COVID-19 Cybersecurity: From Lockdown to New Normal [Specialist Series]

As COVID-19 rages on, lockdowns have been enforced by governments all over the globe in order to halt the spread of the virus.

Offices have been shut down, staff have been forced to transition to a work from home arrangement – and hackers couldn’t be happier because of it; the mess of confusion, panic, and misinformation that followed in the wake of COVID-19 combined with a company’s inability to react as fast as they normally could is the perfect opportunity for cyber-attacks to happen.

According to reports, there has been a massive spike in ransomware attacks, scams, and other related cyber attacks ever since the pandemic began. This is a continuing pandemic webinar specialist series to assist professional to manage the specialised areas related to business continuity management.

Additionally, with so many staff working at home, hackers clearly seen hundreds, maybe thousands, of new opportunities opening up to infiltrate an organization. From unsecure wifi networks to compromised VPNs to simple human error to the fact that each staff is now isolated from the advice of their peers and managers, cybersecurity is more fragile and exploitable than it’s ever been, and it will take industry professionals some adjustment and adaptation to ensure that these holes in their IT Disaster Recovery plan are plugged.

And this question also needs to be asked: how many of these new vulnerabilities will follow us into the ‘New Normal’? Many staff are still working at home after the lockdown ends, either permanently situated there or only returning to the office at a much later date. How will the new Cybersecurity plan deal with this?

This Cybersecurity webinar will cover the following questions:

  1. Lessons from recent breaches which occurred during lockdown?
  2. Has the threat landscape evolved during this period?
  3. Are you prepared for the new cybersecurity normal after lockdown?
  4. What are the key areas to consider in your risk management?
  5. How do you future-proof against the next lockdown?

This webinar is Free and seats are guaranteed for active members of BCM Institute.  However, for non-members or inactive members, you can register at the “Non-Member” button and it is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Note that each organisation is allowed to register for a maximum of two seats. Any additional seats will be payable at SGD50.

The speaker is Steven Sim, Vice President of ISACA Singapore Chapter. Dr Goh Moh Heng President of BCM Institute will be the facilitator for the webinar.

Contact us today to find out more at sales.ap@bcm-institute.org

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