The Jamaica Gleaner published article authored by Delroy Mclean on April 27, 2020, titled “Dealing with cybersecurity”.
Cyber Security is an evergreen industry, and with COVID-19 pandemic hackers are now capitalizing and news and documents created to educate the public about COVID-19.
- We have seen where there is an increase in malware uses, which have an impact on personal and business information.
- Many international news outlets and cyber security institutions have reported on the increased use of botnets and phishing since the start of the pandemic.
- Cyber risks increase with the use of digital space, which interns provide room for more vulnerable cyberattacks due to the large tech connected population.
- Professionals such as Amanda finch, CEO of the institute of chartered security, said that most cyber-attacks have already occurred but is undetected.
- For the first 1day of a cyber breach, a cyber security enterprise is tasked to defend against the attack. The presence of cyber enterprise results in the solving of these attacks quickly to mitigate the impacts.
- Many organizations, small and medium, are challenged with the problem of identifying a breach.
- Cyber-attacks impact businesses in various ways from loss of data to loss of consumer trust.
- In 2016, it was reported that small and medium businesses could operate for 27 days before resources run out, and large business can take years to recover. From 2005 to 2019, internet users have quadruple to 4.4 billion users.
- In recent week Jamaican businesses have been targeted by cyber criminals.
- While larger businesses can benefit from prevention tools in created core platforms,
- To conclude, the start of a new decade means new challenges for the population’s operations in the cyberspace.
Contributed by: Tahjay k. Thompson from Jamaica. Tahjay is a member of the CCST Discord group from the G5 Cyber Security Foundation Ltd. Learn more about CCST (Caribbean Cyber Support Team) by visiting caribbeancst.org. CCST is a collaborative group on the Discord platform for Caribbean people in IT, from beginners to experts.