The measures put in place around the world to limit the spread of COVID-19 are proving an unprecedented test of the effectiveness of many companies. Much of the response to the crisis revolves around the widespread use of homework, which has put the technological operational framework of companies at the heart of the strategic response to the crisis. Simply allowing workers to connect en masse to their company networks has subjected them to unprecedented levels of traffic.
Many companies have put in place a structure that has enabled most of their work. workforce to work from home relatively easily. This approach, however, comes with new risks. Some central agencies like the European Central Bank are also urging banks to prepare for an upsurge in attacks given the potentially reduced availability of technical staff to maintain operational capacities.
A very real danger, when you consider that a recent UK government report indicates that almost half of UK businesses suffer from a lack of basic cybersecurity skills in areas as crucial as security. Firewall configuration and malware control. Already reports of hackers playing on coronavirus fears and malicious exploitation of data relating to the coronavirus epidemic are fueling data security concerns.