Over the last several weeks there has been a large increase of activity across cyberspace surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and malicious actors trying to take advantage of this unfortunate time we are all living in. With much of our workforce being pushed remote, it poses further risks. With home networks and using work machines being utilized outside of their corporate environment, it is up to the users to be vigilant in reporting concerns or issues. Companies should also be deploying tools to help further secure their information.
As an HR Leader, I have been at the forefront of this pandemic. To date, I have helped companies navigate the consequences of its adverse effects, such as layoffs, securing government-backed loans, calming employee anxiety, mitigating employee isolation, and developing crisis management and communication plans.