In a matter of a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a revolutionary impact on people’s lives. As lockdowns and quarantines have been declared in nearly every country, the nature of work has also changed. Today, more than any time in history, there are more people working from home than ever before. Of course, this has only been possible due to the developments in modern technology. But one thing has become abundantly clear – migrating the workforce to an entirely digital and remote work model comes with its fair share of challenges.

So even as responsible organizations take the necessary steps to protect their workers and employees from the pandemic, they are taking on new risks in the digital realm. This is in the form of increasing cyber threats targeting large organizations and business entities. There is no doubt – the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a noted increase in cyberattacks that use malware and phishing techniques to take advantage of people’s fears, and prey on an organization’s weakened processes and infrastructure.

But this is only the tip of the ice berg. The pandemic has also led to a host of other organizational challenges in efficiency and productivity which make the optimal prioritization of solutions harder. In this document, we will assess the various challenges facing organizations under the new paradigm and how HCL Cyber Security & GRC services can help address these challenges.