Cybersecurity in The Time of COVID – 19

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As the workers started to practice remote work, Zoom has become a highly popular platform for online conferencing. However, the recent news of hackers exploiting vulnerabilities in Zoom has damaged the trust and confidence of users.

Is it safe to continue to use zoom for online conferencing? Peoples are asking the same question, despite the fact that security concerns found in Zoom.

According to cyber security expert, LGMS CEO Mr. Fong Choong Fook, Zoom is safe to use as long as the software is up to date with new patches. Nevertheless, remote workers should aware of the vulnerabilities exposed to cyber threats during this period. In order to prevent being a victim, one should practice to:

  • Ensure your connectivity secured.
  • Be cautious of phishing emails.
  • Ensure all software and operating system are up to date with the latest system patches.

Besides the general public, governments and the healthcare units also face the high rising cybersecurity threat as the cyberattack able to cripple the operation of health service and government systems. Due to the extensive social impact of the cyberattack, peoples should recognize the fact that cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. In order to achieve this goal, the global cybersecurity community should create cybersecurity awareness among the public and educate them on the relevant cybersecurity knowledge.

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