Managing increased cyber security risks due to coronavirus

A major global event like coronavirus presents increased cyber and data security risks as cyber criminals develop tactics to opportunistically profit from the emerging environment and the large numbers of organisations adopting home working policies.

Cyber criminals will seek to exploit the sense of urgency and panic surrounding the pandemic and leverage any security weaknesses that may arise within an organisation’s systems and procedures.

Companies should be mindful of these increased risks and take prompt, practical steps to mitigate them. However, this can be even more challenging at this time due to reduced IT staffing and in many cases, a focus on supporting remote access for workers.

This content sheds light on the specific cyber security risks facing organisations and the steps they can take to mitigate their exposure.

Topics covered:
• Opportunistic tactics of cyber criminals.
• How to fight phishing and malware attacks.
• What steps can be taken to mitigate the increased cyber risks?