Cyber and Covid-19

The impact of the Coronavirus crisis on business’ cyber risk

Cyber and Covid-19

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The Coronavirus crisis has had the biggest impact on normal life, both in the UK and across the world, than any other we have seen in this lifetime.

With unprecedented changes to how people live and work following restrictions brought in to control the spread of the virus, we have seen the biggest ever working-from-home mandate, with the vast majority of business’ making changes to allow employees to work from home wherever possible.

With this has brought increased risk to the security of computer systems, resulting in increased notifications of cyber attacks. We have seen a significant increase in the number and frequency of attacks since the beginning of the pandemic.

This is why we have worked hard to bring together advice, guidance and tips in one place, to support individuals and businesses to reduce the risk of a cyber attack. You can see this guidance below.

Mark Brannon Cert CII, commercial, sales, broking and client directorAbout the author

Mark Brannon Cert CII is a respected industry leader with over 17 years’ industry experience in a variety of roles within the business insurance sector. He works across a wide spectrum of insurance product and policy development, delivery and optimisation for clients, including claims, insurer relationships, marketing and communications, and risk management.


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