As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to spread worldwide, cyber threat actors are trying to capitalize on the global health crisis by creating malware or launching attacks with a COVID-19 theme. However, this kind of exploitative behavior by the cybercrime ecosystem is only one part of a bigger cybersecurity picture. Orange Cyberdefense is releasing this paper in order to draw attention to a diverse set of considerations that should be made now.
As a global crisis, COVID-19 is having a significant impact on all aspects of personal and corporate life, including cybersecurity . In this mood of fear, uncertainty and doubt, there is an appropriately elevated level of threat awareness, but also an exaggerated level of anxiety. In this context, the following resource is our united effort as Orange Cyberdefense to share our knowledge, insights and experience regarding what we think about cybersecurity in the heat of this current COVID-19 crisis and in the post COVID-19 world that hopefully isn’t too far away.