Our digital activity could increase the number of cyber threats we receive. For example, logging onto Netflix, shopping online or using internet banking. If one of these accounts is hacked, log in information, messages or financial data could be accessed from different accounts across the internet.
Cybersecurity attacks have spiked since the lockdown began. With most of the UK workforce based remotely, an organisation may be more at risk to a cyberattack. With the increase in attacks and decrease in protections in an organisation, data could be at risk.
Research has shown that the fear of fines through GDPR is making some firms more likely to pay cyber ransom than report the breach. This is a very scary thought and extremely counterproductive. Why is this happening and what could be done to prevent this?