Keep your IT infrastructure healthy

We all face new challenges due to the current COVID-19 virus. Most offices have made great effort to ensure their staff members can work from home. However, now it is time to keep your IT infrastructure as healthy as possible.

Recently, more and more cases were reported were hackers sent out coronavirus-themed phishing emails. Most of them included a link to download malicious software. Once a user clicks on this link, malware will be downloaded automatically with the purpose of i. e. stealing personal and business data, freeze the devices, or spread a digital virus.

How can you protect yourself and your business?

  1. Please be cautious while working from home, especially by opening unexpected emails or emails from unknown senders.

  2. Reach out to the sender of this email if it is a trusted sender to verify the information before opening attachments.

  3. Reach out to your IT if you encounter cases where you received a suspicious email or attachment. Most commonly, they will prioritize to review these emails.

  4. Please do not forward a suspicious email to your team members or your IT support. Instead schedule a remote session with your IT to investigate the case.

Most IT provider have a monitoring systems in place to verify that your device is healthy. However, once the malware is installed, they only can react to limit the damage to the infrastructure. The best way to keep your system healthy and running is to prevent potential threats.

Please feel free to reach out to if you need any information or if you have any concerns.

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