Data security firm SecurityMetrics has opened a free 24-hour cybersecurity advice hotline. The hotline is available to any company that needs guidance on COVID-19-related cyber threats and attacks.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on businesses around the world,” SecurityMetrics said in a news release. “Whether a business has shut down operations for the time being or is attempting to continue work remotely, suffering a cyberattack right now will only kick business owners while they’re down. The bedlam of a successful cyberattack may well serve as a tipping point, sending an already struggling business over the edge to bankruptcy.”
“The SecurityMetrics Security Operations Center has seen a significant increase in the amount of cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said SecurityMetrics CEO Brad Caldwell. “Cyber criminals understand that businesses have changed their networks to allow employees to work remotely, and these fast changes often cause security vulnerabilities. Whether a business is worried about protecting against phishing emails, maintaining data-security compliance, or believes they are currently infected with malware, SecurityMetrics is available and ready to help. We want to do our part to protect business around the world from cyberattacks.”
The SecurtyMetrics cybersecurity hotline can be reached at:
- US and Canada: 877-705-6074
- UK: +44 20 3014 7831
- Worldwide: 801 995 6500