Author: Richard A. Egleston
In Canada, the pandemic and subsequent rapid shift to remote work have intensified challenges IT and HR face to secure systems, protect privacy and help people connect online safety while working. Now, geo-political events such as the Russia-Ukraine war and significant cybersecurity incidents have heightened awareness that we are an increasingly digital and vulnerable workplace — and workforce.
In the last two years, cybercriminals have capitalized on new opportunities:1
- Looser security on work-from-home devices
- Severe software vulnerabilities like Log4j2, which were slow to patch
- Cyber war spawned by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and organized nation-state crime rings