You’re reading a lot about how COVID-19 is affecting business continuity, the pitfalls of remote working, phishing attacks, malware, and more. We’ve written about those issues because they are important and of the moment, and it’s critical to highlight that we’ve focused on verified stories and advice.  

However, we’re finding that in most cases, there’s an echo chamber effect: there are many service providers and research organizations who find something related to an attack, then immediately publish and add to the noise we all have to sift through. But, as Agio sees it, that information doesn’t always match what’s happening on the ground nor does it actually add value for our clients in terms of how to make better decisions during these times.

Information overload is a real threat.

What’s true? What’s rumor? What’s possible? What do we need to focus on? That’s a lot to take in, especially when there’s conflicting or incomplete information floating around.

The best thing you can do is create a list of trusted sources. Here are some sources we recommend:

  • Schneier on Security (check out his Crypto-Gram newsletter, too)
  • Krebs on Security
  • SANS Internet Storm Center
  • SANS daily podcast, Stormcast
  • SANS Newsletters: Newsbites
  • Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART) series
  • The Microsoft Security Response Center
  • Infraguard
  • Wired magazine (online or offline—although you can’t get malware if you’re reading offline, right?)
  • Agio’s blog

It’s important to stay current on what’s happening with COVID-19, remote working, and verified cybersecurity threats. We suggest regularly checking the resources above for steady, reliable updates that aren’t alarmist. And, as always, if you have questions or need help, give us a call. We’re here for you.

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