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Cybersecurity at war with COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on 23/03/2020 by Hariz Chan

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As the world is reeling with this pandemic, people are taking safety measures to keep themselves isolated and safe. Due to public safety, government agencies and private sectors are introducing work from home arrangements for their employees. 

Employees who have switched to remote working due to the spread of the virus are using unprotected home networks. While the world is focused on the systemic threat posed by COVID-19, cyber criminals around the world undoubtedly are poised to capitalise on the crisis. Cyber criminals are targeting individuals as well as industries, including aerospace, financial institutions, transport, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare and insurance. Critical data for many private and government organisations have never been more exposed than it is now, as more employees work remotely and pass more confidential data across global networks and systems which will expose the greater risk of being hacked. Organisations may eventually face the prospect of functioning with little to no personnel on-site to protect incoming cyber-attacks to their infrastructure. 

Whilst the world is at war with the pandemic, we lose sight of how cyber attackers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage. The need for cybersecurity has never been so critical. 

We foresee an increase in cyber-attacks during this period. To keep the nation and companies safe from any cyber-risks, SearchElect is not slowing down our efforts and we have increased our network with certified cybersecurity experts with experience in Pen-Testing, Red Teaming, VAPT, SOC, etc.

Talk with me now on 65898787 or email me directly on hariz@searchelect.com to discuss how we can be your best line of defence.