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Government can avoid the ransomware question with strong cyber policy

July 30, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases tops 4.4 million in the U.S., the shift to remote work has provided an opportunity for bad actors to more successfully conduct various types of cyberattacks, with ransomware representing one of the most devastating threats.

Unvetted computers and home networks are now relied upon to connect to an organization’s databases and applications. Remote work means fewer restrictions on an organization’s employees. At home, distractions can drive engagement in risky online behavior, such as clicking on links in phishing or spam emails.

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