Bain & Company July 31, 2020
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…