Knocked out by COVID-19 - can you take another hit?

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Stefan Thelberg

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 will not only have an impact on our lives in the real world. It will also have a major impact on the digital world. As always, we see that cybercriminals are quick to take advantage of the situation. Targeting organizations increased dependence on digital tools and infrastructure in a time of crisis is common, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. In the short term through social engineering, but what will the long-term effects be?

As soon as we catch our breath and start to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic organizations all over the world will evaluate their crisis preparedness. A plenitude of crisis plans will be written to deal with not least pandemics, but we will also see that organizations are reviewing their incident and crisis preparedness within IT.

We have gradually lowered our guard

Many countries in the world today are not exposed to wars, natural disasters, and other extreme situations. It’s a part of human nature to gradually lower one’s guard when a threat decreases or completely disappears. That a pandemic could hit us this hard is something that came as a huge surprise to many, and accordingly, the preparedness to efficiently respond to cyber-attacks have been generally very poor. The picture that we see clearly in front of us is strikingly similar to the one we see within IT security. Since most organizations have not yet been hit by a serious IT incident, their cyber security defense is dimensioned accordingly.

A knockout and wake-up call

COVID-19 should be a wake-up call for many organizations. What you never thought could happen is now proven can happen, and it's probably just a matter of time before it happens. At Holm Security, we have maintained that IT security must be given higher priority for many, many years. Our message today feels even more relevant. Let's hope your organization rises after the COVID-19 knockout. But can you take another hit - just when you struggle to get back up on your feet? The importance to strengthen your cyber security defense has never been higher. The criminals will not wait. They will take advantage of the general confusion when the focus is directed elsewhere.

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