How to safely use remote meeting tools

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the way in which we work in such a short period of time. As such cybercriminals have seized the opportunity to launch various attacks on unsuspecting users of meeting platforms.

Regardless of which video conferencing tool you use, it is necessary to implement measures to ensure that only invitees gain access to the meeting. Here are some tips to help you:

Protecting against COVID-19 Cyber Attacks

Advisory April 21, 2020

COVID-19 has forced many of us to rely heavily on various online tools to collaborate with others while maintaining a physical distance. Cybercriminals have taken advantage of this surge in online activities along with the fear that this pandemic presents to propagate malicious content aimed at stealing confidential and financial information belonging to employees and employers alike as well as to compromise devices and computer networks as well.

Some methods used by cybercriminals include:

Working From Home

In response to COVID-19, some public servants are now working from home. While it is necessary to practice good cyber hygiene in office, it is crucial to continue good cyber hygiene practices while working remotely as there has been a surge of cyber-attacks targeting remote workers.

The Guyana National CIRT (CIRT.GY) recommends the following good cyber hygiene practices: