Preparing for the increased risk of cyber attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic
How to prepare for the increased risk of cyber crime during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As connectivity improves and organisations move beyond a patchwork of uncoordinated systems, they become increasingly more dependent on an IT infrastructure.
A potential data breach or ‘cyber attack’ can become more likely if potential cyber risks are not managed.
Today, we face a myriad of challenging hazards and threats in the digital space, including those caused by humans. These incidents can be accidental or deliberate and disrupt education and critical operations; expose sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) of employees, volunteers and other user groups; and can lead to high recovery costs.
Organisations are making greater use of technology and the internet, so it is vital they take all the steps they can to keep their systems, people and data secure and safe from harm.
The purpose of this scenario planner is to help inform decision-makers and to encourage an appropriate response to a cyber attack. The planner serves as a summary to help all involved parties make informed decisions about security and the need for additional action such as insurance or technical management measures. By reviewing, the cyber risk posed to the organisation, the planner will also help identify where there are weaknesses or areas for further investment.