MALVERN, PA, March 25, 2020 — Layer 8 Security, a service-disabled, veteran-owned cybersecurity and data risk management firm, today announced they will be offering free Cyber Awareness Training Sessions and Network Vulnerability Scans to support businesses that are now operating remotely as a result of social distancing measures and shelter-in-place orders.
The Cyber Awareness Training Sessions will equip employees with best practices to detect and avoid cyber threats while working at home. Topics will include:
- Teleconferencing best practices to keep yourself secure
- Email behavior – identifying and mitigating phishing emails
- Password management for devices and home networking
- Configuring settings on devices properly
- Browser configurations and reducing use of extensions
- Proper settings on social networking sites
“Nefarious actors see the pandemic as an opportunity to target people with phishing and other scams,” said Jeffrey Lipson, Chief Executive Officer at Layer 8 Security. “With much of the world working from home, the need for security awareness is important. A ransomware attack or similar is always hard to recover from, but in this hectic work environment recovery efforts will be far more difficult.”
Layer 8 Security will provide the training via remote online sessions directly and through their partner network. For organizations who complete the training, they will have the option to have a free External Network Vulnerability Scan performed on their public-facing network that will provide a technical report with findings and recommendations for mitigation.
“We want to do our part for the community and go above and beyond at a time when it’s needed most. No strings, nothing attached,” said Kevin Hyde, President and Co-Founder at Layer 8 Security. “We’ve seen cyber criminals using this global crisis to prey on companies and individuals through a variety of attack vectors like phishing, malicious mobile applications, and ransomware. And we don’t see it stopping any time soon. We launched our free offering because of despicable behavior like this.”
Organizations interested in free Cyber Awareness Training and Network Vulnerability Scanning can visit https://go.layer8security.com/cyberawareness2020 to register their team.
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About Layer 8 Security
Layer 8 Security is a cybersecurity consulting, advisory, and technical services firm who arms organizations with practical security, compliance, and privacy strategies. Today’s business environment requires seamless integration with third-party vendors, clients, and partners. Layer 8 Security ensures your information ecosystem is secure, compliant, and resilient from the severity and frequency of disruptions resulting from cyber attacks. Layer 8 Security was honored by Philadelphia Business Journal as a 2019 Best Place To Work. For more information, visit www.layer8security.com.