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Globally organisations have had to shift their employees to work from home for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that organizations will have a largely (or entirely) remote workforce for the first time, instead of a few privileged employees who had this benefit till now.
This creates a situation that is ripe for cybercriminals and nation-state actors to exploit. There have been a rapid adoption of COVID-19 themed phishing scams, threat actors — both nation-state and cybercriminal — are quick to exploit new and evolving situations. Since the beginning in late January 2020, the volume of data increases, with larger spikes occurring as the number of COVID-19 infections increased through the month of February and March.