Because of the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak, cyber criminals have been initiating attacks against unsuspecting targets. For example, as an increasing number of employees work from home, cyber-criminals are utilzing “phishing” scams that involve remote work due to COVID-19, falsely impersonating human resource departments or executive leadership. And as the world continues to receive more updates about COVID-19, we can expect cyber criminals to continue to attempt to leverage attacks against individuals utilizing COVID-19 campaigns.
Our May webinar will feature Ben Woelk, from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Woelk will help you understand how to recognize suspicious activity particularly in the context of these emerging new practices that aimed at remote workers. Mr. Woelk will also offer a number of general cyber-security tips, what else to be aware of in the context of COVID-19, and how to utilize remote meeting platforms securely.
Ben Woelk, CISSP, CPTC, is the Program Manager for the Information Security Office at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he’s developed a leading information security awareness program. Ben holds degrees from the University of Florida, Trinity International University, and the University of Rochester, and an Advanced Certificate in Technical Information Design from RIT. Ben is adjunct faculty at RIT, teaching classroom and online courses in Computing Security Fundamentals, Technical Communication, and Introverts and Leadership.
Prior to joining RIT, Ben provided technical communications and change management consulting to a number of area Fortune 500 companies.
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