Cyber security in the time of coronavirus

With the ongoing spread of coronavirus, government guidance is changing rapidly. In many countries, healthy individuals are being asked for the first time to avoid unnecessary public exposure, for example at large gatherings, on public transport and in the workplace.

As a result, many businesses around the world are now either planning for or actively implementing a business model involving far more remote workers than they had ever anticipated. IT and management teams are hard at work on the infrastructure and organization to facilitate this. In the rush to keep businesses working, there is a significant risk that security will not be properly thought through.

This article focuses on cyber security in the time of coronavirus and the steps organisations can take to mitigate the risks.

Topics covered:
• Changing working patterns.
• Good business cyber security practices.
• Areas to consider when planning or deploying remote working capabilities.
• Securing employee connections.
• Preparing for the worst.