Part 2: COVID-19's Impact on Cyber-Security - Highs, Lows and Lessons Learnt

Presented by

Tope S Aladenusi, Chief Strategy Officer Deloitte West Africa; Chris Green Head of PR and Comms – EMEA (ISC)²

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(ISC)² Cybersecurity Experiences Series: One Year After The COVID-19 Outbreak It's been a year since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a Pandemic and even longer since the first case was recorded in the world. With total lockdowns lasting months in many parts of the word, organisations and individuals were forced to embrace the 'new normal'. Governments are reconsidering ways to ensure that their countries are stable, and businesses are trying to stay afloat. Nevertheless, while the world is focused on the health and economic threats posed by COVID-19, cybercriminals worldwide are undoubtedly capitalising on this crisis. In a bid to support and secure a remote workforce, and ensure resiliency, there has been an increased investment in mobility, collaboration, and other remote working technologies and the adoption of cloud services. On the threat landscape, there was a significant shift in the frequency and magnitude of cybersecurity attacks and data breaches on SMEs, health institutions, public, private, financial and non-financial institutions globally. In 2021, while the economic and social situation will largely remain the same in most parts of the world, although with a much positive outlook given vaccines' development in different countries, there is likely to be a significant increase in cybercriminals' activities. Therefore, an introspection into the lessons learnt, highs and lows in the past one year will help us develop foresight and adequately prepare as we progress in 2021 and beyond.

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