The COVID-19 pandemic has not only reinvented the way we live and work, but it has also resulted in a huge uptick in cybercrime. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, the number of cybercrimes reported has increased by 300% since the beginning of the pandemic.
At the start of the crisis, businesses rushed to go digital to survive and some neglected to implement appropriate security measures. Since then, work from home measures have also made it more difficult for companies to ensure the security of their systems. As a result, the number of cyberattacks has increased.
When investing in cloud services, businesses often overlook cybersecurity measures. As a result, cybercriminals are presented with opportunities and cybercrime statistics subsequently increase. The number of pandemic-related scams continues to rise. At first, cybercriminals were using COVID statistics for their scams. Google blocked 18 million COVID-related malware and phishing emails in just one week in April 2020. Now, the focus is shifting to unemployment and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
By using both new tactics and more sophisticated attacks, cybercriminals are posing an enormous threat to safe business operations. In response, companies can partner with Security as a Service providers to ward off attacks and safeguard business processes.
Security as a Service – or SECaaS – is an outsourced service of business security management. It’s the provision of cloud-based security applications and services to clients’ cloud-based infrastructure or on-premises systems.
With the acceleration of global digitalisation, SECaaS ensures safe remote access to applications and services. Here's what can be included into the SECaaS offering:
SECaaS provides resources to mitigate cyber threats from all sides. It can help to protect your network systems, cloud services, websites and many other services from the increasing number of cyberattacks, including malware, ransomware, phishing, viruses, denial of service (DoS), distributed denial of service (DDoS) and others.
In today’s rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape, SECaaS offers a security model that brings great value to organisations and improves overall security. As a result, SECaaS saves money for businesses and reduces information security risks.
If you are looking for a reliable SECaaS provider who will, among other things, reduce your compliance burden, develop a robust security strategy and ensure the effectiveness of security controls, contact us today!
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