Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a dramatic increase in the number of cyberattacks, as opportunistic bad actors prey on the on the fears and uncertainties of the global population. From hiding malware inside emails to lurking inside video conferencing tools and embedding viruses behind advertisements on social media, cyber criminals have grown alarmingly stealthy as they try to infiltrate computer systems. Some even lay siege to your organization’s most valuable and sensitive data, using ransomware to profit. 

In an interview with the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, states that organizations in pursuit of business continuity are not paying adequate attention to their cyber security postures. This fallacy is allowing bad actors to operate under the radar and infiltrate business networks. Alan goes on to further dissect each cyber threat individually and highlights best practices to both safeguard and mitigate against cyber threats. 

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