The coronavirus outbreak is still a rising issue for many countries and related lock-downs have forced many people into teleworking – working at home, while communicating with their office by phone or email, or using the Internet. This raises cybersecurity concerns.
Malign actors are actively exploiting these new challenging circumstances to target remote workers, businesses and individuals alike. It is vitally important for everyone to be fully aware of the threats and to ensure that anything transacted over the Internet is done safely and securely.
To help with this awareness Europol has provided ‘Safe Teleworking Tips and Advice’ for both employees and employers, as well as tips on ‘How To Make Your Home a Cyber Safe Stronghold’ (available for download in 13 languages).
EAST and Europol have worked together since 2004 and EAST provides secure platforms for public/private sector cooperation in the fight against organised criminal groups engaged in financial crime. Click here for more information on EAST’s law enforcement relationships.
The EAST Payments Task Force (EPTF) has a specific focus on cybersecurity. This Group, which meets twice a year, adds value to the payments industry by using the unique and extensive EAST National Member platform and Associate Member network to provide information and outputs that are not currently available elsewhere.