Upon the momentum of COVID-19 preparedness and response, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered a cyber-attack on its computer system aimed at undermining the response to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s by all accounts an immoral act and it shines a light on the depths that cyber-attackers will go at a time in which one would hope for a moratorium of such attacks. In response, Harvard Business Review has a great article to remind us that, like washing our hands and not touching our faces, there are simple cyber hygiene practices that we can follow to reduce cyberattacks. 

It goes without saying that the world as we know it will be irrevocably changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us will face challenges both professionally and personally that we could not have imagined a mere six months ago. In these times, connectively to the critical systems is more important than ever, which in turn has elevated the importance of mature cybersecurity processes and practices.  

The overall maturity and fidelity of an organizations cybersecurity posture will be tested as more and more employees become distributed for an indefinite period – exposing the organization to an increased level of threats. These threats won’t be new, they will simply be magnified. From BYOD issues to unsafe Wi-Fi Networks, to increased phishing scams, even the most basic cybersecurity hygiene practices will be tested as employees let their guards down in any attempt to remain engaged and informed. 

Assessing your organizations cybersecurity maturity posture is more important than ever – but with budgets on hold, and business travel cut to only the most necessary, assessing can become almost impossible. That’s where unique tools like TrustMAPP can help. TrustMAPP is designed to empower organizations to easily create cybersecurity and privacy assessments by selecting out-of-the-box industry framework templates. Each assessment template comes with framework mapping, robust remediation recommendations, as well as CAPEX and OPEX calculations. What’s more, all assessments can be done remotely – meaning employees working from home can easily take part in the assessment.  

A prime example is a health care organization that is governed by HIPAA, TrustMAPP has assessment templates available for HIPAA, CCPA, and GDPR amongst many others. With remediation recommendations, task management, risk registries, TrustMAPP is the turn-key tool that organizations are now leaning on to quickly and easily assess their cybersecurity maturity posture.  

Contact us today to learn more about how TrustMAPP can assist with your cybersecurity and privacy maturity assessments.