Spread of Covid-19 gives rise to the ‘cyber-demic’

“Overall, 2021 looks brighter than 2020 but maybe not when it comes to cyber-attacks and data breaches.”

Glenn Baruck, eDot

In many ways, 2021 is starting to look like it will be much better than in 2020. Unfortunately, experts predict it will be another rough year when it comes to cyber-attacks and data breaches.

Over the past few years, data breaches and cyber-attacks have essentially become an expected part of everyday life for both the public and private sectors. That said, 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic have fueled an even more significant increase in hacker activities as malicious actors continue to leverage new opportunities to take advantage of citizens and businesses and attempt to cause societal disruption or gain a financial windfall during these uncertain times.

In this enlightening piece, author Joel Griffin for SECURITYINFOWATCH.com provides a backdrop of where we are today and an excellent overview of the top data breach predictions for 2021 from Experian’s annual data breach forecast.

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