Resources to Help You Through

More and more resources are coming online to help everyone get through the current COVID-19 crisis. With more and more businesses and organizations moving to remote working, cyber threats are increasing and the bad actors are actively looking to take advantage of the situation. As people spend more time in isolation, there are also more resources to help us cope, individually and as a society.

While the following list has a definite slant toward those of us in tech, many of these resources apply to all. This list is also by no means all inclusive. As of today, these are some of the best resources I have come across. I'll post more as I find them.

Hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I believe we will come out of this stronger than we went in to it. That is my wish for the world.

CompTIA COVID-19 Resources

CompTIA (The Computing Technology Industry Association) launched an interactive forum as a hub of COVID-19 real world experiences. Browse the forums, share a tip, give your feedback, ask a question, and search to find answers. There is even a post on dealing with stress in this unprecedented time.

COVID-19 Security Resource Library

A compilation of links, tips and recommendations from NCSA (National Cyber Security Alliance) and its partners on ways to stay safe online, as well as how to avoid cyber threats and scams during this pandemic.

Bigger Brains Office 365 Training Library

With so many moving to remote working, Bigger Brains has made most of their Office 365 training videos available for free to help workers make a quick pivot to remote productivity.

List of Free Software and Services During Coronavirus Outbreak

Respected computer enthusiast web site Bleeping Computer has published a list of all the companies that are offering free software to help everyone get through this.

Coronavirus: Free Remote Work Technology Tools List

From ChannelE2E, this is an even larger list of free tools available to help companies make it through the pandemic. There is some overlap with the previous list, but this adds to it.

Business Pandemic Planning Checklist

This is a PDF from the CDC that was originally created for the influenza pandemic and is absolutely helpful for what we face today with COVID-19.

Take These 3 Steps to Protect Your Data from Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scams

Security company ID Agent offers advise on keeping your data safe from the bad actors trying to exploit the current crisis.

Risk Management for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This PDF from CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) examines protecting your infrastructure, supply chain, organization, workforce and consumers during this time.

New to Working Remotely? These Resources Can Help

This LinkedIn Learning Blog has excellent advice for adjusting to working remotely.

Risk assessment: Telecommuting Technology

This is a good, basic checklist from Lifecycle Insights for evaluating and securing your risk associated with moving your workforce out of the office.