COVID-19, referred to the Novel Coronavirus, is globally affected over 100,000 people direcly and millions indirectly. For years we’ve heard in Information Security that “the perimeter is dead,” but now is the time that we test it as some companies look at completely closing physical access to buildings at scale during the Movement Control Order. The IT perimeter definitely exists; we can point to firewalls and DMZs and a loose correlation in most companies between some types of digital assets and the physical boundaries of the company. But the believe that the perimeter can stop serious, advanced attacks has long […] Read more
As cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are increasing over the country, most of the companies are changing their workforce to home-working to curb the virus spread. Teleworking, “remote working,” or simply “working from home,” is a centerpiece of those efforts to reduce the risk of contact with COVID-19, complying the Movement Control Order. While remote working arrangements may be effective to slow the community spread of COVID-19 from person to person, they present cybersecurity challenges that can be different than on-premise work. Here is a list of considerations and tips to help guide businesses through these challenges:
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As of March 19, tens of thousands of companies worldwide are making major changes to reduce the risk of employees contracting COVID-19, by allowing remote working from home.
Working from home is a hard adjustment for anyone to make, especially for the employees of companies which have never permitted remote working before. These companies have to decide about remote work options in a short period of time, regarding how best to manage employees and keep them accountable when working from home.
Implementing Mobile Device Management (MDM) technology in place is an ideal first step towards offering sustainable remote work options. By enrolling […] Read more
Coronavirus (called Covid-19) cases in Malaysia have been under control in the last few months. However, the newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 increase day after day from 13 March.
Malaysia has the fourth-highest number of Covid-19 cases in Asia
According to The Star (19 March) stated that Malaysia now has the fourth-highest number of Covid-19 cases in Asia behind China, Iran and South Korea. This follows the latest increase in the number of new cases in Malaysia, with 110 new cases reported on Thursday (March 19) bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 900. The latest data can check out here.
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As the Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has ordered a partial lockdown of all public activities in the country from March 18 until March 31, it forced the closure of all government and private premises except essential services. Due to the Movement Control Order, companies are determined to protect their employees and minimize the impact of COVID-19 by enforcing work from home policies. However, those actions can be used against employees as any firms are likely unprepared for the criminal appetite for the cyberattack exploitation of a remote workforce. Here are some of the key issues of which companies have to […] Read more