COVID-19: Cyber Insurance, Zoom, and Wi-Fi Monitoring

June 22, 2020.

During a time like this, prepare to expect the unexpected. Things like insurance, security, or other additional safety measures which were optional pre-COVID, are now necessary.

Here’s the latest news in cybersecurity and digital forensics during COVID-19:

  1. Cyber insurance is seen as a necessity now, not luxury

If you don’t already know by now, ransomware attacks have been on the rise since COVID-19. We usually hear about attacks on well-known organizations, but attacks on smaller and midsize organizations are happening exponentially more.

A company is never completely secure, but cyber insurance is important in providing a company with resources to respond and recover from an attack. Standard insurance policies don’t usually cover cyber risks and attacks. Companies must have an insurance plan designed for cyber coverage. Read more about getting cyber insurance for your company.

 

  1. Zoom to implement end-to-end encryption for all users

Zoom’s end-to-end encryption will be available for all users, not only paid. At first, this was only for paid users, but Zoom received backlash on this decision. People said that “basic security shouldn’t be a premium feature”. Testing for it will start next month. This will strengthen security and make sure messages can only be read by the users involved.

 

  1. Wi-Fi monitoring to maintain social distancing

There is a software made for Wi-Fi communication systems that can monitor the distance between people, the number of people, their movement, and elapsed time within a site. This can be used by supervisors to monitor the COVID-19 safety guidelines in their workplace.

“Using the existing Wi-Fi networks, to proactively protect everyone, is a smart, fast, and cost-effective way to build confidence,” said Chris Bruce, Managing Director of GlobalReach Technology.

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