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Syed Abid Ali, Co-Founder and CCO, PhishRod.
COVID-19

PhishRod offers free toolkit to boost COVID-19 awareness, support work from home

PhishRod is offering a free toolkit that contains awareness content and work from home policy template, along with free access to Policy Compliance Manager amid rise in phishing attacks related to coronavirus.

Corona is the name that is flooding on every social and main stream media for the last few weeks. Since its outbreak in late December 2019, it has been literally the talk of every town. Being a respiratory virus, it is transmitted through respiratory droplets where the infected person develops symptoms of cold, flu and cough.

While the world is struggling to control the virus, there are opportunists around trying to cash in the opportunity. Hackers are no different. As the curiosity grows amongst end users to know more about Corona, there is a sudden increase in the websites related to Covid-19. A few definitely are serving the good cause, but majority of them are being used for phishing attacks and to lure end users to click a link or download an attachment to trigger a cyber-attack.

According to Forbes, the following are a few of the websites being used for malicious activities.

  • coronavirusstatus[.]space
  • coronavirus-map[.]com
  • blogcoronacl.canalcero[.]digital
  • coronavirus[.]zone
  • coronavirus-realtime[.]com
  • coronavirus[.]app
  • bgvfr.coronavirusaware[.]xyz
  • coronavirusaware[.]xyz

In one aspect, a computer virus and Covid-19 are similar in nature because when no vaccine or anti-virus is available, awareness and ability to quarantine have proven to be the most effective remedy. While organisations are promoting work from home, it is not a usual scenario for most of the organisations in Middle East. Besides operational impacts, it has technical and legal impacts too. It is mandatory that an organisation should have a work from home policy in place that must be clearly understood by all employees, they agree to the guidelines provided, and provide their official consent to it.

PhishRod, a global anti-phishing solution provider, is contributing to the cause of awareness by providing a cyber security awareness toolkit amid Corona related phishing attacks.

PhishRod, a global anti-phishing solution provider, is contributing to the cause of awareness by providing a cyber security awareness toolkit amid Corona related phishing attacks. The toolkit contains awareness posters that can be shared with the end users. The content can be customised based on your organisation branding guidelines.

The awareness toolkit also contains work from home policy template that can be customised and published to all end users for their consent using PhishRod Policy Compliance Manager. A detailed Instruction Manual for Toolkit which step by step shows how to publish the policies and make good use of the awareness content. You can request one month free subscription for Policy Compliance Manager and access to the awareness content.

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