The advent of the pandemic brought about expedited needs in digital transformation. (Read our article about the change here). The increase in computer usage by means of teleconferencing and individual wi-fi has led to an increase in cyber attacks. In fact, according to a survey done between November 5, 2020 and January 8, 2021, the number of businesses affected by cyber attacks has increased from 38% to 43%. Ransomware attacks have increased lately for a number of reasons:
- The ability to get paid via untraceable cryptocurrency
- The Work-from-home boom creating more access points to hackers
- Nation State sponsored hacking providing free and clear ability to operate with full support of government institutions (ABC News).
Sharp Decisions is committed to helping your business reduce exposure to cyber threats, all while increasing security. Upgrading to cloud servers and digitizing your workflow can patch outdated systems that may give hackers an access point. Doing so is imperative, as outdated systems often create the most vulnerability in the face of a cyber-attack. Get started today.