As the pandemic continues to force educators to adjust to new technologies and new ways to reach student populations safely, hackers are taking advantage of the disruption by deploying a relentless barrage of cyberattacks.
Social distancing and limits on large gatherings are increasingly becoming the new normal as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact societies and markets across the globe. In response to this restriction on person-to-person contact, marketing professionals are turning to cutting-edge technologies to reach their target audiences.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has had an enormous impact on the supply chains of major industries as everything from raw materials and components to supply lines has been disrupted.
In April 2020 alone, there were an astonishing 37 data breaches affecting 500 or more records each, falling close to the 2019 average of 41.9 data breaches each month.
With cyberattacks increasing, the cybersecurity landscape is in a constant state of evolution. And yet, one thing remains consistently true — that ransomware is among the top techniques deployed by today’s hacking community.
As more companies move toward a digital environment, wily hackers are increasingly focused on industrial targets and businesses that use programs such as AutoCAD, making cybersecurity for engineering a critical — and essential — element to deterring industrial espionage.
As though companies didn’t have enough to deal with during the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers are now using the global confusion as a cover for their schemes. With the increases in information appetites, hackers (both political and criminal) quickly pounced on the trend and created exploits perfectly suited to defraud individuals and organizations.