COVID-19: A wake-up call for businesses to protect their networks and disarm cyber criminals

COVID-19: A wake-up call for businesses to protect their networks and disarm cyber criminals

Posted August 16, 2020

COVID-19: A wake-up call for businesses to protect their networks and disarm cyber criminals

  • History has shown that in times of chaos, criminals often take control. There is no denying that COVID-19 has amplified the occurrence of malicious online activity, attacking vulnerable businesses already weakened by prolonged lockdowns.
  • The government recently announced it is increasing its spending on cyber security to $1.664 billion in a move to raise awareness on cyber threats, disrupt foreign cyber criminals and create more than 500 jobs in the sector over the next 10 years. (Australia)
  • Embedding cyber security programs across different levels and sectors is the first step in inspiring people with diverse skillsets to participate in the industry.

Mirage | August 17, 2020 (Australia)