COVID-19 may represent the current data security crisis, but the truth is that these threats existed before the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the risks associated with the management and processing of personal data, there are systemic cyber risks in the workplace due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the rapid adoption or expansion of virtual platforms in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent increased use of online retail channels have made many businesses more vulnerable to cybersecurity risks.
This article provides a survey to assess the side effects of a cybersecurity culture due to the COVID-19 crisis while working from home. This article aims to assess the readiness of the cybersecurity culture of organizations from different countries and business areas when remote work has become a necessity due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Cybercriminals and hackers have exploited the remote work situation during the COVID-19 pandemic to exploit vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure and mobile device networks. information security analysts from 2020 to 2030. Increasing remote and hybrid cloud solutions, increased use of telemedicine services, and “Further growth in e-commerce: Trends accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and expected to continue post-pandemic: The need for increased cybersecurity measures will increase and drive further demand in the cyber profession. With 84% of cybersecurity professionals working exclusively from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and nearly two-thirds that their organizations will be more flexible with work-from-home policies in the future, COVID-19 has had a personal impact on cybersecurity professionals. in your work and life. News and media outlets have highlighted many of the standard issues now arising with COVID-19 when employees work remotely, including internet bandwidth issues, increased migration of organization data to personal devices, hackers exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic, and increased exposure to security by including new or inexperienced employees working remotely.
The COVID-19 outbreak has had an immediate impact on organizations, changing the way employees work and creating new cyber risks. Increased system load and gaps in collaboration tools have led to increased vulnerabilities, as evidenced by numerous reports of higher-level cyber-attacks, including malware-related email phishing, scammers posing as corporate help desks, and bots on messaging platforms. malicious software. Website about the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has strained budgets, exposed gaps in cybersecurity defences, and exposed a lack of IT skills.
Fortunately, some authorities around the world have already responded to the potential threats associated with the use of location data to combat the coronavirus pandemic. While a crisis like a coronavirus pandemic requires targeted, fast and effective action, we must not forget that data is context-sensitive. While a pandemic such as the spread of COVID-19 requires complex responses, we must remember that using location data and other (potentially) personal or demographic data at this scale results in a data dump that invariably has consequences.
The GDPR introduces certain privacy and data sovereignty that limit the possible health monitoring measures that countries can use in this crisis. The GDPR also restricts the right to request phone numbers of private employees, except in special cases, for example, to inform people about work rules and other information related to the coronavirus pandemic. These two guidelines state that certain necessary personal data, and only for a specific and limited purpose, should be used in this case to limit the spread of the virus and protect the health of employees.
We believe three actions are most effective for making informed decisions about data privacy and cybersecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. Companies are making some adjustments to ensure a balanced approach to data privacy and health protection in times of crisis. To uncover the growing number of threat actors plaguing cybersecurity professionals, our acclaimed DBIR team produced a 3-month analysis called “COVID-19 Data Breach Scenario Analysis” that places these threats into the spotlight.
Since we released the Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report in May 2020, we have seen the COVID-19 pandemic pose additional security challenges for businesses around the world. By understanding the changing tactics used by cybercriminals during the COVID-19 pandemic and comprehensive security strategies such as cloud security solutions, identity solutions, and most importantly, ongoing employee training, we can set a more productive course for a more effective environment. . protect the business environment and maintain business momentum. We have developed a targeted questionnaire and conducted an online survey among employees working from home as COVID-19 has spread around the world.
Due to COVID-19, which has limited face-to-face interaction around the world, organized fraudulent operations have quickly mobilized to target peaks in digital activity. During 2020, cybercriminals did not invent fundamentally new attack schemes but actively exploited the topic of COVID-19. Our initial assumption is that the COVID-19 crisis has taken the business world by surprise, and as the term “cybersecurity culture” is just now beginning to emerge as a term, it has to be affected by this crisis.
Only 20% believe that security requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to an increase in security spending in 2020, and 25% believe that their organizations will be forced to cut security spending in 2020. information about COVID-19 and not exposing yourself to online security risks is to provide consistent COVID-19 updates.