Malicious hackers amid pandemic raise need for cybersecurity

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Before the pandemic, the internet played a major part of our daily lives. But when schools, businesses and activities were brought to a halt last March, the internet was fundamental to enabling the widespread shift to a new way of life with most people working and learning remotely, as well as maintaining vital connections with family, friends, and loved ones via FaceTime, Zoom, and other platforms.

While the success of such a significant societal change will be judged years ahead, there is no doubt that this increased reliance on the internet has brought both new and evolving risks.

Every day, malicious hackers, phishers, and cyber criminals are attempting to capitalize on our increased screen time and on the added stress and distractions that come with it, whether it’s to steal money or to sow discontent in our communities.