News for the cybersecurity community during the COVID-19 emergency
At a glance.
- Improvisation under pressure, and learning what you can live (or at least work) without.
We've been following the COVID-19 pandemic since the CyberWire, like many other businesses in our area, moved to remote work on March 16th. This was of course consistent with shelter-in-place guidance from public health authorities. Maryland relaxes some of its public health guidelines today, and this seems a good point at which to take stock of how the emergency has affected the cybersecurity sector.
While the pandemic and its effects are far from over, its consequences for cybersecurity now seem clear enough for us to suggest some lessons we might draw from the experience. And it also seems to be the right time to roll our coverage of COVID-19-related news into our ordinary coverage of cybersecurity: we conclude this series with today's story. If there's one overarching observation to be made about the pandemic and its effects on cybersecurity, it's that improvisation under pressure creates unexpected challenges, risks, and opportunities.
We'll have a final wrap-up Monday, with our planned final daily update on COVID-19 and its effects on the cybersecurity community.