Cybersecurity risks ran high during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Bitdefender, a cybersecurity and anti-virus software company, there were 1,448 malicious COVID-19 related threats reported in February 2020, and 8,319 reports as of March 16, 2020. Many of these threats came through phishing email messages designed to “hack and leak” your company’s and employees’ information.
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) recently said it plans to release its updated Internal Control–Integrated Framework (Framework) during the first quarter of 2013. The revised Framework is intended to help organizations improve performance with greater agility, confidence and clarity, and enable organizations to “adapt to increasing complexity and pace of change; to mitigate risks to the achievement of objectives; and to provide reliable information to support sound decision-making”.