COVID Is a Cyber Attack Enabler. How to Shut the Door on Risk


Risk and Insurance
By Elisa Ludwig
October 13, 2020


Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies have transitioned to an at-home workforce. While remote work itself is not new, the sheer volume of companies deploying technology to stay productive and connected is greater than ever before, potentially proliferating cybersecurity risk.

“Over the last several years, we’ve seen more businesses with the capacity for remote work, but the pandemic has obviously accelerated this,” said Robert Pizarro, vice president of commercial specialty at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.

“With that, the need to share and exchange data between coworkers and vendors has never been greater. And that can create more opportunities for data compromise.”

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