Resources for Remote Work and Small Businesses

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many businesses and employees have transitioned to working remotely. While you stay home to keep yourself and others safe, we want to help you maintain your cybersecurity. We’ve collected a list of small business and remote work resources to keep you secure. Check out these free webinars, toolkits, and other resources from our trusted partners and sponsors: 

FREE RESOURCES

The Federal Trade Commission recommends you utilize the Small Business Administration’s dedicated page. Learn more about this small business resource here.

Global Cyber Alliance has resources for those working from home. Additionally, their cybersecurity toolkit is tailored to help small businesses reduce their cybersecurity risks. It’s free and effective. 

We recommend utilizing the Cyber Readiness Institute’s Cyber Readiness Starter Kit to prepare your business for cyber-threats. Visit their Remote Work Resources as a guide during these uncertain times. Additionally, their information on Securing a Remote Workforce has valuable tips regarding cyber-hygiene and staying vigilant in securing your remote business. 

KnowBe4’s home user course is designed for all age groups, from teens to seniors. We’re all staying home and using the internet more, and not just for work. This individual course is valuable for anyone, even if you’re not working from home. Check it out here. (Password is “homecourse”) 

Are your kids at home, too? Since school is out for many, KnowBe4 is also offering resources for kids. Check out these free videos and activity books

For those of us working from home, KnowBe4 has a specific home course to help keep you safe!

Sign up for COVID19-related cybersecurity alerts from CyberFlorida’s COVID19 Cybersecurity Advisory Center.

TechStak has put together a Work From Home security starter kit. They will be providing free cybersecurity assessments accompanied by a free Dark Web Scan, Vulnerability scan of one IP address, and threat alerts. Utilize their resources to protect yourself as cybercrime increases due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Visit their resources here:

Trend Micro has gathered resources to help address the new security challenges you may be facing during the pandemic. Learn more here.

Microsoft has you covered by making it easier for your remote workforce to securely access all the apps they need, from anywhere and providing new threat intelligence and security guidance during the global crisis.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce provides resources, webinars, research and advocacy for small businesses combating the coronavirus. Learn more here.

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VIDEO CONFERENCING SECURITY

As we make the switch to remote work during these uncertain times, many of us are using video and teleconferencing platforms like Zoom, WebX, Skype, or Google Hangouts. It is important to modify your security settings for platforms like this. We’ve listed some tips below. 

If your video conference was hacked, visit our new Hacked Video Conference page on FraudSupport.org

Forbes: Use Zoom? Here Are 7 Essential Steps You Can Take To Secure It

Zoom: Support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cisco WebEx: Best Practices for Secure Meetings

Skype: Protecting your online safety, security, and privacy

PCMAG – How to Manage Your Google Privacy Settings

Microsoft: Making it easier for your remote workforce to securely access all the apps they need, from anywhere

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FREE WEBINARS 

Our wonderful partners and sponsor are hosting free webinars. Share these webinars with your small business staff, or utilize them individually as a tool while you work remotely. For free resources, tips, and valuable information, register below! 

RSA Conference
What SMBs Need to Know to Survive a Ransomware Attack
Virtual | April 14, 2020 at 3pm EST
Ransomware is disruptive and costly and can be catastrophic for some businesses…but it doesn’t have to be. In this webcast, focused on the cybersecurity needs for small to medium-sized businesses, industry leaders will walk you through the steps you can take (regardless of your budget) to ensure that your business survives a ransomware attack.
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Guest Speaker: Kiersten Todt, Cyber Readiness Institute’s Managing Director, and Tanya Janca, Security Consultant at IANS

TechStak
Phishing, Smishing & Vishing: Don’t Take the Bait
Virtual | April 15, 2020 at 2pm EST
Join TechStak‘s Will Hudson and Kenny Diaz, CIO at Clinic IT, as they walk through what these terms mean, actual examples of how hackers bait you into clicking or giving up personal information, and how to spot a phishing attempt and protect yourself as these scams continue to increase.
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Guest speakers: TechStak’s Will Hudson and Kenny Diaz, CIO at Clinic IT

Trend Micro
CyberSecure My Business™
E-Commerce Security During COVID-19, April 21, 2020
Virtual | April 21, 2020 at 2pm EST
Free webinar providing an overview of steps businesses can take to help secure their online stores, transactions, and delivery services.
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Trend Micro guest speakers:  William Malik and Mitchel Chang 

TechStak
Be Very Aware: COVID-19 & Other Scams Targeting Businesses
Virtual | April 29, 2020 at 2pm EST
We’ll be talking with Kristen Judge, Founder and CEO of Cybercrime Support Network to learn what not to do and how to find help – it has something to do with now being able to call 211! Learn how cyber criminals are taking advantage of businesses and what you can do to ensure you don’t fall victim.
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Guest speaker: Kristin Judge, Founder and CEO of Cybercrime Support Network

Trend Micro
CyberSecure My Business™
How to Avoid COVID-19 Scams, May 5, 2020
Virtual | May 5, 2020 at 2pm EST
Free webinar describing some of the most common COVID-19 scams with tips and resources to help avoid them.
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Trend Micro guest speakers:  Jon Clay and William Malik 

Trend Micro
CyberSecure My Business™
What Are Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing? How Can I Protect My Small Business From These Threats?
Virtual | May 12, 2020 at 2pm EST
Celebrate National Small Business Week by knowing what cyber threats face your business. You may have heard of the term phishing, but do you really know what it means and how you can protect yourself from this type of cyber threat? What about other threats, such as smishing and vishing?
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Trend Micro guest speakers:  Mitchel Chang (panelist only)

Trend Micro
CyberSecure My Business™
How to Avoid COVID-19 Scams, May 26, 2020
Virtual | May 26, 2020 at 2pm EST
Free webinar describing some of the most common COVID-19 scams with tips and resources to help avoid them.
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Trend Micro guest speakers:  Jon Clay and Myla Pilao (or someone from her team)

Trend Micro
CyberSecure My Business™
Telework Cybersecurity Best Practices, June 9, 2020
Virtual | June 9, 2020 at 2pm EST
Free webinar designed to help businesses adapt to the new paradigm of telework and remote workers as a result of COVID-19.
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Trend Micro guest speakers:  Greg Young and Ed Cabrera