Amidst the landscape of challenges that face us all as we grapple with Covid-19, it's a pretty sad reflection of human behaviour to see the speed at which the cyber scammers have stepped up their game. But criminals also follow the old mantra of "never let a good crisis go to waste", and the sudden shift to a work from home model creates new opportunity for cyber threats.
Trevor Bennett, the head of Castle Hall's CybersecurityDiligence team, prepared the following list of considerations around cyber and the new work from home model.
Ultimately, the moral of the story is that, whenever possible, regular security controls, procedures, and processes should be maintained, likely with additional precautions taken.
This is also a time for an abundance of communication with staff, particularly those who are not used to remote work and for whom this will mark a significant change in routine. We expect to see cyber criminals attempt to take advantage of a confusing and troubling time.
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