As recent reporting highlights, cybercriminals and nation-state actors are already seizing on this moment of panic and misinformation to use traditional hacking methods to steal data — from using interactive maps with Coronavirus infection statistics to plant malware on devices to phishing scams where hackers pose as CDC officials. While the response to COVID-19 has rightly been focused on its human toll, and as organizations take action to confront the threat posed by COVID-19, they must also prepare for the uptick in cybersecurity risks that we are seeing. Below are practical tips that can be implemented quickly without the need to rebuild your IT infrastructure or redraft policies (which likely will not be feasible in the immediate term).
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