Cybersecurity and COVID Pandemic Era

Speaker:  Haider Abbas – Islamabad, Pakistan
Topic(s):  Security and Privacy


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reliance on online and cyberspace alternatives has increased as the individuals have been made to work from remote locations/homes. As a result, many individuals have been working on their own computers using their own routers. The massive shift towards remote working has increased the risk to cyber-attacks. The pandemic is seen as an opportunity by the cyber-attackers to perform their cybercriminal activities by exploiting the vulnerabilities of the remote workers’ systems and taking advantage of the people’s keen interest in COVID related news. E.g., Malicious COVID news related websites were designed by the attackers to steal people’s personal information. The increased risk of cyber-attacks requires more focus on cybersecurity specifically during the pandemic. This talk aims to discuss COVID-19 related cyber-attacks, and what measures the organizations can take to provide a secure remote working environment. 

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  32
Duration:  25-30 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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