CYBERSECURITY AND COVID19

Cyber attacks increased from March 2020 as organizations hurried to restructure their IT Infrastructure, moved to cloud and started making arrangements for their employees to work from home during COVID19 lockdown. This hurried deployment of IT Infrastructure led to misconfigured and unprotected assets that has opened up vulnerabilities and attack vectors which was used by cybercriminals. Reports from various websites indicated that there was double the amount of cyberattacks since the covid19 lockdown. COVID19 related phishing and malware attacks increased by 50 times during April-May 2020 in the USA.India also witnessed increase in cyberattacks during the COVID19 lockdown. (https://www.rfi.fr/en/international/20200817-cyber-crime-soars-as-hackers-cash-in-on-india-s-covid-19-crisis-phishing-work-from-home). (https://www.checkpoint.com/press/2020/check-point-research-covid-19-pandemic-drives-criminal-and-political-cyber-attacks-across-networks-cloud-and-mobile-in-h1-2020/)