2 Apr 2020
Why might a global pandemic cause an uptick in cyberattacks? The question has more answers than you’d think. Worldwide disruptions are ideal conditions for cyberattackers to operate in, particularly when they cause repercussions across healthcare, economic, social, and political structures. Entire communities have made the move to digital spaces to promote social distancing and protect the health of individuals, but without taking the proper cybersecurity measures, these spaces might as well be a house of cards. Increasing our reliance on connecting through the Internet means, inevitably, increasing our risk of exposure to malicious actors and attacks on online infrastructure. In a time of great uncertainty, bolstering cybersecurity measures will be a crucial task to give our newfound digital community a foundation to stand on.