The rapid spread of the coronavirus has forced many companies in the United States to adopt a remote work setup to slow down the infection rate. As of this writing, there are almost 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara alone, and this is expected to rise in the near future.
Some businesses believe that installing antivirus software and utilizing their firewall are enough to prevent cyberattacks. But these are no longer sufficient, given the rise of more dangerous threats to business data.
Statistics show that while 43% of cyberattacks in the United States are directed at small businesses, only 14% of these companies are properly equipped to defend themselves.
Phishing attacks are becoming more dangerous these days. Before, scammers only targeted email accounts and scams were much easier to spot. Phishing attacks today also involve cybercriminals sending text messages and making phone calls to steal your confidential information.