2020: The Year the COVID-19 Crisis Brought a Cyber Pandemic

2020: The Year the COVID-19 Crisis Brought a Cyber Pandemic

Posted December 12, 2020

2020: The Year the COVID-19 Crisis Brought a Cyber Pandemic

  • 2020 will also be remembered as the year that security events exploded and cyberincidents transformed society in numerous ways.
  • Some experts argue that technology has been a silver lining during this pandemic, since so many communication, business and personal interactions moved online without significant outages or business impacts for 80 percent of the economy (excluding travel, hotels, restaurants, etc.).
  • In a sense, cyberspace has stepped up to the challenges brought by COVID-19 in ways that did not (and could not) happen during the last major pandemic in 1918.
  • “We’re sleepwalking into a world where our most sensitive personal and biometric data will soon be at the mercy of private companies, security agencies, and even cybercriminals.” – unnamed expert

Government Technology – Dan Lohrmann | December 12, 2020