How Can the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disrupt Cybersecurity Operations?

As the global outbreak of the coronavirus deepens, with the novel virus now having been detected in more than 127 countries.

Having originated in Wuhan, in the Hubei province in China, the coronavirus (also abbreviated as the COVID-19) and has now evolved into a full-fledged threat that all humans need to be mindful of.

Having said that, however, as the number of affected individuals rapidly increases, it is highly imperative that we keep calm, and educate ourselves on the outbreak as much as possible.

Most sponsors, guests and exhibitors that canceled late, including the likes of Verizon, AT&T and IBM, cited fears over the coronavirus as the reason behind their canceling.

With that being said, the extent to which the virus can cause disruption hugely depends on the nature of the organization’s core business.

Be Safe From COVID-19 during SOC Operation :

Since most phishers and scammers rely on a popular news story to lure their victims into clicking on a malicious link, and right now, nothing gets innocent (and scared) people as riled up as the coronavirus.

Moreover, as the corona outbreak disrupts an increasing number of an organization’s functions, it is upto the SOC to ensure that employee morale is lifted, by providing remote employees a means to work securely.

 Now that we’ve provided our readers with some highly real examples through which the coronavirus disrupts security operations, we’d also like to  provide some of the best practices through which the propagation of the virus can be minimized, which consist of the following:

Credits: Rebecca James, Enthusiastic Cybersecurity Journalist, A creative team leader, editor of

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