Bolstering Cybersecurity Capabilities during Covid-19 and Beyond

Bain & Company

Syed Ali and Frank Ford

The pandemic created more remote workers—and more attackers who seek to take advantage of that.

At a Glance

Even before Covid-19, few organizations had the robust cybersecurity capabilities to combat rising attacks. The pandemic has increased the risk because of the rapid shift in work patterns and operating models.
Hostile actors have taken advantage of the pandemic to ramp up their attacks, targeting the vast numbers of employees working from home and operations conducted remotely.
Organizations need to take short-term actions that improve the resilience of working from home and other remote collaboration and operations.
After the pandemic ends, companies will make remote models permanent for some employees. Managing...

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