Remote Work is Helping to Change the Cybersecurity Landscape Part 1
There’s no doubt that the growing trend of remote work has had a tremendous impact on daily life, but the truth is that there are hidden risks. As more people work from home, this has left many companies in the lurch regarding their cybersecurity needs, with many being exposed to hackers.
As there are no signs of this trend reversing, companies and employees must understand the risks and how to mitigate them. The firms that decide to go remote permanently while educating company personnel will be more secure and prosperous.
These growing risks are because cybercriminals are always looking for the weakest entry point, and remote work presents dozens of possibilities for these conniving hackers. In March 2020, when COVID-19 first took over the world and our lives, hackers showed that this wasn’t just an urban legend but entirely true.
INTERPOL released an assessment of COVID-19’s impact relating to cybercrime; what they found was a massive jump in attacks against institutions ranging from critical infrastructure, government agencies, and multinational companies were all targets.
Between January to April 2020, INTERPOL found 48,000 Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), 907,000 spam messages, and 737 malware incidents related to COVID. These numbers demonstrate that education is not only essential but vital for the survival of any firm. No one is exempt from these attacks.
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