Product companies always deal with unfamiliar situations. Since companies are running their operations remotely, opportunistic threat actors have increased their attacks which has increased the importance of cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity During Pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important that pre-emptive steps are taken to ensure the security of your business operations. Cyber attackers are more active than ever and are exploiting human nature and system vulnerabilities.
While working from home, employees and systems may be exposed to lose WiFi networks and unsecured devices. Security professionals are facing a unique set of challenges during this time and have already begun to see the consequences with coronavirus-themed threats.
Browser-based attacks via malicious plugins
Remote desktop tools offer a new surface of attack
60% of data breaches are caused because the victim had not yet patched. Only the systems in VPN can be patched
Intruders are taking advantage of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) when engineers are working remotely
Phishing scams by emails and attachments with the subject coronavirus or COVID-19
Engineers are using personal devices to access official documents that adds to the vulnerabilities that may be detected in secured office premises
Video conferencing tools, healthcare, and education domains have become the main targets for cyber attacks
Cyberattacks During COVID-19
Follow Organization’s Security Guidelines
Only keep official data on work computers, do not click on any unknown link from unknown senders
Use VPN Services
A VPN ensures your data will be encrypted regardless of the network settings.
Cover security flaws to maintain the confidentiality and the integrity of you data.
Add an extra security checkpoint such as confirming a login via password via Okta authentication, Google authenticator, Yubikey, etc.
Up-to-date Antivirus Support
This will help identify threats from suspicious attachments or malicious websites
This will prevent unauthorized access to data in case a devise is lost.
You can erase application data if the device goes missing.
Be aware of the threats from phishing attacks, malware, and viruses associated with COVID-19
According to a “Markets & Markets” report, the cybersecurity market will grow from $183.2 Billion in 2019 to $230 Billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 12%, amidst COVID-19.
FortiGuard Labs has reported 600 new phishing campaigns daily – a 131% increase in March, 2020 as compared to last year.
COVID-19 Related Threats in Q1, 2020
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