As the new normal settles in, resources are still being created and offered to the Community free of charge to help you make it through. From communication strategies to cybersecurity, everyone is trying help. Here are links to some of the latest resources I have found that offer a lot of value. Most are targeted at IT MSPs, but any small to mid-size business can learn from or leverage these strategies as well. Hope you're staying safe and healthy!
This notice from the FTC will point you to the authoritative government source for accurate information. It also outlines some known scams to avoid.
CompTIA is maintaining a list of discounted and free offerings from the technology industry to help clients navigate through the pandemic. CompTIA also has an excellent COVID-19 resource site at covid19.comptia.org. Check it out.
Dave Scott from Scott Digital Marketing has put together a free kit with lots of templates for communicating with clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These templates and for email and blog content and if you are struggling with where to start, these will help.
IT Glue has released a checklist to help you or your clients migrate to a remote workforce. While you likely have made this transition at this point, this is still a useful checklist to go through, to be sure you have made your transition as safely as possible.
One of my previous posts mentioned free training from Bigger Brains. In case that link did not work, this site has the training they are making available freely available to watch. These training cover business issues related to dealing with the pandemic.
This is an excellent post from Sophos on their blog that outlines the growing number of threats that are out there. There are screenshot examples and information on how best to defeat these threats.
Self described "MSP Guy" Nigel Moore has made his new ebook available free of charge. Targeted at MSP owners, Nigel's new book is all about navigating uncertain times. You can download the book without providing any contact information or if you would like to be on Nigel's email list, you may provide your contact information. It's a solid read!
Also, in the threat department there are new reports today about hackers actively attacking VPNs in an attempt to inject ransomware into networks. If you are using or have deployed VPNs to facility remote working, please be sure they are fully patched and securely configured.