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KPMG Recommends Steps To Bolster Cybersecurity In The COVID-19 Era

April 07, 2020 / Utilities

The outbreak of Covid-19 poses a challenge to many businesses across the globe, also impacting information security as ill-wishing threat actors actively seek to exploit the situation. With the increasing use of remote technology and employees working from home, it is crucial that cybersecurity is included in contingency planning and has the attention of the Board. Since the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, there has been an increase in malware using the virus itself as the bait. Cybercriminals try to take advantage of global uncertainty and disruption with additional phishing, online scams and malware installed via Covid-19 heatmaps and social media campaigns, according to KPMG in Saudi Arabia. In light of these insights, Ton Diemont, the firm’s Head of Cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia, recommends steps to best prepare for the current threat landscape for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) in order to offer a solution to protect employe...