Why COVID-19 should prompt questions about cybersecurity

As more team member prepare to work remotely, cybersecurity concerns should be taken seriously. Here’s what communicators should be sharing with their networks.

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As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, more companies are faced with the reality of remote work.

For many employees, telework is not a new concept, but for entire organizations, this level of remote work is unprecedented. We are seeing companies update their policies to reflect the current landscape and ramp up contingency plans.

During this crisis, it’s essential that organizations do not overlook the importance of cybersecurity when establishing business continuity measures.

Telework opens up a whole new world of security vulnerabilities, especially for groups whose infrastructure was not built with significant remote access capabilities in mind.

According to Checkpoint’s Global Threat Index for January 2020, cyber-criminals are exploiting the global epidemic by spreading malicious activity and launching spam campaigns relating to the outbreak of the virus.

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