June 9, 2021
Ever since the pandemic began, Marriott suffered a data breach affecting 5.2 million customers, and a ransomware attack forced Honda to shut down global operations. 2020 will be remembered as an year of a pandemic of global health crisis and cybersecurity as well.
Soon after the COVID-19 pandemic was announced, World Health Organization(WHO) has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyberattacks directed at its staff, and email scams targeting the public at large.
There are numerous cyber attacks which came into light during this pandemic, Below are a few of them:
Now some questions to be answered by organizations, Is your organization’s network protection strategy as successful as it ought to be in the midst of these wild occasions? Furthermore, in case you’re not an employee but rather the owner of a private venture – typically someone with much less sophisticated cybersecurity protection – how does your online security is reliable?
The answer could be to accept the ongoing scenario learn lessons and get ready for what is coming. Cyber attacks will keep on occurring in future and a bitter truth is that they will become more sophisticated and critical.
Fireeye in their “Mandiant Security Effectiveness Report” mentioned that:
53% ATTACKS INFILTRATE UNNOTICED, 68% OF RANSOMWARE ATTACKS UNNOTICED, 91% OF ATTACKS DID NOT GENERATE AN ALERT
Organizations, business owners, employees, or individuals need to be aware about data security and privacy. With the surge in wide range of threats, companies should begin by reviewing the basics. Everyone should learn and understand social engineering attacks as humans are the weakest link in cyber security which has no complete patch. Organizations should conduct cybersecurity trainings for their employees on regular basis. Atleast employees should be able to distinguish between malicious and legitimate emails or calls and report them if they seem a bit suspicious, Proper access controls should be put in place too!
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