COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on businesses around the world. Whether a business has shut down operations for the time being or is attempting to continue work remotely, suffering a cyber attack right now will only kick business owners while they’re down. The bedlam of a successful cyber attack may well serve as a tipping point, sending an already struggling business over the edge to bankruptcy.
In response to these make-or-break times, SecurityMetrics, a data security and compliance firm in Orem, Utah, has stepped in to offer business assistance. The company has opened a free 24-hour cybersecurity advice hotline, available to any company that needs guidance on COVID-19 related cyber threats and attacks.
“The SecurityMetrics Security Operations Center (SOC) has seen a significant increase in the number of cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cybercriminals understand that businesses have changed their networks quickly to allow employees to work remotely, and these fast changes often cause security vulnerabilities,” says SecurityMetrics CEO Brad Caldwell, “Whether a business is worried about protecting against phishing emails, maintaining data security compliance, or believes they are currently infected with malware, SecurityMetrics is available and ready to help. We want to do our part to protect business around the world from cyber attacks.”