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Capture 1Over the last few weeks, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of cyber incidents from companies around the world that have been affected by a fresh wave of coronavirus-themed cyberattacks. According to cybersecurity firm CYE, since the beginning of February cybercriminals have been increasingly exploiting the unfamiliar situation caused by the global pandemic.

By leveraging the public’s genuine fear and increased distraction associated with these events, there is an increased likelihood of employees clicking on malicious attachments or using unsecure networks to retrieve sensitive information when working from home or in remote locations. As quarantines become more prevalent and more and more individuals are authorized to work remotely, there must be a multi-departmental focus on maintaining proper controls.

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