The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to both work and home environments, with more people working from home than ever before — and many families considering moves to less crowded areas of the country.
As though companies didn’t have enough to deal with during the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers are now using the global confusion as a cover for their schemes. With the increases in information appetites, hackers (both political and criminal) quickly pounced on the trend and created exploits perfectly suited to defraud individuals and organizations.
The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on most businesses. Preparing to open in a post-pandemic environment also comes with a host of uncertainties for companies. As the government and health officials start considering the controls and safety mechanisms required for re-opening the economy, there are practical solutions business owners can deploy to ensure their staff can work safely from any environment.
Helping small businesses weather the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority for state and local governments. Millions of SMBs around the country had to shutter their doors and will need financial support to remain in business after the pandemic. As of 2018, there were 30.2 million small businesses (with less than 500 employees) operating in the United States. SMBs account for 99.9% of all U.S. businesses and employ 49.2% of the nation’s workforce.