2020 has changed the way we use technology forever – from attending Zoom social gatherings to adjusting to new virtual work-from-home environments. So how does our increased use of technology play into the rising threat of cyberattacks during the pandemic?
On average, hackers attack 2,244 times a day – that’s every 39 seconds. That’s faster than it takes to make your morning brew with a Keurig or take a photo and post it to your favorite social media channel. So, it’s no surprise that cyberattacks have continued to increase rapidly as employers shifted to a remote workforce. During the first half of 2020 alone, attacks grew from 5,000 per week in February, to over 200,000 attacked per week in late April, according to this .
When cyberattacks like hacks and data breaches occur, they can result in devastating damage. For businesses it can cause disruptions, lost revenue, and lawsuits. In the first half of 2019 alone, data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records. Because of the potential harm, protecting your data is imperative in today’s workplace.
Since the 1990s, cybercriminals have found their digital home on the dark web as a way to communicate and coordinate a wide range of cyberattacks. The dark web is not a place but rather a network of untraceable online activity and websites on the internet. In fact, .2% of the internet is estimated to be on the surface web with the other 99.8% residing on the deep web where the dark web can be accessed.
Join us on Wednesday, November 11 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET to gain a better understanding of the dark web, how it is used and its impact on personal data. Ensure that you’re taking proactive steps to avoid becoming a victim of a cyberattack and play an active role in protecting yourself—and your business. Register today to attend our last and final session in our Cybersecurity + Data Protection Webinar Series on November 11th.