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cybersecurity magnifying glassIn the blink of an eye, COVID-19 has taken center stage in almost every facet of operations in governmental offices, businesses, schools and homes in the world. And the ripple effects of this pandemic are invading more than our home lives and the economy. This crisis has required most of the country’s work-force to reinvent operations and require every non-essential worker to work from home. It is in this type of paradigm-shift that cybercriminals look for opportunity. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and response efforts, there has been an escalation of cybercrime and cyber intrusion attempts. While we each adjust to this new way of life and, more importantly, help our clients adapt, it’s important that we remain vigilant. Below are examples of some of the most recent attempts of cybercrime (either through phishing scams or VPN intrusions), as well as recommendations for how to mitigate risk.

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