WHAT IMPACT HAS COVID-19 HAD ON THE DATA BREACH LANDSCAPE ?
Cybercriminals have taken advantage of the disruption and uncertainty caused by COVID-19 . Phillip Larbey , Managing Principal for Europe , Middle East and Africa at Verizon Enterprise Solutions , lays out the cybertrends which have most impacted businesses during this time .
Since we launched the Verizon Business
2020 Data Breach Investigations
Report ( 2020 DBIR ) in May , we have seen the COVID-19 pandemic deliver additional security challenges to businesses around the globe . We have seen organisations quickly move their workforces en masse to remote working , e-commerce has increased with many industries ( especially retail and food services now relying more heavily on their online presence and cloud-based workflows ) and health providers have also moved to online service delivery , to name just a few industries the pandemic has impacted .
Unfortunately , in these times of rapid change and confusion , cybercriminals have been watching and looking to capitalise on any opportunity for financial gain . In order to shed light on the increasing number of threat actors worrying cybersecurity specialists ,
IN THESE TIMES OF RAPID CHANGE AND CONFUSION , CYBERCRIMINALS HAVE BEEN WATCHING AND LOOKING TO CAPITALISE ON ANY OPPORTUNITY .