David Bruno

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COVID-19 and CyberCrime: How rogue nations and cyber criminals are exploiting a global crisis

May 22, 2020 | David Bruno

May 2020 | For the truly nefarious, even a crisis is an opportunity. Canadian, American and European authorities have noticed an uptick in cybercrime incidents as more people work from home. The threat expands further as government employees and legislatures attempt to move to remote workspaces. Together, corporate and government employees could be facing billions of dollars in additional costs from ransomware, phishing or malware attacks. The flow of information has never been so weaponized as it has in recent years. The biggest and most brazen attacks seem to have been launched by the Russian, Iranian and North Korean state authorities. To protect citizens and states, tools such as end-to-end encryption and zero-trust architecture need to be deployed in mainstream applications.

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