Imagine serving as a CISO for a prominent enterprise and being thrown into a situation where overnight 80 to 100 percent of your workforce moves inside and begins working remotely. The logistics challenges alone are almost too daunting to imagine.
Although it is not surprising at all that hackers are taking advantage of the global pandemic —phishing threat reports are always highest when there is some natural disaster happening— we have never before had such an unsafe environment to protect. Here are a few of the most popular malicious acts:
Many companies are scrambling to find a way to better protect their now-remote team of employees, and as they do so, hackers will take every advantage to find the weaknesses in these spread-out company networks.
Phishing scams feeding off of Coronavirus fears have taken advantage of the current state of national emergency to trick concerned citizens into opening malicious PDF’s claiming to help protect them from the disease.
At MixMode, we can’t help but imagine the flip side of all that potential. An increasingly connected cyber landscape means an increased number of potential targets for bad actors. New tech is exciting, but it’s often inherently vulnerable to cyberattacks.