The Covid-19 outbreak has fundamentally impacted the security landscape. Leaders must focus on securing their workforce, at a time when available resources are more limited, attack surfaces have grown as a result of remote working practices, and threat actor activity has increased, as actors diversify to take advantage of the pandemic.
Right now, security leaders must ensure they act proactively to protect against emerging threats, as well as having plans in-place to react should the worst happen. While doing so amid so much change and uncertainty can appear like a complex exercise, by concentrating on a few, fundamental principles, business leaders and their security teams will be well placed to face the challenges ahead.
In this article, Elissa Doroff, Underwriting and Product Manager, North America Cyber and Technology for AXA XL and Aaron Aanenson, Director of Cyber Security for S-RM, focus on why the Covid-19 pandemic calls for a return to basic cybersecurity principles.
• Monitor the threats.
• Communicating effectively.
• Plan and practice.