One of the greatest challenges we face related to a pandemic is that a virus has the ability to rapidly mutate, staying one step ahead of medical science and our ability to eradicate its impact on our lives. Similar challenges abound regarding cyber criminals, as they too can quickly adapt to new situations, seamlessly altering their nefarious tactics to take advantage of current events. Earlier this year, the vast majority of the world had never heard of coronavirus, but within hours of the outbreak, criminals had developed sophisticated attack strategies to take advantage of the flurry of communications related to this disease. Here are a few examples of the types of activity that has occurred during the pandemic:
With this dramatic surge in cybersecurity threats, many businesses are looking for solutions to avoid becoming the next victim of cyber criminals. Citrin Cooperman’s Technology Risk, Advisory & Cybersecurity (TRAC) practice’s cybersecurity team can help you with remaining safe from spear phishing attacks. Whether it be conducting a cybersecurity risk assessment, developing a customized on-demand cybersecurity awareness training or executing a spear phishing simulation, our team of security experts can help your clients socially distance themselves from cyber-criminals and their attacks.
|Kevin Ricci, CISA, CISM, MCSE, CRISC, QSA