Hackers Find New Target as Hoteliers Work From home During COVID-19 Outbreak

At this time of great concern the mass migration to remote work and social distancing is possibly the best thing we can do to encourage the safety of our coworkers and our customers. Remote access has been long pursued as a relatively low cost measure for travelling staff to easily connect with company resources quickly. 

Improved connectivity and better applications have driven remote work to be a crucial aspect of many businesses today. That being said, the biggest criticisms of remote work access is that it is highly insecure if not administered without professionals. 

In an interview with The Hill, cybersecurity professional & CCO of Cyber Black Inc., Tom Kellermann commented that “There are nation-states that are actively taking advantage of the situation, particularly our Cold War adversaries, and we need to be keenly aware that they are aware of the lack of security that is presented by everyone telecommuting”. 

“Government officials in the United States, Britain and elsewhere have issued warnings about the dangers of a newly remote workforce, while tech companies are seeing surges in requests to help secure out-of-office employees. At Cisco Systems Inc, for example, the number of requests for security support to support remote workforces have jumped 10-fold in the last few weeks.”

It’s worrying to know that the WHO has already been breached during this time of peril, by people who we can term nothing less than the “worst of humankind”. The breach was identified by information security lawyer Alexander Urbelis, he identified that “the (hackers) group replicated a portal used by remote WHO employees that he describes as “very, very convincing.”

The FBI has already alerted businesses in a press release that they have noticed several CDC email scams, phishing emails, and counterfeit treatment emails that cybercriminals are using to target ordinary people.  

Sample CDC Scam Phishing Email – Source: Google Images 

Anthony Schoettle of the Indianapolis Business Journal writes in his March 13 article that “Only half of small business owners have updated their companies’ remote-work security guidelines in the past year, a recent Nationwide Insurance survey of 400 small-business owners concluded. Of those surveyed, only 4% had employed all of the cybersecurity best practices and recommendations from the U.S. Small Business Administration.”

AHT Inc. – Remote Staff Connectivity Services 

The security and stability of cybersecurity systems is of grave importance for any company moving employees to a remote work environment. AHT Inc. has promoted the adoption of cybersecurity technologies and technology policy management for well over a decade. 

Our signature remote connectivity services are as we speak powering the remote workers of some of the most prestigious global hotel brands. AHT Inc. is committed to business continuity and remote worker security, with our proven legacy of delivering “Sustainable Proven Value” to our customers. 

AHT Inc. developed the winning remote work formula well over a decade ago when the concept was still in its infancy. The innovation of cloud computing and storage, added with high speed internet and better security add-ons has allowed remote access to flourish. 

AHT Remote Staff Access Services are built over a simplified infrastructure, providing ease of access, control, and operation for users of all levels. While our primary aim has been to remotely deliver high speed access to work resources, the AHT team can customize the service with added security on request. 

Our remote staff access provides notable benefits to remote workers and the organization, these include;

  1. High speed remote connectivity

Thanks to the simplified AHT remote network infrastructure, AHT remote access delivers a high speed remote work experience. All workers are required is a basic internet connection, credentials to their VPN service (if required by management), and a PC with internet protection software. 

  1. Ease of use

The AHT remote staff access service is built to ensure that you can bring your workplace home. Our remote support team assists you throughout installation, configuration and first use to assure successful deployment. You can also request support at any time through our phone and email support services at any time. 

  1. Multi user from across the world

AHT Inc. places no limits on the number of users who can access company resources at any given time. Our remote access services deliver high speed multi user access from anywhere in the world through a reliable internet connection.  

  1. Security

Security being the most essential concern for remote workers, we provide dual layer security for our remote access service. These include a firewall and two factor authentication to ensure the only authorized personnel are accessing the remote host network.  

Assisted by a PCI Professional, the entire security infrastructure is managed by a dedicated engineer to manage reliability in real time.   

  1. Cost efficiency a

Our professional experience, partnerships, and expertise allows us to deliver one of the most cost effective remote access services in hospitality. Get in touch with us today to discuss your remote work requirements with one of our hotel technology managers.