Insights from Verizon’s COVID-19 Breach Landscape Report: Working From Home (WFH) leads to greater vulnerability

Insights from Verizon’s COVID-19 Breach Landscape Report: Working From Home (WFH) leads to greater vulnerability

Posted August 18, 2020

Insights from Verizon’s COVID-19 Breach Landscape Report: Working From Home (WFH) leads to greater vulnerability

  • Verizon recently released an update to its 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cybersecurity and how our changing work patterns to deal with the crisis are open for potential exploitation by hackers.
  • Verizon’s report highlights four specific cyber challenges that have emerged this year as a result of the pandemic: the continued increase in human error, the focus on stolen credential-related hacking, the spike in the use of ransomware, and phishing emails’ manipulative play on emotions.

– PCI Pal | August 18, 2020