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Evolving Cyber Risks in a COVID-19 World

The latest Content Series Report and Continuing the Conversation Video, “Evolving Cyber Risks in a COVID-19 World,” released by The IIA, Internal Audit Foundation, and Wolters Kluwer, examines many of the situations that require heightened risk awareness and evaluation due to the lasting effect of a mandatory remote work order across the world.

While the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed a perfect storm of events that exposed organizations to increased vulnerability with both emerging and atypical cyber risks, they are both heightened and here to stay. Employees are juggling job responsibilities with concern for the safety of themselves and their families. The workforce has transitioned to remote work with little or no preparation and training.

Organizations are focused on surviving with massive revenue reductions and global economic upheaval. With this much chaos, hackers and other cyber criminals have an opportunity to capitalize on our vulnerability. The increased risk is so significant that even the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Defense (DoD) have issued warnings for remote workers.

To help internal auditors remain vigilant regarding cyber risk both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper examines many of the situations that require heightened awareness. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but rather an effort to prompt your evaluation of cyber risks in today’s environment and start thinking ahead for the post-pandemic world.

Download the Evolving Cyber Risks in a COVID-19 World report and video to learn how to update cybersecurity controls to reflect the current situation, and prepare for the future.