Not only did cyberattacks not stop with the pandemic, but they multiplied as a result of it, even reaching record numbers. Reasons? Many. The pandemic has been the main one, but not the only one and over time others have been added to the list. In addition to COVID, the war in Ukraine, remote work, and fraudulent sites have favored the emergence of a scenario characterized by the growth in the number of attacks with consequences that are cause for concern.
Examples can be enumerated in a huge amount around the world. The consequences range from economic, to issues of identity, image and reputation, and even achieve the closure of the activity of the companies.
Experts record an increase of more than 50% in ransomware attacks in 2022 compared to the previous year, and for this year the number is also expected to continue to grow. On the other hand, they state that last year more than 90% of companies in Spain were victims of cyberattacks. In this way, the context forces companies to take measures not only to avoid a harmful scenario, but also so that if they are victims of a cyberattack, they can continue with their activities as normally as possible. To be more precise, small and medium-sized companies are often the target of cybercriminals, attacking their servers or platforms and causing such great damage that it makes it difficult to resume activities.
While many companies have already made steady progress in investing in cybersecurity, there is still a long way to go. Attacks continue to evolve, while more professional and sophisticated criminal groups appear that continue to jeopardize business continuity. On the other hand, there are also organizations that have not yet faced this adverse scenario and that are vulnerable to high-risk situations and do not have solutions or business continuity plans.
Another very important recommendation to mitigate risks is to have backup copies so that, in the event of a ransomware attack, you lose as little information as possible.
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