The COVID-19 pandemic has affected both the economy and the cybersecurity of countries. This includes Cybersecurity Australia.
Do you know that 1 cybercrime is being reported every 10 minutes? That is according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
While it is true that information technology systems do mean easier business. But on the other hand, it brings the otherwise in cyber safety.
Most likely in this time of the pandemic. More and more information technology dependencies are in need. And as a result, more devices and systems are also in fusion.
Besides, working at home and remotely presents another cyber challenge. It creates more loopholes for cybercriminals to jump into the company’s networks and systems.
This is the case with cybersecurity in Australia. It was reported that cybercrime activity. Is increasing in ‘frequency, scale, and sophistication’.
This is a continuous challenge though. Because, how you effectively protect your system today. It may not be that effective and efficient tomorrow. Because cybercriminals do enhance their attacks too.
Of all the malicious attacks, ransomware is considered the most damaging. It has a high potential for damaging even government operations. Once an actor gains user credentials, attacks can truly take place.
And this ever increases in cases in this time of the pandemic.
That is why the Federal Government enables a new Cybersecurity Strategy in Australia. Let us consider how the cybersecurity environment shifts into different scenes.
Risk Comes Even To Those Unexpected
It was reported that in Australia. Cybercrime does happen regardless of how you expect it to happen. An increased report of unexpected targets is being attacked.
It is noteworthy for even small entities to consider cybersecurity. The more negligent an entity is, the more vulnerable it becomes.
A Need For Being More Proactive
As malicious attacks grow in sophistication. It is more advisable to enhance security measures. Rapid change of the threat environment is now considered typical.
Thus, sticking to traditional and used-to safety measures simply won’t be enough. Because there is a need to be more proactive. These cybercriminals also are doing their best. To be proactive with their attacks.
That is why the Federal Government compels business organizations. To enhance cybersecurity practices. That is through re-assessment of the company’s cyber resilience. And also, look for incident readiness advancement.
An Ounce Of Prevention
The new normal involves the new normal of cyberattacks. However, companies need not rest their defenses.
As much as each takes care of their physical health. Companies do their part in boosting their immunity defenses.
Because whether we like it or not, threats are inevitable. Cybercriminals will always look for ways to disrupt. So, focus on what you can do.
Prevention never hurts as much as the attack does. Companies today should give high regard for this cybersecurity need that exists today.
As much as they can, bolster the company’s defenses. They can do so by prevention, and advance detection. Also, consider ways to contain and respond to attacks quickly. Thus, continuous monitoring must be today’s new normal for companies.