Expert Reaction On Cyber-Attacks Up 37% Over Past Month As #COVID19 Bites

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Apr 03, 2020 04:18 am PST

It has been reported that online threats have risen by as much as six-times their usual levels over the past four weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic provides new ballast for cyber-attacks, according to security researchers.

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Adam Palmer
Adam Palmer , Chief Cybersecurity Strategist
April 3, 2020 12:20 pm

Any increase in cybercriminal activity is a concern; however, the majority of methods used in the attacks seen in the last few weeks have all used traditional methods. Phishing continues to be the favourite tool for criminals. While the inability to resolve this risk can be frustrating for security leaders, the positive is that basic cyber hygiene remains the most effective defense.

For security teams, it’s critical that they have visibility of the security state and characteristics for all devices being connected to the corporate network. With many employees now working remotely, this includes home routers, personal laptops or any other devices used to access corporate data. After identifying the expanded new corporate perimeter, security teams must identify and prioritise high-risk vulnerabilities for mitigation. This avoids wasting time on low-level risks and helps support good cyber hygiene which is the best defense against phishing attacks.

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