Covid-19 and the recent lockdown have dramatically changed the way we work. Most businesses would have had their staff working remotely or had to furlough them. It's likely your business looks remarkably different then it did at the start of 2020.
We have all been living with the Covid-19 pandemic for a while now. For most of us, it has meant working remotely for months. As the Government begins to loosen the restrictions around the pandemic businesses are thinking about returning to the office.
For many UK businesses working from home is quickly becoming the new normal. Since advice from the UK Government back in March over 50 per cent of UK workers have been working from home.
The Covid-19 crisis brought about a spike in cybercrime activity relating to the pandemic. Cybercriminals continually look to target uncertainty and confusion. As we searched for more information on the pandemic we created a new opportunity for cyber attacks.
Most UK businesses are working in an environment they are not used to. Before the COVID crisis, less than 5% of us worked remotely. That number is now just below 50%.
The Government is taking the first cautious steps to ease the lockdown and your business needs to be ready for what comes next. It's unlikely that business will revert to normal.
The culture within your business is as important as any buying or selling you may do. It shouldn't ever become an afterthought or neglected, especially as we work through this uniquely troubling time.
Did you know that 90 per cent of modern data breaches now involve a phishing attack? These attacks usually consist of fake emails designed to look like they're coming from a brand or institution that you trust.
The initial rush to lockdown and the uncertainty caused by this crisis means many businesses are in survival mode.
However, as the lockdown rules are beginning to ease and a roadmap of how we make the slow return towards something like normality we know that a business must plan to recover but that plan is unlikely to be business as usual.
Today is World Password Day. Every year on the first Thursday in May World Password Day promotes better password habits. Despite what is going on in the world this might be the most important Password Day there has been.
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