McAfee Enterprise & FireEye release its Cybercrime in a Pandemic World: The Impact of COVID-19 research, examining the need for organisations to prioritise and strengthen their security processes ahead of the holiday season.
The findings indicated that 81% of global organisations experienced an increase in cyber threats during the pandemic, with these threats set to increase well into the new year. As Australian’s prepare for the upcoming holiday season, businesses can expect to see a rise in cyber threats as employees and leaders count down the days for the upcoming holiday period. Key findings reveal:
- Over half (51%) of Australian organisations have suffered from downtime due to a cyber concern in the last 18 months, with 82% of those happening during peak season
- 83% of Australian IT professionals find maintaining a fully staffed security team even more challenging during peak periods
- 87% of Australian IT professionals anticipate a moderate or even substantial impact on the... read more