Three Tips for Managing Cyber Risk During COVID-19

By Paroon Chadha June 8, 2020 May 11th, 2021 Blog Post

Security remains a top priority for institutions as they suddenly switched to full-time remote work during the COVID-19 crisis.

While a complete security overhaul might be too formidable in the immediate term, these three tips can help get you started employing better security protocols.

  1. Video Conferencing – Many of the more popular video conferencing tools boast a feature set that includes a range of options for users to manage their privacy and secure their online meetings. Be sure to review these and investigate the meeting tool’s security features before holding a sensitive meeting.
  2. Email – There are numerous email security tips available, and while many may appear common knowledge, not everyone may be aware of them. There is value in sharing best practices like how to identify a phishing email with examples, what a phony email address might look like, or how to check the safety of a URL. Not only do sharing best practices increase in-house knowledge, but they also help foster positive behavior from students and faculty.
  3. File Sharing – Most organizations are inconsistent in the way folders are named and structured. Folders are often mislabeled and forgotten when adopting new folder structures. While this may not be a problem with locally managed files, it can become a major problem when those assets are shared and information is passed around. A standardized file structure is the first trick to not only organizing files, but also making sure none are misplaced.

When it comes to your board meetings, security is of primary importance. AGB Onboard, the only virtual board management platform built for higher education, incorporates top security protocols in one turnkey solution.  AGB OnBoard is free for all new customers through August 31, 2020. Learn more.

Paroon Chadha is a cofounder and the chief executive officer of AGB OnBoard and its parent company, Passageways.

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