2021 was one of the richest years for cyber attackers, literally. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an extremely favorable context for cybercrime, as a result of the relocation of activities and operations in online, the rapid digitization of some sectors without a proper preparation, remote work, the exponential growth on online trade and the economic crisis.
Lately, such cases have come to the attention of our team more and more often, noting an increasingly clever operation from hackers. And things are far from being over. According to a study conducted by PwC among Central and Eastern European companies, approximately 72% of CEOs expect the cybercrime rate to grow in 2022 as well.
Top companies targeted by hackers are large firms that store confidential information and data about customers, suppliers etc. (thus very blackmailable), SMEs, that can’t always afford to allocate enough resources for security services, but also public companies with a strategic role. Needless to say, private persons can become victims, too.
How could companies protect themselves? What to do if you are the victim of a cyber attack? We invite you to find out the answers in the article below.
Thank you, Biz Magazine, for the opportunity to discuss and educate about this phenomenon.