With COVID-19 forcing citizens to remain inside, businesses are turning to teleworking arrangements for their employees. Cyber criminals have been quick to pivot their techniques to target vulnerable entities. There have been numerous reports of increased phishing attempts, ransomware attacks, fake email and text message communications, and even the sale of fraudulent treatments for the virus.
All these activities enrich the criminals and further inflict harm on society already in a vulnerable predicament. For this reason, it is crucial, that while navigating this new reality, organizations remain vigilant in their cyber hygiene, adhering to best practices, and remaining apprised of the latest tactics, techniques and procedures leveraged by attackers.
Kelly White, CEO, RiskRecon
Rebecca Ledingham, VP, Cybersecurity Products
Melanie Gersten, Director, Cybersecurity Products