How cybercrime has evolved since the pandemic hit

Opportunistic agility is running rampant among hackers and scammers.

  • McAfee's user base has been seeing an average of 375 new threats per minute during the pandemic.
  • Once everyone got situated in their home offices and their company's security teams started taking the appropriate measures, how did the attackers adjust?
  • Ransomware on cloud servers, hijack attempts on IoT gadgets and business email compromise (BEC) attacks increased in volume as well as sophistication over the course of Q3 2020.
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Aspects of cybersecurity not to overlook when working from home

Just because your team has gone remote doesn't mean you need to be vulnerable to hacks, breaches, and scams.

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  • Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, many enterprises had yet to contemplate a mass work-from-home scenario and were therefore unprepared to support it securely.
  • There are practical steps you can take to safeguard confidentiality and cybersecurity with a WFH workforce.
  • Applying best security practices to test for vulnerabilities, supervise access controls and password management, secure connections, and apply endpoint encryption can go a long way.

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