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5 Useful Cybersecurity Lockdown Tools

By June 4, 2020November 30th, 2022No Comments
5 useful cybersecurity lockdown tools that you may not have considered

Five useful cybersecurity lockdown tools that you may not have considered. These tools are easy to set up, cost effective and are in some cases free.

Categories include:

  1. Secure video conferencing
  2. Secure encrypted storage
  3. Sensitive data discovery
  4. Secure wireless for homeworkers
  5. Home device endpoint protection

These tools will help keep you and your data as safe as possible when working remotely.

1. Secure video conferencing

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Armour Comms - 5 useful cybersecurity lockdown tools that you may not have considered

Armour Mobile provides secure voice calls, video calls, one-to-one and group messaging, voice and video conference calls, file attachments, sent/ received/read message status and the option for messages to automatically delete once read or after a set time .

Armour Mobile prevents mobile communications whether voice, text, video or conference from being intercepted by devices such as IMSI catchers, or hacks using the SS7 protocol and others. It enables secure collaboration between trusted colleagues when discussing commercially sensitive information such as corporate intellectual property, financial transactions, and customer details.

2. Secure Encrypted Storage

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Apricorn - 5 useful cybersecurity lockdown tools that you may not have considered

If execs or key personnel are storing data at home or if you need to send data in the post, Apricorn is a great solution. Not to be confused with software encrypted USB drives, this is true hardware device protection with advanced admin control.

They are great for storage but also can be utilised to run a full corporate build operating system for companies that are unable to provision laptops for remote users, but also need to separate user and work data when using a home computer.

3. Sensitive data discovery

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Groundlabs - 5 useful cybersecurity lockdown tools that you may not have considered

Infosec Partners have been working with Groundlabs, a data discovery & protection company for many years, we like it as it is easy to use and not massively expensive even at an enterprise level

We have partnered with Groundlabs to provide a complimentary 90-day version of its data discovery solution Enterprise Recon to our clients.

Enterprise Recon allows users to scan all PC’s, servers, cloud resources, email and remote machines for sensitive or personal data, we are using it a lot with clients to make sure there is not excessive sensitive data on end-user machines with everyone working at home.

4. Secure wireless for homeworkers

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Fortinet FortiWIFI - 5 useful cybersecurity lockdown tools that you may not have considered

Home networks are not the same as corporate networks, home networks have a router rather than a firewall, a wifi point with a basic shared password for all and have many connected devices with low levels of security.

Covid-19 has made attacks to home systems far more likely to succeed, primarily because you can now be 100% sure key staff are working at the home each day, but also because it is trivial to find out where someone lives & also that it is easy to break into all home wifi networks.

Most enterprises have sent staff home with their work laptop to connect to their home wifi network and to VPN back to the office. Nothing has been done to improve the wireless security and most are operating in the ‘untrusted’ home network.

It is easy to provision a secure wireless network for home users, post the user an access point, they plug it into their existing router and then connect as if they were in the office.

A secure wireless point for select home users adds a lot of protection and will even improve coverage around the home.

Read more about FortiWifi here

5. Home device endpoint protection

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Fortinet FortiEDR - 5 useful cybersecurity lockdown tools that you may not have considered

Businesses have been ramping up the security of corporate pc’s and laptops for the increased threat of operating within home networks as a norm.

The networks are generally not well secured with many uncontrolled devices in the home.

You can reduce the threat and also help to protect staff and their families by providing protection software for their home machines.

FortiEDR can monitor pc’s and laptops for viruses and malicious activity and also identifies all IOT devices within the home network.

Read more about FortiEDR here

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