1 min read.Updated: 13 Jul 2021, 11:06 PM ISTLivemint
Gaps that can allow hack-ins through home-access routes must be identified and closed. We must not wait for a catastrophic cyber failure to boost our cyber defences
The pandemic has made work-from-home the norm for many. While this has allowed organizations and individuals to adjust and keep our economic wheels spinning, it has brought along new risks that demand special attention. A report by the Financial Stability Board, which coordinates financial rules for G20 nations, has flagged a huge jump in cyber attacks after lockdowns began globally. Incidents of malware and ransomware infiltration and phishing rose to 200,000 per week in late April 2021 from fewer than 5,000 weekly in February 2020.