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COVID-19 has resulted in a significant rise in cyber-attacks and, therefore, has increased the need to be even more vigilant in maintaining cyber-security.

Summary

In just a four month period, INTERPOL  and national police forces have detected 737 malware incidents and 48,000 malicious URLs related to COVID-19. Some of the most serious incidents were:
What we can do to improve cyber-security::
  • Make cyber security a high priority
  • Ask contacts to take precautions
  • Maintain authentication protocols
  • Look for back doors/vulnerabilities, malware, social engineering, and excessive permissions
  • Watch for  insider threats 
  • Keep upto date with security awareness training