The impacts of COVID-19 on Cyber Security

The pandemic has had immediate effects on organisations, changing the way employees work, the way organisations operate, and the way daily activities take place. Unfortunately, these changes bring with it numerous new cyber risks which businesses should be aware off and prepared for.

As a result of these fast changes, it is likely for the number of cyber-attacks to increase, as organisations become more and more technology dependant and for cyber security good practices to fall.

Furthermore, the nature of threats is changing as attackers will now look to exploit uncertainty, unprecedented situations and rapid IT and organisation changes.

Ultimately, it is our advice for organisations to take the following 3 actions to mitigate the risks:

  • Make sure your latest implementation for remote working is secured.
  • Make sure that your security functions are continuously monitored.
  • Make sure that you mitigate the increased risk of phishing and insider threat.

If you need to speak to us about implementing safety measure for your business, or if you have any questions, we are happy to assist you; please contact us.