It’s become cliché to say this has been an unprecedented year, but there is no denying that 2020 has been rocky and unpredictable at best. The arena of cybersecurity has been no exception. When quarantine measures went into effect, businesses across the world shifted to remote operations.
Even now, many employees continue to work out of office on personal devices that are connected to open and unprotected WIFI networks. Since March, the number of connections to open WIFI networks increased by 243%.
All of this has created a number of opportunities to be exploited by hackers and malware programs. Under COVID-19, cyberattacks have increased by 400%. Phishing and ransomware continue to be some of the most popular tactics, and with malicious tools like ransomware as a service (RaaS), it’s never been easier for someone to unleash a powerful cyberattack.
Despite the modern tools and technology available for cybersecurity, businesses of all sizes continue to suffer from costly attacks. One of our partners has been continually examining the situation, gathering vital statistics to better understand the threats that businesses are facing in 2020.
Based on their findings, they have recently published a report that quantifies the trends and themes that shape the current state of cybersecurity.
The State of Cybersecurity in 2020
In 2020, cyberthreats are a real danger for businesses of all sizes and structures. If cybersecurity is a top priority for your company (and it should be), please download the full report. This free resource provides valuable insight regarding cybersecurity-related concerns, challenges, and opportunities. Click the button below to download your copy.
Finding the Right Cybersecurity Partner for Your Business
Cyberthreats never sleep. According to our partner’s finding, 35% of attacks happened between 8pm and 8am. The last thing you want is to wake up to a data breach. To stay secure, your systems need to be monitored 24/7/365. For small to medium sized businesses, this can prove difficult. Even for larger businesses with a full-time IT staff, day-and-night monitoring generally isn’t the best use of their time.
A trustworthy IT partner can help keep your systems protected against today’s threat without breaking your budget or draining your resources.
At Expedient Technology Solutions, we cater our services to meet your unique needs, allowing us to provide the necessary protection at a price your business can afford. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact our Dayton, Ohio IT consultants today.