EMBRACING THE NEW NORMAL
Security Advisor Middle East|September 2020
EMBRACING THE NEW NORMAL
ESET GENERAL MANAGER FOR MIDDLE EAST DEMES STROUTHOS SHEDS LIGHT ON THE CHALLENGES BROUGHT BY THE COVID-19 AND DISCUSSED HOW THE COMPANY IS ENABLING ENTERPRISES TO STAY SECURE AS THEY ADAPT TO THE ‘NEW NORMAL’.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the cybersecurity landscape?

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed thousands of organisations to adopt remote working models. As a result, businesses today have become more digitally connected. However, while this presents a significant advantage amidst the current landscape, this also means that they are now more vulnerable to cyber risks than ever.

When the pandemic hit, many business leaders did not anticipate the scale of its impact. It also highlighted a significant issue that many businesses lacked business continuity plans and have inadequate incident response plans. They also became more aware that any misconfigurations in their systems can lead to sensitive information being exposed and vulnerable to threats such as DDoS attacks.

Over the past few months, we have also seen a big influx in cybercriminals taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to scam consumers and launch targeted attacks. In most cases, people who are desperate for more information about the ongoing crisis are the ones that are falling prey to these types of attacks.

Today, to stay resilient, organisations need to have a better understanding of remote access systems and implement the necessary security measures.

What are the most prevalent cybersecurity challenges remote workforces are facing today?

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September 2020