Cybersecurity Challenges Brought by Covid-19

Covid-19 has recently been the headline in every individual’s life around the world. The swift of cultures, brought in the world by Covid-19, has been challenging the conventional practices carried around by the organizations around the world. Introducing work from home, washing/sanitizing hands after every hour, maintaining a healthy social distance, and the growing influence of meetings being conducted over video calls has changed the notion of how work is conducted around the globe.

Not only the lives of individuals and organizations, but the economical and health state around the world have also been hit by a massive wave of changing norms because of Covid-19. To keep up with the ever-evolving circumstances, every country’s government is coming up with new and challenging economic and health plans to ensure stability. While the world is busy tackling health and economic issues, cybercriminals continue taking advantage of the posed crises.

There has been seen a drastic increase in cybercrime around the world, as observed by Deloitte’s Cyber Intelligence Center, where cybercriminals are using Covid-19 as a bait to attack and impersonate businesses which further misleads their customers and employees. This practice will further infect individual phones and computers as well. Not just businesses as a whole, individual end-users are being targeted as well through applications related to Covid-19.

While most of the employees in an organization these days are working remotely, it must be made sure that every worker takes extra cautions while opening documents, links, and emails regarding Covid-19. At the same time, strengthening their cybersecurity to oppose the posed threats.

Rest assure, Covid-19 will change the lives of every individual, notions of work in the organizations, hygienes, economic, and cybersecurity policies around the world. It is not a personal fight against the virus, but as much as a united war to overcome these circumstances.

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