COVID-19 PANDEMIC PLANNING
CYBER SECURITY SOLUTIONS FOR SECURE REMOTE ACCESS & HOME BASED WORK

ADDRESSING THIS CHALLENGE

Loop was quick to react to the cybersecurity challenges of COVID-19, which is now upon us in a significant way.

We have developed a range of programs to deal with the following increased risks we are observing: 

  • Existing security controls not ready to deal with the influx of remote working and changes business are making to accommodate this
  • Cybercriminal activity increasing to take advantage during times of crisis, with the following threats observed:

     
    • The largest increase in phishing emails in history
    • Double the click rate on COVID-19 related phishing
    • An increase in vishing to bypass multi-factor
    • Multiple new malware variants.

 

FREE END USER SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING

On Thursday 26th March we ran a live simulated attack on a remote worker. During the simulation we explained to our target audience (company employees and end users) just how devastating cyber threats can be on them personally and the companies they work for - all during the one attack.

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Following the simulation (approx 20 minutes) we then walk employees through the top cyber-security vulnerabilities when working remotely and what they can do to protect themselves and their company.

This training has been recorded so that our customers and prospective customers can share this with their employees.

Email us via the link below and we will send you a copy of the recorded training:

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Managing Cyber Security Risks of Remote Work

To learn more about cybersecurity challenges related to the spread of Coronavirus, please register to view our recorded webinar for IT and Security professionals.

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In this session we talk about the changes to the risk levels organisations are dealing with, what some of the new threats are - and how you can help your company:

  • Manage its pandemic cybersecurity risk
  • Detect and respond to incidents driven by remote working
  • Test your defences in this time of uncertainty, and
  • Protect your valuable assets

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WHAT IS LOOP DOING?

During this period of uncertainty, Loop Secure has enacted our pandemic plan and business continuity plan.

Since our core business runs in cloud and SaaS environments, Loop Secure has been designed for continuity and can continue to operate from any location.

From the 9th of March 2020 all employees were encouraged to work from home. Our SOC was mandated to work from home from the 16th of March, and from the 23rd March the entire company was mandated to work from home.

All interstate and overseas travel has also been cancelled until the end of April and this date will be reviewed fortnightly. For all services we provide, Loop has multiple backup resources to ensure continuity in a scenario where Loop employees contract COVID-19 and are unable to continue working.

We have also implemented procedures to ensure that all work can be delivered remotely - including internal penetration testing.

Loop staff have received updated Security Awareness Training to remind them of their obligations for handling confidential information remotely. This is detailed in our Acceptable Use Policy and Data Handling Policy which has been aligned to ISO27001.

Please find below a link to our Pandemic Preparedness Planning Guide which you can use for current and future Pandemic Planning at your organisation:

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SURVEY: HOW ARE AUSTRALIAN ORGANISATIONS RESPONDING TO COVID-19

Those who complete the survey will be eligible for a no-cost 30 minute Q&A with one of our Senior Security Consultants to assist with cybersecurity planning in a pandemic.

The results of this survey will be shared with respondents.

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