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Guide to good practices for responding to the impact of COVID-19

Manel Álvarez, Head of Cybersecurity

The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to a massive increase in remote work. Employees use virtual platforms to hold meetings, complete training, report on various matters and monitor the progress of tasks with their colleagues and managers. They also provide information about your health status.

Manel Álvarez

Manel Álvarez, Head of Cybersecurity

Cyber crime is on the rise in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Advice for users.

As a general rule, teleworking is a flexible measure that organisations can use to generate increases in productivity, improve work-life balances, promote the inclusion of groups at risk of exclusion from the labour market, contribute to territorial cohesion by creating employment opportunities in rural or economically depressed areas, and, reduce commuting to the workplace, which is beneficial to the environment.

Cyber criminals are attacking more frequently in the wake of the current social alert caused by COVID-19, taking advantage of two factors:

General instructions and advice for users

I would like to remind you of some essential guidelines to protect your safety:

Specific issues

I’ll give you some more information on different types of attacks, so you can be better prepared.

Phishing / spam campaigns

These are campaigns that impersonate health or government agencies and attach malicious files to try and spread malware.

Some examples:


Impersonation of corporate teams


Use of personal computers


If you have no alternative and need to use a personal device to perform ALTIMA tasks, make sure you follow these instructions: