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COVID-19 and Cybersecurity   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "State cybersecurity concerns - critical for governors under normal circumstances - have only intensified during the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. Malicious cyber actors have a history of exploiting the confusion and fear surrounding crises, which the current pandemic offers on an unprecedented scale. State agencies, critical infrastructure sectors, and the general public are experiencing waves of COVID-themed malicious cyber activity. The mass transition to remote work environments is a challenge for state networks while increasing their cyber vulnerability, providing threat actors even more opportunity. The stakes riding on states' abilities to prevent and protect its systems, staff, and entities within the state from cyberattacks is immense. A successful cyberattack on state networks or critical infrastructure, especially healthcare facilities, would cripple its ability to respond to and recover from COVID-19."

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2020-04-28
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National Guard Association of the United States
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