Anil Markose is an Executive Vice President and leader in Booz Allen’s commercial business, focused on helping Fortune 500 and Global 2000 clients prepare for and respond to a shifting threat landscape.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment in which malicious cyber actors thrive. They are exploiting today’s uncertainty and anxiety through ransomware attacks, phishing campaigns, social engineering and financially-motivated scams. Although we are living in unprecedented times, the cyber threats we face and the malicious actors we defend against are not new. But the globe’s singular focus on COVID-19 may make us the proverbial fish in a barrel for bad actors.