Cyber Crime in the Wake of COVID-19: What Employers Can Do to Prevent Cyber Attacks

In the wake of COVID-19, employers are urging – and in some instances requiring – all employees to work remotely. However, this poses increased risks associated with lack of cybersecurity protocol and oversight when employees are working remotely. In short, the term “social distancing” inevitably leads to the risks associated with “social engineering.” Cyber threat actors are preying on the concerns associated with COVID-19 and the potential lack of secure office environments as a launching pad for cyber-attacks. These attacks can have devastating consequences, and organizations must take critical steps now to prevent these attacks from occurring.
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