The COVID-19 health crisis has created many organizational and economic concerns for companies. Those who have opted for remote work due to the pandemic are now facing additional pressure on their networks’ security. Remote employees, who are more exposed than corporate networks, have become prime targets for hackers looking for more accessible entry points to corporate networks.
Remote Work and Amplified Cyber Risk
An estimated 16 million U.S. knowledge workers started working remotely due to Covid-19 as of March 27; that number is likely much higher now. …
The COVID-19 crisis has outpaced the resiliency mechanisms of most global businesses. It is in a context of stress and ambiguity, with limited information and a little history, that business leaders must rethink their strategy, make decisions, and put in place massive plans.
In situations of extreme stress, research has shown that managers tend to make bad decisions for their businesses, using binary choices, limiting options, and focusing on short-term solutions. Situations of great fear often lead to a decrease in confidence in others, an increased dependence on habits, and an increase in negative interpretations of events.
From an ethical perspective, prolonged anxiety can be problematic. It can interfere with judgment, cause business leaders to focus on the wrong things, distort the facts, or justify wrongdoing. This condition can worsen, especially when it is reinforced…
How to protect and defend your organization’s sensitive information
Espionage has always been around. During the 6th century BC, the philosopher Sun Tzu found it very useful for gaining an advantage over his adversaries. Traditionally, spying (as well as other intelligence assessments) were of service to countries, their secret services, and their armies. Its first objective was to protect and improve the security of the country by discovering information that its strategic competitors and allies want to keep hidden. Many countries like the United States, Russia, and China also have secret espionage programs for the benefit of their businesses.
Espionage in the…