COVID-19: The Digital Exposure Crisis

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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.

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