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NIST - Preventing Eavesdropping and Protecting Privacy on Virtual Meetings

SANS - Security Awareness Work-from-Home Deployment Kit

SANS - Work and Learn from Home Securely

WaTech - Staying safe and healthy online during the coronavirus outbreak

WaTech - Video conferencing best practices 

 

NIST - Preventing Eavesdropping and Protecting Privacy on Virtual Meetings

"Conference calls and web meetings—virtual meetings—are a constant of modern work. And while many of us have become security-conscious in our online interactions, virtual meeting security is often an afterthought, at most. Who hasn’t been finishing one call when attendees of the next call start joining – because the access code is the same? In the moment it may be annoying, or even humorous, but imagine if you were discussing sensitive corporate (or personal) information. Unfortunately, if virtual meetings are not set up correctly, former coworkers, disgruntled employees, or hackers might be able to eavesdrop. Using some basic precautions can help ensure that your meetings are an opportunity to collaborate and work effectively – and not the genesis of a data breach or other embarrassing and costly security or privacy incident".

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SANS - Security Awareness Work-from-Home Deployment Kit

"Everything you need to know to create secure work-from-home environments during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. With the coronavirus disrupting business as usual, organizations and school districts worldwide are implementing work-from-home policies. Not only does this pose new challenges for organizations that lack the processes and technologies required to secure a remote workforce, it puts an even greater burden on families who must quickly adapt to a new way of working and learning from home — and do so safely and securely. 

From a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to implement a remote security initiative across the organization to quick tips, videos and newsletters for individuals and families, the SANS Security Awareness Work-from-Home Deployment Kit covers everything you need to know to protect your business and your family".

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SANS - Work and Learn from Home Securely

"We know that working from home can be new to some of you, perhaps overwhelming as you adjust to your new environment. One of our goals is to enable you to work as securely as possible from home. Below are five simple steps to working securely. The best part is all of these steps not only help secure your work, but they will make you and your family far more safe as you create a cybersecure home".

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WaTech - Staying safe and healthy online during the coronavirus outbreak

"Malicious actors are using the outbreak as an opportunity to launch online attacks... As our work and home lifechangesin response to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us are spending more time online than usual. Threat actorsare taking note andare seeking to benefit fromthis crisis. Now is a good opportunity to refresh yourself about basic cybersecurity steps you can take to stay safe online".

Click here to read the full article Staying safe and healthy online during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

WaTech - Video conferencing best practices 

There have been several reports nationally about video conferences being disrupted by individuals transmitting hate speech, profanity and pornographic material. Please see recommendations below to mitigate these security risks.

Also, a reminder: Do not click on emails where you don't know the sender, email has inconsistencies with grammar and/or spelling, or contain a web link you're unfamiliar with.

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