Five worthy reads: Preparing an incident response plan for the pandemic and beyond


Illustration by Ilamparithi Raju

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. With the rising concern over cyberattacks in the distributed workforce, this week we explore the concept of cybersecurity incident response during a pandemic.

The new normal of a distributed workforce has given rise to advancements in the cyber threat landscape. Global organizations have seen a 148 percent increase in ransomware attacks, with a majority of them targeting the financial and the healthcare industries. The global effect and influence of popular interests, such as COVID-19 health information or elections in the United States, paves the way for phishing attacks via emails and unsecured devices. 

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