5 LESSONS TO LEARN FROM 2020 SECURITY BREACHES

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24 March 2021

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CYBERCRIMINALS 'PROSPERED' IN 2020...

Capitalising on the disruption resulting from the move to remote working, cybercriminals ‘prospered’ in 2020...

20%

Rise in cybersecurity threats compared with 2019.

80%

Surge in ransomware attacks in the third quarter.

Covid restrictions are still in place, and a move to a more flexible, hybrid working environment forecast post-pandemic - so greater security vigilance is essential.

Phishing is increasingly sophisticated

  • Spear-phishing
  • Vishing (voice phishing)
  • Smishing (SMS text phishing)
  • Angle phishing (targeting ‘bad experience’ customers via social media)
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Simulate an attack - before it’s too late

  • Expose your vulnerabilities
  • Monitor your ability to detect a breach
  • Measure the response to a breach
  • Fix the weaknesses
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Test the integrity of your software

  • Shake up your testing program
  • Don’t take the vendor’s word - test yourself
  • Use robust, manual review techniques
  • Test, test, and test again
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Train your staff

  • The most efficient way to limit risk
  • Develop an ongoing training program
  • Train, train, and train again
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Don’t just check everything once!

  • Managing security is a continual process
  • Build it into your IT calendar
  • Make it a priority!
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