About 77 per cent of companies in India faced massive cyber security issues during Kovid-19. A report recently revealed that several companies have faced downtime in the last 18 months.
According to a report by McAfee Enterprise and FireI titled ‘Cyber Crime in a Pandemic World: The Impact of Covid-19’, the top three most dangerous cyber risks were identified as malware attack (47%), data breach (43%) and RAN. And with cloud jacking (33 percent each), more than 30 percent of IT professionals are vulnerable to their ‘Internet of Things’ devices.
“Cyber attacks tend to skyrocket in India during the holiday season because we spend a lot of time online and often frustrate our guards. Taking advantage of this, bad actors resort to new tactics and sophisticated ways to target businesses when they are most at risk,” Venkat Krishnapur said. McAfee Enterprise India, vice president of engineering and managing director, said in a statement.
According to IT professionals in India, the holidays have been the most challenging peak period for cybercrime – with 52 per cent of them pointing to festive holidays such as Diwali, Ramadan, Christmas; Of those, 32 percent pointed to bank holidays and 12 percent of them pointed to summer vacations at school and college.
During these peak periods, 91 percent of them find maintaining a full-fledged employee safety team / SOC even more challenging, such as adopting a hybrid work model, while 59 percent expect half or more of their organization’s workforce to be remote. Some power.
With the holiday and festive season already underway in India, 91 percent of IT professionals expect a moderate or even substantial impact by increasing demand for their products and services. Most companies have invested in Cloud Security (82 percent), Advanced Threat Protection (66 percent), Security Operations Center (54 percent), Mobile Security (48 percent) and Endpoint Security (48 percent).
In addition, to take extra security precautions, 69 percent of companies are implementing new software solutions, 68 percent are strengthening internal IT communications, 62 percent are increasing their software updates, and 61 percent of them are starting to train their staff. .
(Input from IANS)
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