getting out, and living off snacks - as apparently, according to such archetypal hackers we see on film, this is what they do in their normal life anyway!
You may not have realised this. Hackers have realised this. Where does this leave you?
Worried? So what are you going to do about it?
Suggest you check your organisational IT support as soon as possible as a first step.
Longer term, you need a process that secures your communications, data storage, mobiles and data as well as informing and reassuring your staff, clients and suppliers.
There are a range of options - let us know if you need any help in this area?