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How to Strengthen Cybersecurity During the Coronavirus Outbreak

We here at Miradore are closely monitoring the current situation and would like to offer guidance to our staff, customers, and partners as it relates to our products.

While Miradore is not a physical, retail, frontline business, our mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions can assist individuals and organizations in the current situation, as they enable remote teams to work more securely and efficiently.

3 ways to increase your cybersecurity measures during COVID-19

As remote working environments are expected to increase in the coming weeks and months, so will incidences of scams related to Coronavirus. Cybercriminals are currently exploiting the curiosity and fear surrounding the outbreak. Such actors may send phishing emails with malicious attachments, or links to fraudulent websites, in order to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes.

As such, we suggest that you adopt a heightened state of cybersecurity. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure that you, your clients, and your employees remain safe against malicious cyber activity:

  1. Update VPNs, network infrastructure devices, and devices used for remote access with the latest software patches and security configurations.
  2. Alert employees to an expected increase in phishing attempts. Ask them to exercise caution in handling any email with a Coronavirus or COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink. Advise them to be wary of social media requests, texts, or calls related to the virus.
  3. Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), require employees to use stronger passwords, or increase passcode complexity requirements.

Special thanks to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the United States Department of Homeland Security for guidance on these issues.

As always, stay informed and comply with the guidelines set forth by your local or regional authorities.

We at Miradore continue to provide customer support as usual and you can always turn to us if you have questions about device and data security. We are currently working remotely, and therefore, all customer meetings and trainings will be handled virtually.

We wish for everyone to remain safe and healthy during this period of uncertainty.

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