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CISA: Organizations Must Bolster Cybersecurity Amid Coronavirus

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency advises organizations to bolster network protection as they adopt telework approaches due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Organizations must be aware of the increase of cyber vulnerabilities in using enterprise virtual private networks, a requirement for mass telework or work-from-home arrangements, CISA said Friday.

The use of VPN may open organizations to more phishing threats and reduce the availability of information technology security personnel, the agency noted.

CISA recommends organizations to increase phishing awareness among employees, ensure VPNs are updated, prepare IT personnel for cybersecurity tasks, employ multi-factor authentication for VPN access and report all concerns to the agency.

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