By Algirde Pipikaite and Nicholas David (WEF)
(Suggestion by Dr Constantinos Adamides)
- The COVID-19 pandemic poses the risk of increased cyberattacks.
- Hackers are targeting people’s increased dependence on digital tools.
- Strategies to maintain cybersecurity include maintaining good cyber hygiene, verifying sources and staying up-to-date on official updates.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt global health, economic, political and social systems, there’s another unseen threat rising in the digital space: the risk of cyberattacks that prey on our increased reliance on digital tools and the uncertainty of the crisis.
In a pandemic of this scale – with cases of coronavirus reported in more than 150 countries – dependency on digital communications multiplies. The Internet has almost instantly become the channel for effective human interaction and the primary way we work, contact and support one another […]