During the heaviest lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, we saw a significant spike in cybercrime. The rapid shift to digital and swift enablement of a remote workforce resulted in an increase in the number of potential targets, as companies had to further open their systems.
Vulnerabilities were exploited to the maximum, and there were a number of highly publicised attacks across the globe. However, while this has led to greater awareness of the risks and an increase in caution, businesses cannot afford to let down their guard in 2021. Cybercrime is an ongoing issue, not a temporary threat due to lockdown, and organisations need to continue to be vigilant and monitor and improve on their security systems.
Understanding the risk is key:
Cybercrime is not a new issue, nor is it one that will go away in time. Understanding the specific risks and potential threats in the environment regardless of the size of the business is the first step in formulating an effective security strategy.
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