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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Security company ID Agent offers advise on keeping your data safe from the bad actors trying to exploit the current crisis.
This PDF from CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) examines protecting your infrastructure, supply chain, organization, workforce and consumers during this time.
This LinkedIn Learning Blog has excellent advice for adjusting to working remotely.
This is a good, basic checklist from Lifecycle Insights for evaluating and securing your risk associated with moving your workforce out of the office.