8 October 2021 | By Shaun Farrow
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1 January 2021 | By Chris Thomas
A new global crisis emerges
Undoubtedly, last year will be remembered as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bringing disruption to our daily lives, the race to work from home dramatically changed the online space at an exponential rate.
And technology was the saving grace, with organisations moving their interactions online to keep communications and services up and running. Yet, whilst we rightly praise technology, challenges have arisen as a result of the quick and widespread adoption of remote working – something many are referring to as a global Cyber Pandemic.
The age of a Cyber Pandemic
Considering how fast technology has been developing, it was only a matter of time before a threat of this scale would surface and affect the cybersecurity landscape. Capitalising on the change in the work environment and increased use of digital technology, malicious actors adapted their usual tactics and scams to stay one step ahead of everyone else. The result – a significant rise in security breaches.
In early 2020, we saw a surge in sophisticated phishing scams, ransomware and DDoS attacks, with many using the latest headlines as clickbait. And with more services moving online, business security perimeters have shifted once again. Where traditional IT used to be sufficient in protecting a business working from a stable location, it was no longer enough to defend remote workers outside the existing security boundaries. Now, with many people still working from home, and the roll-out of new vaccines expected to be leveraged in future scams, we’re unlikely to see these attacks decrease any time soon.
Eliminating the threats
Events such as a pandemic often act as a catalyst for long-lasting change. For organisations who adopted new technology, it’s crucial to understand the risks that come with your new IT environment and how to protect your business. Here are some key considerations…
Whilst vigilance and increased security awareness are crucial during this time, it should always remain an essential part of your IT strategy. At Bistech, we take a multi-layered approach to security to help you protect, detect and respond to ever-changing cyber threats. To discuss your security needs, call our expert team on 03330 11 22 55.