2020 has undoubtedly been a test of cybersecurity strategies and practices. Sudden digitization of processes, new phishing channels, and the discontinuity of information in security activities - these are just some of the dangers that have become a daily struggle in a world disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Check and read the report prepared by the Accenture team on factors affecting network security.
What 5 areas does the Cyber Threatscape 2020 report describe?
- COVID-19 accelerates the need for adaptive security
COVID-19 led to social engineering opportunities and pressured organizations struggling with business continuity, travel restrictions and remote working.
- New, sophisticated TTPS target business continuity
Sophisticated threat actors have been observed targeting platforms such as Microsoft Exchange and OWA, to conduct malicious activities.
- Masked or noisy cyberattacks complicate detection
Cyberthreat actors routinely chain together off-the-shelf tools with living-off-the-land techniques, complicating detection and attribution.
- Ransomware feeds profitable, scalable business
Alongside finding new ways to infect businesses with ransomware, threat actors are finding new ways to influence victims to pay.
- Connectedness has consequences
Powerful technologies and the Internet enable greater connectivity and expose critical systems that attackers are findings new ways to exploit.
Find out more about the areas above and how to combat potential threats - we invite you to read the entire Cyber Threatscape 2020 report.