Covid-19 and remote work is leading to an unprecedented increase in cyber-attacks. A new study from VMWare shows that most businesses have seen an uptick in cyber-attacks since the pandemic took over the world. Remote work brings additional cybersecurity challenges as employees log on through their home networks or with personal devices that might not be as secure as office environments. Cybercriminals tend to be one step ahead and are also targeting the cloud, which most organizations are relying on to help facilitate remote work during the pandemic.
The year 2020 has been particularly challenging as we are living in the middle of a pandemic, working from home or remotely which makes all of us an easy target for cyber-attacks and breaches. As October is the cybersecurity awareness month, we gathered a couple of tips and tricks from our cyber specialists to help you in the difficult mission of keeping your devices and your company cyber-safe.
The Data Protection Commission Ireland published a couple of tips and orientations on how to keep your data protected when working from home or remotely. Cyberattacks still on the rise and using COVID-19 as a fishing technique to attract users and get what they want. So, now more than ever, it’s time to protect our devices and make sure that we are working from home in a safe way from both perspectives, from the company and its users.
Cybersecurity is the main concern for every company. It doesn’t require an enterprise to be big to be a potential target for a cyber-attack. Data shows that most of the attacks happen as a result of an end-user vulnerability or wrong actions. For example, 83 percent of global organisations experienced phishing attacks during 2018, according to Proofpoint, which analysed end-user responses to more than 130 million questions administered during email-security training over 14 months from January 2018.
Cybersecurity is an important topic in every organisation, it's a constant concern for IT leaders and it can be a headache for IT professionals in general. The end-users can be affected as well, as usually are the ones who tend to get trapped clicking where they shouldn’t and opening suspicious emails. So, why still so difficult to have a company culture focused on Cyber-safe actions and attitudes? The answer is Leadership.
Internet of Things is a way without coming back. According to Gartner, there are over 8 billion connected “things” in use today, and the figure will top 20 billion by 2020, including over 7 billion specifically for business use. As organisations embark on digital transformation projects, bringing IoT devices closer to users’ reality, a new cyber risk emerges. How to keep those devices safe and control the potential cyber attacks?
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