400% Increase In Reported Cyberattacks Since The Start Of The Pandemic

 Thursday, August 27, 2020

 Insurance Business

With remote work becoming more common, there has been a rapid increase in cybersecurity incidents among small to mid-sized businesses – meaning SMBs need to take steps to guard their data, according to cybersecurity firm DIGIGUARD.

“Managing and monitoring work-from-home (WFH) employees includes cybersecurity risk management,” said DIGIGUARD’s Harvey Yan. “Controlling network access helps protect valuable business and customer data from cyber criminals.”

At a minimum, Yan said, SMBs should do three things to protect their systems from cyber intrusion:

Secure and update network perimeter defenses along endpoints that access the network, such as computers and mobile phones; back up and secure business data for recovery in the event of a cyberattack or system failure; train employees to recognize and avoid cyber threats like phishing attacks and malware.
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