Necessary Cybersecurity Measures During the Covid-19 Pandemic

   

: cyberattack , security , cybersecurity , cloud , cloud backup , covid-19 , coronavirus , remote work

By blog Oct 21 2020

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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how the world works. Due to the rapid adoption of remote work, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of cybersecurity attacks trying to take advantage of these changes. In this article, we discuss the cybersecurity you need to protect your company's data and business in these volatile times.
 
31% of companies experience a cyber attack “at least once a day”
 
Numerous studies have shown that cybersecurity threats have increased in the wake of the pandemic. According to a survey of 3,400 companies worldwide conducted by Acronis (*1) this summer, a total of 31% of companies said they had experienced a cyber attack at least once a day in the past three months, and 9% of companies are attacked at least once an hour. The most commonly reported types of attacks include phishing scams, DDoS attacks, and attacks targeting video conferencing.
 
 
IT costs continue to increase in response to remote work
 
Implementing and maintaining remote work has an impact on corporate IT costs. In the same study by Acronis, 92% of companies reported that they had implemented new technology and software to migrate to remote work. In addition, 72% of companies reported that the pandemic had increased their IT costs.
 
 
Companies are unprotected from the growing threat of phishing scams
In the age of remote work, cybersecurity is more important than ever. However, it can be difficult for companies to keep up with the latest cyber-attack trends in terms of effective countermeasures. For example, while one of the most common attacks is "phishing," many companies do not have effective URL filtering in place to combat this kind of attack. According to the Acronis survey, only 2% selected URL filtering as an important feature to consider when choosing a cybersecurity solution.
 
 
Tsukaeru: a one-stop-shop for all the security measures you need in the age of Covid-19
 
In the Covid-19 and post-Covid-19 eras, where remote work has become the norm and the risk of cyber attacks remains high, proactive and flexible security measures are necessary to keep up with the ever-changing trends. However, in the past, it was impractical for small and medium-sized businesses to implement the various software solutions and complex operations that must be managed in parallel.
 
Tsukaeru has recently launched "Tsukaeru Cloud Backup + (Plus)," an integrated, one-stop solution with an excellent combination of cloud backup services and cybersecurity measures required in today's world. Tsukaeru Cloud Backup + provides safety and security in the following five areas:
 

・Identification: vulnerability assessment, data protection map, etc.
・Protection: protection against malware/ransomware, centralized protection policies management, etc.
・Detection: hard drive health control, dashboard reports, etc.
・Support: quarantine malware, patch management built into backups, etc.
・Recovery: backup and disaster recovery, remote desktop, etc.
 
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*1:Acronis Cyber Readiness Report 2020 (PDF)


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