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Ransomware, Phishing Prove Commonplace in Remote, Hybrid Workspaces

Ransomware gangs openly seek insiders to assist them in infecting company networks.

Claudia Adrien

March 9, 2022

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This year has proven to be another eventful one full of vulnerability exploits, account takeover attacks, phishing and ransomware. Part of this vulnerability is attributed to the rise in remote and hybrid work, according to London-based cybersecurity group Secon Cyber. The work-life shift means that businesses need to continue to be vigilant to address the multiple vulnerabilities that still linger.

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Secon’s Andrew Gogarty

Andrew Gogarty is chief security evangelist at Secon.

“Over the last two years, organizations have quickly pivoted to remote working,” Gogarty said. “They have accelerated cloud adoption to support business continuity during the global pandemic. This anywhere access to business-critical data resulted in security gaps and created challenges in maintaining effective cybersecurity.”

He added that there are 10 core security risks businesses need to address throughout the year and beyond. See the slideshow above to review all 10, which include the ever-present ransomware and phishing. Accordingly, Secon Cyber has developed a report that investigates those threats in detail. It will give any IT department or CISO the vital armor needed against the cybercriminals, the company said.

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About the Author(s)

Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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