Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19 , Governance & Risk Management

COVID-19: The Digital Exposure Crisis

Cybersecurity Specialist John Walker on Lack of Preparedness, Bad Cyber Practices in UK
ISMG's Tom Field (left) and John Walker, U.K. cybersecurity and counter intelligence expert

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed more than policy and social gaps, says U.K.-based cybersecurity expert John Walker. It’s also manifested in digital exposures born out of lack of preparedness and bad practices. Walker offers insights on improving the cyber response.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Walker discusses the cybersecurity impact of COVID-19 in terms of:

  • Digital exposures;
  • Lack of preparedness;
  • Heightened threats and bad practices.

Walker is a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University. He serves on the advisory board for the Research Center in Cyber Security - KirCCS - at the University of Kent, and he formerly served in Royal Air Force security and counter intelligence.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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